GSR Opportunity | AAP Mentoring | UndocuBruins & Research Rookies | Deadline: September 6, 2018 @ 12PM

1. Graduate Research Coordinator – UndocuBruins Research Program

Graduate Research Coordinator Position – 2018-2019 Academic Year

The UndocuBruins Research Program (UBRP) provides AAP undocumented undergraduate students
with the opportunity to pursue research in their own field of interest. UndocuBruins Research scholars participate in critical and social justice oriented research, with additional opportunities for reflection and community-building within the cohort program. Scholars are exposed to different research and graduate school opportunities through workshops and panels. UBRP is committed to assisting undocumented AAP undergraduates who wish to pursue graduate studies, specifically research Masters and Ph.D. programs

The Graduate Research Coordinator for the UndocuBruins program provides students with mentoring in their areas of research interest and advising on the graduate school application process. Activities include assisting in the review of program application data and selection of the new cohort of UndocuBruins; leading weekly research group meetings (journal clubs), during Winter and Spring quarters about research and different research methodologies and designs; aids students connect to faculty; helping students develop their research skills; assisting student participants with gathering admissions information and preparing for graduate and professional school; assisting student participants in developing their research materials and statements for graduate and professional school admissions; assisting student participants in preparing oral and poster presentations of their research projects. For more information on UndocuBruins, please visit our website at: https://www.aap.ucla.edu/programs/undocubruins/

Please note that this appointment is for the entire 2018 – 2019 academic year.

Job Responsibilities:
◊ Work with AAP undergraduate students seeking research experience to pursue graduate or professional school
◊ Facilitate weekly research group meetings with undergraduate students involved in or seeking to become involved in undergraduate research
◊ Develop the research and presentation skills of AAP undergraduate students (e.g., through research methods and academic writing tutorials)
◊ Outreach to academic departments, faculty, other AAP and Division of Undergraduate Education units, and the Graduate Division on behalf of the Graduate Mentoring and Research Programs (GMRP)
◊ Organize faculty and student research roundtables in various academic disciplines
◊ Conduct workshops that make students successful researchers and future graduate students
◊ Assist in the continued development of GMRP projects
◊ Opportunity to present and share research project findings and program outcomes

Eligibility Criteria:
◊ Currently enrolled UCLA graduate student during the time of appointment with a minimum GPA of 3.0, making normal progress towards the graduate degree as outlined by Graduate Division academic apprentice policies and departmental guidelines, and enrollment in a minimum of 12 units for each quarter of appointment. Graduate students enrolled in self-supporting programs are not eligible for fee remissions for this position.
◊ Interest in providing research support and training undocumented undergraduates who are interested in a research/academic career
◊ Familiarity of the plight of undocumented youth including the history, education policies and immigration policies that affect undocumented youth and the current cultural, political and social climate towards undocumented immigrants
◊ Strong ability to collaborate with campus partners like IDEAS at UCLA, the Undocumented Student Program, and the UndocuScholars Project.
◊ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
◊ Demonstrated cross-cultural sensitivity
◊ Able to work 10-20 hours per week (Hours must be distributed across at least two days during the week)
o Graduate students already holding 50% appointments elsewhere on campus may work additional hours with written permission from their department chairs, dissertation advisors, and with Graduate Division.
◊ Able to attend regularly scheduled GMRP staff meetings during the quarter
◊ Able to attend training prior to the beginning of the undergraduate school year in September
◊ Be able to work in GSR title appointment position and not have any campus employment restrictions due to financial awards, fellowship awards, funding or academic programs requirements or restrictions.

2. Graduate Research Coordinator- Research Rookies Coordinator
Graduate Research Coordinator Position – 2018-19 Academic Year

The Research Rookies Program is exclusive to AAP undergraduate students in their second year who would like to pursue research. Under the guidance of a Graduate Mentor and sponsorship of a UCLA faculty mentor, Research Rookies attend workshops and panels that expose them to research opportunities, methodology, and projects that will prepare them for graduate school. Research Rookies begin exploring a topic of their interest through a Student Research Program contract course (SRP 99) with a faculty advisor and receive a $500 stipend upon successful program completion in the Spring Quarter.

The Graduate Research Coordinator for the Research Rookies Program is a part of a team of two Graduate Mentors who offer tailored mentorship and advising services to AAP students accepted into the cohort. Activities include: assisting with the reviewing of program application materials and selection of new cohort of Research Rookies; co-administering a weekly discussion section during Winter Quarter covering research, writing, methodology, and graduate school options; assisting student participants one-on-one with exploring research and career opportunities in an academic institution; assisting students with seeking out an appropriate faculty mentor; and guiding students in the development of a Spring poster presentation for Undergraduate Research Week. For more information about the Research Rookies Program, please visit our website at https://www.aap.ucla.edu/programs/research-rookies/.

Please note that this appointment is for the entire 2018-19 academic year.

Job Description:
◊ Work with AAP undergraduate students seeking research experience to pursue graduate or professional school
◊ Co-facilitate weekly research group meetings with undergraduate students involved in or seeking to become involved in undergraduate research
◊ Develop the research and presentation skills of AAP undergraduate students (e.g., through research methods and academic writing tutorials)
◊ Coordinate research experiences with the Undergraduate Research Centers on campus and students’ faculty advisors
◊ Outreach to academic departments, faculty, other AAP and Division of Undergraduate Education units, and the Graduate Division on behalf of the Graduate Mentoring and Research Programs (GMRP)
◊ Organize faculty and student research roundtables in various academic disciplines
◊ Develop and conduct related workshops that make students successful researchers and future graduate students
◊ Assist in the continued development of GMRP projects
◊ Opportunity to present and share research project findings and program outcomes

Eligibility Criteria:
◊ Currently enrolled UCLA graduate student during the time of appointment with a minimum GPA of 3.0, making normal progress towards the graduate degree as outlined by Graduate Division academic apprentice policies and departmental guidelines, and enrollment in a minimum of 12 units for each quarter of appointment. Graduate students enrolled in self-supporting programs are not eligible for fee remissions for this position.
◊ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
◊ Research experience in the Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, Public Affairs, and Sciences
◊ Interest in working with and assisting undergraduates in the humanities and social sciences, particularly those who are interested in a research/academic career
◊ Interest in working with low-income, first-generation college students
◊ Demonstrated cross-cultural sensitivity
◊ Able to work 10-20 hours per week (Hours must be distributed across at least two days during the week):
o Graduate students already holding appointments elsewhere on campus may work additional hours with written permission from their department chairs, dissertation advisors, and with Graduate Division.
◊ Able to attend regularly scheduled GMRP staff meetings during the quarter
◊ Able to attend training
◊ Be able to work in GSR title appointment position and not have any campus employment restrictions due to financial awards, fellowship awards, funding or academic programs requirements or restrictions.

Compensation:
◊ 25-50% time under the payroll title of Graduate Student Researcher (GSR)
◊ GSR salary varies depending on experience and academic progress (Step 1 – $1629/monthly to Step 5 – $2243/monthly at 50% time; half if 25% time)
◊ The appointment includes in-state fee remissions and GSHIP as long as eligibility is maintained (12 enrolled units per quarter of appointment, overall GPA of 3.0 and above, working at 50% time). This position is subject to the UCLA Academic Apprentice Personnel policies for UCLA Graduate Students: https://grad.ucla.edu/funding/working-at-ucla/academic-apprentice-personnel-manual/.

Application Process:
Priority deadline: September 6, 2018 by 12pm. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled and you will only be contacted should you be selected for an interview.

A completed application packet will include:
◊ A cover letter stating how you meet the criteria and how you would contribute to strengthening the UndocuBruins Research Program
◊ An unofficial copy of your most recent graduate transcript
◊ Curriculum vita and list of three references
◊ Statement on your approach to developing undergraduate scholars
◊ Evaluations from students, if available

Please submit your completed application to:

Antonio Shallowhorn, Office Coordinator
AAP Graduate Mentoring & Research Programs
ashallowhorn@college.ucla.edu

About the UCLA Academic Advancement Program:
The UCLA Academic Advancement Program has a threefold mission: 1) to ensure the academic success and graduation of students who have been historically underrepresented in higher education; 2) inform and prepare AAP students for graduate and professional schools; and 3) to develop the academic, scientific, political, economic, and community leadership necessary to transform society. The successful integration of our three-fold mission strengthens our commitment to access, equity and excellence.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.

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