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SenseMaker Coordinator

Research Project Coordinator, 13034BR

We are seeking a full-time Research Project Coordinator to drive a new initiative forward. This exciting new focus area for CPPR involves community sensemaking, storytelling, and using qualitative and quantitative data to inform policy and practice. The initiative brings together diverse teams within CPPR working in public health and social services around a common goal and framework (using the SenseMaker™ tool. We will rely on an enthusiastic and focused Project Coordinator to enact the project vision by mapping out a strategy and activating individuals and teams. The Project Coordinator must have strong management and relationship-building skills. They will be responsible for implementation planning, process development, deliverable tracking, and activating internal and external partners. The ideal candidate is skilled at keeping the wheels in motion and providing on-the-ground support and troubleshooting for multiple projects while staying tuned in to the grander vision and goals of the work.

The Center for Public Partnerships and Research is a part of KU’s Achievement and Assessment Institute. KU is an Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Employer.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience in field of study.
  2. Excellent written communication skills as demonstrated through application materials.
  3. Previous work experience in building relationships and communicating with external constituents.
  4. Excellent organizational skills and experience working both collaboratively and independently when appropriate as demonstrated in application materials and work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree in Education, Psychology, Social Welfare, Sociology or related field.
  2. Prior experience as a project coordinator or nonprofit administrator.
  3. Knowledge of the University of Kansas, its policies and its procedures.
  4. Knowledge of current issues families face based on education and/or previous work experience.
  5. Experience with grant-funded programs in a relevant field.
  6. Excellent oral communications skills.
  7. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to exercise initiative when necessary and appropriate.
  8. One year grant writing and grant preparation experience.