Research Assistant Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) – Autumn Quarter

Application deadline: August 17, 2016

The University of Washington Information School’s Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) has an outstanding opportunity for a student to provide key support to TASCHA’s research communications activities.

The Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington Information School explores the design, use, and effects of information and communication technologies in communities facing social and economic challenges. With experience in over 50 countries, TASCHA brings together a multidisciplinary network of researchers, practitioners, and policy experts to advance knowledge, create public resources, and improve policy and program design. Our purpose? To spark innovation and opportunities for those who need it most.

The student in this position will play an integral role by working directly with TASCHA’s Communications Specialist, along with the leadership and researchers at TASCHA. The student will have an opportunity to learn more about TASCHA’s research, the areas we work in, and to provide communications support to the TASCHA team. As we want this to be a mutually beneficial role, TASCHA’s Communications Specialist will work with the student to identify and nurture their interests and goals in working at TASCHA, while still getting the important support needed to communicate our work effectively.


·         Current, or incoming, UW Masters student for the 2016-2017 academic year

·         Exceptionally strong written and oral communication skills

·         Strong organizational skills and positive work practices (i.e., take initiative, flexible with shifting priorities, and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team)

·         Ability to work independently – planning and carrying out tasks with guidance from the Communications Specialist

·         Working knowledge of WordPress

·         Savvy in strategic social media use and professional online communications

·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

·         Interest in the work of the Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA)

·         Student must be enrolled for a minimum of 10 credits per quarter to be eligible.

For more information and how to apply, click here.