Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Research Assistant - PACW

The President's Advisory Committee on Women (PACW) is seeking a part-time (50% FTE), temporary (12-month, may be renewable dependent upon funding and performance) Graduate Research Assistant. PACW was initiated in 1996 by former UW President Richard L. McCormick to identify issues of concern to women at the University of Washington, to disseminate information on the status of women on campus and to advise the President on issues relating to women on campus. The graduate research assistant position (20 hours/week) will begin in October 2008 and will run through summer quarter.


  • Conduct research and analysis on gender in higher education and other issues identified as PACW priorities, which may include literature reviews, interviews, focus groups, and/or surveys;
  • Write committee reports for dissemination in print and web-based media;
  • Coordinate planning for PACW-sponsored events;
  • Develop and prepare agendas, minutes and presentations for PACW meetings;
  • Maintain PACW Web site;
  • Provide support to the WorkLife unit for project specific activities in areas that impact women - dependent care issues
  • Serve as a contributing member of the President's Advisory Committee on Women;
  • Maintain professional relationships with PACW members, the president's staff and the broader campus community.
  • Academic standing as a UW Graduate Student and eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship during all quarters of employment
  • Must be able to work independently with limited supervision
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent research, writing and oral communication skills
  • Strong computer and technical skills (i.e., familiarity with Microsoft Office suite, graphic design abilities, Web site maintenance, mailman listerv administration)
  • Preferred experience advocating for women's issues in a college or university setting;
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, at least two quarters of biostatistics preferred
A 50% FTE Research Assistantship position pays a stipend, health insurance and an operating fee waiver, which covers most of tuition. The salary schedule is available at: Graduate Student salary Schedule.
Research Assistants are required to register for a minimum ten credits per quarter (2 in summer).

Application Process:
Part of the application process for this position includes completing an on-line cover letter assessment as well as the Employment Eligibility Assessment to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. The assessments will appear on your screen for you to complete as soon as you select "Apply to this Position" on this job announcement. Once you begin the assessment, it must be completed at that time. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until the assessment is complete.

In the cover letter assessment, please:
  • indicate your interest and qualifications
  • provide contact information for 2 - 3 references (name, title, phone, email) familiar with your work.
Preference will be given to applications received before/by Sunday, September 28, 2008. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Decisions and notification to all applicants will be communicated by the week of October 6, 2008.