Graduate Student Program Assistant (PA) sought for fall semester 2015 (4-6 months, starting summer 2015 preferred) for assistance in research communications and methodology event support for the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), whose purpose is to promote excellence in social science research. The PA will work with the ISSR staff, supervised by Laurel Smith-Doerr, Director of the Institute for Social Science Research. The position will require analysis of ISSR program data, coordination and support services for cross-campus events for faculty and graduate students, collecting and maintaining communications on social science research including findings from UMass projects, library research and archiving of documents, writing entries for online sites and social media outlets summarizing social science research and data, and maintaining open communication with the ISSR director and staff. The position will pay the GEO minimum salary for 20 hours per week. The start date will be no later than Sept 6, 2015 and end date no earlier than Jan 16, 2016.