sociology research assistant resume example with 10+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary
Driven and articulate management professional passionate about making the world a more just and sustainable place. Self-motivated, patient, and reliable with excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong yet flexible leadership style that is adaptable to the changing demands of social services agencies. Effective at collaborating with staff and supervisors. 
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Research
  • Very organized
  • Computer skills
  • Quick learner
  • Strategic thinker
  • Valid CA driver's license
Work History
Sociology Research Assistant, 06/2013 - Current
Dish Network Corporation , ,
  • Qualitative & Quantitative Data Analysis, & Literature Review.
  • Use of NVivo9 & SPSS. 
  • Co-author of article, "The enactment of Social Capital and Concerted Cultivation on the PreMed Track" to be published by June 2014. Reinvent article, making it more applicable to current research trends.
Program Coordinator, 05/2013 - 08/2013
Mosaic , ,
  • Oversaw the Counseling Psychology School's entire Center for Professional Development program. 
  • Created and edited webpages for the Center for Professional Development using HTML coding, via CommonSpot interface.
  • Learned and utilized Excel, Astra, Certain, CommonSpot, PeopleSoft, and more.
  • Entered grades, awarded Continuing Education certificates, set up workshops, handled instructor contracts, scheduled classes and made appropriate reservations.
  • Employed interpersonal communication acumen with diverse groups of people.
  • Handled all complaints.
Environmental Justice Program Coordinator, 04/2013 - Current
Rely Services , ,
  • Design campaigns, and lead volunteers to execute campaign action plans and achieve desired goals.
  • Facilitate weekly meetings, inspiring and motivating team members to be engaged and at ease, yet on task.
  • Design and promote educational outreach events for students at Santa Clara University.
  • Outreach and collaboration with local and national organizations to help further campaign, as well as with university administrators.
  • Accomplishments: Increased volunteer attendance by over 50% through effective presentations and recruitment efforts. 
Canvasser, 05/2012 - 07/2012
Fund For The Public Interest City, STATE,
  • Educated people about environmental issues and issues regarding unjust agricultural subsidies, and raised funds for Environment California and CalPIRG (California Public Interest Research Group).
  • Fundraised several thousand dollars in one summer in a door-to-door campaign to raise public awareness about environmental issues.
  • Learned the invaluable skill of conversing, engaging, and positively interacting with various types of people.
Office Assistant, 08/2010 - 05/2013
Center For Professional Development - Santa Clara University , ,
  • Learned and utilized Microsoft Excel, Astra, PeopleSoft, CommonSpot, Certain, etc.
  • Edited website, analyzed course evaluations, set up facility for classes, conducted program research, promoted events.
  • created infographics, took photos for the website, contacted other graduate school professional development centers, etc.
  • Reorganized CPD's filing system. 
Bachelor of Science: Sociology & Spanish , Expected in Current
Santa Clara University - Santa Clara, CA.
Status -
    I will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
    • 3.89 GPA
    • Dean's list all four years.
    • Alpha Kappa Delta (national Sociology honor's society)
    • Phi Sigma Iota (national Spanish honor's society)
    • Quantitative Methods
    • Qualitative Methods
    • Applied Sociology
    • Statistics
    • Race, Class, & Gender in the U.S.
    • Mexican Immigration to the U.S.
    • Gender & Social Change in Latin America
    • Sociology of Family
    • Social Stratification
    • Multicultural Literature in the U.S.
    • Sociological Theory
    • The Sociology of Development in El Salvador 

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    • Santa Clara University

    Job Titles Held:

    • Sociology Research Assistant
    • Program Coordinator
    • Environmental Justice Program Coordinator
    • Canvasser
    • Office Assistant


    • Bachelor of Science

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