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Research Coordinator

Northern Arizona University
Inst. for Human Development

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Job Details

Job Title: Research Coordinator
Location: Inst. for Human Development
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 605799
Workplace Culture

NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU’s culture of excellence.

Core Values One NAU side by side Student Centered | Integrity | Diversity | Service | Discovery | Excellence Northern Arizona University

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Job Description

The research coordinator will take an active role in assisting with data collection, analysis, and interpretation of results. The research coordinator will provide support to carrying out the logistics of projects, including maintaining professional communication with project partners and funders. Current projects focus in the areas of education and health of children and adults with disabilities (for further information on specific projects visit the IDH website), other projects may be assigned in the future. The research coordinator will work closely with the IHD Research Director and other members of the research team in assuring full compliance with institutional review board regulations, other NAU requirements, and expectations of quality research pertaining to people with disabilities.

Research and evaluation projects - 75%

  • Assists with data collection which may include collecting observation data, conducting assessments, conducting interviews, conducting focus groups, and other forms of data collection.
  • Assists with quantitative and qualitative analysis which may include cleaning and organizing data sets, using excel to organize and display data, and conducting statistical analysis under the supervision of a research associate.
  • Assists with qualitative analysis which may include cleaning and organizing transcribed data, coding data, and reviewing codes for thematic patterns.
  • Collaborates with project partners to carry out contracted research and evaluation deliverables.

Unit Research Support - 10%

  • Serves as a member of the IHD research team.
  • Contributes to the grant writing team by assisting with gathering relevant literature and writing summaries, preparing reference lists, preparing table, charts, and graphics, and collaborating with the research team to develop an overall project design.
  • Establishes professional goals aligned to the work of IHD and the IHD research team.
  • Contributes to the collective learning and problem solving of the IHD research teams.
  • Coordinates Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions.

Administrative support - 5%

  • Provide organizational and logistical support to the research team.

Preparation of Dissemination Materials - 5%

  • Assists with dissemination activities to include preparation of publications, presentations, and other materials.

Other - 5%

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a social science field with course work related to research.
  • 2-4 years of research support experience.
  • A combination of related education, experience, and training may be used as an equivalent to the above Minimum Requirements.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in a social science field with course work in advanced research methodologies.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Knowledge relevant to the disability field.
  • Demonstrated experience with Excel and word processing software.
  • Ability to think critically about social science issues, data, and potential solutions.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to multi-task and attend to details in a fast-paced environment with multiple competing deadlines.
  • Ability to analyze problems and make well-reasoned, sound decisions.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • The ability to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders and people from diverse backgrounds.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

Under the recent executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees of federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, NAU expects all employees, including new hires, to be vaccinated unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of vaccination will be required by December 8, 2021. For questions about vaccines and medical or religious accommodations, please visit FAQs for Employee Vaccination Requirement.

Background Information

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities.

If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


Salary range begins at $47,634. Annual salary commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.


This is a Classified Staff (CLS) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available on the Human Resources benefits website. Classified Staff employees are in a probationary status for their first six months at NAU.

NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.

Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. Additionally, new employees will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date.

Learning and Development

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days. If your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee, we offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first 2 years.

Application Deadline

Applications received by November 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. will be given full consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.


Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a public university offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees of high quality and societal value.  Students are at the center of the NAU experience, which is guided by a dedicated and distinguished faculty committed to teaching, individual engagement, and research excellence.

Our educational programs are designed to prepare our students for personal and professional success after graduation.

Whether they earn their degrees at our historic Flagstaff campus, regionally throughout Arizona, or online, we prepare our students to achieve their human potential in ways that serve the state, the region, the nation, and the world.

If you can see yourself as part of a university community dedicated to its students and their success, NAU might be the right fit for you.

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