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RESEARCH ASSISTANT - AMUS Coordinator

Employer
Wayne State University
Location
Detroit, Michigan
Closing date
Oct 11, 2021

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Position Type
Research Scientist / Analyst
Organization Type
Nonprofit
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Posting Number
045678
Position Title
RESEARCH ASSISTANT - AMUS Coordinator
Number of Vacancies
3
School/College/Division/Institutes/Centers
32 - Provost & VP Academic Affairs
Primary Department
H6614-Center Urban Studies
Essential Functions (Job Duties)
· Become knowledgeable about national AmeriCorps requirements, policies, and procedures; demonstrate adherence to AmeriCorps guidelines.
· Provide daily direction and oversight to a team of AmeriCorps service members: lead team meetings; assess performance of individual team members and provide regular feedback and areas for improvement; and implement disciplinary procedures as appropriate.
· Track data on program outputs and accomplishments; ensure data is properly collected and entered into tracking system; and prepare regular progress reports.
· Maintain work plans, task lists, and project calendars on a regular basis and meet interim deadlines.
· Assist in drafting project updates and reports for submission to funders.
· Represent AMUS at local AMUS events, community gatherings, workshops, and trainings (must be available nights and weekends).
· Coordinate crime prevention research duties for AmeriCorps members involved in the AmeriCorps Urban Safety Project (AMUS).
· Assist in coordinating multiple crime prevention survey data collection efforts for one or more research projects - may include other collaborating agencies or institutions.
· Prepare regular updates to Center Director and Managing Director.
Unique Duties
Qualifications
· Bachelor's Degree in any area of social science research (including political science, anthropology, demography, education, geography, psychology, public health, social work, sociology, and urban studies) required.
· Professional experience working in a public service organization (governmental, university, or nonprofit).
· Familiarity with AmeriCorps programs and policies is highly desirable.
· Must be self-motivated and able to initiate and complete tasks independently; strong organizational and problem-resolution skills; detail-oriented.
· Must demonstrate strong capacity to collaborate and work as a team member. Comfortable providing constructive feedback.
· Excellent communication skills; ability to present effectively to diverse groups, excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be confident communicating through virtual channels with team members and others.
· Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and Google products (Drive, Sheets, Docs, Forms, Calendar, etc.).
· Previous experience with online data management and reporting systems used by AmeriCorps (eGrants and/or OnCorps) is an advantage.
Preferred Qualifications
Testing Requirements
Not Applicable
Test Scheduling
Working Conditions
Wayne State University requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:WSU Covid-19 Website (https://wayne.edu/coronavirus)
Job Type
Full-Time
Job Category
Research Assistants/Associates
Duration of Posting
Fiscal Year of Job Open Date
2021
Job Open Date
(When job is posted in the system)
07-02-2021
Job Close Date
(or until suitable candidate is found)
Until Suitable Candidate is Found
Is this position reposted?
No
Reposting Reason:
Application Information
Background Check Requirements
University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting to work. If you are offered employment, the University will inform you if a background check is required.
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Funding/Salary Information
Salary (Minimum)
(Non-Academic Only)
Salary (Hire Max)
(Non-Academic Only)
Salary (Maximum)
(Non-Academic Only)
Hourly Rate
(Non-Academic Only)
Salary Range
(Academic Only)
$32,000 - $37,000
Is Position Bump Ineligible?
(Non-Academic, Represented positions only. Select 'No' for Academic. Select N/A if Non-represented.)
**NOTE: If 'Yes' is selected, then this is a Bump Ineligible Position (BIP). The person who bids or hires into this 100% grant funded position has no bumping rights upon grant expiration or in a reduction of force.
No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Disabled/Vets
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