Statistics Consultant at the Quantitative Research Consulting Center (QRCC)—deadline to apply is May 1
Are you the go-to stats person in your department? Have you helped fellow students run stats or interpret their results for papers? If you’re the type of person who is great at explaining statistical analyses, then come join the new Quantitative Research Consulting Center (QRCC), a Provost’s Office initiative.
We are seeking a CUNY graduate student to join the statistical consultant team. The graduate student consultant will support students, post-docs, and faculty in two areas: statistical methods and statistical packages. The job will consist of Consultancy (75%) and Prep & Admin (25%), including:
– meeting with researchers across disciplines to:
– address student and faculty questions,
– analyze research goals, associated data, and statistical needs,
– making statistical concepts and results understood, and
– implement discipline-specific statistical best practices;
– assisting students and faculty in using a variety of statistical software by explaining software output and troubleshooting.
The qualified graduate student consultant is someone who has strong quantitative AND interpersonal skills. The required qualifications are:
– Passion about statistics and research design and excitement about the idea of answering a broad range of advanced statistical questions from a large and diverse clientele
– In-depth knowledge of statistics (especially with experimental designs, multivariate methods, linear and generalized linear regression analysis, sampling/survey data, and mixed effects model techniques) as well as hands-on experience running a broad range of statistical tests
– Interest and willingness to explore new tools and methodologies that can be applied to student and faculty research problems in diverse fields
– Deep, hands-on experience with at least one open source analytics language (e.g., R, Python) OR one commercial analytic tool (e.g., SAS, SPSS, STATA, MATLAB, HLM)
– Aptitude for explaining statistical methods, interpreting data outputs, and articulating findings by tailoring communication to the level and experience of the audience (e.g., using analogies, visual and other techniques)
– Ability to quickly come up to speed on and contribute to quantitative research projects by asking meaningful and relevant questions
– Strong listening skills to formulate direct, responsive answers to questions, and a commitment to providing excellent customer service
– Ability to deal with multiple issues simultaneously and to handle ambiguity
This position is a Grad B position plus a small fellowship award bringing the total compensation to $13,345 for 10 hours a week of work for 30 weeks (the Fall and Spring semesters). It provides NYSHIP eligibility and in-state tuition for students within their first 10 registered semesters of doctoral study. Potential for additional work and compensation for the summer months depending on financial availability.
Applications will be submitted through GC Connect, the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development’s job and internship database (search under job postings for QRCC Statistical Consulting Fellowship Job ID 3698). The applications are due on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. If you plan to apply but have not used GC Connect, detailed instructions can be found here: https://careerplan.commons.gc.cuny.edu/services Please submit your CV/resume and a thoughtful cover letter about why you are interested in working in the QRCC.
Paid Part-Time Summer Opportunity for STEM student, Office of Career Planning and Professional Development
The Office of Career Planning and Professional Development at the Graduate Center is seeking to hire part-time summer assistance to continue the work of the Enhancing STEM Career Development project, funded by the CUNY Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Programs via the Career Success Initiative. (You can read more about this initiative here: http://www.naceweb.org/career-readiness/best-practices/initiative-boosts-career-competitiveness-of-cuny-grads/)
This person would assist with:
Researching and contacting employers
Building and maintaining a website for the initiative
Helping to scale program content via the production of recorded videos, podcasts, and other web-based resources
Currently enrolled in a GC graduate program in a STEM field
Strong communication skills
Collaborative and collegial
Comfortable working both independently and in teams
Knowledge of social media platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook.
Proficient in Excel, Outlook, and Adobe Pro.
Experience with WordPress and website creation
Interested students should send a resume and a cover letter to email@example.com by Wednesday, March 27.
Students planning to apply should email Jennifer Furlong (jFurlong@gc.cuny.edu) at the Office of Career Planning & Professional Development by March 27th.
Summer Internship Program 2019 (Graduate Students)
We value our Interns and want to invest in and mentor future leaders who will grow personally and professionally and create impact in the philanthropic sector. As an Intern at The Rockefeller Foundation you will have the chance to contribute to our initiatives through engaging, meaningful work assignments.
Opportunities in New York City:
Innovative Finance: The PRI Team originates, executes and manages impact investments on behalf of the Foundation. Candidates should have an interest in the development finance and impact investing fields.
US Jobs: The Jobs Team works on economic mobility in the US. Interested candidates should have a background in economic or community development, workforce issues, the future of work, labor organizing, social service delivery, economic opportunity policy, or similar.
Innovation (Data & Tech): The Innovation Team works on leveraging data and technology for greater impact and increased equity. Candidates should have an interest or background in data or computer science, statistics, AI/ML, or other technology-related fields.
Food: The Food Team is focused on how we can sustainably nourish the world with dignity and equity. Candidates should have a strong interest and experience in this specific area of philanthropy with strong project management, research, and analytical skills.
Power: The Power Team focuses on ending poverty and transforming livelihoods. The team is currently working on a refreshed strategy for the next 3-5 years. Interested candidates should be excited to take on varied research tasks and learn about different aspects of the energy sector.
Currently enrolled in a graduate program in one of the following areas: business, finance, public policy, government, international development, or a related discipline.
Interest or experience working in the nonprofit sector.
Strong research and analytical capabilities; able to synthesize large volumes of research and data to guide strategy.
Collaborative, innovative, eager to learn, and interested in how Foundation’s create and execute strategies working alongside partners.
Must be authorized to work in the United States.
This is a paid internship that begins June 3 and ends August 16.
Please visit the ‘Careers’ section of our website at https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/about-us/careers/ to apply for this position (Summer Internship). You must submit a cover letter and clearly state which opportunity you are interested in and why you’d like to work for The Rockefeller Foundation. Please also indicate how you heard about this opportunity.
The Rockefeller Foundation is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to compliance with all federal, state, and local laws concerning employment discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. To this end, the Foundation ensures equal opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, lawful alien status, physical, mental, and medical disability, veteran status or liability for service in the United States Armed Forces.
The Rockefeller Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The DSC seeks candidates for the OpenCUNY Coordinator for Organizing and Action. Applications are due March 22, 2019.
The OpenCUNY Academic Medium formed in 2008 to provide a student organized, open-source, web platform for the Graduate Center community. OpenCUNY coordinators maintain OpenCUNY to provide access to a free and open source digital media platform that supports graduate students in sharing work and creating their digital presence. Coordinators also host events and workshops that advocate for and support the use of open source technology for the GC digital community.
The Coordinator for Organizing and Action is an advocate for OpenCUNY and facilitate the use of OpenCUNY by individual students and student groups including DSC committees, affiliates, chartered organizations, and program student associations. In effect, the Coordinator for Organizing and Action helps students to organize, collaborate, and amplify their messages using the OpenCUNY platform. The coordinator routinely reaches out to student groups to consult on a range of projects including organizational websites, stand-alone projects, conferences, research, and digital publications. The coordinator also helps develop resources to support these organizations and student projects. Ideal candidates for the Coordinator position will be outgoing, creative, skilled with WordPress (OpenCUNY web framework), and interested in issues of open-access publishing, open-source technology, and digital privacy.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following qualities:
● Familiarity with the Doctoral Student Council (DSC), DSC Affiliates, chartered organizations and related processes
● Experience working with individuals and groups, specifically related to discussion of website creation and design
● Strong front-and back-end WordPress experience
● Network administration experience with WordPress, preferably WordPress multisite
● A collaborative work ethic and ability to work efficiently asynchronously
● Experience running workshops or hosting events, with willingness to collaborate with other student and administrative groups
● Dedication to building and preserving support structures and institutional memory
● Vision for promoting and developing OpenCUNY in the future
Because OpenCUNY is a digital platform that serves the community of Graduate Center students, applicants must be a matriculated Graduate Center Students and have an OpenCUNY account at the time of application and throughout the duration the position is held.
The successful applicant will join Paul Hebert (Coordinator for Planning & Development) and Kristen Hackett (Coordinator for Education & Support) and together, all coordinators are responsible for regularly communicating and sharing in decision-making processes related to the platform including:
● performing routine network maintenance, such as theme/plugin updates and bug checks,
● troubleshooting participants’ tech issues and assisting in website development,● ensuring the reliability of the platform by maintain server processes;● advocating and facilitating for the adoption of open web standards, and● ensuring that all activities of OpenCUNY are in compliance with the OpenCUNY Terms of Participation and DSC Constitution and Bylaws.
The new coordinator will start on May 1, 2019, and receive a stipend of approximately $7000 annually, paid in monthly portions $581.88. The OpenCUNY Coordinator stipend can be combined with other graduate stipends.
If you have any questions about this position or about OpenCUNY, please email the current OpenCUNY Coordinators at: firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>.To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and one-page list of digital projects by March 22, 2019 at 11:59 PM, to the DSC Co-Chair for Student Affairs: firstname.lastname@example.org. (more…)