Friday, November 6, 2009

Learning and Scholarly Technologies Graduate Assistant

Learning and Scholarly Technologies has an outstanding opportunity for Graduate Staff Assistant, Winter and Spring Quarters.

Job Location: 4518 University Way

Date Available: Winter and Spring quarters 2010
Deadline: November 20, 2009
Notification Deadline: December 4, 2009
Acceptance: December 11, 2009

Learning & Scholarly Technologies (LST) supports members of the University of Washington (UW) community as they discover, work toward, and achieve their learning, teaching and research goals. We explore innovative technologies and offer proven solutions, in collaboration with our clients, to help them stay at the forefront of their work.

LST is seeking a UW graduate student to serve as a Graduate Staff Assistant for winter and spring quarters. The Graduate Staff Assistant will be responsible for technical writing and editing. Projects include writing LST marketing materials and news stories; collaborating on technology research reports; creating and updating content for the LST Web site (, including online how-to guides, computing workshop curriculum, and profiles of technology use; collaborating with professional, graduate, and undergraduate staff on curriculum development and technical communication projects; and other duties as assigned.


# Currently registered UW Graduate Student in good standing and eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship.

Candidates should have a genuine interest in academic technology and enjoy working with and assisting people. Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as strong editing skills. In addition, candidates must be able to understand new technology quickly, work well as a member of a team and independently, communicate effectively with colleagues, exercise good judgment, and meet deadlines.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Other desired skills include the following: leadership ability; Web design skills and experience with Web languages; proficiency with PowerPoint and Excel, including chart design; teaching experience; and other relevant technology, writing, or technical communication experience.
Condition of Employment:
# Currently registered UW graduate student
# Candidates are hired through graduate appointments; applicants must therefore be enrolled at the UW and be in good standing with ten credits or more of graduate coursework.
# Applicants must also be able to work 20 hours from Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am and 5pm.
# The appointment carries a stipend, tuition waiver, and health benefits.
# The appointment may continue beyond spring 2010, based on satisfactory performance and funding availability.

A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification may be required prior to hire.

Salary information:
This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit: UW/UAW Contract Preamble.

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.

Application Timeline:
Application review begins immediately. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

For priority consideration, apply by: November 20, 2009
Notification: December 4, 2009
Acceptance: December 11, 2009