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Project Coordinator

KU School of Social Welfare
Lawerence, KS Full-time
Posted on August 14, 2019

This position will independently direct and coordinate day-to-day activities of the Kansas Serves Native American Families (KSNAF) project.  It is a federally funded five year project to test innovative, evidence-based approaches for improving outcomes including family functioning and child well-being, safety, and permanency. The Research Project Coordinator will work with state, university, tribal and agency personnel to develop, implement, and promote the project; supervise students; and coordinate project activities.  The majority of this work will be self-directed. In-state travel required.

Job Description:

50% - Collaborate with tribal and community partners to develop, implement, and promote project. This collaboration will require a person to work independently within tribal communities to engage in relationship building and support for implementation of a family program. This will require someone to manage their time and schedule to initiate and direct these activities at a time/place that works best for tribal partners (which may take place after traditional work hours or on the weekends). As such, this person may be housed at KU-Lawrence and travel to the reservations, or they may live near one of the tribal communities and travel to KU-Lawrence for meetings with the Project Director and evaluation team.   

20% - Independently coordinate with the program implementation specialist as well as the implementation and evaluation teams to ensure project goals are on track and desired outcomes met

10% - Monitor, track, and provide reporting on implementation and promotion

5% - Coordinate quarterly Steering Committee meetings and communications

5% - Supervise hourly students

10% - May co-author newsletters, papers, presentations, and grant reports 

Some in state travel required (2-3 times/month)

Required Qualifications:

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in social work, human services, Native American studies, or a related field
  • At least two years’ experience (paid or unpaid) working in a tribal community
  • At least one year coordinating work between community partners
  • Organizational and written communication skills as demonstrated by application materials.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least one year experience as a project coordinator