Graduate Research Assistant for Rural Health Outreach Program

University Of The Incarnate Word

United States

August 12, 2022

Description

Position Details Position Title Graduate Research Assistant for Rural Health Outreach Program

Academic Year 2021-2022 UIW Mission

University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic institution that welcomes to its community persons of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their respectful interaction advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization, and the common good.

Position Summary

The Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) is responsible for assisting the Project Directors with a research project involving student outreach to rural vaccine-hesitant communities in South Texas to promote vaccination .

This is a student position open to current UIW graduate students. This graduate assistant position is funded via tuition assistance. (See work hours for details).

Essential Functions

The GRA will assist with the following:

  • Assist with the development of Qualtrics survey tool;
  • Assist in developing and maintaining social media sites (Facebook and Instagram), and website;
  • Data management;
  • Supervision of undergraduate outreach effort (e.g., maintaining a log to track contacts and hours in the field;
  • Some undergraduate training;
  • Managing conflict and troubleshooting research project issues;
  • Basic data analysis using Excel and SPSS;
  • Assist with monthly report writing;
  • Assist with developing marketing and social marketing materials;
  • Attend and occasionally lead weekly meetings;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Data collection, familiarity with Qualtrics, basic data management and analysis using Excel and SPSS;
  • Good oral and written communication skills, cultural competency, understanding of basic research methods;
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures;
  • Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the University, the Conference, and the NCAA.
  • Required Education

  • Current UIW graduate or doctoral student in good academic standing with the University, enrolled in at least six hours in the semester or session in which the appointment occurs
  • Doctoral students in dissertation writing who have completed their minimum dissertation enrollment and are on “continuous enrollment” status may meet this requirement with one hour of enrollment.
  • Required Work Experience Preferred Qualifications

  • Spanish-language bilingual preferred.
  • Health professional or organizational development knowledge preferred.
  • Experience teaching, or training preferred.
  • Required Certifications, Licenses or Registrations Work Hours

  • Students receiving assistance for 3 credit hours work 10 hours per week, 150 hours per semester.
  • Position includes spring and summer semesters.
  • Physical Demands

    None.

    Posting Details Posting Number STU755PO

    Number of Vacancies 1 Job Type Part Time Job Category Students Desired Start Date 01/24/2022 Position End Date (if temporary) 08/12/2022 Reports to Dr. Heather Barton-Weston, Assistant Professor, Public Health Coordinator Salary $3,000 per semester towards tuition Open Date 01/12/2022 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

    Applicants must provide the following:

  • Two graduate-level research papers submitted for a course grade;
  • Letter of recommendation;
  • Unofficial transcript;
  • EOE

    UIW is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, pregnancy, and religion.

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation 1
  • Writing Sample
  • Unofficial Transcripts 1
  • Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Other Document
  • Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Are you a current UIW graduate or doctoral student in good academic standing?
  • Yes, I am a current UIW graduate student
  • Yes, I am a current UIW doctoral student
  • No
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