Student Research Coordinator & Office Assistant


UW Information Technology (UW-IT) provides technology and services to support faculty, researchers, staff, and students at the University of Washington. We work with the university community to support innovation, discovery, and outreach through IT, networking, information systems, and information management.


UW-IT is seeking a responsible and motivated student to serve as a research coordinator and office assistant. The student in this position will work directly with UW-IT staff members who conduct research to understand technology trends and user needs related to teaching, learning, and research at the UW. The ideal candidate will be someone who is detail-orientated, communicates well with others, and can complete tasks independently. If you are offered an interview, please come prepared to tell us how your experiences and qualifications will enable you to succeed at this position.

Salary starts at $10.50 per hour.

Typical duties and responsibilities include:

  • Scheduling focus groups and interviews
  • Corresponding with participants via email and phone
  • Providing input on survey, focus group, and interview questions
  • Building surveys in Catalyst WebQ
  • Creating charts and tables
  • Entering data
  • Answering phones and directing callers
  • Sorting incoming and outgoing mail
  • Keeping office supply inventory / Ordering office supplies
  • Scheduling meetings
  • Staying abreast of office and staff events
  • Completing other projects and tasks as assigned


  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of research process
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Web savvy; ability to do internet research
  • Thorough, responsible, and proactive
  • Assertive and willing to ask for clarification when necessary
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently, without reminders or follow up


  • Familiarity with Catalyst WebQ
  • Previous experience answering a multi-line telephone
  • Adobe Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator skills
  • Web publishing skills (HTML or other)


  • Student employees must be matriculated UW students
  • Federal law requires that new employees provide proof of identity, citizenship or employment authorization status, and a social security number
  • A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification
  • The position requires 15 - 19.5 hours per week during regular office hours (M-F; 8am-5pm)
  • Applicants must have at least three consecutive quarters of school remaining at the UW

STATUS: We are not currently hiring for this position.