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Project Coordinator - EPOL (A1300074)

Position Deleted on 4/12/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Urbana, IL
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Position Announcement

Project Coordinator, Pathways Resource Center

Office of Community College Research and Leadership

College of Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Search Extended March 1, 2013

The Office of Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL) in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership seeks a full-time Project Coordinator to help manage the Pathways Resource Center (PRC) project. OCCRL was established in 1989 at the University of Illinois within the College of Education, and the mission of the office is to provide research, leadership, and service to P-20 educators who seek to improve college and career readiness and success.The Project Coordinator supports senior OCCRL personnel in managing a range of administrative functions associated with the negotiated scope of work. The positionrequires experience in project management and includes the following duties:

  • Organizing, scheduling, and managing internal team meetings and external PRC events and activities.
  • Preparing agendas, handouts, logistics, and communications.
  • Assembling and maintaining formal documents associated with the project, including human subjects; data sharing agreements; and monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for sponsors and stakeholders.
  • Conducting monthly, quarterly, and annual reconciliation of budgets.
  • Organizing and managing statewide workshops and conferences, and conducting conference presentations.
  • Organizing consultants to provide technical assistance to state and local personnel.
  • Preparing project materials, including practitioner guides, curriculum materials, and evidence-based briefs for practitioners and policy makers.
  • Providing technological support, including maintaining the PRC website, regularly posting resource materials on the website; and supporting web-based communications, including webinars.
  • Identifying issues, challenges, and opportunities to the PTR team and facilitating the development of solutions.

The successful applicant should have experience working in a collaborative research environment; working closely with K-12 and higher education researchers, administrators, and faculty, federal and state administrative staff, and other related groups; and supporting K-12 curriculum development. Strong writing and oral communication skills are essential. The applicant must be able to travel in and out of state. The successful applicant is also expected to support the senior researchers in grant writing, as needed.

This is a full-time (100%) non-tenure track academic professional position. The position is grant-funded and renewal is contingent upon availability of funds.


Required: A bachelor's degree in education or a related social science field with 3-5 years of project management experience.

Preferred: A master's degree in education or related social science field with a minimum of 2 years experience in project management.


Salary and benefits are competitive.

Application Procedures:

To apply, please complete a candidate profile at and submit a letter of application, resume, and names and contact information of at least three references. The review of applications will begin immediately. Applications are encouraged prior to March 22, 2013; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date, and consideration will continue until a suitable candidate is identified for the position.

Starting Date:

As soon as possible after closing.

For more information about the position, please contact: Search Committee Chair, Allison Witt, via e-mail:

The University of Illinois is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The University of Illinois is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff embrace diversity and are committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.
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