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Campus Connections Research Assistant Opportunities

Serving as a Research Assistant (RA) is a great opportunity to learn more about the Campus Connections organization and gain valuable professional experience. Having RA experience is also essential to a competitive graduate school application.

We are looking for Research Assistants (RA) to work approximately 9-12 hours per week during Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. Although preference will be given to students who can commit to both semesters and/or are seeking 3 credit hours, we also will contract with students who can commit to only one semester and/or are seeking fewer credit hours. Students may register for academic credit (HD498: Family Studies) or contract for a specified number of volunteer hours.



We are looking for Research Assistants to fill one of two positions:

RA Position 1:
RA's for this position will become highly trained and reliable members of an Observational Coding Team. This team will conduct naturalistic observations of Mentor Families, or small groups of mentor-mentee pairs, based on various dimensions of relating, such as cohesion, collaboration, and problem solving. Supervised by Dr. Shelley Haddock and Gereon Fredrickson, team members will meet weekly to maintain high levels of inter-rater reliability. Members of this team must commit to work one night per week (Monday-Thursday) from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Additional hours at the beginning of the semester will be expected as part of the training process. RA’s interested in this position must commit to serve on the observational team for at least one year, but ideally for longer.

RA Position 2:
RA's for this position will become highly trained and reliable members of a Data Collection and Management Team. This team will administer and track completion of questionnaires by mentors, parents, and mentees; track mentor and mentee attendance; manage collection of audio recordings using iEAR technology; enter data; conduct interviews with mentors and mentees; conduct literature reviews; and among other responsibilities. Members of this team must commit to work one night per week (Monday-Thursday) from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Supervised by Dr. Shelley Haddock and Gereon Fredrickson, team members also will meet weekly on a date and time to be determined.

If you have any questions, please email Gereon Fredrickson at gereon.fredrickson@gmail.com.

Please contact Gereon Fredrickson for an application or to see if positions are still available.
Return completed application packets to
Gereon Fredrickson - 424 Behavioral Sciences Building; gereon.fredrickson@gmail.com
Please email for deadline dates.

Positions will be filled as applications are received, so submit your application as soon as possible for full consideration. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.