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Research Assistant - Professor Foo
Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Date Posted Dec. 1, 2021
Title Research Assistant - Professor Foo
University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA, United States
Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Digital Media
 
 



JOB TITLE
Research Assistant - Professor Foo

LOCATION
Worcester

DEPARTMENT NAME
Global School - JM

DIVISION NAME
Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
Institutionalizing Digital Equity in Cambridge, MA will be a collaboration with the Chief Information Officer in Cambridge and partners within city government and non-profit and private sectors. Specifically, the City of Cambridge recently released a comprehensive Digital Equity Study and is seeking to formulate an action plan and working coalition based on the report. This initial stage of research aims to kickstart this process with a research assistant who would support the effort by:

  • Refining list of current and proposed initiatives to identify the elements of a comprehensive digital equity program
  • Conducting case study analysis of digital equity initiatives in other cities and organizations
  • Conducting desktop research to determine funding and collaboration opportunities
  • Developing a project charter
  • Conducting a gap analysis of the digital equity report
  • Identifying baseline metrics for evaluating digital equity based on the digital equity report
  • Defining individual projects by entity
  • Identifying coalition members and potential roles within initiatives
  • Drafting working group model and governance
  • Drafting a digital equity action plan
  • Conducting meetings and workshops to engage stakeholders, determine interest, and refine draft artifacts
  • Transcribing meeting outputs and actions

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    This initial stage of research aims to kickstart this process with a research assistant who would support the effort by:
    • Refining list of current and proposed initiatives to identify the elements of a comprehensive digital equity program
    • Conducting case study analysis of digital equity initiatives in other cities and organizations
    • Conducting desktop research to determine funding and collaboration opportunities
    • Developing a project charter
    • Conducting a gap analysis of the digital equity report
    • Identifying baseline metrics for evaluating digital equity based on the digital equity report
    • Defining individual projects by entity
    • Identifying coalition members and potential roles within initiatives
    • Drafting working group model and governance
    • Drafting a digital equity action plan
    • Conducting meetings and workshops to engage stakeholders, determine interest, and refine draft artifacts
    • Transcribing meeting outputs and actions


    FLSA STATUS
    United States of America (Non-Exempt)

    WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

    To apply, visit: https://wpi.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WPI_External_Career_Site/job/Worcester/Research-Assistant---Professor-Foo_R0001390

    About WPI
    WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

    Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
    WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.

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