Research Project Coordinator - 12783BR

Research Project Coordinator

Achievement & Assessment Inst
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The Center for Public Partnerships and Research (CPPR) seeks a Research Project Coordinator to assist local communities in development and maintenance of digital badging to engage youth in their own skills and career development. CPPR specializes in partnership development, facilitation, research, evaluation, data science projects, and social innovation work that supports our mission to optimize the well-being of children, youth, and families. CPPR primarily pursues its mission by assisting partners, including state-level and community based organizations, in their work to secure funding, bring key stakeholders to the table, orchestrate large-scale data efforts, and conduct research, cost analysis, and evaluation. We are seeking individuals who are passionate about impacting social change for good. The person in this position will promote youth engagement through the utilization of customized online credentialing (digital badging). Examples of duties include content development, meeting with local partners to identify their badging needs, scheduling and facilitating meetings, and strengthening the Education, Practice, and Immersion for Credit (EPIC) platform through local community feedback. The applicant should have experience with collaborative projects (especially within the education system) and knowledge of digital badging and/or online platforms, troubleshooting and implementing solutions, and experience working with youth. The position is contingent upon funding.

Job Description

60% - Project Coordination

  • Lead strategic planning and programmatic design for new and existing projects.
  • Oversee successful completion and of project and funder goals and objectives in cooperation with state and local partners.
  • Track and coordinate deliverables, work plan, and timelines to ensure completion of work.
  • Manage schedules and scheduling across projects to ensure alignment.
  • Train internal/external staff on data collection, facilitation, and project management tools.
  • Develop participant engagement plan, briefs, and white papers for the legislature and policy makers to promote public will.
  • Develop policies and procedures for program providers that will collaboratively be accepted by stakeholders.
  • Other duties as assigned by Leadership Team.

20% - Report Preparation and Dissemination

  • Write reports and documentation related to grant projects, including progress reports and summary reports, in conjunction with/response to the funder.
  • Generate marketing strategies, educational materials, and other documents to promote research and generate public will for social change.
  • Represent CPPR projects and teams at relevant meetings, conferences, and webinars, as needed.
  • Design technical assistance plans for to ensure that best practices are being followed.
  • Synthesize and convey complex ideas into clear, compelling and varied communications.

20% - Partnership and Proposal Development

  • Act as writing lead to develop new funding proposals.
  • Manage project teams and resources to forward the mission of CPPR.
  • Identify potential partners and develop relationships on the state and national level. Relationship development and management may include: attending and presenting at conferences, developing research briefs, and identifying opportunities for mission synergy.
  • Develop materials that make connections between CPPR’s mission and that of partners to promote social change.
  • Generate innovative ideas and create funding pathways that support CPPR’s mission to optimize well-being of children, youth, and families.

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Education, Psychology, Social Welfare, Sociology or related field and one year of experience in field of study.
  2. Excellent written communication skills as demonstrated through application materials.
  3. Demonstrated work experience in building collaborations with external constituents based on previous work experience.
  4. Knowledge and/or experience of youth development and program development.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Master's degree in Public Health, Education, Psychology, Social Welfare, Sociology or related field.
  2. Prior experience as a Project Coordinator or Principal Investigator.
  3. Knowledge of the University of Kansas, its policies and its procedures.
  4. Experience in educational setting/youth development.
  5. Experience with digital learning initiatives.
  6. Experience with grant-funded programs in a relevant field.
  7. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to exercise initiative when necessary and appropriate.
  8. Familiarity with the academic and curriculum educational standards.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application includes an online application, cover letter, resume highlighting pertinent experience relative to the required and preferred qualifications and contact information for three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered.

Review of applications will begins September 8, 2018, and will continue until a qualified pool of applicants are collected. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date.

Contact Information to Applicants

Virginia Musser

Advertised Salary Range

Minimum $44,105

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Achievement & Assessment Inst
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Employee Class:
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