Student Program Assistant Opportunity in Child Development Field
Affiliated with Bass Connections, Duke is launching a new program called “Universal Good Start” to support interdisciplinary research that explores child development and well-being issues through multiple dimensions including biological, psychosocial, educational, community, environmental, legal, and familial.
We are looking for a student program assistant to help launch this initiative, working with the faculty leader, Leigh Ann Simmons (Associate Professor, Duke School of Nursing). Responsibilities include:
- Identifying faculty at Duke with relevant expertise and writing a brief report summarizing ongoing research within the institution
- Organizing a meeting with the faculty advisory board
- Developing text and materials for a website
- Developing other informational materials explaining the program
- Promoting a call for faculty-initiated proposals for seed grants
- Collecting and organizing proposals received for review by a faculty committee
- Additional administrative and support tasks as necessary to support the work of the initiative
Graduate student preferred. Strong upper-class students will also be considered. Applicants should have a background, and demonstrated interest, in a field related to child development. Strong organizational, writing, and oral communication skills required.
The ideal applicant will be able to commit an average of 10 hours a week.
Hourly compensation, on the basis of experience.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to Laura Howes, Director of Bass Connections at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 29.