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Research Foundation CUNY project manager in New York City, New York

Job Title: project manager

PVN ID: GS-2206-004878

Category: Research


Mandatory Vaccine Mandate: As of May 27, 2022, all candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law and criteria. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as two weeks after a final dose in primary series of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine ( example: two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine such as Moderna or Pfizer, or two weeks after a single dose vaccine such as Johnson and Johnson). Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment. Newly hired employees will be sent an email with instructions on how to upload their vaccine information on the Research Foundation portal.

Job Description

General Description

The Graduate Center at the City University of New York is seeking applicants for a project coordinator to manage two different research projects: one which focuses on the impact of course scarcity on the college progress of STEM students who take online courses, and another whose goal is to generate a database of questions that test conceptual understanding in algebra among college students. The project coordinator will be expected to oversee the coordination of all aspects of the projects, including obtaining data from various university offices, filing necessary paperwork for various project permissions, organizing and tracking all project files, coordinating workflow across various researchers and research sites across both projects, scheduling and coordinating cognitive interviews involving multiple researchers and participants, as well as other tasks that arise during the conduct of the research projects. We are ideally seeking a candidate who can begin as soon as possible, and who can work full-time during summer 2022, and then switch to part-time sometime between Sept and Dec 2022.

Depending on qualifications, there will also be opportunities to participate in other aspects of the research, including participating in qualitative data collection and coding, analyzing and interpreting quantitative findings, and preparing scholarly journal articles. Research will be conducted primarily at the CUNY Graduate Center and the CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College. Currently this position can be done entirely remotely, and there is a lot of flexibility with the timing of specific work hours each week. Over the next year or so, there is the possibility that some work must be completed on site, but flexibility and the ability to work remotely will remain a significant part of the position; for the right candidate we are willing to consider a fully remote position longterm. The project coordinator will join a multidisciplinary research group, and will be expected to work both independently and collaboratively as part of the research team, in close collaboration with the principal investigators.

Other Duties


Experience working on and/or managing a multi-site research project;

Experience with successfully navigating complex institutional bureaucracies and coordinating across multiple departments to collect data, organize technical or administrative supports, trouble-shoot logistical issues as they arise, or access institutional resources necessary for the completion of a project;

Some experience with qualitative and quantitative software, survey software, and MS Office programs, and an ability to learn to use new software as needed;

Strong written and verbal communication, especially with diverse groups of colleagues;

Excellent organizational skills, including time management, file management, and task management skills;

Careful attention to detail and the ability to follow directions meticulously;

Positive attitude and a focus on potential solutions rather than existing problems alone;

Ability to problem-solve and work independently.

Preferred qualifications:

Experience managing a multi-site research project.

Experience working on applied social science and/or educational research projects.

Graduate degree in education, sociology, economics, psychology, or related field, or comparable professional experience.

Key Features

Department Urban Education

Status Part Time

Pay Range $25.00-$30.00

Hour(s) a week 19.00-35.00

Closing Date Aug 17, 2022 (Or Until Filled)


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