Research Assistant II: VAWA ME

  • University of Southern Maine
  • Portland, ME
  • Apr 19, 2021
Full time Other Professional fields

Job Description

 

 

Position Title: Research Assistant II: VAWA ME Campus: Portland City, State: Portland, ME Department: Catherine E. Cutler Institute - PMCCI Bargaining Unit: UMPSA Salary Band/Wage Band: 01 Work Schedule: 8-4:30 variable Statement of Job:

The Cutler Institute at the University of Southern Maine is pleased to announce an opening for a full-time Research Assistant II position to support grant-funded initiatives, primarily VAWA MEI, the Violence Against Women Act Measuring Effectiveness Initiative. 

The VAWA MEI team supports programs across the country that are funded by grants from the federal Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). The team helps grantees report accurate data about their work so that effectiveness reports provide a compelling illustration of the scope and burden of violence, as well as the complex multi-system interventions that OVW funds to address it. The VAWA MEI team values diversity, equity, and inclusion in this work. OVW grantees include Tribal Governments and Tribal Coalitions as well as organizations that serve Culturally Specific and Underserved communities and VAWA MEI values having staff from these communities on our team. USM is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage American Indian and Alaska Native, people of color, LGBTQ, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.   

The Research Assistant will work with colleagues to collect, compile, and analyze qualitative and quantitative data. With staff guidance, s/he will assist in research, data analysis, policy analysis, data processing, data quality review, and program evaluation within the Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy.

We are looking for applicants with an interest in data analysis who are detail oriented and possess strong written and oral communication skills. Some knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of software and qualitative and quantitative research methods is expected. Previous education and/or interest in the field of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or related issues is preferred.

We live our USM Service Promise Student Focused Every Day and we are looking for a team member who understands that promise and supports our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity, and Responsiveness.  

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Qualifications:

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree and one year of work experience.
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Prior use of analytic software (such as SPSS, SAS, Strata, or R).
  • Experience with Excel and Microsoft Word.
  • Capacity for prolonged focus on detail-oriented processes.
  • Demonstrated analytical abilities.
  • Ability to participate in project-related writing.
  • Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to handle customer communication with a consistently helpful attitude.

Other Information:

The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: paid time off (holidays, vacation, & sick), health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, tuition waiver program for employee & dependents, a 403(b) retirement plan, and more. The starting salary for this grant funded position is $37,000 annually.

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 To apply:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply for position." You will create an applicant profile and complete an application.  You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae and a list of the names and contact information for three references.

All required materials must be submitted by May 9, 2021.  We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, please contact: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711

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The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

 

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