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Graduate Assistant
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
VP Academic Planning & Policy, Hawaii P-20, GEAR UP Hawaii
Manoa Campus
Date Posted:
December 25, 2017
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins January 09, 2018
Salary Information:
Step 6, $20,472 annual
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Full Time/Part Time:
Part Time - Full Time Equivalency: 50%

Other Conditions:
Continuation of position subject to satisfactory work performance and availability of funds.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. 1. Assist with data collection related to, but not limited to, participation, survey, interview, and focus group data.
  2. 2. Manages data entry and maintenance of project databases.
  3. 3. Conducts data analyses including, but not limited to, descriptive statistics and content analysis.
  4. 4. Assists with report development, including compiling easy-to-understand tables, graphs, and summary descriptions.
  5. 5. Provides coordination support for college access programs and events.
  6. 6. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. 1. Full-time, classified graduate student in education, social sciences, business, or related discipline.
  2. 2. Knowledge of program evaluation and/or quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  3. 3. Advanced proficiency using Microsoft Office applications, in particular Microsoft Excel.
  4. 4. Demonstrated ability to clean and analyze program data (i.e., survey responses).
  5. 5. Demonstrated ability to prioritize, plan and organize tasks, and ability to work with minimum supervision.
  6. 6. Excellent oral/written communication skills, analytical skills, and attention to detail.
  7. 7. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  8. 8. Ability to meet assigned deadlines.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. 1. Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws, university policy, rules, regulations, theories and systems associated with academic research, analyses, data governance, and individual/educational confidentiality and privacy.
  2. 2. Familiarity using relational databases, including Microsoft Access.
  3. 3. Familiarity using statistical analysis software (i.e., SPSS or equivalent).
  4. 4. Ability to conduct education-related literature reviews, interpret research findings, and write short analytical summaries.
  5. 5. Familiarity with college access programs.
  6. 6. Demonstrated experience with web page development and/or management

To Apply:
Application requirements include: 1) Cover letter to Selection Committee indicating interest in the position and how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications of the position, 2) resume, and 3) names and contact information of at least 3 professional references. Send all materials electronically (preferably in one file) to:
  1. Brenda Shin; 808-956-8601;

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