Friday, April 15, 2011

SAA Opening: Evaluating & Improving Financial Literacy among Graduate Assistants

Application Deadline: June 15, 2011
SAA Start Date: August 1, 2011

University Human Resources is seeking a Graduate Assistant to conduct a two year research and analysis project related to evaluating and improving the level of financial literacy of IU’s Graduate Assistants.

This project is funded by the TIAA-CREF Institute and the target audience would be approximately 4400 IU Graduate Assistants and post-docs (3800 at Bloomington, 600 at IUPUI). Suggested research will involve measuring and analyzing financial literacy that results from education as well as the impact of framing the concept of lifetime savings. This project may include a cross-disciplinary approach with TIAA-CREF Institute fellows from other Institutions including Dartmouth and Boston College.

Successful candidates will have project management experience, education and/or work experience in Finance or a related field, and may be pursuing a graduate degree from the Kelley School of Business or the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. The expectation is that this position will work 15-20 hours per week; remuneration includes a $1,250 monthly stipend ($12,500 annual equivalent over 10 months) and health insurance. This position reports to the Associate Vice President of University Human Resources.

Questions may be directed to April Underwood at UHRS: or 812-856-6835. Please send a letter of application, resume and contact information for 3 references to: