Research Administrative Coordinator

Job description

Job location: Annenberg Public Policy Center

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-10-03
Req: JR00009076
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The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title

Research Administrative Coordinator

Job Profile Title

Research Administrative Coordinator

Job Description Summary

The research and administrative coordinator’s role is to oversee the daily operations of undergraduate research for projects within the Annenberg Health and Risk Communication Institute (AHRCI) and other research projects at the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC).

Job Description


  • Recruiting undergraduate students, training them to work on content analysis and other quantitative and qualitative research projects and using statistical analysis to assess inter-coder reliability using Krippendorff's Alpha software
  • Guiding students' work when necessary, and conducting content analyses as needed.
  • Developing and implementing new study designs and coding instruments, and identifying and acquiring new samples for content analysis coding under guidance from the Director(s) of AHRCI or APPC.
  • Data management using Qualtrics; creating and cleaning datasets using Excel.
  • Assistance with analysis and preparation of scholarly publications based on research findings.
  • Administrative task including submitting student financial documents and timesheets to payroll, organizing meetings, and when necessary, assisting senior staff with other tasks.


A Bachelor’s degree and 2 to 3 years of experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required. BA/BS in Communication or another social science and post college experience in an academic research environment is preferred. Content analysis experience is highly preferred. Candidate must have proficient computer skills in Word and Excel (required), with desire and ability to learn and use statistical software packages such as SPSS and online survey programs such as Qualtrics. Candidate must demonstrate great attention to detail, good time management skills, and be self-motivated to work during periods of low supervision. Candidate must be comfortable with collaborative work environments and leading large teams of student workers.

Required Documents

Resume and cover letter required (clicking the “upload” button at the bottom of the My Experience page in the application process will allow you to attach multiple documents).

Working Conditions

Office, Library, Computer Room

Physical Effort

Typically sitting at desk or table

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Annenberg School for Communication

Pay Range

$20.00 - $36.00

Affirmative Action Statement 
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.




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Posted: 10/4/2019
Application Due: 11/12/2019
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