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Project Assistant

Position Description

The Office of Academic Affairs at the University of New Mexico is seeking a graduate student with strong writing and argumentation skills to assist the program manager of accreditation in drafting an accreditation report, called an “assurance argument,” which is a central document in the university’s reaffirmation of accreditation process. The successful candidate will work with the program manager for accreditation to review committee reports, understand the criteria for accreditation, and structure arguments around a set of evidence to demonstrate how the university meets those criteria.

In addition to writing and crafting the assurance argument, the successful candidate will also work with a set of evidence, creating cover sheets, writing short summaries of content, and assisting with organizing a centralized evidence library. Other miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. The candidate should be willing to work 20 hours per week through the summer. The candidate will be expected to work in the Office of Academic Affairs during regular business hours, between 8-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The work site is located on UNM Main Campus in Scholes Hall.

Position Requirements

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to create clear and concise arguments and descriptions
  • Ability to understand and describe the structure of arguments
  • Ability to understand and describe the relationship of evidence to an argument
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Works well independently and in a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Required Application Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing Sample (3-5 pages)

To Apply, Please Email Your Application Materials To:

Joe Suilmann
suilmann@unm.edu