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From: Melody Clark
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Subject: TASCHA is hiring a Research Assistant - Fall Quarter 2016 (possibility 
of extension)


The Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA)<> is hiring 
a Research Assistant for fall quarter 2016 (with possibility of extension).

Full description below. Link here:

Please check it out, apply if you qualify and are interested, and/or pass along 
to students that might be.

Many thanks!

Position description:

Research Assistant
Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) - Autumn Quarter 2016
University of Washington Information School

Location: The Information School, UW - Bloedel Hall

Position Title: Research Assistant -  Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA)

Start Date: Autumn Quarter 2016 - preferably 9/16/16, no later than 10/1/16

End Date: 12/15/16 with possibility of extension

Deadline to Apply:
This position is open until filled. Priority will be given to applicants that 
apply before 9/1/16.

This position will average 20 hours per week.

Position Description
The University of Washington Information School's Technology & Social Change 
Group (TASCHA) has an outstanding opportunity for a student to provide key 
support to TASCHA's research communications activities.

The Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington 
Information School explores the design, use, and effects of information and 
communication technologies in communities facing social and economic 
challenges. With experience in over 50 countries, TASCHA brings together a 
multidisciplinary network of researchers, practitioners, and policy experts to 
advance knowledge, create public resources, and improve policy and program 
design. Our purpose? To spark innovation and opportunities for those who need 
it most.

The student in this position will play an integral role by working directly 
with TASCHA's Communications Specialist, along with the leadership and 
researchers at TASCHA. The student will have an opportunity to learn more about 
TASCHA's research, the areas we work in, and to provide communications support 
to the TASCHA team. As we want this to be a mutually beneficial role, TASCHA's 
Communications Specialist will work with the student to identify and nurture 
their interests and goals in working at TASCHA, while still getting the 
important support needed to communicate our work effectively.

Duties include:
*       Writing about TASCHA's research for dissemination on the group's 
website, social media platforms, and more
*       Assisting the Communications Specialist in managing and maintaining 
TASCHA's website, social media accounts, and other online research 
communications platforms
*       Actively monitoring and reporting on what is happening in the fields of 
Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D), Digital 
Development, Public Libraries (in and outside the United States), Innovation, 
eLearning, and more related to technology & social change
*       Providing regular updates on their work to both the Communications 
Specialist and other TASCHA members
*       Participating in TASCHA meetings as necessary and appropriate
*       Other duties as assigned

*       Current, or incoming, UW Masters student for the 2016-2017 academic year
*       Exceptionally strong written and oral communication skills
*       Strong organizational skills and positive work practices (i.e., take 
initiative, flexible with shifting priorities, and the ability to work 
collaboratively as part of a team)
*       Ability to work independently - planning and carrying out tasks with 
guidance from the Communications Specialist
*       Working knowledge of WordPress
*       Savvy in strategic social media use and professional online 
*       Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
*       Interest in the work of the Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA)
*       Student must be enrolled for a minimum of 10 credits per quarter to be 

Desired qualifications
*       Previous experience in writing for online communications (website/blog 
posts, briefs, etc.)
*       Experience conducting desk research, literature reviews, and scanning 
the landscape of research areas to spot trends
*       Experience in managing and maintaining a WordPress site
*       Experience working in international development and/or public libraries

Qualified students with an interest in the design, use, and effects of 
information and communication technologies (ICTs) in communities facing social 
and economic challenges and who are enrolled in the Information School autumn 
quarter 2016 are encouraged to apply. Students from other departments will also 
be considered for this position.


Questions regarding salary and benefits should be directed to iSchool Human 
Resources at<>.

To apply

  1.  Please include a cover letter briefly describing your skills and 
experiences relevant to this type of work in one page or less, please include 
your student ID number.
  2.  Attach a current resume that includes your work history and academic 
  3.  Attach no more than 3 samples in PDF format of your very best writing 
samples, preferably on topics related to ICT4D, digital development, public 
libraries, or any other TASCHA research area. We will look at these materials 
for both style and content.

Note:  This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and 
is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop 
provisions, visit:<>

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity 
employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment 
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender 
identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or 
genetic information.

Melody Clark
Communications Specialist
Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA)
University of Washington Information School<> | 206.303.7910
Twitter: @taschagroup<> | 

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