Lemonade for Life Coordinator

Research Project Coordinator, 13034BR

We are seeking a full-time Research Project Coordinator to support the Lemonade for Life training experience. Lemonade for Life uses a hope-infused and future-focused approach to help children and families overcome trauma and reduce the spread of ACEs from generation to generation. The approach brings together expertise and tools developed by social workers, psychologists, researchers, and child educators working in social services and public health to provide trainings across the country.  

We will rely on an enthusiastic and focused Project Coordinator to manage and promote Lemonade for Life trainings by interfacing with current and future trainers, partners, and participants. The Project Coordinator must have strong management and relationship-building skills. They will be responsible for process development and implementation, deliverable tracking, and providing comprehensive support to internal and external partners.

The ideal candidate is passionate about building hope and resilience and skilled at conveying their value to others, and they have the ability to provide on-the-ground support and coordination 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.