Essential Functions: Participate in and coordinate specific program and/or project activities, research methodologies and initiatives; conduct involved data collection techniques which may include one-to-one detailed structured interviews. Interface with program/project staff participants and supporters to assess and determine goals, objectives and needs; recommend procedural changes to support operational activities; develop materials and informational/promotional activities.Serve as liaison and resources to outside agencies, organizations, vendors, subject study groups or individuals and University personnel. May conduct on-site visits and interview sessions to establish relationship as well as accessibility with specific study groups and individuals. May negotiate vendor services, assist in obtaining conference sponsorship.Assist and participate in database management activities. Monitor input of data; verify accuracy to ensure information is reliable for report generation, synthesis and analysis. Generate various statistical reports utilizing appropriate software packages; analyze data which may include applying established research methods, techniques and principles; consult with principal investigator, supervisor and/or technical professional.May provide functional supervision to subordinate professional, volunteer and student personnel. Train in appropriate technical methods and procedures. Develop specific program and/or project materials and, dependent upon the operation, any related training manuals; conduct training sessions and individual or group presentations. Participate in recruitment and selection of subordinate personnel.Assist in day-to-day administration of operational activities; establish work schedules and agendas; assign and monitor program/project work activities; conduct meetings to evaluate work activities. Keep abreast of developments in research methodologies and techniques and integrate such in operational activity or activities of assigned area. Prepare written correspondence, memorandums, reports and informational pieces on program activities. Coordinate and arrange program meeting, presentations, activities and services. Develop handbooks, brochures and/or informational packets related to program/project.
Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.Reasonable knowledge and experience of structured interviewing techniques.Strong analytical and problem solving skills.Some knowledge of and experience in longitudinal research projects.Ability to communicate effectively with others.Ability to interact with various socio-economic groups.Some experience in social science research methodologies, statistical sampling and design techniques and data analysis preferred.Some knowledge of a specific discipline or the operational activities of an assigned area, e.g. psychology, computing technology, child development, teacher education, etc.Some supervisory experience.Strong written and/or oral communication skills.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.