Project Manager/Research Associate
Position Number: 00104022
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The College of Education at NC State University is a voice of innovation for learning across the lifespan, preparing professionals who educate and lead. Our inquiry and practice reflect integrity, a commitment to social justice, and the value of diversity in a global community. The Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences (TELS), with more than 600 students and more than 30 full-time faculty members, offers programs spanning the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.
Essential Job Duties: **Contingent upon the availability of funding; grant funded position** Project AIM-ED (All Included in Mathematics;Expansion and Dissemination) (DRL #1513155) is a four-year collaborative NSF ITEST-SPrEaD project to expand, disseminate, and further understand the 40-hour, face-to-face mathematics professional development program for elementary teachers developed in the previous Project AIM: All Included in Mathematics (DRL-1020177). After four iterations of Project AIM professional development program under different, controlled implementation conditions, our research and development is expanding the work of the project in three ways. First, we are expanding its scalability through improvements to its current web-based facilitator resource materials. Second, we are also expanding its audience through work with a new partner district. And third, we are expanding our understanding of its impact through analysis of data from students in the classrooms of AIM-ED participating teachers. AIM-ED takes Project AIM from a Design and Development Research model to an Impact Study that examines the efficacy of the intervention (IES & NSF, 2013). Using a delayed-treatment design, the project addresses three research questions: one focused on facilitators, one focused on participating teachers, and one focused on students. The Project Manager on this project will manage all daily operations of a large research study, including: * Provide support to project principal investigator * Coordinate all project efforts across institutions * Organize and coordinate all project meetings * Handle all project communications with partners, participants, and other stakeholders * Lead efforts to recruit research participants * Coordinate all human subject (IRB) processes and procedures for the project * Write project reports, including yearly report to funding agency and schools * Oversee project budget and work with budget office to process project payments * Supervise and coordinate project personnel to accomplish all data collection, management, storage, and access * Support qualitative data analysis in mathematics education * Lead project dissemination efforts (presentations, publications, etc) * Maintain project website * Work with experts to set and maintain the project learning management system * Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the project principal investigator.
Minimum Education/Experience: Master's degree in mathematics education, education, project management or related fields.
Department Required Skills: Outstanding interpersonal communication skills with the ability to interpret and answer a variety of questions with diplomacy and accuracy; Strong organizational, presentation, and writing skills; Excellent technological skills; Excellent organization and time management skills; Detailed oriented person; Must be meticulous, self-directed, conscientious, good listener, quick learner.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: PhD in mathematics education, education, project management or other related fields Background in mathematics education research Knowledge of qualitative data analysis and software Knowledge and experience in academic writing Experience with IRB Experience with project budget management
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: Valid Driver's license required for travel to/from research sites
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