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Project Manager I - Bureau of Sociological Research

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska
$44,195/yr. minimum

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Working Title Project Manager I

Department Bureau of Sociological Research-1100

Requisition Number S_240406

Posting Open Date 05/08/2024

Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date) 05/22/2024

Posting Close Date  

Open Until Filled Yes

Description of Work

Assists in the management of data and the data collection process for Bureau of Sociological Research (BOSR) research projects. Communicates with clients. Assists with the development of research instruments and the implementation of protocols related to survey projects. Reviews for errors, proposes suggestions on survey improvement, evaluates collected data, monitors and manages survey sample, assesses and corrects problems throughout the survey process. Provides daily monitoring of data. Writes methodology and analysis reports for studies, which serve as a final work product for clients. Manages individual data collection projects. Assists with post-data collection processes, including the cleaning and processing of sample and data. Proficiently uses SPSS to examine data.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See

Minimum Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree plus one year of experience working with survey research required. Experience assisting with the management of small projects essential. Basic statistical analysis and report writing experience necessary. Proficiency using SPSS, word processing, spreadsheet, and web-based survey software essential. Experience must demonstrate excellent organizational, written and oral communication, and problem solving skills. Ability to multi-task and work independently required.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a social science related field. Experience managing large/complex projects preferred. Survey respondent tracking and qualitative data analysis experience desired. Experience using WinCATI software preferred.

Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required No

Physical Required No

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) required.  Subject to DOT approved pre-employment & random testing for alcohol and controlled substances. No

Criminal History Background Check Required Yes

Posted Salary $44,195/yr. minimum

How to Apply

Click on “Apply for this Job”. You will then either create an application or edit your current application that is on file. You will be required to attach your resume, cover letter and list of references as three (3) separate documents in MS Word or PDF format.

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Job Category (old) Managerial/Professional

Job Type Full-Time

Alternate Work Schedule (if other than 8-5)  

Work Location (City, State) Lincoln, NE

Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? Yes

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Required Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References

Optional Documents


Working at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

For 150 Years, A Leader in Higher Education 
Always a place of high ambition, University of Nebraska was one of the first institutions west of the Mississippi River to award doctoral degrees - the first was granted in 1896. The University of Nebraska established the world's first undergraduate psychology laboratory. The discipline of ecology was born here, and the campuses reflect that tradition, being recognized as botanical gardens and arboreta. An early institutional interest in literature and the arts provided the foundations for today's Prairie Schooner literary magazine, for the University of Nebraska Press, and for the Sheldon Museum of Art, which houses one of the world's most significant collections of 20th century American art.

Today, Nebraska is one of the nation's leading teaching institutions, and a research leader with a wide array of grant-funded projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities. Nebraska is also a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The University of Nebraska offers an extensive benefits package that includes health, life, disability and long term care insurance; retirement accounts; tuition reimbursement for employees and their spouses and dependent children; and reimbursement accounts for health care and dependent day care. Leave policies are designed to help employees deal with personal or family events or crises.

Diversity and Inclusion
In the spirit of the phrase "Every Interaction Matters", UNL has an enacted commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence for our faculty, staff, and students. On our campus, diversity and inclusion are important priorities. Examples include: Husker Dialogues, which is an event that helps first-year students focus on diversity and inclusion and practice handling difficult conversations around difference; three Chancellor's Diversity Commissions that are charged with informing and advising the Chancellor and addressing issues of constituent campus communities; and the establishment of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion whose leader operates at the Vice Chancellor level. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we strive for excellence in all that we do. True excellence requires that each individual be able to work and learn in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and belonging. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion requires each of us to continuously ensure our interactions are respectful, protect free speech, and inspire academic freedom.

About Lincoln
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in an up-and-coming and safe city of 300,000 people that has many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a much larger city, with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community. The Pinnacle Bank Arena, opened in 2013, routinely hosts major touring acts. A buzzing entertainment district, the Railyard, connects the arena area to the Historic Haymarket. Cuisines from all continents provide the entree to dynamic urban nightlife and a wide variety of ways to enjoy time with friends. Nebraska's City Campus is one with Lincoln's city center, as it has been since the university was founded.Lincoln has more parkland per capita than Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; and all but a handful of U.S. cities. The well-manicured Pioneers Park, the native woods of Wilderness Park and the open grassland of Nine-Mile Prairie are each within a 10-minute trip from campus. Connecting many of these parks is an extensive trails network.

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