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Two Master’s level Research Assistant (RA) positions are available for the 2018-2019 academic year. The RA job description is below. Please email your cover letter and resume/CV in PDF format to Maria Erb ( by 5pm on Thursday, May 17th. If selected for an interview, you will need to be available sometime during the week of May 21st. Please email Maria with any questions.

The Diversity and Student Success Graduate Research Assistant provides essential assistance for designated initiatives in the Diversity and Student Success program (Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS, Global Grads, Initiative for Minority Excellence, Military-Affiliated Grad students, Queer Grads, and Summer Undergraduate Pipeline), including needs assessments and research, data collection and outcome analysis, student-focused program planning and facilitation, marketing/communication, and related duties. The position is an integral part of the Diversity and Student Success team and provides hands-on experience in the daily operations of a broad-reaching program within The Graduate School, a campus-wide administrative unit. It requires excellent communication and problem-solving skills for interactions with administrators, faculty, staff and students in graduate programs and other constituents across the campus. The position will enable the student to learn more about the complex nature of higher education and student affairs administration and policy at a large, public university.

This position is for a master’s degree student and is an appointment for 1 academic year (fall and spring semesters). It requires a commitment of 15-20 hours per week (flexible as needed at the discretion of the Co-Directors) and the compensation includes a nine-month stipend, full tuition (in-state and out-of-state/tuition remission), mandatory student fees, and health insurance.

Duties of the position are as follows and are based on availability of time/performed as needed at the discretion of the Co-Directors. Stated duties may be reevaluated throughout the academic year and adjusted based on programming and research needs.

Requirements: Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, etc.), strong presentation and public speaking skills (willingness to speak in front of groups that may range in size from approximately 5-100 people).

Preferred: Online survey administration using tools like Qualtrics; experience with HTML, WordPress/MailPoet/Mailchimp, and the UNC Event Management system; action/community research experience. Demonstrated commitment to expanding one’s cultural competency and knowledge of issues that graduate students from diverse backgrounds encounter throughout their educational experience.

This is an excellent position for anyone interested in the recruitment, retention, and support of graduate students from diverse backgrounds.

Graduate School student employees sign a confidentiality agreement ensuring they will maintain confidentiality as a condition of employment. Employees have access to sensitive student information and a high level of confidentiality, integrity, and discretion is expected.

Diversity Mission Declaration:
Diverse experiences, backgrounds, viewpoints, and contributions are key elements for the success of any enterprise. The Graduate School at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is committed to sustaining a diverse graduate student body and fostering a climate of inclusion and acceptance. The Graduate School broadly defines diversity. We aim to contribute to the successful degree completion of each student through targeted academic and professional development programs.

The Graduate School of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides leadership to envision, shape and support the highest quality education for a diverse community of graduate students whose contributions will have global impact.

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