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Data & Programs Student Assistant

On-Campus ACA Variable 

US Work Authorization is REQUIRED


The Office of Research is seeking a Data & Programs Student Assistant to support student research initiatives and programs. You will work in a flexible, dynamic, and supportive environment on a variety of projects and tasks, all aimed at supporting our undergraduate research (UR) community. You’ll support our team in:

  • Assisting in the development and execution of UR programs and processes
  • Building and maintaining application portals for competitions (research and travel grants), fellowships (graduate, undergraduate, summer), and awards (researchers of the year, transcript designations)
  • Tracking and managing our database of student involvement and outcomes
  • Processing and analyzing data to compile reports for internal and external stakeholders
  • Supporting USU student participation in state and national competitions and events

The Data & Projects assistant will work alongside our Communications & Outreach and Events & Programming assistants, with clearly defined arenas of independent work and ownership of projects, as well as collaborative and shared responsibilities. 

Reports to:  Graduate & Undergraduate Research Senior Program Coordinator

US Work Authorization is REQUIRED. 

Minimum Qualifications

You are:

  • Currently enrolled at USU
  • A team player—you’ll work well alongside our team and the campus community
  • Organized—you create plans, keep to schedule, and pay attention to details
  • A good communicator—you can convey yourself clearly and professionally, in person and in writing
  • Driven and resilient—you take the initiative and can work independently, but also know when to ask for help and are able to pick yourself back up after setbacks
  • Tech-savvy—you know more than just the basics and are confident in your ability to pick up new systems and digital tools
  • Analytical—you can spot trends in data, interpret potential causes and effects, and develop solutions to problems before they arise
  • Adaptable—you’re okay with this role shifting as our team members all bring in different skills, interests, and professional goals


Preferred Qualifications

  • Participation in UR
  • Familiarity with UR programs at USU
  • Familiarity with software systems such as Airtable, Qualtrics, Canvas, Zoom, Box, Microsoft Suite
  • Data analysis and visualization skills


Application Requirements:

All documents should be submitted in PDF format:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae or resume

If you are chosen for an interview, please be prepared to provide professional references (at least one of which is internal to USU).


Special Instructions:

Your cover letter should include:

  1. Your experience with all Minimum, and any of the Preferred, Qualifications.
  2. How you feel that working in the Office of Research with a focus on student research programs will help you develop your educational and career goals.


Your CV or resume should include:

  1. All relevant academic and work experience
  2. Current contact information


Applicants that advance to the interviewing stage may be asked to participate in a skills assessment and provide references.