Graduate Funding Information Service

August 27, 2020

UW Play Equity Research Assistant

Application Deadline: September 2, 2020, 5pm PT

This position at the UW Center for Leadership Athletics (UWCLA) is in support of the King County Play Equity Coalition (KCPEC). The UWCLA serves as a backbone organization for the KCPEC, an 85 member collective action organization focused on increasing rates of youth physical activity in King County and decreasing inequities in who has access to sport, play, and outdoor recreation so all youth experience the mental, physical, and academic benefits of movement. Focal points of the KCPEC include advocating for school-based physical activity, encouraging improved infrastructure to support youth physical activity, supporting collaborations to serve youth most disenfranchised from physical activity including youth of color, low-income youth, immigrant youth, and girls. The State of Play: Seattle -King County serves as a guidebook for KCPEC activities.

Compensation for this position is at the GSA level for which the student is eligible. The UW’s policy regarding graduate student service appointments is set forth in detail in Executive Order 28. The basic monthly stipend and health benefits associated with student service appointments can be found here.

Under the supervision of Dr. Julie McCleery, and in collaboration with a team of partners, the person in this position will:

  • Coordinate KCPEC activities including scheduling meetings, creating agendas and presentations, and recording minutes;
  • Support the KCPEC communications plan by both sourcing and creating content for newsletters, blogs, and information sheets;
  • Manage and orient new KCPEC members and volunteers;
  • Support research affiliated with KCPEC, including UW Population Health initiatives as well as any emergent studies, member surveys, and coalition evaluation;
  • Assist with data analyses and report preparation using data collected from State of Play.


General Qualifications:

  • Must be a UW graduate student enrolled in 10 credits per quarter of employment.
  • In general, preference will be given to applicants in each category who exhibit the following qualifications (below), as evidenced in their letter of application and resume.

The Position Requires:

  • Understanding of collaboration with community organizations, especially specific experience with organizations working with underrepresented and/or marginalized populations;
  • Excellent writing, research, and analysis skills;
  • Communications: cross-sector, different orgs;
  • Ability to adapt to evolving work environment due to Covid and the nature of a start-up initiative;
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills;
  • Previous research experience;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and on teams.

For more information about this opportunity, including additional job qualifications and how to apply, click here. You may also email Dr. McCleery at if you have questions about the position.