Position Overview We are seeking a Project Coordinator to help design and implement a large-scale social policy experiment. The experiment tests the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a skill-based intervention that is tied to a large-scale job training program. The position offers the opportunity to work directly with leading social policy researchers at Harvard University, Princeton University, and the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a team of research analysts and student research assistants. The Project Coordinator will also collaborate and communicate with the research team's partners in the public and nonprofit sectors and with research staff at other institutions.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities Under the direction of the project's principal investigators (PIs), the project coordinator will direct the design, implementation, data collection, and analysis process for the study, including but not limited to:
Participating in the study design and project launch and ongoing activities, in close collaboration with project's principal investigators(PIs);
Implementing and supervising the randomization process ;
Monitoring fidelity of implementation (on and off site);
Troubleshooting unforeseen challenges in research implementation; submits periodic project status reports to supervisor/PIs;
Establishing and managing strong relationships with project partners, including administrators, vendors, contractors, and subawardees, among others;
Participating in the design of interview, survey, and assessment protocols;
Designing and modifying research methods;
Coordinating data acquisition from study partners and government agencies;
Managing data protocols and memorandums of understanding;
Overseeing project data security in coordination with IT at Harvard University;
Interacting with research subjects;
Ensuring compliance with human subjects regulations as well as institutional, state and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates;
Coordinating grant applications, managing progress reports, and tracking expenditures as required by funding agencies in collaboration with the grants office;
Summarizing and analyzing study data and reporting results;
Organizing and implementing administrative systems and procedures, including working with Office of Sponsored Programs on reporting, and Malcolm Wiener Center Finance Office for expenses;
Overseeing work of support staff, students and/or casuals; trains, schedules and distributes work to students, casuals, and non-overtime-eligible employees;
Other duties as assigned.
Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background checks. Harvard University is committed to supporting a healthy, sustainable learning and working environment.
A writing sample and transcript will be requested during the interview process.
This position is a fully benefits eligible term appointment ending on July 31, 2018 with the possibility of renewal.
Salary Grade: 055
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
A Bachelor's degree and demonstrated knowledge of economics and statistics. At least one year of related experience required (internships count towards experience).
A Master's degree in public policy, education policy, or economics is strongly preferred. Two or more years of work experience is strongly preferred. We are particularly interested in candidates who have worked on collaborative research teams and who have a mix of research and administrative work experience. Candidates should have strong analytical, communications, writing, and presentation skills. Experience with organizational operations duties such as monitoring budgets and data management is a plus. Experience with Stata or other statistical software and IRB processes a plus. Must be available for occasional travel to research sites.
Strong project management skills with exceptional attention to detail required.
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment required.
Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to maintain positive relationships with various stakeholders required.
Strong time management skills with a proven ability to multitask and to prioritize to successfully complete projects on tight deadlines with little supervision.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present data in a simple and straightforward way for non-technical audiences required.
Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment required.
Knowledge and understanding of research design and the job training research literature strongly preferred.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. T...he University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.