Project Coordinator - Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development-18001574

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Project Coordinator - Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development-18001574

This is a limited term position for 1 year with opportunity for renewal until June 30, 2020 with continued funding and successful performance in role. This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.

The Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development is committed to making an impact on the lives of children, youth, and families. The department provides a vibrant, interdisciplinary community dedicated to applied research and preparing students for a variety of careers. We offer the following degree programs: a B.A. in Child Development, a graduate certificate program in early childhood technology, M.A. and M.A.T. programs offering both research and professional development opportunities, one of the nation's leading doctoral programs in applied developmental science, and a joint Ph.D. program in Human Developmental Economics (HDE).

RISE is a National Science Foundation-funded 4-year project, in its second phase, with the Boston ABCD Head Start program, located in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development. RISE focuses on ecologically valid, culturally relevant integrative preschool curriculum components and home-school connections as critical dimensions to support DLL children’s school success. The key elements of RISE include:(1) science, technology and engineering (STE) early learning as it develops with other school readiness skills (i.e., approaches to learning); and (2) home-school connections (HSC) forged through authentic exploration of meaningful family knowledge, activities, and routines related to STE. During this second phase, the RISE approach will undergo a randomized controlled trial in 90 Head Start classrooms across the city of Boston.

The Project Coordinator will have responsibility for coordinating all aspects of the research study’s project, including: scheduling and overseeing logistics planning for on-campus, off-campus and electronic meetings among the Co-PIs and larger RISE team; research assistant staff management, negotiating access to Head Start classrooms; coordinating the training of Pre-K teachers; overseeing all data collection efforts; ordering supplies and equipment; oversight of budget, personnel, planning, and office systems; help with preparation of major reports; interfacing with and preparing documents for the University IRB office , and other project management tasks.
Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 0-3 years of related office experience OR High School diploma and 5+ years of related experience.
  • Must have at least some supervisory experience.
  • Must have experience managing details of large-scale projects, and be adept at coordinating across multiple sites.
  • Good interpersonal skills and flexibility are extremely important.
  • Must be comfortable working with culturally and economically diverse populations.
  • Must have excellent communication skills (oral and written), and a demonstrated ability to build rapport with people from a wide diversity of backgrounds.
  • Strong organizational, supervisory, and problem-solving skills are essential.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Job: Research
Organization: Eliot Pearson
Employee Status: Limited Appointment
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Sep 11, 2018, 7:51:25 AM





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Posted: 9/12/2018
Application Due: 9/20/2018
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