Research Project Coordinator - 15989BR

Research Project Coordinator

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

Position Overview

ATLAS, a research center that oversees the development and implementation of the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Alternate Assessment and the Kansas Assessment Program, is seeking Research Project Coordinators to manage a variety of development projects including assessments, learning map models, and professional learning resources. Coordinators will work with multiple development teams to ensure that complex processes are implemented and documented consistently and will ensure that quality assurance criteria and delivery deadlines are met.

This is a full-time (40 hours/week), unclassified position at the Lawrence campus.

We especially seek candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Professional development and training
  • Large scale assessment development
  • Research and development project management
  • Planning and coordinating of meetings across teams
  • Instructional design
  • Process Improvement
  • Quality control processes

Job Description

50% - Manage and monitor workflow and deliverables for multiple ATLAS projects. Examples of work performed may include:

  • Overseeing the development of assessments, professional development modules, or instructional resources.
  • Documenting development procedures including identifying milestones and creating workflow maps.
  • Identifying process improvements and apply risk management strategies.
  • Reviewing materials for accuracy and alignment to project goals.
  • Coordinating development and revision of project plans within and across teams.
  • Tracking and reporting project milestones and deliverables.
  • Implementing budgets and administrative procedures for development projects.

30% - Coordinate internal resources to support development projects. Examples of work performed may include:

  • Coordinating the establishment of a work plan.
  • Supervising graduate research assistants and temporary and student hourly workers.
  • Developing and review technical documents, issue briefs, and communications.
  • Scheduling and leading cross-team meetings for special projects.
  • ​Coordinating handoffs between project staff and project teams.

20% - Assist in the preparation and dissemination of project documents. Examples of work performed may include:

  • Preparing documentation about development processes for technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Performing quality control checks on completed work and finished products.
  • Producing and or reviewing written text, instructional resources, and/or technical reports for a variety of media.
  • Developing engaging recruitment and training materials for multiple projects.
  • Contributing to the development of instructional resources.
  • Contributing to grant proposals and RFP responses.

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree
  2. ​One year of work experience in project management, education, instructional design, assessment, or related field
  3. At least one year of experience using a variety of project management tools as evidenced by work history or professional training
  4. At least one year of experience using Microsoft Office suite applications
  5. Excellent oral and written communication skills as evidenced by application materials and interview

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree or project management certification
  2. Experience producing professional development resources for educators
  3. Work experience with next generation K-12 curricular standards
  4. Work experience in large scale assessment development
  5. Experience managing multiple, concurrent and/or complex projects.
  6. Work history that includes demonstrated supervisory experience
  7. Experience planning and coordinating special events
  8. Experience with instructional design principles and visual mapping software

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application includes online application, CV/resume, cover letter that describes how the applicant meets the required qualifications and includes specific examples of experience, and contact information for at least three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered.

Application review begins November 20, 2019 and continues until positions are filled.

Contact Information to Applicants

Cynthia Perez;

Advertised Salary Range

Minimum 50,000 per year

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