Assistant Project Coordinator
Company: Stanford University
Posted on: June 13, 2021
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Orient and train new staff or students and provide
- Designing and delivering professional development and training
that is aligned with the research objectives for participating
- Managing weekly project meetings, including developing meeting
agendas, running the meetings, and preparing detailed meeting
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
- 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.
Bachelor's degree in general or special education
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- General understanding of scientific theory and methods,
typically gained through completion of an undergraduate degree in a
- General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master
- 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
- Experience serving as a general or special education teacher
and/or working with elementary and middle school teachers and
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,
- 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.
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4189
- Employee Status: Fixed-Term
- Grade: E
- Requisition ID: 89784
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