Project Coordinator, Family Research Center

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Business Operations / Services, Admin / Executive / Office Support, Research, Lab Administration/Management

The Department of Psychology at the University of Denver is research-oriented, valuing a collaborative and integrative approach to psychological science that fosters intellectual curiosity and innovation and invests in people in a supportive and inclusive environment. Our mission is to advance psychological science by generating and sharing new knowledge through collaborative scholarship, educating and mentoring student scholars, and contributing to the public good.

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Psychology department are strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on its commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates must demonstrate ability to integrate content and issues relating to, and to work effectively with,ethnically/racially diverse populations. The University of Denver endeavors to be a great university dedicated to the public good and to uphold the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. The University recognizes that its success is dependent on how well it lives these values, including how we engage, support, and champion members both at DU and in the greater community. DU is situated in the Denver metro area, a vibrant urban center in the Rocky Mountain region, home to more than 3 million people. Our metropolitan location supports collaboration across local universities. DU, ranked in the top 100 universities in the country, is comprised of 5800 undergraduates (600+ psychology majors), 8000 graduate students (55 Psychology graduate students), and 700+ full-time faculty. The University recently received recognition as an R1 by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Position Summary

At the Family Research Center, our projects and collaborations focus on relationship and family science. Within this field, we are currently conducting studies on: 1) Relationship development, transitions, commitment dynamics, cohabitation, and risk and protective factors for relationship distress and divorce as well as adult and child well-being, 2) Relationship experiences among people from minoritized groups, e.g., those who are from sexual or gender minority communities, racial or ethnic minority communities, or who are socioeconomically marginalized, 3) Implementation and effectiveness of community-based relationship education programs for teens, adults, and couples, and 4) Maternal health and mental health, co-parenting, parenting, and child functioning.

There are 3 vacancies for this position. 

This position requires an in-person schedule. The position is full-time (i.e., 40 hours per week) and comes with University of Denver’s full benefits package. 

Essential Functions

The primary responsibilities for the Project Coordinator are:

  • Assisting faculty and study teams with various stages of the research, from IRB submission and maintenance, recruiting/enrolling participants.
  • Assisting with research study visits and administering surveys, data entry and cleaning, data analysis, and report and publication preparation.
  • Administrative and clerical tasks are also included, such as scheduling, note taking, other record keeping, database management, and purchasing office supplies and materials.
  • Work closely with other project staff and community partners, and therefore must have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Basic mathematical skills
  • Strong reasoning ability
  • Strong interpersonal skills and good communication
  • Critical thinking skills along with the ability to identify, discuss, and solve problems and issues that may arise

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Experience in psychology research
  • Strong organization and administrative skills to include scheduling, data/file management, word processing (MS Word), spreadsheets (Excel), copying, phone skills and data entry, budget management

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience coordinating research projects, and experience in research with families, and maternal health
  • Statistical knowledge
  • SPSS, REDCap Fluencey

Working Environment

Standard office environment.
Noise level is quiet to moderate.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) April 22, 2023. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 7.

Hourly Range:
The hourly range for the position is $23.00 - $28.10.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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