Essential Functions: Participate in specific program and/or project research or service methodologies and initiatives; conduct procedural data collection techniques which may include gathering information through a structured interview format. Interface with program/project staff and participants to assess and determine goals, objectives and needs; recommend procedural changes to support operational activities as needed.
Evaluate and access program needs; develop and implement actions to facilitate program activities. Compile data for report preparation; prepare activity reports and summaries; update as necessary.
Participate in database management activities. Coordinate data entry activities; monitor input of data; verify accuracy to ensure information is reliable for report generation, synthesis and analysis.
May provide functional supervision to subordinate volunteer and student support personnel. Train in appropriate methods and techniques. Develop training materials; conduct training sessions and individual or group presentations. Monitor subordinate personnel; review activity logs and reports.
Serve as liaison to various outside agencies, organizations, vendors, study groups or individuals and University personnel. May conduct on-site visits and interview sessions to establish relationship and accessibility to specific study groups and individuals.
Keep abreast of developments in research methodologies and techniques and integrate such in operational activity or activities of assigned area. Resolve problems, answer questions and direct non-standard inquiries to appropriate personnel.
Prepare written correspondence, memorandum, reports and informational pieces on program activities. Coordinate and arrange program meetings, presentations, activities and services.
Perform related work as assigned.
Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Ability to communicate effectively with others.
Some knowledge and experience of structured interviewing techniques preferred.
Ability to interact with various socio-economic groups.
Some knowledge of a specific discipline or the operational activities of an assigned area, e.g. psychology, computing technology, child development, teacher education, etc.
Strong written and/or oral communication skills.
Some supervisory experience preferred.
Typically, incumbents have had experience working on service or research projects as a student intern or volunteer.
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.