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Assistant Project Coordinator

Company: Stanford University
Location: Stanford
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Who We Are:

The Stanford University Graduate School of Education (GSE) is a top-ranked school of education, known for its prestigious faculty, rigorous graduate degree programs, and its impact on the quality of education across the world. The GSE is committed to developing leaders in education research, practice and policy. Our community includes over 60 faculty, 400 students, 200 staff, 14,000 alumni and countless people from the local and global communities we work with and impact. The work environment is dynamic, deadline-driven, fast-paced, and energetic.

What You'll Do:

The GSE seeks a full-time project coordinator to coordinate federally-funded research projects. The focus of the research projects is to improve academic outcomes of students with and without disabilities in the areas of writing and literacy. The project coordinator will work closely with the principal investigator and participating school districts to plan and perform research tasks associated with the research projects and also with participating teachers to implement study activities in their classrooms in Bay Area schools.

CORE DUTIES:

  • Plan and perform research tasks requiring initiative and judgment by applying basic knowledge and understanding of scientific theory when precedents do not provide specific guidance. General instruction provided by the supervisor as needed. May interpret study results in collaboration with supervisor or PI.
  • Participate in the development and administration of survey instruments and rating scales requiring judgment in applying non-routine procedures. Analyze and summarize results for review with supervisor. Audit the accuracy and validity of data.
  • Review and audit case report forms for completion and accuracy with source documents, and ensure compliance with research protocols.
  • Identify, select, extract and summarize data and structured information. Present summary of findings to supervisor.
  • Conduct literature searches, and write literature summaries and manuscripts, requiring preliminary judgments after the supervisor outlines conceptual approach. Build and organize data as requested by principal investigator or supervisor; use common statistical programs requiring the application of job control language in generating and organizing data.
  • Adapt new, nonstandard methods outlined by supervisor in designing and evaluating phases of research projects, (i.e., educational materials, questionnaires, strategies for recruitment, data quality control procedures and processes). May follow up with Institutional Review Board (IRB) to ensure renewals are approved and completed, seeking guidance where necessary.
  • Assist with development, communication and design of research findings to internal and external audiences, which may include web updates, social media, and/or white papers, for use in recruitment, educational, or awareness of programs, with guidance from supervisor.
  • Orient and train new staff or students and provide supervision.
  • Designing and delivering professional development and training that is aligned with the research objectives for participating school staff
  • Managing weekly project meetings, including developing meeting agendas, running the meetings, and preparing detailed meeting notes.

Note: The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions:

  • Traveling to local schools, professional meetings, and to data collection sites in multiple states in the United States (non-local travel will be very infrequent; 1-3 times per year).

What You'll Bring:

We are looking for someone who is detail oriented, enthusiastic and energetic, and a creative problem solver. This job requires working with a variety of school staff, so it is important that you can demonstrate professional decorum as well as an ability to communicate and build relationships across broad audiences. A good sense of humor is appreciated (where appropriate) and a strong, dedicated work ethic is a must.

Minimum Education & Experience Required:

Bachelor of Arts degree in an applicable social science related field, or combination of education and relevant experience in an applicable social science.

Preferred education:

Bachelor's degree in general or special education

Minimum Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • General understanding of scientific theory and methods, typically gained through completion of an undergraduate degree in a related field.
  • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.
  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with human study participants.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience delivering literacy or writing instruction to elementary or middle school students.
  • Experience working on an educational intervention research study.
  • Experience serving as a general or special education teacher and/or working with elementary and middle school teachers and students.

Why Stanford is for You:

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

How to Apply :

We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the "Apply for Job" button. To be considered, you must submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application.

  • Finalist must successfully complete a background check prior to working at Stanford University.
  • Applicants to this position must be available to work in the United States without sponsorship for 2 years or more. OPT permit holders should confirm that they are eligible to work in the US at the Stanford GSE for two years or more.
  • We are hiring two (2) full time (100% FTE), benefits-eligible, fixed term Assistant Project Coordinators for one (1) year. Although not guaranteed, there will be potential for an extension/renewal following the initial 1 year contingent upon additional funding commitments and/or programmatic needs.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4189
  • Employee Status: Fixed-Term
  • Grade: E
  • Requisition ID: 89784

Keywords: Stanford University, San Francisco , Assistant Project Coordinator, Other , Stanford, California

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