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Research Assistant/ Program Assistant- SSW

Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 11, 2024
Research Assistant/ Program Assistant- SSW

Wayne State University is searching for an experienced Research Assistant/ Program Assistant- SSW at its Detroit campus location.

Wayne State is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit, Michigan where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high-quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities which prepare students for success in a global society.

Essential functions (job duties):

Provide research assistance at center.

Provide support to project coordinator(s), project managers, and directors.

Schedule, confirm, and coordinate calls and meetings.

Transcribe and follow-up on activities of the calls and meetings.

Provide data collection, entry, and reporting support.


Bachelor’s degree in social science (social work, psychology, public health, criminal justice, urban studies) completed or near completion or equivalent experience.

Knowledge or experience in criminal/legal or behavioral health systems or administrative experience.

Preferred knowledge of criminal justice and community mental health systems (i.e. terminology, processes, goals and outcomes)

Comfortable with a variety of computer programs (including Microsoft Excel and Word, PowerPoint, SPSS, Zoom, and Teams).

Ability to learn computer applications quickly.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Ability to effectively interface with range of community partners.

Reliable transportation to campus.

Located in metro Detroit area.

Preferred qualifications:

Preferred knowledge of criminal justice and community mental health systems (i.e. terminology, processes, goals and outcomes)


H13 - School of Social Work

Primary department:

H1303 - Social Work Instruction Un

Employment type:
  • Regular Employee
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Job category: Research
Funding/salary information:
  • Compensation type: Annual Salary
  • Salary minimum: $44,000
  • Salary hire maximum: $54,000
Job openings:
  • Number of openings: 1
Background check requirements:

University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting work. If you are offered employment, the university will inform you if a background check is required.

Equal employment opportunity statement:

Wayne State University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. The university encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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