Research Project Assistant, Pathways Project

Washington D.C. United States
04 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
04 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

GW’s School of Nursing (GWSON) drives innovation and improvements in health care worldwide through the education of compassionate nurses, esteemed educators and researchers, entrepreneurial leaders, and influential policy experts. GWSON is in search of an experienced Research Project Assistant to support a two year research initiative, the Pathways Project.

Research Project Assistant positions at GW work under general supervision to provide day-to-day administrative support to a research program at the university. This position typically organizes meetings, public events, and conferences, and provides administrative support towards meeting project deliverables and program support. This position may coordinate with faculty and staff on the scheduling of meetings, coordination of procurement, document management, and financial support activities, so that project activities and expenditures are tracked. This position may prepare monthly budget and expense reports. In addition, they perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Specific to the Pathways Project, the Research Project Assistant responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical support for web-based conference calls and webinars.
  • Aid in planning learning collaborative and project team meeting
  • Serve as the liaison for administrative contact with the participating sites and will be the initial point of contact for Collaborative teams and associated Learning Sessions. 
  • Aid Project Director in planning and execution of 2-day collaborative learning sessions.
  • Make travel arrangements for employees presenting at and attending conferences, manage travel and honorarium arrangements for project participants and visiting speakers.
  • Develop and disseminate Pathways and Coalition communication and updates via social media/newsletters/News tab on Pathways website; editing and proofreading Pathways documents.
  • Organize and operate Action Period activities in collaboration with the PI and designated project team members as assigned.
  • Responsible for post-Collaborative revisions of the Pathways change package. 
  • Manages deadlines as outlined by deliverables set forth by the Moore Foundation. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:    

Qualified candidates will hold a high school diploma/GED plus 1.5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:    

  • Strong written and oral communication skills 
  • Detail-oriented
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Experience with editing and proofreading documents. 
  • Experience with managing webinars and large group conference calls a plus.
  • Experience managing travel and travel expense reimbursement is a plus
  • Team player
  • Proactive learner
  • Customer service experience
  • Organized, ability to manage priorities and meet deadlines
  • Experience with social media engagement a plus.
  • Prior experience with event planning is a plus

Typical Hiring Range    

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