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CCRC has up to 30 hours per week of proposal coordination work available in the Summer 2019 semester and up to 20 hours per week of project work available in both the fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters for a qualified work study eligible student. Work hours from July 1, 2019, through the fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters draw from work study funding for the 2019–2020 academic year. Applicants must be current students and awarded work study funding for the 2019–2020 academic year.

The CCRC research assistant will work closely with our proposal development teams in the summer and will be expected to contribute to ongoing research activities in fall and spring. Tasks include supporting research logistics, retrieving and reviewing research literature, and contributing to written products. Proficiency using the Microsoft suite and Google apps, in addition to strong communication skills, are required. Candidates should be resourceful, detail-oriented, dependable, and have a well-articulated interest in higher education and issues of access to and success in postsecondary education.

Contact: Sarah Phillips, Administrative Coordinator, x3371, Please apply through the TC application system and include a resume and cover letter. The letter should include information such as: why you want to work at CCRC, available hours to work, how many hours per week you can work, and your earliest start date. 

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  • Participate in proposal planning meetings, manage proposal timeline and checklists, and work closely with research and grants management staff to support all tasks related to proposal submission.
  • Compile and proofread proposal documents, including biosketches, references, human subject narratives, data management plans and research narratives.
  • Search and manage/organize research literature reviews and document citations.
  • Use data entry and management programs like Excel and Dedoose to enter and organize research data.
  • Assist research teams as needed with notetaking, general background research, organization, and filing of research materials.
  • Coordinate research activities, such as reaching out to potential research participants to schedule phone interviews.
  • Perform center-related tasks such as filing, copying, scanning, scheduling, document dissemination, and shipping.
  • Participate in center events as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Track record of delivering high-quality work product under deadline.
  • Good judgment, reliability, ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Awarded federal work-study for the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • A student must matriculate in a TC degree program and must be enrolled in at least six credits (or equivalent, which includes full-time equivalent offerings - HBSK 6480, CCPJ 6480, CCPX 6480, or any 8900 course) for the Fall 2019 semester.
  • Full-time TC employees are not eligible for this position.
  • Must abide by the Student Confidentiality Agreement and the Student Privacy Requirements.
  • Some knowledge of community colleges, higher education, and/or issues of access to and success in postsecondary education is preferred.