Advertised Summary Job Description: The Project Coordinator will manage all administrative functions of a program project funded by National Institutes of Aging's (NIA) Alzheimer's-related Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (AD-RCMAR). The Columbia AD-RCMAR will have a focus in biological, behavioral, sociocultural, and environmental mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease and related dementia's (ADRD) disparities including risk and resilience factors, biomarkers, and care-giving, and will be called the Columbia Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Alzheimer's Disease Disparities (CIRAD). Under the direction of the Principal Investigators, the Project Coordinator will oversee the daily management and coordination of the center. The main duties are coordinating the daily operations of the Research Pilot Educational program - the pilot award applications, approval process for the CIRAD scholar pilot awards, monitor CIRAD scholar progress as well as the record-keeping of grants or papers submitted by CIRAD scholars and investigators, scheduling advisory and leadership committee meetings, managing a CIRAD website, social media accounts, and newsletter. Duties include orientation, ensuring program and site compliance, certifications and guidance. The candidate will ensure that all aspects of the CIRAD program are tracked and reported with the coordination center, key milestones and deliverable dates are known and adhered to and all individuals and partners involved are kept appraised of progress of integrated tasks and next steps. In addition, the Project Coordinator will help the Principal Investigators maintain oversight of the Center and help prepare reports as needed, plan the logistics of any meetings, teleconferences or video conferences, to address key program issues. May prepare and submit documents for IRB review and approval; facilitate finalization of non-disclosure data agreements and material transfer agreements.
Occasional work on weekends and weekday evenings may be necessary. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the principal investigators from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education, training and experience, plus two years of related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: -Bilingual in Spanish and English -Strong computer skills in MS Office -Effective interpersonal, communication, organizational, problem-solving skills -Ability to assess all assigned work and manage time appropriately to meet deadlines, must be highly organized and be able to juggle multiple priorities effectively -Independent learner who can acquire the necessary software skills to meet job requirements -Demonstrates attention to detail -Ability to form and develop interpersonal, professional relationships and exhibit socially and professionally appropriate behavior -Creating visuals including PowerPoint, newsletters, pamphlets, and poster presentations -Coordinating and implementing dissemination of results according to milestones
Preferred Qualifications: -Previous experience with project management is preferred -Supervisory experience -Producing web content and special media projects including visual and video -Providing copy editing services (checks spelling, grammar, punctuation and formatting) for publications and media; -Knowledge of website building and newsletter -Familiarity with working on projects that partner with people from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds. -Experience working in a research setting -Knowledge of databases and computer software, including Excel, RedCap, Qualtrics, SPSS
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