Research Professional I

Location
Tucson, AZ
Posted
Aug 31, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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The Native Nations Institute (NNI) within the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy at the University of Arizona seeks candidates for the position of Research Specialist. Under the direction of the Research Director, the Research Specialist will provide research support to the research team of the Native Nations Institute (NNI). The incumbent will perform a variety of research tasks including survey outreach, data management, literature collection and review, and report drafting. The ideal candidate will approach tasks with ingenuity, resourcefulness, and adaptability to the unique and changing needs of the specialized field of Indigenous governance and development. The Research Specialist will assist in other research tasks on an as-needed and as-directed basis. An ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: o Excellent oral and written communication skills. o Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks. o Ability to use computers and enter data accurately. o Careful attention to detail. o Excellent interpersonal skills. o Ability to work independently and to function as part of a team. Research efforts on which the Research Specialist will assist may include projects related to revenue distributions in Indian Country, environmental regulation in Indian Country, the Native American diaspora, and the political economy of tribal government. NNI was established by the Arizona Board of Regents in January 2001, with the express purpose of serving as a self-determination, development, and self-governance resource to Indigenous nations in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere by providing research and policy analysis, education programs, online and digital resources, and tribal services for Native nations. NNI is a program of the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy at the University of Arizona.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Assist the NNI Research Director, NNI research staff, and external collaborators on various aspects of current and planned research projects; tasks may include:
    o   scheduling and conducting interviews
    o   drafting and editing documents
    o   entering data and cleaning datasets
    o   tracking responses
    o   conducting data analysis
    o   reviewing literature
    o   designing surveys and interviews
    o   may have some responsibility for collecting and collating NNI institutional data
    o   preparing presentations
    o   coordinating meetings for projects, research staff updates, training, etc.
    o   conducting site visits
  • Prioritize workload to meet work unit operations.
  • Participate in meetings and conferences pertinent to area of responsibility and as directed.
  • Coordinate work with other team members.
  • Additional duties may be assigned.
  • Minimum QualificationsBachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
    Up to 1 year of relevant work experience may be required.  Preferred Qualifications

    •Extensive working knowledge of contemporary Native nations and the research findings of the Native Nations Institute (UA) and Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development.

    •Ability to solicit and manage input from diverse individuals.

    •Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Docs.

    •Quantitative data management experiences (with SAS, SPSS, Stata, or equivalent).

    •Prior experience in maintaining data and report generation.

    FLSAExempt Full Time/Part TimeFull TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week40 Job FTE1.0Work CalendarFiscalJob CategoryResearchBenefits EligibleYes - Full Benefits Rate of PayDOECompensation Typesalary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE) Grade6 Career Stream and LevelPC1Job FamilyResearchers & Scientists Job FunctionResearch Type of criminal background check required:Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive) Number of Vacancies1 Target Hire Date Expected End Date Contact Information for CandidatesDanielle Hiraldo, [email protected], 520-626-7260 Open Date8/28/2020Open Until FilledYesDocuments Needed to ApplyResume and Cover LetterSpecial Instructions to Applicant Diversity StatementAt the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.