Contingent Research Assistant - History

Job description

Contingent Research Assistant - History

Job no: 493122
Position Type: Temporary
Location: Multiple/Other
Experience Level: Entry-Level
Categories: Contingent & Temporary
Role: Contingent Research Assistant

About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college’s mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.

Work Schedule:

10 hours/week for 12 months

Rate of Pay:

$10.00 – 20.00/hour

FLSA Status:


Grant Funded:


Job Summary:

The Research Assistant (RA) will be trained in oral history techniques and will collaborate with the Project Director, Elgin Community College professor of history Antonio Ramirez. RAs will spend approximately 10 hours/week conducting and processing oral histories but hours are flexible.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Interest in history

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Spanish/English bilingual ability

Essential Duties:

* Locate oral history research participants
* Research participants and their historical contexts
* Conduct oral histories
* Organize, process, and transcribe oral histories
* Translation and interpreting between Spanish/English
* Assist in organizing community events and meetings

Other Duties:

Other duties as assigned that pertain to the job description

Physical Demands:

Sedentary (up to 10 lbs occasionally, sitting most of the time)

Visual Acuity:

Close visual acuity (e.g. computer, assembly)

Work Environment:

Moderate noise

Environmental Conditions:

Typical office or administrative

Current SSECCA Union Member Information:

Elgin Community College Support Staff of Elgin Community College Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 09/18/2019 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Elgin Community College does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any member of its community on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender/gender identity, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law in matters of admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the educational programs or activities it offers.

In addition, Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment practices, educational opportunities, and programs and services. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the College’s EEO/AA Officer. Determinations on request for a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Advertised: September 12, 2019 Central Daylight Time
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Job No:
Posted: 9/14/2019
Application Due: 11/24/2019
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