The Research Project Coordinator will be asked to perform independent projects, lead in preparing and analyzing research summaries and correspondence, contribute to effective planning and decision making, coordinate research-specific workflow, and execute assigned and self-identified tasks in support of the faculty research agendas.
The Research Project Coordinator pro-actively monitors critical phases of important projects, performs grant and gift-specific budgeting and accounting, organizes the two researcherâ™s schedules, and manages various additional tasks. This individual provides logistical support for programs, instructors, research teams and courses.
1. Coordinate administration and support of senior faculty researchersâ™ projects and their research teams.
Execute coordination of administrative duties, which include but are not limited to: travel reimbursements, accurate grant/gift management and compliance; event planning and budget management; writing internal and external correspondence and briefings; and providing technical and logistical support.
Monitor faculty membersâ™ research grant and gift portfolios, proactively identify areas where coordination is necessary, and otherwise anticipate needs. For example, determine and oversee specific tasks to help achieve successful research outcomes, like organizing project materials and securing necessary approvals.
Accurately and efficiently manage competing tasks and priorities to achieve timely completion.
Serve as lead support to all research team members.
2. Manage several executive-level calendars and travel.
Manage several highly active executive level calendars.
Plan research travel for several research faculty members.
3. Manage colleague, administrator and public relationships.
Liaise with administrators across campus and research partners on other campuses to execute tasks, including working with other staff on researcherâ™s budget reconciliation and coordinating with staff at Brown University including PSTC, Watson Institute, Department of Economics, and elsewhere.
Effectively and positively present the researchers and their agendas to the public through written, online and verbal communications.
4. Coordinate and engage with the research teams.
Interact effectively with other team members, including those off-site; learn new subject matter; and accept instruction, as necessary.
Education and Experience
Bachelorâ™s degree and 1-2 years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience as a program coordinator highly desirable.
Experience in a higher education or non-profit setting highly desirable.
Experience in event coordination and academic programming highly desirable.
Exceptional writing skills, ability to synthesize research outcomes into deliverable summaries.
Background Check: Education and Criminal
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Research Project Coordinator
Population Studies and Training Center
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