Research Project Coordinator - 10916BR

Research Project Coordinator

Achievement & Assessment Inst
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The Center for Public Partnerships and Research (CPPR) seeks a full-time Research Project Coordinator to support implementation of a shared measurement system across multiple small (community) and large (state) level initiatives. Work includes project, deliverable, and deadline management, meeting coordination and facilitation, and some data management, application-user support, and application management. CPPR specializes in research and 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 looking for individuals who are passionate about impacting social change for good. The person in this position will promote healthy, happy, thriving communities by communicating with external state and community partners, coordinating with internal team members, and managing project deliverables and timelines. The successful applicant should have prior experience working with community stakeholders, project management or coordination, implementation of a program or initiative, and data systems and/or applications used by staff in Early Childhood and/or Maternal and Child Health. The applicant should also be able to facilitate discussions with community and state level stakeholders, actively troubleshoot problems that may arise, and quickly develop and implement solutions. Experience working on issues related to maternal and child health is helpful. This position is contingent upon funding.

Job Description

80% - Project Coordination
  • Develop project work plans, and coordinate the work of internal staff to ensure deliverables are high quality and timeline.
  • Provide vision for new projects and ensure that the projects meet the goals and objectives of the funder in cooperation with state and local partners.
  • Track and coordinate deliverables, work plan, and timelines to ensure completion of work.
  • Provide project-specific technical assistance and support related to DAISEY.
  • Develop project materials including implementation plans, timelines, and communication plans.
  • Facilitate communication with community and state partners
  • Incorporate principals of implementation science into implementation coordination for DAISEY.
  • Deliver presentations and technical assistance related to project activities.
10% - Implementation Science and Data Science
  • Develop strategies for implementing DAISEY that follow implementation best practices.
  • Synthesize and convey complex ideas into clear, compelling and varied communications
10% - Partnership Development and Dissemination
  • Promote CPPR’s core services via strong relationships with local, state, and national partners.
  • Communicate CPPR’s mission to potential partners on local, state, and national levels.
  • Create publications, presentations, and other strategies to disseminate project results to a regional/national audience.
  • Represent CPPR projects and teams at relevant meetings, conferences, and webinars, as needed.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities as directed by supervisor.

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree in Education, Social Welfare, the social sciences or related field and one year experience in a social service field or in field of study.
  2. Excellent written communication skills as demonstrated through application materials.
  3. Demonstrated work experience in building collaborations based on previous work experience.
  4. Demonstrated experience managing/coordinating a project.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Master's degree in Education, Psychology, Social Welfare, Sociology or related field.
  2. Prior experience as a Project Coordinator or Manager.
  3. Knowledge of the University of Kansas, its policies and its procedures.
  4. Experience with grant-funded programs in a relevant field.
  5. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to exercise initiative when necessary and appropriate.
  6. Knowledge of current issues facing K-12 education, public health, and/or social sciences based on education or previous work experience.

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 begin on February 13, 2018, and continues as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date.

Contact Information to Applicants

Bridget Patti

Advertised Salary Range

Minimum $44,105.00

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