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The Project Coordinator will work under the supervision of the program’s Principal Investigator and Project Manager to assist with coordination of research and administrative activities in support of a project or study, developing policies, procedures, research instruments and administrative materials, carrying-out complex research assignments and assisting in study implementation. These projects will focus on health communication interventions to promote healthy behaviors among minority and immigrant populations. Position offers benefits and potential for advancement over time.
The Project Coordinator reports to the Program Manager or Principal Investigator, works with some independence, and is expected to use judgment in performing duties within the framework of department/study policies and procedures. Special skills and knowledge are applied in coordinating research and administrative activities, developing research and administrative materials, and in carrying-out complex research assignments. Responsibilities include administrative and research support related to the recruitment, enrollment, and interview of participants for behavioral intervention studies as well as in the dissemination of study findings. Additionally, the Project Coordinator will have the capacity to assist with writing grant/contract applications and scholarly manuscripts. May supervise project/study staff.
Project Coordinator I - Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Communication, Public Health or related field and minimum of two years of project coordination experience in a research setting required.
Project Coordinator II - MPH/MS in Psychology, Social Work, Communication, Public Health or related field or Bachelor's degree and minimum of three years of project coordination experience in a research setting required.
Experience working with underserved communities preferred. Spanish fluency is preferred but not required. Must be flexible to work occasionally late afternoons and/or weekends, available to travel regionally, and have a reliable transportation.
Necessary skills include: able to work independently and as part of a team, strict attention to detail, strong organizational skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), proficiency with general computer skills (e.g., MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, ACCESS is a plus).