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Undergraduate Assistant for Indigenous Land & Data Stewards Lab

General summary of job
Are you interested in learning what it takes to run a collaborative, interdisciplinary, Indigenous research lab? We are seeking a highly qualified undergraduate scholar to assist with lab management and research tasks for our Indigenous Land & Data Stewards interdisciplinary research lab. Our lab is housed in the Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship at Colorado State University and works in partnership with the Collaboratory for Indigenous Data Governance. This position includes opportunities for mentorship and professional development with an emphasis on supporting Indigenous scholars and community members in natural resources leadership roles. Applicants should be highly detail-oriented and enjoy problem-solving, organization, and communication.

Required quals
  • Demonstrated record of academic achievement and attention to detail 
  • Ability to follow directions carefully and maintain productivity when working independently 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word and working with data spreadsheets (ex. Excel) 
  • Experience using internet for research 

preferred quals
  • Relational experience living or working in an Indigenous community context 
  • 3.0 or higher GPA 
  • Strong interest in tribal/Indigenous environmental research 
  • Experience with R software and/or database management 

Assisting with lab management and research-related tasks, including yet not limited to: communications via phone and email, coordinating research meetings, digital file management, developing relevant course and workshop materials, purchasing and accounting, website administration, data collection, logistical support for research travel and planning, etc.. We can provide you trainings to help fulfill these duties, as long as required qualifications listed below are met. Most duties can be performed remotely; however, we can also provide an on-campus workstation, including a telephone and computer if needed. The job requires 10 hours per week, with some flexibility on a week-by-week basis. The position may be extended through Spring semester (contingent on performance).

Through the end of fall semester, with option to extend through spring contingent on performance

Pay rate

How to apply and what documents to provide
Interested applicants may send the following materials to Dr. Dominique David-Chavez, by October 31st and may be contacted for follow-up interview depending on the number of qualified applicants: 
  1. Copy of resume/CV 
  2. Most recent transcript (unofficial is ok) 
  3. Brief cover letter describing interest, relevant background experience, and qualifications pertaining to listed job requirements 

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Benefit Information: Employee Benefit information can be found on Hrs Website 
Colorado State University may conduct background checks on all final candidates