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Sr. Research Assistant, UMKC Missouri Institute for Defense & Energy, 85395

University of Missouri - Kansas City
Job Location:
Laboratory and Research
Hiring Department

University of Missouri-Kansas City, Missouri Institute for Defense & Energy

Job Description

The mission of the Urban Education Research Center (UERC) is to create reliable, usable knowledge about education in urban areas with the goal of promoting excellent schooling and improving the lives, opportunities and communities of urban residents in the Greater Kansas City community and the nation. The center accomplishes this mission through collaborative, data-rich strategies including technical assistance and consultation and rigorous research and evaluation using a range of methodological tools. The Sr. Research Assistant will work with the Associate Director to support the mission and activities of the UERC.


The Sr. Research Assistant will work closely with the UERC research team to plan and implement the Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers: A Comprehensive Needs Assessment for Kansas City's LGBTQ+ Population project.   The Sr. Research Assistant will:

  • Participate in regular meetings with the project leadership team and ReBuildKC and Pride Community Foundation partners.

  • Work with UERC research team to design the needs assessment survey and focus group protocol.

  • Work with UERC research team to create a recruitment strategy and recruit participants for survey and focus groups.

  • Consult with UERC research team on the analysis of the survey and focus group data.

  • Work with UERC research team to develop final report

Masters Degree

Understanding of Kansas City metro area

  • Understanding of Kansas City metro area

  • Demonstrated record of working with members of the LGBTQ+ community

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with others

  • Good oral and written communication skills

Application Materials

Handling of Application Materials

After initial review by the committee all uploaded materials may be shared with all faculty in the prospective home department. For affiliations and joint appointments materials may be shared with all faculty in all departments involved.

Application Deadline

Open until filled

Other Information

This is a part time unranked non tenure track position at 30% FTE (i.e.12 hours/week)

Benefit Eligibility

This position is not eligible for University benefits.  Individuals in non benefit eligible positions may choose to participate in the Tax Deferred Annuity Plan (403b).  For information about this plan, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person's success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement.  This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Office of Equity & Title IX at 816-235-6910.
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