Project Coordinator

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
29 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
27 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies is one of eight academic programs in the College of Health and Human Sciences. Colorado State University (CSU) is Colorado’s land grant institution and holds the Doctoral/Research University – Extensive classification from the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. CSU is one of three core academic institutions that comprise the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI). Many faculty in Human Development and Family Studies engage in multidisciplinary research collaborations with other CCTSI institutions and affiliates, including the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Position Summary

Researchers in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins, Colorado are looking for a highly motivated college graduate to serve as a Project Coordinator for a grant-funded clinical trial aimed at promoting healthy aging strategies among older adults. The Project Coordinator will work with the Principal Investigator (PI), Dr. Manfred Diehl, and a post-doctoral research associate to coordinate and execute the day-to-day operations of the research project. The responsibilities of the Project Coordinator include:

  • Recruitment and enrollment of study participants
  • Preparing study materials and scheduling participant assessments
  • Monitoring of the ongoing data collection, including coordination with research collaborators
  • Coordinating and supervising data entry and management
  • Training, supervising, and monitoring undergraduate research assistants
  • Planning of weekly team meetings
  • Coordinating other day-to-day tasks as needed
  • Applicants need to have at a minimum a bachelor’s degree in a behavioral and social science field and prior experience with the day-to-day operations of a research study. This position is ideal for individuals planning to pursue graduate work in human development, psychology, or a related discipline.

Required Job Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree that reflects training in Human Development and Family Studies, Psychology, or a related field. Some prior experience in a research setting.

Preferred Job Qualifications

A master’s degree and 1-3 years of experience working in a research setting.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Research Management Duty/Responsibility

The Project Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating a grant-funded clinical trial, including recruitment, retention, scheduling assessment visits, and data management.

Percentage Of Time 60

Job Duty Category Project Coordination Duty/Responsibility

Ordering supplies, helping to prepare progress reports for grants, institutional review board, and data safety and monitoring board.

Percentage Of Time 10

Job Duty Category Supervision Duty/Responsibility

Supervising undergraduate research assistants.

Percentage Of Time 30

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, please submit 1) a resumé; 2) a cover letter; and 3) the names and complete contact information of 2 references. The cover letter should address the applicant’s qualifications for this position, including a) prior experiences in research labs and in supervising research assistants’ b) effective organizational and management skills; and c) effective communication skills with a variety of constituents, such as study participants and partners in the community.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Search Contact Manfred Diehl,

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.