Friday, November 20, 2009

Research Assistantship for Winter Quarter 2010

The Graduate School solicits applications for a part-time, 50% FTE one quarter Research Assistantship (RA) appointment (with possibility of re-appointment for additional quarters) to help analyze information and data related to UW graduate education.

Responsibilities will include:
1. Research, analyze and report on graduate education data. This will require using Graduate School databases, the UW Enterprise Data Warehouse, and other institutional, web and library sources. This will also require collaboration with Graduate School staff.
2. Create reports that communicate data and analysis to the UW and larger communities.
3. Provide data analysis and information for use with internal and external constituencies via updates, published reports, and the Graduate School website.
4. Create short surveys to obtain information to supplement existing Graduate School data (e.g., short surveys of staff working in graduate education, graduate students, faculty, etc.)
5. Build local reporting systems to provide access to information that will support internal decision-making and strategic planning and communications.

The RA will report to the Dean of the Graduate School, and also work closely with the Director of Computing and Information Resources, and the Director of Communication and Marketing.
# Full-time graduate student status at the University of Washington
# Demonstrated aptitude for data gathering, analysis, reporting, writing.
# Basic statistical knowledge and ability to use programs such as SPSS;
# Proficiency in MS Office applications with emphasis on MS Access and Excel.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
# Research-based master's degree and experience with data analysis, reporting, writing.
# Survey design experience and proficiency with TSQL, Excel pivot tables and PowerPoint are highly desirable.
# Experience with graduate education data and methods
# Experience using warehouse tools, including business analytics
Condition of Employment:
# Currently registered UW graduate student


The salary schedule may be found Graduate Student Salary Schedule.

Research Assistants will be required to register for a minimum of ten credits per quarter; successful applicants will be responsible for paying any student fees. Operating Fee (including most of tuition) will be paid. Graduate Appointee accident/sickness insurance will be provided.

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.
The appointment may continue beyond Winter quarter, contingent upon satisfactory performance.

Application Process:
Part of the application process for this position includes submitting a resume/vitae and completing the 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.

The application deadline is December 3, 2009, however, application materials submitted sooner will be considered immediately. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Decisions and notification to all applicants will be communicated by December 11, 2009 and the appointment will begin on December 16, 2009.
Questions concerning the position or the application process may be sent to