Research Project Coordinator - 10690BR

Research Project Coordinator

Department: 
Achievement & Assessment Inst
Location/Division: 
Lawrence
Reg/Temp: 
Regular
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The Achievement and Assessment Institute is seeking 1-3 Research Project Coordinators to support the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) alternate assessment consortium. The incumbent will coordinate project activities for internal and external audiences and collaborate with teams to achieve project deliverables.

These positions will be integral members of the Implementation Team and will have primary responsibility for managing projects and processes within and across teams. This may include tracking deliverables, managing timelines, and designing communications for internal and external audiences. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • Develop grant proposal narratives and related content.
  • Develop budget narratives; bid and negotiate contracts.
  • Improve workflow efficiencies.
  • Plan and coordinate meetings across groups.
  • Interact directly with partners regarding contract deliverables.

The coordinator may also supervise staff on special projects. Experience with grant or proposal writing, budgets, or prior supervisory experience are especially preferred.

Job Description

30% - Plan and coordinate project activities to support center and program work. Examples of work performed may include:
  • Identify scope of work.
  • Create project plan and timelines to include deliverables, resources, stakeholders, and contingencies.
  • Convene workgroups to discuss, lead and implement project plan in conjunction with project scope and guidelines.
  • Support program managers in providing program management services.
  • Coordinate and monitor execution and development of customized deliverables and events for partners.
  • Coordinate arrangement and execution of onsite meetings, including event venue arrangements and associated deliverables.
  • Facilitate or lead team meetings for special projects.
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned.


25% - Manage and monitor workflow and project deliverables as defined in project plans. Examples of work performed may include:
  • Document procedures.
  • Document and share results.
  • Identify process improvements.
  • Provide training and mentoring on best practices and tools in the field of project management.
  • Coordinate development and revision of project plans.
  • Coordinate handoffs between project staff and project teams.
  • Produce final project deliverables.
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned.


20% - Coordinate internal and external resources to support projects. Examples of work performed may include:
  • Coordinate the establishment of a work plan.
  • Produce and or review written text and reports.
  • Develop and review technical documents, incident reports, and communications.
  • Respond to inquiries and requests from partners and project staff.
Assist in the preparation and dissemination of project documents. Examples of work performed may include:
  • Coordinate the establishment of a final grant report or RFP work plan.
  • Produce and or review written text and final reports.
  • Perform quality control checks on completed work and finished products prior to release.
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned.


15% - Co-manage the team’s Research Project Specialists; supervise temporary staff and student employees on special projects as needed. Examples of work performed may include:
  • Develop and implement project plans.
  • Provide direction, monitor deliverables.
  • Provide mentoring and feedback.
  • Problem solve and provide technical assistance.
  • Identify, schedule, and assign tasks.
  • Coordinate product development and delivery processes.
  • Identify and address barriers to project or task progress.


10% - Collaborate with other teams to achieve project deliverables. Examples of work performed may include:
  • Develop grant proposal narratives and related content.
  • Develop budget narratives.
  • Bid and negotiate contracts.
  • Plan, coordinate, and or provide staff support of consortium, assessment development, and grant meetings across groups.
  • Interact directly with partners regarding contract or grant deliverables.
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree
  2. One year of experience in education, assessment, or related field
  3. Demonstrated attention to detail as evidenced by application materials
  4. Prior experience with Microsoft Office suite as evidenced by job history
  5. Effective oral and written communication skills as evidenced by application materials and interview

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree or PMP certification
  2. Minimum of two years of project management experience
  3. Detail oriented with strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  4. Ability to manage competing priorities under strict deadlines
  5. Ability to work both independently and in teams
  6. Demonstrated supervisory experience
  7. Demonstrated experience planning and coordinating special events
  8. Experience with grant proposal development, including proposal writing and budgets

Additional Candidate Instructions

Applicants should submit an online application, résumé, a detailed cover letter that matches professional experiences to the required and preferred qualifications, and contact information for three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered.

Application review begins January 18, 2018, and continues until position is filled.

Contact Information to Applicants

Victoria King, kingv@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

$44,150.00 - $66,157.00; commensurate with experience

Application Review Begins

18-Jan-2018

Anticipated Start Date

02-Apr-2018

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Posting ID:
10690BR
Department:
Achievement & Assessment Inst
Location/Division:
Lawrence
Reg/Temp:
Regular
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Application Review Begins:
18-Jan-2018
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