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Research Project Coordinator

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Market Title: Research Area Specialist Assoc Posting#: 219010

Department: School of Social Work

FLSA Status: Exempt

Effort: 50% PART-TIME

Work Schedule:

Application Instructions: All applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to be considered for this position. In order for the Career Portal system to accept a cover letter please include a cover letter as a page of your resume document.

How to Apply
Please submit the following 4 items as one document to be considered for this position:

cover letter
resume or CV
Contact information for two professional references
A sample of previous work such as a written research report or a website (with a brief description of your role if necessary) would also be accepted
Job Summary
**This is a part-time one year term-limited appointment**

Dr. Katie Schultz is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work who is looking to hire an experienced Research Project Coordinator. A citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Dr. Schultz focuses on American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) health equity research, emphasizing violence and substance misuse; community and cultural connectedness; and community- based participatory and mixed methods research.

The Research Project Coordinator will work directly with Dr. Schultz and be responsible for helping to develop and execute research and community engagement. The ideal candidate will be an experienced research manager who can coordinate and oversee multiple multi-site research projects; manage data and produce scholarly deliverables; and help build and maintain community research partnerships.

Active studies include a project focused on risk pathways and correlates associated with reducing recidivism among justice-involved AI/AN individuals; examining social networks and associations with substance use, violence, and suicide among AI youth; and collaborating with a statewide coalition to develop research to address violence among tribal communities in Michigan.

Data collection, management, and monitoring
Coordinate meetings and communicate regularly across research sites, partners, university offices, advisory boards, and investigators
Monitor project timelines, reporting requirements, and progress towards project goals
Manage Institutional Review Board (IRB) reporting, amendments, and applications
Develop trainings and supervise the work of research project staff, interns, and students, providing guidance and motivation
Assist in the development of research manuscripts and other dissemination efforts
The majority of work will be done in collaboration with AI/AN individuals and communities. Additional responsibilities include:

Holding Indigenous values and practices with respect and integrity
Valuing and, if necessary, educating yourself and others about tribal diversity and sovereignty
Awareness and education about tribally-based participatory research
Recognition and value for multiple ways of knowing and sharing knowledge
Knowledge and education about AI/AN health and histories, including strengths and resilience

Required Qualifications*
Bachelor’s degree in social work, public health, nursing, or related field. At least one year of experience working in a research setting. Two or more years of experience in project management. Must be able to set priorities, exercise initiative, be open to learning new online tools, and work independently and in teams. Must provide strong customer service skills in all interactions with community partners and study participants. Detail and task-oriented. Ability to multi-task and work well under time constraints. Maintain confidentiality of proprietary information. Strong planning, reporting, and communication skills. Proficiency utilizing Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and web-based applications is necessary.

Desired Qualifications*
Master’s degree in social work or a related field. Prior experience in research project coordination or human subject management. Experience with Qualtrics. Experience supervising students and/or staff. Knowledge and understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods, knowledge of advanced statistical analysis is strongly preferred. Data visualization and skills to prepare findings, reports, and other infographics for academic and community audiences. Community-based participatory research experience and experience interacting with research participants and community partners. Experience working with American Indian and Alaska Native or other Indigenous populations.

Work Locations
This position will be primarily remote work with some required meetings at the School of Social Work, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Application Deadline
Application Deadline - In order to receive full consideration for your application, please submit your bid within the first seven calendar days of this posting. UM job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days, and the SSW may start the review/selection process as early as the eighth day after posting. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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