Project Assistant

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POST DATE 1/12/2020
END DATE 1/14/2020

University of California - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

Location
Los Angeles, CA
AJE Ref #
586275642
Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
Regular
Company Ref #
31915
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB SUMMARY

Requisition Number:
31915

Job Title:
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION ANALYST

Working Title:
Project Assistant

Salary:
$23.04 - $45.54 hourly

Job Type:
Contract

Department Name:
0350-SOCIAL WELFARE

Department Website URL:
https://luskin.ucla.edu/social-welfare

Job Summary Statement:
The Project Assistant works under the under the supervision of the Principal Investigator for HHIPP along with working in directed collaboration with the CO-PI and Research Manager. The Project Assistant will serve as a member of the HHIPP research team and is assigned responsibility for coordinating and implementing a variety of funded research. The Project Assistant will conduct research activities, including analyzing data, developing research-related materials and identifying, developing and facilitating new strategic project opportunities for the HHIPP research team. The Project Assistant will be responsible for but not limited to preparing and editing proposals for research funding opportunities; conducting research, organizing and coordinating research teams as appropriate to the research projects; writing technical research reports and complete project reporting required by the funder; communicating research findings to civic leaders and other stakeholders to inform policy decisions; communicate the impact of research by generating content for the project websites, Twitter accounts, Facebook pages; promote and highlight the impact of the research to diverse communities and constituencies.

The Project Assistant will support and manage multiple projects with various deadlines. Within the HHIPP research team, the Project Assistant will focus on (1) HIV health disparities; (2) HIV law and policy; (3) HIV at the intersection of mental health and substance use; and (4) LGBT health.

The Project Assistant will operate with a high degree of autonomy. The incumbent will independently determine how to carry out assignments, make independent judgments regarding whether topics require additional consultation, and with whom, and undertake appropriate action. The Project Assistant will be proactive in identifying potential problems and opportunities and bring appropriate issues to the attention of PI and Co-PI while providing creative recommendations or action.

Percentage of Time:
50

Shift Start:
8:00 am

Shift End:
12:00 pm

QUALIFICATIONS FOR POSITION

10 Records


QUALIFICATIONS
REQUIRED/PREFERRED


A high degree of political sophistication and understanding of policy issues affecting people living with HIV (PLWH) and sexual and gender minorities (SGM).

Preferred


Demonstrated strategic planning, grant writing, research and evaluation skills.

Required


Ability to conceptualize, implement and manage complex projects including data analysis and grant reporting.

Can be trained


Excellent writing skills to prepare communication materials ranging from technical research reports to marketing materials that are analytical, grammatically correct, and if necessary, succinct and contain persuasive policy recommendations.

Required


Superior analytical skills.

Required


Persuasive oral communication skills to lead meetings, explain complex ideas to diverse audiences, build consensus, and influence decision making by internal and external groups from all organizational levels.

Required


Proven ability to work independently or as an active member of a team; work under pressure with competing interests; and maintain flexibility.

Required


Strong organizational skills to manage various activities and programs with multiple deadlines.

Required


Proficient working knowledge of information technologies. Demonstrated ability to use PC desktop computer and software such as MS Word, Excel, electronic mail and the Internet.

Required


Ability to provide a key leadership role, and work closely with other members of the Holloway Research Team to achieve desired results.

Required



ADDITIONAL POSTING INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit:
99-Policy Covered

Application Deadline:
01-26-2020

External Posting Date:


Quicklink To Posting:
hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central*quickFind=78275

Special Instructions:


Contact information:


Number of Positions:


SPECIAL EMPLOYMENT DESIGNATIONS/ REQUIREMENTS PER UC POLICY

Conflict of Interest:
N/A

Critical:
N/A

Driving Record:
N/A

E-Verify Check:

Certain positions funded by federal contracts/subcontracts requires UCLA to notify job applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.

More Information No Response

CANRA:
Is this position designated as a mandatory reporter under CANRA* No

Other Special Employment Requirements:


POSITION IS SUBJECT TO PERFORMANCE STANDARDS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY WIDE POLICE POLICIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES.


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