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Project Coordinator
Arizona State University in
Date Posted October 15, 2020
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled


Campus: Downtown Phoenix

Project Coordinator

Job Description

Works closely and collaboratively with research center staff and other research partners to plan, direct, organize, and execute against project requirements; identifies and acquires necessary resources and coordinates efforts by all parties to ensure timely delivery of project outcomes in accordance with sponsoring source's expectations.

Job Family

Business Operations

Department Name

Global Ctr Applied Hlth Rsrch



VP Code


Grant Funded Position

This is a grant funded position. Continuation is contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$43,920 - $55,000 per year; DOE

Close Date


Essential Duties

  • Coordinates all project activities under supervision of Principal Investigator and Program Manager; assists in execution.
  • Plans, develops, implements, and manages project details for project research team.
  • Works closely and collaboratively with key stakeholders to define project scope, strategy, budget, and outcomes; identifies critical resource expertise and targets appropriate internal and/or external sources to ensure optimal outcome(s).
  • Establishes and continually monitors/manages project expectations with team; assigns tasks and identifies issues for resolution to ensure optimal team effectiveness.
  • Prepares and maintains all project status reports and schedules; tracks milestones/deliverables, critical paths and dependencies; re-sets expectations as needed in consideration of project progress/outcomes. Responds to all inquiries regarding project status; prepares and responds to all regulatory reporting/filings to ensure compliance.
  • Supervises contractual team members, graduate research assistants and student workers to ensure optimal outcomes; builds, develops, and maintains relationships vital to project success.
  • Coordinates deliverables with other ASU units and with external partners through team meetings and other means as necessary. Prepares agendas for coordination meetings, keeps minutes and other records up to date.
  • Works collaboratively with stakeholders, leadership, and other related staff to define and identify all required project infrastructure including, but not limited to: space, equipment, technology and infrastructure to ensure timely availability for successful launch and ongoing project operations.
  • Prepares all post-project reports, budget allocations and summaries/filings to ensure timely dissemination of information to all interested parties.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree. 2 years related experience; 1 of which is in project management, OR any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of a Masters degree in Public Health, Social Work or related discipline.
  • Experience with managing community-based health projects
  • Demonstrated knowledge of management principles, methods and techniques as applied to a specific project.
  • Experience in noticing, interpreting and anticipating concerns and potential team and/or sponsorship conflict and escalating as appropriate.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of available project management applications.
  • Evidence of being bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Experience in using cultural sensitivity and multicultural communication skills.

Working Environment

  • Activities are primarily performed in a regular, climate controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, standing, walking
  • Use visual acuity and manual dexterity associated with daily use of desktop computer
  • Lift up to 20 pounds
  • Clearly communicate to perform essential duties
  • Receive regular review of completed task

Department Statement

The Global Center of Applied Health Research (GCAHR) is an Arizona Board of Regents’ approved transdisciplinary research center located in the Watts College in the ASU Downtown campus.  Awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other sources fund a diverse portfolio of national and international research projects.  Staff members, doctoral and postdoctoral fellows and faculty members form a cohesive and supportive team. Community and academic partners in the US and in other countries are an integral part of the life of this mission driven center.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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