The Center on Young Adult Health and Development (CYAHD), a part of the University of Maryland School of Public Health, is seeking an experienced full-time project coordinator for immediate hire. The candidate will coordinate the Woodlawn Study, a multi-year research project on long-term outcomes among a cohort of urban African Americans (see www.woodlawn.umd.edu). The candidate will also assist with activities for the Maryland Collaborative to Reduce College Drinking and Related Problems, an ongoing policy initiative engaged in helping college campuses throughout the state of Maryland to align their campus-based policies regarding alcohol use with evidence-based practices (see www.marylandcollaborative.org).
• Bachelor’s degree plus five years of relevant experience in research project management
• Proficiency in Microsoft Access, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to prioritize and manage a high volume of tasks at once
• Strong interpersonal skills that will allow the candidate to work well with diverse groups of people
• Strong English oral and written communication skills (native speaker or professional-level fluency)
• Knowledge of recruitment methods for human subjects research
• Master’s degree preferred
• Proficiency in Qualtrics strongly preferred
• Proficiency in data management and data analysis software (SPSS, SAS) preferred
• Knowledge of the Chicago area a plus
· Manage all day-to-day operations for a midlife follow-up assessment of the Woodlawn Study
· Manage recruitment activities for the Woodlawn Study utilizing a wide range of methods to locate and recruit participants
· Recruit for and conduct phone interviews with participants
· Oversee data collection activities for the Woodlawn Study, including data quality assurance processes
· Updating and revising all study protocols, including specific instructions for administering the assessment, as well as standard procedures for contacting participants, scheduling interviews, protecting participants’ confidentiality, and responding to emergency situations.
· Develop and maintain current IRB approval and coordinate all communications between the Woodlawn Study and the IRB office and processing of annual progress reports and amendments.
· Coordinate project team calls and meetings
· Maintain and update a database of existing survey instruments, including published details on psychometric properties and population norms
· Assist with activities for the Maryland Collaborative, including literature reviews, developing presentations, and translating scientific evidence into user-friendly materials
· Hire, train, and supervise student research assistants
· Perform other duties as assigned
View the job description and apply online here.