The Office of University Life was created in 2015 to develop and enhance the student experience at Columbia University. Working in collaboration with students, faculty and staff throughout the schools, we focus on strengthening resources, policies and conversations, and building community outside of the classroom. Every two years, the Office of University Life administers a student well-being survey within the student community across the University's 16 schools.
Reporting to the Principal Investigator for the Student Well-being Survey, the Survey Project Manager is responsible for organizing and managing the 2020 student well-being survey development and implementation and coordinating the data analysis and reporting related to survey findings. We are looking for a skilled project manager who takes an analytical and pragmatic approach to problem-solving and works collaboratively with team members and leadership.
Collaborate with the Principal Investigator to develop and finalize the survey battery for the 2020 Student Well-Being Survey.
Develop protocol for quantitative data collection and ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements imposed by the IRB.
Develop and adhere to a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress on all stages of work, including finalizing data analysis and reporting from the 2018 student well-being survey and planning, launch and implementation of the 2020 survey.
Manages relationships and facilitates coordination between key stakeholders to ensure the survey's progress and timely completion.
Serve as primary survey contact for internal and external partners; including the Executive Vice President for University Life; University stakeholders from central offices, the survey administrator, and survey marketers.
Coordinate work with key team members, including members of the student life team and the project statisticians.
Manage stakeholder input, including sifting and compiling stakeholder feedback, and developing and tracking stakeholder deadlines.
Support the Principal Investigator in administrative tasks, including coordinating meetings, agenda setting, meeting preparation, maintaining comprehensive notes, drafting/proofing documents and other related duties.
Additional duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree and a minimum four years related experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Master's degree preferred, including experience in population-based survey development and implementation. The right candidate is highly-organized with excellent writing and communication skills. Has a proven track record of managing complex large-scale research projects and understands how to move projects forward with multiple internal and external stakeholders. Must enjoy logistics coordination, management and tracking details. Demonstrated ability to work independently and also collaboratively and to meet internal and external deadlines. Experience with data analysis and report writing highly preferred. The right candidate is patient, solutions-oriented, and discrete and comfortable engaging with a wide range of university stakeholders including students, staff and executives. Must exercise sound judgment and maintain a sense of humor, and must enjoy working in a fluid, fast-paced environment.
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