Job Opportunity – Research Assistant

Diné College
Tsaile, AZ
Closing Date: 2/15/2019 4:00 PM Mountain

Research Assistant is to assist with the research process, development of policy recommendations for the Navajo Nation as well as for the Navajo Nation Chapters, Departments and Community Organizations.  Research Assistant must apply all academic and non-academic skills in Diné Policy Institute research projects.  Research Assistant must be able to present a final research project report and policy recommendations to the various sub-committees of Navajo Nation Councils and at Chapter House meetings.
Must have and maintain a valid state issued driver’s license and successfully pass a background check. Other licensing may be required depending on position and/or area of assignment. Use of college vehicle, which requires updated Defensive Driving certificate. 

Diné College gives preference to eligible applicant in accordance with the Navajo Preference in Employment Act (NPEA) and the Navajo Nation Veteran’s Preference. Navajo and Veterans Preference will not be given unless applicable documents are submitted with your application (example: DD-214 and Certificate of Indian Blood.)

The Essential duties of this position may change at any time and requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Familiar with Diné Fundamental law, Diné Culture, Indigenous Research Methodology, Navajo Nation Tribal Government system and operation, Chapter House organizations, Diné Philosophy, research center on Indigenous Knowledge, protocol of collection data on reservation, Diné cultural etiquette, various sociological theories, be familiar with American Sociological Association (ASA) and American Psychological Association (APA) formatting and citation, academic research process, and familiar with the Navajo Nation Human Research Review Board (NNHRRB) application process.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft word, Excel, and Powerpoint.  Strong Writing Skills. Proficiency in Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS) to analyze quantitative data.
  • Time management, pay attention to details, public speaking (English and Diné Language), personal communication, assertive in research process, self motivator, discipline, and goal orientated.  Have the ability to meet deadlines with tasks. Team player in various projects.

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