Assistant Coordinator, Undergraduate Research (Part-Time/Temporary)
Posting Number: req10564
Department: Office of Societal Impacts
Location: Main Campus
Address: Tucson, AZ USA
The University of Arizona's Office of Societal Impact (https://impact.arizona.edu/) is seeking a part-time and temporary Assistant Undergraduate Research Coordinator (Research Program Administration Officer I) for the Department of Education Title III HSI STEM grant, "Culturally Responsive Engagement, Articulation, and Research" (CREAR). CREAR aims to dismantle barriers to a STEM education, moving Latinx students and students from low-income households from enrollment through degree completion to STEM employment or graduate study. The Assistant Undergraduate Research Coordinator will work with the arm of CREAR programming that aims to increase access to research experiences for undergraduate students. Student engagement in undergraduate research increases sense of belonging, connection to their studies, identity as a scientist, and success in their academics and future pursuits. Support for faculty to recruit interested and qualified students and prepare quality REUs is limited. This role will work closely with the CREAR Project Director and Undergraduate Research & Inquiry staff to develop faculty resources to increase the success of undergraduate research programs and student access to research experiences.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, life insurance and disability programs; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities
Duties & responsibilities:
- Develop faculty resources for offering research experiences
- Identify pathways and processes for undergraduate students to access research.
- Meet with and gather input from stakeholders of the research pathway including students, faculty, advisors, and research program administrators.
- Outline strategies for faculty to recruit qualified and diverse students.
- Collect necessary information to maintain existing student research databases.
- Identify barriers and limitations of current undergraduate research processes for students from diverse backgrounds.
- Report preparation
- Develop a comprehensive guide for faculty on undergraduate research recruitment, mentorship, programming, and more.
- Prepare a brief and professional document that outlines the barriers to undergraduate research opportunities that exist for students from diverse backgrounds.
- Solicit feedback throughout the report process from grant leadership.
- General grant and research administration
- Meet regularly with Undergraduate Research & Inquiry staff to understand undergraduate research processes and needs.
- Meet regularly with Project CREAR Director and Project Manager to support grant activities.
- Coordinate meetings and prepare professional agendas and summative meeting notes.
- Assist with other undergraduate research data collection and preparation for grant reporting.
- Additional duties may be assigned.
Knowledge, skills & abilities:
- Culturally sensitive with a deep understanding and appreciation of different ethnic and socio-economic audiences, and knowledge of barriers and strengths as well as a commitment to include diverse voices in inclusive and targeted programming.
- Knowledge of University undergraduate research processes and programs.
- Knowledge of institutional research practices and programs.
- Interpersonal, teamwork, management, and relationship-building skills.
- Ability to take initiative, work independently, and troubleshoot in a fast-paced work environment.
- Organizational skills, ability to communicate effectively with students, staff, faculty, and community.
- Ability to be flexible, focus on developing solutions, and approach work with a positive attitude is important for this position.
- Ability to generate a positive atmosphere among the team.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
- Minimum of 1 year of relevant work experience required.
Full Time/Part Time: Part Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week: 20
Job FTE: 0.50
Work Calendar: Fiscal
Job Category: Research
Benefits Eligible: Yes - Limited Benefits
Rate of Pay: $25.00
Compensation Type: hourly rate
Career Stream and Level
Research Program Admin
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies: 1
Contact Information for Candidates
Open Until Filled: Yes
Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter
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