Project Coordinator, Sanford School of Public Policy

North Carolina, United States
21 Apr 2019
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21 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

Center for Child and Family Policy Mission:

The mission of the Center for Child and Family Policy is to contribute to solutions to important problems affecting today’ s children and families, through an integrated system of scientific research, debate and dissemination, public service, and teaching. The center emphasizes the bridge from basic research to policy and practice. Project Description:

The Center for Child and Family (CCFP) has received funding from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) for an efficacy trial of a teacher professional development program in elementary schools in North Carolina. As the Project Coordinator, you will be responsible for managing data collection in elementary schools, including supervising data collection team members and online survey data collection. In addition,you will be responsible for managing the teacher professional development workshop logistics including scheduling, preparing materials, and collecting evaluation data. The position is full time, but a part-time option (30 hours per week) may be available if desired. This comprehensive teacher PD program provides English as a second language (ESL) and classroom teachers with a framework for collaboration, skills for implementing high-impact instructional strategies, and approaches for incorporating families’ cultural wealth into the classroom. The PD program is based on research supporting teacher PD and includes the DCCS Institute, follow-up application modules, ongoing implementation coaching, and weekly collaboration sessions between the ESL and classroom teachers. The specific aims of this Goal 3 Efficacy Study are to determine the effectiveness of the DCCS PD program on teachers and students. Please see this short video about the project on YouTube:

Work Performed:

This position will act as a key collaborator with the principal investigator to support the research teams in developing, refining and conducting project activities.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Distribute, collect, and manage parent and teacher consent forms and classroom observation forms.
  • Work with school principals, ESL teachers, and classroom teachers to recruit Latino English Learners (ELs) to participate in the study. Collect and organize parent consent forms and parent surveys.
  • Plan, schedule and coordinate logistics for the teacher professional development workshops.
  • Supervise and coordinate data collection activities including teacher surveys, workshop evaluations, parent surveys, student assessments, and teacher and student observations within several North Carolina school districts.
  • Supervise senior research aides in data collection and data entry activities.
  • Manage both quantitative and qualitative data in conjunction with principal investigator(s), statisticians, and other members of the research team.
  • Lead efforts in obtaining and maintaining university IRB approval and reporting on grant activities to the Institute of Education Sciences.
  • Supervise and coordinate project administrative tasks such as contractor paperwork, project invoices, research participant consents and payments, etc.
  • Participate in preparation of manuscripts for publication, written reports to funders, and conference presentations.
  • Attend project-specific meetings. This includes travel to various school sites.
  • Manage the workflowof data collection staff and undergraduate research assistants.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Location Durham


Job Family Level 10

Full Time / Part Time PART TIME

Regular / Temporary Regular

Shift First/Day

Minimum Qualifications

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Work requires communication and analytical skills normally acquired through a 4 year college education.


Work requires a general knowledge of research methods, procedures and activities normally acquired through 1 year of social science research experience.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE