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Research Assistant

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Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Education, Research/Scientific/Grants, Psychology

Department: Center for Equity Promotion
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
Application review begins 12/11/2017, please apply by 12/10/2016 to ensure consideration

Special Instructions to Applicants
The following documents are required and should be uploaded with your online application:

1. A cover letter that describes how your experience and education meet the qualifications and competencies required for the position, your primary motivation for applying for this position, and why you believe you would be a strong candidate.

2. A detailed resume or curriculum vitae

Department Summary
The Center for Equity Promotion (CEQP) is dedicated to working with communities to better understand and support the positive development of children and families, particularly those who are under served by education, health, and social service systems. CEQP focuses on populations with the greatest burden in terms of health and education disparities related to adverse social and economic conditions. The Center’s research informs culturally-specific prevention science, intervention, and policy efforts that build on community strengths.

Position Summary
The position will provide project management and research support to Project PRIDE. Project PRIDE, funded by the Institute of Education Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education, focuses on developing and evaluating training materials for high school personnel to blend positive behavior interventions and supports with restorative practices. Project tasks are carried out in close collaboration with participating schools and subaward recipients (Center on Dialogue and Resolution, IRIS Media).

The position will work closely with the principal investigator of the project and the CEQP business manager on tasks related to overall project coordination, research activities, and interactions with study participants and research partners. The CEQP business manager will also provide oversight of this position to ensure adherence to all UO and legal protocols, procedures, and requirements.

Minimum Requirements
• Master’s degree in business administration, education, psychology, social work or related field or equivalent experience with grant administration
• Familiarity with the U.S. Department of Education grantee policies
• At least 3 years of experience working in the field of education and in conducting research
• Experience with coordinating large research projects spanning multiple years and involving multiple collaborators

Professional Competencies
• Demonstrated skills using written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills to positively engage people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
• Demonstrated professionalism and previous quality interactions with school and district-level personnel
• Fluent with word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and social media platforms
• Interest in school safety, restorative practices, and social supports in high school contexts

Preferred Qualifications
• Fluent with meeting technology (e.g. GoToMeeting)
• Knowledge of school systems and discipline practices
• Existing relationships with local school districts


The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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