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Research Assistant The Institute for Public Policy amp Economic Development

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Wilkes University

Wilkes Barre, PA

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Wilkes University invites applicants for a full time Research Assistant in The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development beginning immediately.\r
The Institute is owned and managed by Wilkes University and operates in cooperation with nine institutions of higher education in northeastern Pennsylvania. The Institute is a social science applied research center and economic consulting unit that produces both community based research and proprietary client project. It completes applied research, best practices, case studies, strategy development, and consulting.\r
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Provides administrative support, information dissemination, file management, resource library coordination, progress reports, maintain mailing lists and other databases. Post content to social media sites. Responsible for meeting and event coordination, and minutes.\r
Coordinates all members of schools to market The Institute to students and faculty. Requires on campus visits. Ensures students are in compliance with academic institution requirements, The Institute scope of work, timeline, and other requirements. \r
Coordinates task force activities per the direction of the Director. Handles inquiries and potentially content management of task force work.\r
Provides research support to the extent that it includes collection of information, fact check and verification, editing, layout, graphics and design, and summarization of information as defined by the Director. This may include delivery of surveys and interview questions.\r
May be required to collect ancillary data for grants and grant research and submit grants either electronically or manually.\r
Bachelor's Degree preferred. Five plus years appropriate experience may replace education requirements. Must have a minimum of two years experience working in the field. \r
Strong verbal and written skills are required. Must be proficient in word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, and publishing software as well as be able to learn new programs and effectively navigate the Internet. Basic research skills are needed. Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential information as well as deal with professionals from various levels of an organization. Strong customer service orientation and teamwork orientation is necessary. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact, and diplomacy. Some analytical ability is required to gather and summarize data for reports, find solutions to various programmatically problems and prioritize work. Organizational skills and multi-tasking ability are vital. Work requires continual attention to detail and accuracy.\r
Position requires work in both the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre offices and visiting other local college campuses as needed.\r
Please be sure to include a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae and three references.\r
Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. The University strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds

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