Apply for the Project Coordinator Vacancy at the University of Massachusetts. The category of the position is Laboratory and Research
The Project Coordinator within the Center for Social Development and Education will manage and organize the daily operations of research and evaluation projects that address social inclusion, social-emotional learning, and inclusivity in middle and high school students with and without disabilities. These are large-scale, national projects involving multiple sites and multiple stakeholders.
- Responsible for the day-to-day management of ongoing research/evaluation projects, including correspondence, scheduling activities
- Additionally, drawing on theories, frameworks, concepts, and the literature on youth development, social-emotional learning, and/or disability, assist in designing studies and research methods protocols for the various projects, including new grant proposals;
- Also, oversee site visits/observations at schools, as well as student and teacher interviews and online surveys of students, teachers, and program staff
- Likewise, oversee the data management system established for the collection, coding and analyzing of quantitative and qualitative data within and across participating schools, programs, and sites;
- Additionally, the incumbent will assist in the development and validation of a measure of an inclusive mindset.
Qualifications for Project Coordinator Vacancy
- Master’s Degree in Psychology, Educational Psychology, Developmental Psychology, or a closely related field and a minimum of 1 year of experience coordinating and/or managing projects in a non-laboratory setting.
- Additionally, a Bachelor’s Degree in one of the fields above and 3+ years of coordination/management experience can be substituted for the above required educational and work experience.
- Likewise, experience conducting research and/or program evaluation, preferably within the education system. Also, experience overseeing the work of others.
- Data analysis experience (qualitative and quantitative) and experience with using analysis software (e.g., SPSS, Stata, NVivo, Atlas.ti)
- Prior publishing experience and/or presentation experience at a regional/national conference.
- Furthermore, the incumbent should travel, both locally and nationally. International travel may also be required.
- Knowledge of issues surrounding social inclusion of students with disabilities and youth programming, social and emotional learning, positive youth development.
- Additionally, the ability to collect data through telephone and/or in-person interviews.
- Also, knowledge of scale development or measurement design.
- Likewise, experience conducting survey research, especially in schools.
- Additionally, experience with fieldwork or data collected through observation.
Please apply online with your resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references.
Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date.
The University of Massachusetts is the five-campus public university system and the only public research system in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The university system includes five campuses, and a satellite campus, with system administration in Boston and Shrewsbury.