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Coordinator, Project and Evaluation (Part Time)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Student Affairs and Services

Posting Number: req12069

Department: Disability Psychoeduc Studies

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The College of Education's Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies is seeking a 0.75 FTE Project and Evaluation Coordinator to assist in managing a federally funded research training grant. The program supports marginalized student populations by finding summer research opportunities to achieve their goals of attending graduate school. Primary responsibilities will include facilitating and coordinating grant activities; overseeing recruitment and mentorship of trainees; and conducting program evaluation activities. We particularly welcome applications from individuals with a demonstrated commitment to working to address issues of equity and inclusion for marginalized and BIPOC populations. Applicant must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed (flexible schedule to accommodate trainees' and investigators' needs as well as project events) and be able to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Coordination/Collaboration Duties

  • Maintain contact with project partners and attend program meetings
  • Coordinate and Lead Team Meetings and keep programmatic documentation and records, including meeting minutes
  • Serve as a liaison to the College and University Business and Financial Offices for purposes of reconciling project budget, facilitating financial releases for trainees, and ensuring compliance with grant requirements
  • Coordinate activities of the program with interrelated activities of other programs, departments, or staff, including liaising with students, faculty, staff, and outside/community agencies.
  • Oversee a support system for alumni to maintain contact, engage them, and support future graduate school pursuits

Recruitment and Retention Duties

  • Lead recruitment efforts through classroom visits and community/campus presentations, program promotion, application portal, and selection process, & documentation of recruitment strategies.
  • Facilitate selection process and ensure Fellows complete and fulfill the Letter of Commitment
  • Facilitate the faculty research mentor matching process, including recruitment, selection, and addressing concerns related to mentoring responsibilities
  • Work with mentors to address concerns related to mentoring and fulfillment of responsibilities

Evaluation and Research Duties

  • Interface with the systems (REDCAP, SPSS) used to collect, manage, process, and analyze data
  • Participate as part of the evaluation team to ensure implementation of program evaluation efforts, oversee timely and responsive follow-up to maximize participation rates, and generate White Paper reports summarizing the findings
  • In consultation with mentors, guides and monitors the research experiences of the Fellows as part of their monitor and ensure that projects and research apprenticeships are relevant to the US education system and adhere to the responsible conduct of research
  • Assist PI and team members with publication coordination, manuscript preparation, and conference presentations, including possibly directing dissemination efforts
  • As needed, identifies or contributes to the development of program evaluation tools to determine program effectiveness

Program Design and Implementation Duties

  • Ensure implementation of a culturally inclusive and responsive program designed to serve and support underrepresented students
  • Develop, facilitate, and/or attend workshops (mandatory attendance in AWARDSS Fellow orientation), meetings, field trips, and/or conferences
  • Proactively coordinate logistics, scheduling/agendas, program website updates, and timely programmatic communications/messaging to Fellows, Mentors, and alumni
  • Arrange or lead professional development opportunities for fellows and faculty mentors
  • Update program curriculum materials and resources (e.g., handbooks) as needed in response to feedback from program participants

Administrative Duties

  • Prepare periodic reports and records on program activities, progress, status, or other special reports for management or outside agencies.
  • Oversee GAs and delegate project activities to meet specified deadlines
  • Contributes to ensuring regulatory compliance of the research program by coordinating with granting agencies and regulators as needed
  • Coordinate and monitor project timelines; effectively communicating project needs, deadlines, and related information as required.
  • Monitors and oversees communications through program-specific email
  • Assists with organizational tasks including appropriate digital and physical files, streamlining internal processes, and coalescing ideas into actionable items

Additional duties as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • High competency in people related skills: I.e. Logistics, problem analysis, conflict management, communications, and human relations
  • Interest in pursuing
    a graduate education

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
    advanced learning attained through professional level experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work
  • Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed
  • Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.
  • Experience developing and implementing diversity-focused programs
  • Experience with the research process to coordinate program evaluation and research activities as well as support trainee's completion of research apprenticeships and projects

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree or higher
  • Prior research experience or publications related to educational research, higher education or challenges faced by marginalized and BIPOC students
  • Experience working with undergraduate and graduate student populations
  • Experience organizing in-person and/or remote events & using organizational workflow systems
  • Experience working with team, reference, and data management programs including learning management systems; such as REDCAP, BASECAMP, D2L, Refworks, Endnote, Mendeley, SPSS, Excel
  • Experience in successfully exercising leadership and team-member roles interchangeably

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 30

Job FTE: 0.75

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $48,000 - $55,000 DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Researchers & Scientists

Job Function


Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Dr. Brandy Brown Perkl

Associate Professor of Practice

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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