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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experiences that directly relate to this position. Include at least 2 references on your resume.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) is looking for two (2) highly skilled research assistants to assist with evaluation and assessment of the 5 Year DEI Strategic Planning and Implementation Process. We are seeking candidates with experience in both quantitative and qualitative research, but we understand that applicants likely will have more skills in one of these research methods over the other. Primary duties include but are not limited to the following: data collection, data cleaning and merging, and database management; historical/archival research, conducting interviews/focus groups, quantitative and qualitative data analyses, and report writing.

Mission Statement

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) at the University of Michigan leads and supports university-wide initiatives focused on the recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, while fostering an inclusive and equitable University community. Our office also engages surrounding communities in mission-focused, mutually beneficial partnerships.
In support of this overarching effort, three units within our office - the Center for Educational Outreach (CEO), Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI), and Wolverine Pathways - all work closely with ODEI to further the strategic vision of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Michigan.

Required Qualifications*

  • Research experience in a social science discipline, statistics or information science with extensive experience in quantitative and/or qualitative research.
  • Excellent data management skills, including data cleaning and documentation.
  • Experience with Qualtrics or other online survey programs, database management tools, and statistical software (e.g., Excel, SPSS).
  • Experience in qualitative research, such as historical/archival research, creating protocols for interviews and focus groups, conducting interviews and focus groups, and performing qualitative analyses/coding in qualitative software (e.g., NVIVO, Dedoose, Excel).
  • Excellent attention to detail is a must.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work both collaboratively and autonomously, and to interact effectively with a wide variety of constituents.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and a high degree of diplomacy, discretion, and confidentiality when dealing with highly sensitive, private and confidential information.
  • Ability to set priorities, manage multiple assignments and deadlines, while functioning in a flexible and professional manner.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.