Research Assistant-Academic Affairs

Gaston College   Dallas, NC   Full-time     Education
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Posted on July 9, 2021

Research Assistant-Academic Affairs, Full-Time Temporary, Grant-Funded (One-year assignment)



OPEN UNTIL FILLED - Review of applications will begin 7/22/21

Provide administrative support to the Vice President for Academic Affairs to monitor and deliver grant sponsored activities to promote quality STEM education and student success.


  1. Examine programs and program information, diagnose trouble areas, and investigate methods to improve efficiency and ensure smoother participant experience in grant sponsored programs.
  2. Navigate multiple high security administrative functions in AVISO to monitor participant progress in grant sponsored programs.
  3. Collect, organize, synthesize, and analyze data to assist in meeting grant reporting requirements.
  4. Pull and format project data and perform preliminary analysis for quality/compliance.
  5. Consult with and guide project personnel on implementation of quality initiatives to support grant objectives. Correspond with other educational agencies regarding admissions and transfer of academic credits.
  6. Coordinate student support activities including recruitment and application for potential participants. Provide advising, registration, graduation, and student transfer support for current participants.
  7. Evaluate participant progress for program completion.
  8. Administer faculty mentoring activities. Collect faculty information, format information in spreadsheets, and perform preliminary analysis of information.
  9. Assist participants and faculty with research design, implementation, and dissemination of research activities.
  10. Support and assist with project sponsored activities such as SPARC Professional Development Day and sciVisit.
  11. Perform other duties incidental to the work described herein.


  • Bachelor’s degree from a nationally accredited institution in biological sciences or related field required. 


  • Experience navigating the transfer process from two-year to four-year institutions required. 
  • Strong customer services skills and attention to detail required. 
  • Experience with undergraduate research preferred. 
  • Understanding of data analysis procedures for grant reporting preferred.


  • Generally works in a traditional climate-controlled office environment and requires the ability to sit for extended periods.
  • Some walking, standing, and bending required, and the ability to lift and maneuver items weighing up to 25 pounds required.
  • Work environment can be stressful at times in dealing with a wide variety of challenges and deadlines.
  • In addition to regular office hours, position sometimes requires overtime and/or evening hours.


Gaston College

Dallas , NC