Research Operations Coordinator
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 Research Operations Coordinator to support day-to-day research operations as well as to organize and coordinate research activities and office procedures to ensure smooth running of the Center. The ideal candidate will have excellent written communication skills and prior experience working in research and university settings. Responsibilities include: * Organize and contribute to the development of project reports. * Serve as point person for scheduling meetings and appointments, including project meetings and advisory board meetings. * Coordinate travel plans, schedules, and agendas for Center visitors as well as provide general support to visitors. * Assist with research participant recruitment and scheduling as well as coordination of in-school and lab-based research studies. * Assist with developing and maintaining critical relationships with partners, including school districts, schools, principals, and teachers. * Catalog project statistics and data for external reporting and internal strategic use. * Organize Center operations and procedures to help ensure maximum productivity. * Assist with Center communications, presentations, reporting, and travel. * Maintain the Center's office space and arrange necessary repairs. * Liaise with facilities, including cleaning, catering, and security services. * Organize the office layout and order supplies and equipment as necessary. * Address student, staff, and faculty queries regarding Center operations and procedures. * Coordinate with HR to open positions, conduct interviews, and hire new staff as well as update and maintain Center policies as necessary. * Assist in the onboarding process for new students, staff, and faculty. * Assist with preparing and reviewing financial projections to ensure projects run smoothly. * Coordinate activities associated with grant proposal applications. Full-time and three-quarter-time candidates will be considered for the position. This position is contingent upon funding.
Minimum Education/Experience: * Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree & at least 2 years of relevant experience. * Self-starter. * Outstanding communication skills with the ability to interpret and answer questions with diplomacy and accuracy. * Strong organizational, presentation, and writing skills. * Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work. * Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills. * Excellent technical skills, including experience with productivity software such as Google Apps and Microsoft Office. * Creativity with the ability to suggest innovative improvements. 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: * At least 5 years experience working in university research settings. * Prior experience working on federally funded projects. * Familiarity with forecasting methods and data analysis. * Knowledge of educational practices and research. * Prior experience with research on educational software, serious games, and artificial intelligence-based software is a plus.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A
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.
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