Chumash Enterprises

Research Assistant

ID 2023-1360
Tribal Operations
Position Type
US-CA-Santa Ynez


The role of the Research Assistant is to collect, interpret and report data findings. This role ensures that all information in research databases is up-to-date and accurate and in compliance with protocol and overall objectives.


• Works with outside institutions and universities to gather data.
• Conducts literature reviews.
• Prepares interview questions.
• Collects and analyzes data.
• Conducts research and summarizes finds on project findings.
• Maintains quality standards to preserve the integrity of data and findings.
• Generates reports, graphs, and spreadsheets to portray results.
• Upholds a work environment that promotes teamwork, partnership, recognition, mutual respect, collaboration, while role modeling the company values, behaviors, and culture of One.Team.Chumash.
• Performs other duties as assigned.


• High School Diploma or GED Certificate.
• Bachelor’s degree in Archeology, Native American studies, or equivalent work experience.
• Two years of previous research experience.
• Intermediate computer proficiency utilizing Microsoft applications, e-mail, and Internet.
• Native American hiring preference applies.

Quality Orientation: Setting high standards regarding his/her work and working environment and acting accordingly; developing quality standards, continuously evaluating performance, products, and procedures; actively seeking ways to improve quality.
Attention to Detail: Taking responsibility for a thorough and detailed method of working.
Data Gathering and Analytics: Collecting, consolidating, and using relevant information; recognizing important information; tracing possible causes of problems, and searching for practical data/solutions.
Planning and Organizing: Setting priorities and defining actions, time, and resources needed to achieve predefined goals.
Oral Communication: Shaping and expressing ideas and information in an effective manner.
Written Communication: Expressing ideas and opinions clearly in properly structured, well organized, and grammatically correct reports or documents; utilizing language and terminology that is understandable for the reader.


100 Via Juana Drive

Minimum Pay Rate

$32.70 per hour

Maximum Pay Rate

$38.47 per hour


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