Please note this is a one year contract position with the possibility of an extension for up to three months.*
Summary: The Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating research grants from the John Templeton Foundation on strengthening character through challenge and failure. This position is responsible for implementing research activities as described in funded grant applications, working with community partners in Winston-Salem, recruiting study participants, coordinating schedules of participants, conducting research sessions, instructing participants, coordinating student assistants, distributing incentives to study participants, tracking expenditures, and ensuring compliance with regulations. This is a one-year contract position, with the possibility of an extension for up to three-months.
Identifies target samples for research studies by working with community partners in Winston-Salem.
Coordinates study sessions (i.e. prepares IRB applications, recruits participants, determines eligibility of study participants, schedules sessions, conducting sessions, and collects payments).
Conducts study sessions; prepares materials, instructs participants, monitors and times activities, distributes and collects questionnaires, records attendance, and distributes pay to participants.
Maintains accurate, organized, and complete records of research.
Tracks financial status of research expenditures (i.e. receipts, reimbursements, and monthly account review).
Compiles and enters data. Assists in completion of research reports.
Monitors compliance with and is knowledgeable in relevant John Templeton Foundation, US, WFU, and APA regulations; monitors John Templeton Foundation, US, WFU, and APA regulations guide work.
Assists in providing training, work direction, scheduling, and problem solving assistance for student workers.
Works cooperatively with other project members, including supervising student assistants.
Works under general and specific supervision; reports to Project Director and to Psychology Research Investigators.
Tracks and monitors the budget.
Assists with preparation of manuscripts for publication.
Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related discipline and Master’s degree in clinical or counseling psychology.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills; flexible and committed team player.
Ability to coordinate and organize all components of a research study.
Ability to research and resolve problems associated with completion of a study.
Knowledge of research design.
Ability to anticipate mistakes and plan to reduce them.
Proficiency in general computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Word, email, and the internet).
Knowledge of or ability to learn spreadsheet software (i.e. Microsoft Excel and SPSS).
Experience working with community populations and populations from diverse backgrounds.
Responsible for own work.
Supervises student workers.
Note: This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.
In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.
Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.
Offering the personal attention of a small liberal arts college, coupled with the breadth and global relevancy of a leading research institution, Wake Forest claims the distinction of being the nation's premier collegiate university. Wake Forest is consistently ranked among the top 30 universities in the nation. Our mission is to educate the whole person, graduating students who seek purpose-filled lives while building a community dedicated to serving humanity in the spirit of our motto, Pro Humanitate.