Student Assistant Job Opportunity

Undergraduate or Graduate Hourly Student Assistant

Job Posting Close: May 31, 2016

Period: 80 hours during July-September 2016

Location: Greater Seattle Area, WA

Compensation: $18-25/hour, commensurate with experience

Under the supervision of Dr. June Spector, the hourly student assistant will serve with a small research team that includes graduate researchers on a project involving field data collection in the Greater Seattle Area during the months of July-September 2016. This project aims to better understand exposure to heat in roofing workers and the relationship of that exposure to heat related illness and injury risk.

As part of the field data collection team, this research assistant will contribute to the preparation of study protocols, equipment and instruments, study subject recruitment, data collection, and data entry and quality control with the opportunity for up to 80 hours of paid work. Candidates must have a flexible schedule and comfortably speak (be fluent in) Spanish.

The specific dates of data collection are yet to be determined but will likely be clustered into groups of 2-5 consecutive days based on job site access and weather conditions. A typical day of data collection will consist of early morning set up, pre-shift measurements, and outfitting workers with monitoring devices; full-day availability for questions or device trouble shooting; and mid-late afternoon collection of devices, post-shift measurements, and break down. Each day will involve collection of data on 2-4 workers.

Specific duties may include:

· Recruit subjects (in English and Spanish)

· Interview subjects (in English and Spanish)

· Assist in preparing study equipment and instruments for field data collection

· Assist in field measurements involving human subjects

· Maintain organized notes of all activities and observations during data collection

· Data entry and quality control

Requirements: Fluent Spanish speaker. University of Washington graduate student or undergraduate student at a Junior or Senior level. One year of work experience. Flexible in scheduling, including being able to work early or late hours and occasional weekends. Transportation to sites will be provided, leaving from UW Seattle campus. General understanding of the importance of confidentiality and overall professionalism when conducting research involving human subjects.

Desirable: Coursework in or experience with occupational health and/or safety research and/or practice and/or human subjects research, field protocol development, and data entry. Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.

How to apply:

Please send a resume or CV with relevant experience and skills as well as 1-3 references and a brief cover letter (1-2 paragraphs) addressing interest in the position, availability during the study timeframe, and any other relevant information to miriac, by May 31st, 2016.

Student Assistant Position Summer 2016.pdf

Information session for PIPELINE’S EDUCATION IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM this Wednesday at 5:30 in MGH 224

Do inequalities in the education system lead to criminal behavior? Can adult education in the criminal justice system mitigate the effects of these inequalities? Find out for yourself with this unique opportunity to work with one of society’s most under-served populations.

An information session will be held on Wednesday, May 18, MGH 224 from 5:30 – 6:30. In addition to providing detailed information about the seminar, students will be able to receive an add code as well as completing the paperwork required for volunteering at the King County Correctional Facility. Please RSVP at pipeline

Education In The Criminal Justice System – Inner Pipeline Seminar

EDUC 401F | SLN: 14015

The Education department at the King County Correctional Facility encourages you to stretch your boundaries and join us in a quarter of educational enrichment. With the opportunity to tutor inmates in a GED (General Educational Development), ABE (Adult Basic Education), and/or ESL (English as a Second Language) curriculum, you have the freedom to challenge your own creativity, gain teaching skills, and help the community by being your student’s first positive educational experience. Our seminar series will focus on personal tutoring strategies and techniques, broader questions and issues surrounding the criminal justice system, and the positive outcomes of adult education in our community. We will hear from speakers who work in adult education as well as adult learners who are the product of adult education. Be prepared for a dynamic experience as you "engage in such incredibly rewarding partnerships with people who really just wants the chance to learn that maybe no one else has given them before." (Quote from current tutor)

For this seminar, the number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. Credit and tutoring requirements are as follows:

· 2 credits: 2.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 20 hours tutoring/quarter)

· 3 credits: 5 hours tutoring/week (at least 40 hours tutoring/quarter)

PLEASE NOTE: You must be 21 years or older to work at the King County Correctional Facility and you may register for a maximum of 3 credits for this class. Also a criminal background check will be completed for all interested students (previous convictions DO NOT automatically bar your entrance into the jail). Please note that this is a 2 quarter commitment.

Facilitator: Liz Wurster, lizw

· Date/Time: Meets Thursdays 4-5:20

· Location: TBD

· Mandatory Tutor Training:

· Mandatory Safety & Security Orientation:

· Tutoring hours are available M-Th, 11a-8p.

Student Debt Discussion

Concerned about mounting student debt?

So is a team of students in the SPH 590 skills course on policy and advocacy.

You can advance policy work to alleviate this debt burden by participating in the team’s focus group on either May 24 or 25. Free pizza provided!

A World of Strength: International Students and Cultural Resilience

Please join us for a UW Resilience Lab event about cross-cultural understandings of resilience, A World of Strength: International Students and Cultural Resilience. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 5-7 p.m. in Alder Auditorium. International students will share stories of stamina, strength and ultimately success in the face of adversity from their home cultures and at the UW. We’ll also have opportunities for participants to reflect on what resilience means in their own story and context. Join us to learn about cultural strategies for success and expand your understanding of resilience. Free and open to the UW community; we invite and encourage any student (international or domestic) as well as faculty and staff to come and share their perspectives. This event is co-presented by International and English Language Programs, Housing and Food Services, and FIUTS.