Project Coordinator

Mar 23, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00106215

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Department of Computer Science is an academic teaching and research department in the College of Engineering. It is a large and complex unit that encompasses research intensive, teaching intensive and professional activities. It is one of the largest such departments in the nation by the number of faculty and students, and its total budget and size are comparable to some NC State University colleges and divisions.

Essential Job Duties: The Center for Educational Informatics is seeking a project coordinator to participate in research activities for projects investigating advanced learning technologies for education and training. The ideal candidate will have excellent written communication skills and prior experience working in K-12 education and classroom environments. The responsibilities of the project coordinator include but are not limited to the following: * Plans and coordinates regular project meetings and advisory board meetings, including travel plans, schedules, and agendas. * Coordinates in-school and lab-based research studies that will involve this position traveling to schools in Wake County and surrounding counties. * Tracks and maintains project timelines. * Participates in study planning as well as monitoring progress according to schedules. * Participates in fielding and deploying educational software at user sites. * Manages participant recruitment and scheduling. * Actively seeks, develops, and maintains critical relationships with districts, schools, and teachers. * Coordinate and assist with user communication and management, including organizing professional development activities, managing online forums, and teacher institutes associated with the research. * Manages institutional review board applications and approvals for studies ensuring compliance and resolving issues/concerns, as needed; collect and track informed consents for studies. * Organizes and contributes to the development of project reports regarding the research. * Catalogs project statistics and data for external reporting and internal strategic use. * Assist with maintenance of the research literature database and reference management catalogue. * Gives demonstrations and presentations to lab visitors, schools, and at meetings as needed. * Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. This position is contingent upon funding.

Minimum Education/Experience: * Masters degree in Education, Psychology, or closely related field. * Experience in writing and editing research documents and project reports. * 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. * Ability to travel to schools in Wake County and surrounding counties. * If no applicants apply who meet the required competencies and education/experience requirements, then other applicants may be considered.

Department Required Skills: * Ability to quickly learn and follow established processes and standards. * Ability to take constructive criticism resulting from peer reviews and client feedback. * Strong written and oral communication skills required, including the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * Previous experience working in K-12 education and classroom environments. * Prior experience coordinating large projects. * Knowledge of educational practices and research. * Background in leading focus groups, usability tests, and teacher workshops. * Prior experience with research on educational software, serious games, and artificial intelligence-based software is a plus.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: Valid driver's license required. North Carolina driver's license required within 60 days of hire and must be maintained as a condition of employment.

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "":http// Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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