Monday, April 26, 2010

Hourly Student Assistant

***This position does NOT come with a tuition waiver***

The Collaborative Health Studies Coordinating Center (CHSCC), which is part of the UW Department of Biostatistics, seeks a Student Assistant for general office duties to work 19.5 hours per week (approximately 4 hours per day, Monday-Friday, start/end times negotiable).

The CHSCC is located at 6200 NE 74th Street, Seattle, 98115, on Sand Point Way at Magnuson Park, 3.5 miles northeast of the Seattle main campus. The CHSCC is accessible by the #74 and #75 buses from the UW campus. Free parking is available on site.

Duties include the following:

" Phone reception
" Mail pick-up and delivery
" FedEx package preparation and tracking
" Monitoring of office printers and fax machines
" Photocopying
" Collating/compiling of packets and binders
" Data entry
" Data checking
" Software testing
" Other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:


" Experience performing the duties identified above.
" Professional phone and email manners.
" Excellent writing skills.
" Excellent attention to detail.
" Strong skills in MS Outlook, MS Word, and MS Excel
" Strong typing skills and comfort learning new software
" Independent work habits and curiosity in new projects


" Strong, working knowledge of accounting practices
" An understanding of database structures
" Willingness to make a year-long commitment to the position.

The position is available immediately. Compensation is $11/hr without benefits.

Only students eligible for academic student employment will be considered.
Check here to determine if you are eligible:

TO APPLY: Interested individuals should send a resume via email to Nick Yasinski, Research Administrator, at No phone calls please. Applications will not be accepted after April 30th, though the position may be filled before that date. We apologize that we are not able to respond to applicant individually except for those who will be interviewed.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Undergraduate Library Research Award


Have you completed a research project between Spring 2009 and Spring 2010? Great! Here's a chance to win $1,000.

The deadline for the Library Research Award for Undergraduates is approaching.

- *Deadline*: Monday, May 17, 2010.
- Win $1,000
- Categories: Senior Thesis/Honors Thesis, Senior Non-Thesis, and Non-Senior
- Any media (project format) accepted.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

WCCMA Scholarship

About the scholarship:
The Washington City/County Management Association Scholarship (For the 2010-2011 Academic Year)

The 2010-2011 Washington City/County Management Association Scholarship is a $2,500 educational fellowship for the 2010 - 2011 Academic Year. One graduate student from a Washington, Oregon or Idaho university will be awarded $2,000 to be used for his or her school related expenses. In addition, the recipient will be awarded:

• WCCMA membership
• Up to $500 towards WCMA Summer Conference attendance, August 17-20, Sun Mountain Lodge, Winthrop, WA
• International City/County Management (ICMA) may offer complimentary membership and discounted attendance at their annual conference, October 17-20, in San Jose/Santa Clara County, California; and
• Mentoring by a city or county manager
City and County management practitioners recognize the prestige of the WCCMA Scholarship and the honor it carries for the student and the academic institution he or she represents.

Eligibility Criteria
The primary objective of the WCCMA Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students who have chosen to pursue a graduate degree in public administration and who have a desire to work in city or county management. Applicants must: (1) reside in Washington State, (2) have a bachelor's degree, (3) be enrolled in or accepted for admission to a graduate school in Washington, Oregon or Idaho, and (4) demonstrate a serious commitment to pursue a career in local government.

Preference will be given to graduate students pursuing a degree in public administration, public affairs, or public policy.

Evans School Research Assistant Positions

*********This position comes with a tuition waiver*****

The Evans School is looking for two Research Assistants to work during summer quarter. The research assistants will work 35 hours a week during the summer, with potential to continue during the school year at 20 hours a week, providing research and data analysis support for the Community Vitality Project. The project examines community vitality within a framework of community- and individual-asset-based development, poverty reduction, and economic development within the 8 states upon which the Northwest Area Foundation focuses its philanthropy: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa. The goal of the project is to identify the policy levers that are most likely to positively influence progress on poverty reduction and community development. The project seeks a research assistant to collect additional data, conduct analyses of existing data, and assist an interdisciplinary team in the preparation of reports to the foundation and papers for publication. Specifically, the RA’s duties will include:

• Identify and collect county and state level policy data, and other data as needed (from secondary sources);
• Conduct analyses of community level factors that influence poverty;
• Prepare analytic reports as requested by the Northwest Area Foundation;
• Conduct literature reviews and draft papers for publication;
• Support the project with other tasks, as needed;

The position begins Summer Quarter 2010 and, depending on satisfactory performance evaluation, is extendable through the 2010-2011 academic year.
• Currently registered UW graduate student in public affairs, sociology, economics, geography, social work, statistics, computer science, or other discipline, with demonstrated experience in data analysis
• Demonstrated interest in poverty reduction and/or community development
• Ability to work independently and as a team member
• Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
• Excellent written and oral communication skills (writing sample requested)
• The name of a faculty member or project leader to contact for a reference

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience in one or more of the following desirable:
• Data analysis software such as SPSS, STATA, SAS or R
• Large-scale database development and software (e.g. MySQL)
• Design of web-based interfaces
• Managing large datasets, such as census, BLS or comparable
• GIS and mapping software
• Website design
• Collecting and analyzing qualitative data
Condition of Employment:
• Currently registered UW graduate student

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


Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with academic standing, qualifications, and experience. Summer quarter includes a tuition waiver for enrolled students but applicants are not required to enroll for classes during summer quarter to be eligible for this position. The salary schedule may be found Graduate Student Salary Schedule. 20 hours/week is eligible for a tuition waiver and Graduate Appointee health insurance.

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.

How to Apply:
Please do not apply online.
Send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and reference to:

Rachel Kleit, Associate Professor
Evans School of Public Affairs,
University of Washington
209C Parrington Hall
Box 353055
Seattle, WA 98195-3055

Materials may be sent in hard form or emailed to

Application inquiries may be made with:

Rachel Kleit, Associate Professor
Evans School of Public Affairs
University of Washington
209C Parrington Hall
Box 353055
Seattle, WA 98195-3055


Jane Cover, Research Associate
Evans School of Public Affairs,
University of Washington
406 Parrington Hall
Box 353055
Seattle, WA 98195-3055

Notifications will be made by May 7, 2010

GSA Web Tech and Communications Assistant

*************This position comes with a tuition waiver*******************

Availability: This is 50% GSA appointment for AY10-11 (September 16, 2010-June 15, 2011) with option of additional hourly employment during Summer 2010.

Hiring Unit: Simpson Center for the Humanities
Location: Communications 206, UW Seattle Campus
Supervisor/Contact: Zhenya Lavy,

Post date: Monday, April 15, 2010
Application deadline: Monday, April 29, 2010
Final notification date: no later than Monday, May 10, 2010.

To apply, please send the following materials in single, compiled Word or pdf document to, no later than the posted close date. (1) a cover letter that outlines your relevant qualifications and experience; (2) a resume or c.v.; (3) three references and their contact information

Job description:

The Simpson Center for the Humanities seeks a 50% GSA to fill its Web Tech and Communications Assistant position for AY10-11. Primary responsibilities of the appointment include maintaining and developing the Simpson Center’s online presence via its website, events calendar, weekly and monthly e-mails, Facebook and Twitter accounts, and other new and/or emerging digital technologies as they become applicable; administering the Center’s UWCH email account and other shared accounts; and developing and maintaining Simpson Center listservs for regular web- and email-based contact with faculty, graduate students, and friends. Additional responsibilities include providing technical support for Simpson Center activities, conducting research that supports the development of the Simpson Center’s technical infrastructure, conducting research that supports the Simpson Center’s digital humanities initiatives, and providing assistance and support in generating, tracking, and disseminating public information and documentation of Simpson Center activities. This position reports to the Program Manager.

One of the largest and most comprehensive humanities centers in the United States, the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities is dedicated to fostering innovative crossdisciplinary research and teaching in the humanities and to stimulating exchange and debate on cultural and intellectual issues. The Simpson Center works with a wide range of academic departments and units as well as cultural organizations in the greater Seattle area, across the country, and around the globe.


Simpson Center website
• In general: Ensure that the web hardware and software under SCH control are operating accurately, generate and revise web pages, place content, reply to user comment, and examine traffic through the site.
• Assist Program Manager with docket development.
• Develop content for and maintain the Simpson Center website; this includes locating, pursuing, and writing content for online dissemination (under supervision of the Program Manager) as well as encoding audio and video content of lectures and other events
• Enhance and ensure quality and consistency of site usability and navigation
• Create and maintain Web pages for Simpson Center sponsored projects.
• Adapt print materials to formats applicable on the web.
• Locate or create original images and graphics.
• Ensure that electronic content is archived and accessible.
• Track web usage/web analytics(report monthly to Program Manager)

Other electronic communications and social networking
• Web Calendar: Add, review, and edit submissions daily.
o Ensure conformity with Center style and edit at the time of approval with an eye for inclusion in weekly email
o Ensure all SCH-sponsored events and programs are represented and current.
• Mass Emails: Compile, edit, design, and disseminate electronic-based media and communications to academic and community audiences including, but not limited to the following:
o weekly email (sent Fridays by noon)
o monthly email to friends and donors (sent on or around the 20th of the month)
• Administer email account.
• Administer Mailman mail list manager accounts.
• Social Networking:
o Administer the Center’s Facebook page and Twitter accounts, updating daily to broadcast upcoming events and other Center news.
o Assist with the creation of Facebook and other online advertising
• Catalyst: Build online tools for Simpson Center use (ex: Catalyst Surveys, Drop Boxes, Workspaces needed for to collect RSVPs, manage funding rounds, etc.) and write user instructions and documentation.
• SharePoint:Assist Program Manager in the regulation and management of access rights for different users to the UWCH and UWCHStaff SharePoint sites containing the staff intranet and SCH Administrative Gateway.
• Provide technical advice to project groups on Web issues, electronic disseminations of readings, etc.
• Research and recommend emerging networking technologies or other online tools that may be of use to Center staff or programs.

Internal technology responsibilities
• Troubleshoot hardware and software problems for internal staff and Center programs. Notify the Program Manager of problems requiring assistance by the College’s tech support team and she will arrange for assistance.
• Assist with the development of SCH “Normal” doc templates
• Recommend technology upgrades or tools

Event documentation
• Attend and assist staff at quarterly Katz lectures. Activities may include set-up, working the front door, video or other recording, and communicating with CSS event tech staff in the absence of the Program Manager.
• Create audio, video, or photographic record of events as instructed by the Program Manager.
• Encode audio and video content of lectures and other events and post multimedia content to SCH webpage and/or other sites.

Communications and PR support
• Provide web-related content for annual report and newsletter.
• Assist with other report writing as needed.
• Assist with the preparation, tracking, and distribution duties related to event flyers and other Center communications.

Other Duties
• Work with Program Manager to develop and write standards of procedure for tech and web-related duties.
• Participate in setting central communications goals for the Center’s website and electronic communications.
• Assist with research and development of digital humanities initiatives.
• Assume other responsibilities as delegated by the Program Manager.
• Provide general front desk, phone, or administrative coverage under special circumstances.
Post-graduate work in relevant humanities and/or professional field (media studies, information science, communication, technical communications).

Qualified candidates will have demonstrated Web design, content/copy production, editing, and coding ability; expertise with HTML, CSS, and Web editing software (Dreamweaver preferred); familiarity with current Web content-publishing standards, systems, tools, and software; proficiency with image editing software (Adobe Photoshop preferred), excellent written communication skills and editorial expertise; experience producing electronic and/or print publicity; understanding of search engine optimization and Web analytics; knowledge of current computer hardware and software products and trends; experience with computer troubleshooting; resourcefulness and problem-solving skills; and comfort working as part of a collaborative team. Proficiency with audio and video editing software (Adobe Premiere preferred), familiarity of the Web-publishing environment at the University of Washington, proficiency with University of Washington Catalyst Tools, expertise with MySQL, PHP, and JavaScript, proficiency using listserv software (Mailman preferred), and records and files management experience are highly desired.
Condition of Employment:
This is 50% GSA appointment for AY10-11 (September 16, 2010-June 15, 2011) with option of additional hourly employment during Summer 2010.

The Web Tech/Communications Assistant will be expected to establish a regular weekly schedule of office hours in order to facilitate teamwork with Center staff, with a total of no more than 220 hours per quarter; document major daily tasks as matter of record in Online Timesheet, and maintain detailed position analysis.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Bridges Center for Labor Studies

The Bridges Center for Labor Studies is currently seeking applicants and nominations for 2010 scholarships and prizes.

Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies - Scholarships and Prizes
Deadline for all awards: June 14, 2010

Martha H. Duggan Fellowship in Labor Studies - $7,500 for Graduate Students

Labor and Employment Relations Association Scholarship - $1,000 for Undergraduate or Graduate Students

Best Undergraduate Paper in Labor Studies - $250 for Undergraduates and Graduate Students

For information on these awards, application processes, required application materials, and more, visit or contact

Andrew Hedden, Program Coordinator
Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies
(206) 543-7946,