Research Project Coordinator at The University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas

Posted in Other 16 days ago.





Job Description:

Position OverviewThe KU School of Social Welfare (KU SSW) seeks two full-time Research Project Coordinators to provide backbone support to existing teams working in child and family well-being, child abuse prevention, and social services with diverse populations. Work includes assisting with scheduling, program preparation, technical assistance, implementation, and evaluation and data management for small and large-scale community-focused initiatives that support our mission to transform lives and social contexts and promote social, economic, and environmental justice in Kansas, the nation and the world. The KU SSW 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, implement effective programs and services, and conduct utilization-focused evaluation. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about impacting social change for good. The person(s) in this position will promote healthy, thriving communities by supporting multi-disciplinary teams in all aspects of program implementation. The successful applicant should have prior nonprofit experience working with diverse community partners, managing program implementation, working with data, and communicating with internal and external collaborators and interested parties. Experience working on issues related to strengthening families and prevention services is preferred. These positions are contingent upon funding. Job Description60% - Project Coordination


  • Ensure that program implementation meets the goals and objectives of the funder in cooperation with project partners.

  • Build capacity within the partner's organization/community by supporting implementation of new and existing programs.

  • Develop and deliver technical assistance and support to project partners on key content areas (e.g. partnering with individuals with lived experience with services, addressing racial disparities, etc.)

  • Learn about and promote a culture of community and family well-being through active engagement with partners and community members.

  • 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 plans, briefs, and educational materials.

  • Co-create with project partners plans for community engagement, including activities, communication, and outreach materials.

  • As needed, develop policies and procedures for program providers.

  • 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.

  • Create presentations and other strategies to disseminate project results to a statewide/national audience.

  • Represent projects and teams at relevant meetings, conferences, and webinars, as needed.

  • Deliver presentations and technical assistance related to the project's activities and findings.

  • Synthesize and convey complex ideas into clear, compelling, and varied communications.




20% - Partnership

  • Promote KU SSW's core mission via strong relationships with state and national partners.

  • Communicate KU SSW's mission to potential partners on local, state, and national levels.

  • Participate in professional development opportunities as directed by supervisor.

Position RequirementsSome in-state travel required (5%). Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree in a related field and 1 year of experience in field of study, OR high school diploma and 4 years of related experience.

  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 of current issues families face based on education and/or previous work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Master's degree in Education, Psychology, Social Welfare, Sociology or related field.

  2. Prior experience as a project coordinator or nonprofit administrator.

  3. Prior professional experience in social services, child welfare, or related field.

  4. Knowledge of the University of Kansas, its policies and its procedures.

  5. Experience with grant-funded programs in a relevant field.

  6. Excellent oral communications skills.

  7. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to exercise initiative when necessary and appropriate.

Additional Candidate InstructionsA complete application consists of the following:

  • Online application

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

  • Contact information for up to three references

Incomplete applications will not be considered.



Review of applications begins on December 15th and continues as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants. Contact Information to ApplicantsKaela Byers

kaela@ku.edu
Advertised Salary RangeMinimum $50,000 Work ScheduleStandard M-F during the hours of 8am -5pm Application Review Begins15-Dec-2021 Anticipated Start Date03-Jan-2022
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