WVU Research Corporation Project Coordinator in Morgantown, West Virginia
Description Purpose This position will manage components/projects of the West Virginia Prevention Research Center using participatory evaluation methods. This position will be responsible for developing evaluation summaries for policymakers, providing technical assistance to WV Division of Tobacco Prevention (DTP) programs and grantees, providing written and verbal reports for differing audiences (communities, legislators, researchers), providing input on policies and procedures to DTP leadership and staying current on tobacco control issues.
Responds to inquiries and resolves matters of low to moderate complexity. Responsibilities require some judgment, resourcefulness and originality, but diverse guides and precedents are usually available to apply or adapt to the circumstances, and the position is guided by supervision. Work effort has considerable impact on client services, program and project image, with potential legal liabilities.
Duties & Responsibilities Responsibilities are functional in nature, and performed under general supervision. Specific tasks include, but are not limited to: 1) Coordinates and administers tobacco prevention, cessation, and evaluation programs. 2) Operationalizes strategic aspects of funded tobacco reduction policy and program evaluation. 3) Develops and tracks performance indicators related to goals and objectives in funded work plans. 4) Ensures that evaluation strategy conforms to funding agencies’ planning and reporting needs. 5) Identifies needs and develops programs and materials for multiple audiences. 6) Oversees the development of informational materials for the general public, stakeholders, and policymakers. 7) Ensures that the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs meet the needs/objectives as established by the contract. 8) Assists with managing data and conducting statistical analysis. 9) Monitors project time lines and task completion. 10) Prepares and disseminates reports that are useful, timely and easy to understand for a wide range of audiences.
Supervisory/Lead Role This position reports to the Principle Investigator. Normally receives minimal instructions on routine work, general instructions on new assignments. Supervision of others is not required, however, sharing of knowledge with others and team participation is expected in the role. Lead responsibilities may be assigned in this position.
Physical Demands Ability to use computer input devices such as drawing pen, mouse, and trackball with highly developed fine motor skills is required. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment This position includes a mixture of a normal office environment and a training development environment, and traveling to various locations for meetings, conferences and/or training. It also includes the ability to maintain and keep confidential information. Responsible to know and comply with all safety procedures.
Requirements Requisite Qualifications Education and/or Experience 1) Bachelor’s degree in public health, psychology, sociology, public administration or related field And 2) 2 - 4 years’ experience in project management or program evaluation; Or 3) An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certifications, Licenses, Registrations 1) Valid driver’s license
Skills, Knowledge, Abilities 1) Maintains skills in, or knowledge of, professional principles, legal and/or reporting requirements affecting area of responsibility 2) Knowledge of project management principles, practices, techniques and tools. 3) Knowledge of research or evaluation methodology in a chronic disease or public health setting. 4) Excellent English language oral and written skills. 5) Strong organizational skills. 6) Demonstrated ability to read and interpret evaluation-related documents, and offer recommendations based on findings. 7) Demonstrated ability to present information and respond to questions from groups or individuals. 8) Demonstrated ability to create and produce clear, concise paper and electronic documents. 9) Demonstrated knowledge and skill in using the Microsoft Office Suite. 10) Skill in developing, implementing, and analyzing surveys, including web-based. 11) Demonstrated to work effectively with diverse levels of individuals, such as administration, faculty, staff, tobacco prevention grant recipients, office personnel, community leaders and partners, funding agency representatives and vendors. 12) Demonstrated project management experience preferred with exceptional organizational and time management skills. 13) Group facilitation, mediation and conflict resolution skills. 14) Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities. 15) Strong ability to multi-task multiple projects at the same time. 16) Excellent attention to detail, flexible and adaptable to change. 17) Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals, to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. 18) Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 19) Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in standardized situations.
Behavioral Competencies 1) Technical skills – Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; pursues training and development opportunities; assess strengths, weaknesses, and shares expertise with others. 2) Problem solving – Gathers and analyzes information, identifies problems, develops alternatives, uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics and works well in groups and resolves matters timely. 3) Internal & External Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional matters with objectivity and openness; responds promptly to needs and requests for service and assistance; meets commitments and dates, notifies others if change occurs; provides, solicits and applies feedback; and builds goodwill through balanced contributions, positive approach, respect and support of others. 4) Communications – Demonstrates group presentation skills, participates in meetings, listens and gets clarification, is responsive and speaks clearly and persuasively in positive and negative situations. Writes and edits clearly and informatively, varies style to meet needs, presents numerical data effectively, and able to read and interpret written information. 5) Organizational Support – Aligns work and develops strategies to meet organizational goals; seeks to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; and upholds organizational expectations and values. 6) Self- Management – Responds to management direction; resourcefully adapts to changes in work environment and circumstances; responds well under pressure and manages competing demands; takes calculated risks, asks for and offers help when needed; exercise discretion and sound judgment; is tactful and responsible for own actions. Adheres to work schedule and complies with leave management responsibilities.
Requisition Number: 16-0123
Post Date: 9/9/2016
Title: Project Coordinator
Position Type: Full Time
Work Hours: 40 hpw