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Clinical Research Associate

San Diego State University
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 15, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Clinical Research Associate

Req No: 2023-15235
Category: Other
Type: Temporary
Salary: $16.30 - $17.50/hr
Close Date:

The San Diego State University Pre-College Institute promotes college access and completion for under-served students through excellence and innovation in education. SDSU Upward Bound/HCOP are educational opportunity programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to assist eligible high school students pursue and complete postsecondary programs of education. There are 13 staff members in the Academic Year and approximately 31 during the Six-Week Summer Academy. UB/HCOP are funded to serve 167 students (93 UB Classic and 84 UB STAR) during the Academic Year and 90 students (50 UB Classic and 40 UB STAR) during the Six-Week Summer Academy. The purpose of SDSU Upward Bound is to develop in students the motivation and skills to assist them to pursue and complete a program of postsecondary education. The purpose of HCOP is to assist individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter a health or allied health profession.

The SDSU Pre-College Institute within the SDSU Research Foundation is seeking Resident Advisors/Instructional Aids to supervise, advise, and support high school students during our summer academy. The Institute's goal is to assist low-income and/or first-generation college students currently in high school to prepare for success in college. The six-week summer academy provides participants with fast-paced, intensive academic coursework and other cultural enrichment activities within a hybrid delivery system: seven days online, two weeks commuter and two weeks in a residential setting. Each Resident Advisor is assigned 10-12 students and lives in the residence hall for the last two weeks of the program; Resident Advisors receive room and board. During the non-residential component of the academy, the Residential Advisor/Instructional Aid will support the students either online or in the classroom for their academic needs and social/emotional needs. During virtual and commuter time, the Residential Advisor/Instructoinal Aid will get to know the students, connect students to their application information and their needs for both health and mental well being. During the residential component of the academy the Residential Advisor will focus on the students afternoon activities and offer academic support when needed.

Responsibilities (95%)
  • Complete and pass a certified CPR/First Aid/AED Training course prior to the start of the Summer A
  • Contribute and work toward building collective and harmonious working relationships among Resident Advisors/Instructional Aids, Head Resident Advisors, Resident Life Coordinator, Academic Coordinator, Teaching Staff, Program Director and the students.
  • Male RA’s will oversee male students, and female RA’s will oversee females for gender-based or physical complaints/problems.
  • Assess students’ academic, emotional and social needs. Counsel with students on a daily basis regarding academic progress, daily class assignments/activities and emotional/physical well-being.
  • Review files of assigned students to know students needs and help build a more effective connection..
  • Attend pre-program staff trainings and daily and weekly staff meetings.
  • Participate and assist in the planning, coordination, communication, and implementation of all social, cultural and recreational events.
  • Collaborate with the Teaching Assistants to assist students with completion of daily classroom assignments, projects, and homework during afternoon supervised-study sessions during commuter and residential components.
  • Under the guidance of the Resident Life Coordinator and the direction of the Head Residential Advisors, supervise and assist small-group study sessions during the evening, maintaining a conducive study atmosphere and tutoring students in academic courses as appropriate.
  • Report to HRA regarding problems, functions and disciplinary measures during program activities and field experiences.
  • Provide academic and personal guidance to assigned students.
  • Maintain student discipline and enforce all program rules and regulations.
  • Supervise students at all times to ensure their safety and well-being.
  • Monitor students at mealtime for SFSP requirements and maintain data logs.
  • On a rotational schedule, be on call 24-hours a day during the residential component of the program.
  • Maintain constant communication with program staff and students to ensure efficient program operation.
  • Report any problems relating to staff or students to the HRA or administrative staff.
  • Report immediately to the HRA and Resident Life Coordinator in the event of serious student misbehavior or any time-sensitive issues, critical incidents/emergencies.

Other Job Duties (5%)

Minimum Qualification
  • None

Minimum Experience
  • None

Desired Qualificartions
  • One or more years of previous experience as a youth leader, camp counselor, or equivalent

  • A background check (including a criminal records check) and Livescan (fingerprint) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation
  • San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer

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