Project Coordinator

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Project Coordinator

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Project Coordinator



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College of Nursing


CON College of Nursing

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Full Time

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Work Schedule:

Standard working schedule: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Staff Position:

Research Grant (RGP)

Basis :

12 months

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About UofSC:

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Benefit Eligibility Type:

Research Grant (RGP)

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Advertised Job Summary:

Oversight for recruitment, training and supervision of research staff (including graduate assistants and student volunteers). Supervises daily operations; prioritizes, develops, implements, and monitors effective processes to ensure efficient work flow. Maintains a strong working relationship with research staff and the College of Nursing Business Director, Human Resources, Post Award Coordinator and university offices/personnel to ensure grant compliance. Organizes project meetings, coordinates with Co-Is.

Serves as liaison with InquistHealth and other research partners and is primarily responsible for coordinating coach (Phase 1 and 2) and participant recruitment (Phase 2 only) with the collaborating organizations. Assist Dr. Pinto with training of coaches for Phase 2. Supervises coaches in adapting the web platform (Phase 1) and supervise coaches in intervention delivery in Phase 2. Review audio-recorded intervention calls for safety and supervision.

Assist PI in maintaining the overall scientific integrity of the proposed study. Works closely with the PI to ensure that protocols are followed during coach and participant recruitment and data collection.

Supervises data collection; reviews data for inconsistencies and missing information (quality control),and assists in the production of project updates and reports on the study.

Develops, directs, supervises, and coordinates the preparation, maintenance and management of the grants fiscal records and operations, which includes primary responsibility for budget preparation and oversight. Responsible for auditing and monitoring monthly ongoing Time & Effort reports, Bi-Annual Time & Effort reports Monitors and maintains adherence to federal budget guidelines. Evaluates financial activities to ensure compliance with University, State and Federal fiscal policies.

Develops, compiles, prepares and maintains specialized grant records and materials using an electronic filing system, manuals and reports to include administrative processes related to IRB approval and communications; study records; documents, and data bases on the secure research server; data collection and management for the Principal Investigator. Responsible for submission of various reports as delegated by the PI.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions):

Master’s degree in related field and 2 years related experience, or bachelor’s degree in related field and 4 years related experience. This position requires traveling to off site locations for recruitment and training. Flexibility in work schedule to include evening hours. Experience coordinating research studies and supervising research staff is critical. Research and clinical experience working with cancer patients desirable. Experience delivering lifestyle interventions especially those focused on physical activity and experience working with community organizations.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree preferred in psychology, exercise science, counseling, social work, or nursing.


Familiarity with academic/university systems and processes. Ability to communicate clearly, orally and in writing, with all constituents of the College of Nursing. Strong interpersonal skills sufficient to inspire, lead, and work effectively with diverse groups. Ability to effectively direct, manage, and lead professional and support staff. Excellent problem solving skills with proven ability to strategize, prioritize, and multi-task to meet goals and deadlines. Understanding and support of the research mission of the College of Nursing. Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality. Ability to interpret and apply rules and regulations. Ability to manage work and provide guidance to employees. Ability to make presentations and prepare reports.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email. We are only accepting applications until 06/30/2021.

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EEO Statement:

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.




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Posted: 4/24/2021
Application Due: 6/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time