Project Assistant

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Job Code/Title GA - Graduate Assistant Position Number HU1471 Working Title Project Assistant Department President's Office Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range $20.00 - $27.50 / per hour Campus Monroe Park Campus Position Type Hourly Hours/Week 29 Normal work days Monday - Friday Normal work hours Job Category Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? No Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Description of the Job

The Office of the President is seeking a Project Assistant to join their team. The Project Assistant position will support the work of the East Marshall Street Well Project and the two implementation committees in conducting basic research on several key areas that will inform the work of the committees. In addition, the position will support the administrative operations of the project.

The East Marshall Street Well Project is a VCU initiative designed to work with the community in addressing the discovery of human bones and artifacts from the 19th century in an abandoned well uncovered during construction on Virginia Commonwealth University’s MCV Campus. The work has involved a community process that encouraged learning about the human remains discovered near East Marshall Street and sought community input in the formation of the Family Representative Council. The Family Representative Council served to represent the “descendant community” and made recommendations on behalf of those individuals whose remains were discovered to support appropriate study, memorialization and reburial with dignity.

The position will provide basic administrative support to the committee co-chairs and administrative leadership including preparation for, coordination and scheduling of, and documentation (notetaking) and follow up from co-chair calls and committee meetings. The position will intersect with administrative staff in the Office of the President to ensure additional meeting support and resources are in place.

Research Responsibilities:
●Conduct literature reviews and outreach to inform the work of the Research and Interment/Memorialization Implementation Committees
●Write research summaries, white papers and briefs as requested based on the work and work plans of the Research and Interment/Memorialization Implementation Committees
●Attend committee meetings and present research findings
●Attend relevant committee activities

Administrative Responsibilities:
●Serve as administrative/coordinator support for the Research and Interment/Memorialization Implementation Committees and their work
●Work with administrative leadership from the Office of the President and Implementation Committee co-chairs to prepare agendas and meetings materials for calls and committee meetings
●Coordinate and schedule meetings of the Research and Interment/Memorialization Implementation Committees
●Attend all committee meetings and co-chair calls, take notes and support follow up from these calls and committee meetings
●Engage with administrative staff in the Office of the President as needed to schedule and coordinate meetings, travel, and meals and provide support to institutional human resources and fiscal processing

Required Qualifications

Applicants must have a master’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience. Additional required qualifications include, but not limited to:
●Experience working effectively in a professional environment
●Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team
●Excellent organizational and project management skills
●Strong word processing and data entry skills using the Microsoft Office Suite – especially Word, Excel,
and PowerPoint
●Strong English language writing and speaking skills
●Ability and willingness to work closely, respectfully, and effectively with members of the community as well as internal and external faculty, staff, and students
●Relevant experience, background and demonstration of interest
●Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU

Preferred Qualifications Job Open Date 05/28/2021 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants Additional Information

The Project Assistant will receive compensation consistent and commensurate with their experience and degree. The hourly rate for those holding a relevant master’s degree will be $20.00 up to $27.50 per hour.

Time Commitment:
The part-time hourly position will work up to 29 hours per week from May 2021, and the position will adhere to the university schedule and approved VCU holidays followed by all university employees. The position will have the opportunity to establish a flexible schedule but accommodate attendance at EMSW meetings and activities. Time off during Winter Break and Spring Break and for academic or personal needs may be arranged with the director of the ESMW Project.

Application review begins immediately as submissions are received. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview as identified.

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