Research Project Coordinator - 22277BR

Research Project Coordinator

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

Position Overview

ATLAS promotes learning and improved outcomes for all students. We create technology-based learning and assessment systems that are accessible and academically rigorous. Our center serves all students, including students with disabilities and struggling learners, as well as their educators.
We specialize in map-based learning systems that are informed by research on skill development, assessment design, and teacher professional development. Our grant-funded research includes writing instruction, science professional development, support for teacher trainers, and science assessment design. We also foster partnerships with diverse organizations that share our focus and commitment to quality learning experiences for all students.

Our center develops and delivers state assessments. The Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) Alternate Assessment System assesses students with the most significant cognitive disabilities in English language arts, mathematics, and science. We also offer custom social studies alternate assessments. Our broader state assessments include the Kansas Assessment Program and the Kansas English Language Proficiency Assessment.

ATLAS is seeking Research Project Coordinators with experience in organizing, planning, and managing project plans to join our new Research, Development, and Operational Project Support (RDOPS) team. The coordinators will work with multiple development teams to manage a variety of projects, ensure that complex processes are implemented and documented consistently and will ensure that quality assurance criteria and delivery deadlines are met.

We especially seek candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • Research and development project management
  • Large scale assessment development
  • Professional development and training
  • Process improvement
  • Quality control processes

KU offers great benefits to employees with up to 176 hours of paid vacation per year, 72 hours of sick leave earned per year, nine paid holidays plus one discretionary day, a retirement program, medical & dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options and State of Kansas discounts offered by various vendors. KU also offers employees educational and professional development opportunities. KU is a great place to work!

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

Job Description

45% - Manage and monitor workflow and deliverables for multiple ATLAS projects. Examples of work performed may include:
  • Facilitating the collaborative development of project plans using project planning tools.
  • Overseeing the development of research projects, assessments, professional development modules, or instructional resources.
  • Documenting development procedures including identifying milestones and creating workflow maps.
  • Reviewing project deliverables for accuracy and alignment to project goals.
  • Tracking and reporting project milestones and deliverables.

30% - Coordinate internal resources to support development projects. Examples of work performed may include:
  • Coordinating the establishment of a work plan.
  • Scheduling and leading cross-team meetings for special projects.
  • ​Coordinating handoffs between project staff and project teams.

20% - Coordinate and occasionally assist in the preparation and dissemination of project documents. Perform pre and/or post award transactional activities relating to grant and contract proposals. 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 technical documentation for grant applications, annual performance reports, or Institutional Review Board applications.
  • Coordinating writing, submission, and administration of grant activities.

5% - Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • This position allows for a telework or hybrid work location for well-qualified candidates. A telework position may be required to travel to Lawrence up to four times per year.
  • This position will require attendance at regularly scheduled meetings either onsite or through telecommunication platforms.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and one (1) year of experience in field of study OR high school diploma and four (4) years of related experience
  • One year of work experience in project management, education, instructional design, assessment, or related field
  • At least one year of experience using a variety of project management tools as evidenced by work history or professional training
  • At least one year of experience using Microsoft Office suite applications
  • Excellent oral and written skills as evidenced by application materials and interview
  • Experience with remote conferencing technology as evidenced in application
  • Ability to synthesize complex ideas and information that are relevant to a particular audience as evidenced by work history or professional training

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or project management certification
  • At least one year of work experience with all phases of grant management
  • At least one year of work experience in large scale assessment development
  • At least one year of experience managing multiple, concurrent and/or complex projects
  • At least one year of experience planning and coordinating special events
  • Successful experience working in a multidisciplinary, team-based environment as evidenced by work history, professional training, or a combination of both

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application includes:
Online application
A letter detailing your professional experiences that align with the required and preferred qualifications Names and contact information for three professional references.

Only complete applications will be considered.

Review of applications will begin on 06/06/2022 and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. To ensure first consideration, apply by 06/06/2022

Contact Information to Applicants

Cynthia Perez

Advertised Salary Range

$48,000, minimum commensurate with experience

Work Schedule

M-F; 8-5

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Achievement & Assessment Inst
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University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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