Calling Graduate Students: URP is Hiring a GSA! Deadline June 30th

The Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD) has an opportunity for a Graduate Staff Assistant.  As part of EXPD, the Undergraduate Research Program (URP) facilitates research experiences for undergraduates with faculty members across the disciplines.

Interested candidates must apply through UW Hires Req #108645; priority deadline is           Monday, June 30th.

Graduate Staff Assistant’s General Responsibilities: 

•Provide advising to students in all departments interested in becoming involved in undergraduate research; 
•Facilitate information sessions and workshops related to abstract writing, poster design, and other research skills; 
•Represent the Undergraduate Research Program at various campus outreach activities, seminars, and events; 
•Assist in raising awareness about the Undergraduate Research Program by connecting with other departments and units on campus; 
•Assist in the planning of the autumn and winter quarter Research Exposed seminar and take lead responsibility on assessment of student learning by reviewing final projects and quizzes; 
•Assist in the coordination of our Undergraduate Research Leaders student outreach program; 
•Assist in the planning of the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, including communications with undergraduate participants and a variety of other support functions prior to and during the Symposium; 
•Provide clerical and web support for the Undergraduate Research Program, assist in daily operations, office organization, and web and social media updates, including URP Facebook and blog posts; 
•Assist in the planning and recruitment of scholars for summer research programs and other competitive undergraduate research scholarship opportunities; 
•Provide some reception for the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity, where the program is located; and
•Attend weekly URP staff meetings and bi-monthly EXPD staff meetings.

Must be enrolled full-time as a graduate student at the University of Washington and eligible for a graduate student appointment. 
•Experience participating in research as an undergraduate and/or graduate student; 
•Strong communication skills, including experience making presentations and public speaking; 
•Experience teaching, advising, and/or working with UW undergraduate students; 
•Computer literacy: familiarity with basic HTML and/or Drupal content management systems, proficiency with MS Word, Excel, familiarity with basic Adobe Photoshop and/or Illustrator, some experience in Catalyst tools, including Canvas; 
•Creative problem solving skills and attention to detail; 
•Ability to work well under deadlines and handle multiple tasks; 
•Enjoy working and interacting with faculty, students and staff of diverse backgrounds and across academic disciplines; and 
•Work well both as a member of a dynamic team and independently with minimal supervision.
Condition of Employment:
Work schedule to be determined quarterly. Work location is 171 Mary Gates Hall, the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD), plus various locations for seminars, information sessions and workshops. Work may have occasional evening and weekend hours.