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The Center for Leadership and Strategic Thinking has a full time opportunity for a Research Coordinator.
The Coordinator will manage qualitative and quantitative data collection gathered both in the laboratory as well as the field (in local, national and global organizations). The Coordinator will also collaborate with senior research staff and faculty, administrative staff and PhD Students in CLST and occasionally with the Management & Organization department's faculty, on Center programs and research projects.
Research Project Management: The Research Coordinator will utilize both project management skills and knowledge of process and best practices to drive Center research projects/programs. Though the Coordinator will have unique responsibilities, they will work closely with the executive director, research staff, current Ph.D. students, Foster faculty members, post-doctoral researchers, administrative staff and undergraduate interns to ensure success of Center-wide projects. The Coordinator will:
Create and manage project timelines and plans that drive the schedule and pace of research projects and our leadership development interventions/ programs.
Apply subject matter expertise to work with CLST team to drive projects through the pipeline by collaborating on the design, execution and evaluation of research projects and leadership development interventions.
Perform research activities such as conduct literature reviews, surveys/survey design and validation, interviews, focus groups, data integration and analysis.
Oversee project timelines, prepare budgets for projects and identify resources needed to ensure project success. This includes delegating to undergraduate research assistants and occasionally providing guidance, as needed, to meet project deliverables.
Administrative Management: The Research Coordinator will be responsible for managing the upkeep of research records. This includes oversight of the CLST Internal Review Board (IRB) documentation, ensuring all research projects have appropriate and up-to-date approvals. This may also include preparation and submission of grant proposals as identified by the Executive Director.
Data Management & Reporting: The Research Coordinator will be responsible for applying research expertise to clean, analyze and report data collected across various projects within the Center. This includes:
Design and maintenance of online surveys and relational databases; this frequently involves working with Qualtrics 360, Sharepoint, and managing large data sets that are longitudinal. Interface with online survey vendor to troubleshoot system issues.
Preparation of print documents, reports, web pages, and other graphics using Word, PowerPoint, Adobe, and illustration packages, e.g., Tableau .
Engaging in data quality control and archiving processes including production of written, tabular and visual materials for research reports and presentations.
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Business, or a related field.
2-3 years of work experience.
Demonstrated experience handling and protecting confidential and sensitive data with extreme integrity.
Experience working with intervention studies, longitudinal datasets, and field research.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize and communicate commitments with multiple internal stakeholders from both the practice and research community.
Strong PC computer skills and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook), general Internet skills, and professional electronic communications skills.
Experience working with Human Subjects Division and Internal Review Board (IRB) process.
Demonstrated experience creating project plans and managing multiple deadlines and deliverables.
Articulate and tactful interpersonal communications skills; readiness to meet and work directly with clients; these include both internal clients (e.g. university professors, undergraduate, and graduate students taking surveys in classes, etc.) and external clients (e.g. CEOs, executive VPs, supervisors, front-line employees, etc.).
Motivation to engage in and manage a wide range of challenging work, including preparing and distributing online and paper-based surveys, inspecting and analyzing data, managing large data bases, writing research and applied technical reports, support in creating grant proposals, interfacing with online survey and other technology vendors/suppliers, investigating grant and research opportunities and supporting innovative projects related to commercialization of new leadership development approaches (e.g., gamification, simulations, and micro interventions).
Capacity and motivation to learn new software, research methods, and work routines quickly, under the mentorship of CLST staff; flexibility in responding to new research opportunities as they arise.
Meticulous attention to detail, both in terms of writing and working with extremely large data sets.
Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment including the ability to collaborate in order to provide polished and professional deliverables to clients.
Ability to handle and prioritize tasks delegated from multiple CLST staff members and to delegate appropriately to undergraduate research assistants. Supervision may be minimal (requiring self-direction) or intensive (requiring frequent give-and-take), depending on the project; the successful candidate should be able to work well with both styles.
Mature, positive and resourceful outlook is a must. The Research Coordinator is responsible for maintaining a stable, positive presence in the Center and during opportunities to sit in on Center meetings, interactions in the Business School and meetings and events involving client's booth on campus and beyond.
Knowledge and demonstrated understanding of leadership theory and research related to areas such as transformational, transactional, and authentic leadership styles, developmental readiness, strategic thinking, inquiry based coaching, team dynamics and evaluation methods.
Experience with administration of web-based surveys.
The ideal candidate will desire to gain a better understanding of the unique demands, priorities, and opportunities of experimental and field-based research.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Has degree in Psychology, Business, or a related field.
Possess a scientific mindset, as well as a natural curiosity about workplace relationships and behaviors and how these impact individual, team and organizational performance.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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