University of Maine at Augusta
Mental Health and Human Services (MHHS) Program
Undergraduate Student Research Assistant (RA) Job Description
by W. St. Pierre updated 04/10/23
Undergraduate Research Assistant for the UMA/UMF Collaborative Training Program UMS Small Campus Grant
Mental Health and Human Services
The Undergraduate Research Assistant will be under the supervision of the Academic Coordinator of the UMA Mental Health and Human Services (MHHS) Program. The position is being grant funded for 13 months through a Maine Jobs and Recovery Plan Grant (05/2023 – 06/2023). The Undergraduate Research Assistant (RA) is responsible for assisting the faculty members involved in the grant in a variety of tasks which may include preparing promotional materials, coordinating events, research, data collection, and documentation in support of the grant activities. The supervising faculty will be responsible for providing ongoing feedback and a formal assessment at the conclusion of the project.
The Primary Investigator (PI) (supervising faculty) will determine the RA’s weekly tasks and goals to assist in the achievement of project goals which may include the following and/or other duties specific to the project objectives. Involves research and data collection, such as library research, structured interviews or other project specific methodology.
- Collects, interprets, synthesizes and analyzes data.
- Schedules, organizes, participates and reports on status of project activities.
- Plans and modifies research and data collection techniques and procedures.
- Writes and edits materials for publication and presentation.
- Meets with faculty supervisor on a regular basis to maintain ongoing communication regarding the project needs and quality of the assistant’s performance.
- Performs other related duties as required.
Current enrollment in a UMA undergraduate program with interest in workforce development, grant implementation and management, and/or human services careers development.
Subject knowledge and oral/written communication skills to discuss and document research progress. Ability to work independently, accurately and to problem solve technical and methodological issues that arise during the course of the project and research. Ability to apply critical analysis to the processes being created and implemented. Strong organization and interpersonal skills.
Average of 10 hours per week. Preference to have one RA remain in the role for summer 2023, fall 2023, spring 2024, and summer 2024.
Dr. Wendy St. Pierre, Academic Coordinator of Mental Health & Human Services Program
How to Apply
To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to Dr. Wendy St. Pierre at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application review will begin on May 15, 2023, and continue until a candidate is hired.