All applicants must submit a cover letter and resume as a single document to be considered for this position. The cover letter should address why you are interested in the position and tell us about your skills and related experience.
Applicants may be asked to complete a technical skills assessment as part of the screening and/or interviewing process.
This position provides progressively responsible outreach and administrative support to ISR’s largest research program -- the Survey Research Center (SRC) Health and Retirement Study (HRS). The SRC-HRS is a multi-disciplinary research program funded by the National Institute on Aging and others, and includes data collection, dissemination, and analysis activities.
This position serves an important role in a range of activities aimed at expanding the base of HRS data users and communicating the study’s impact, and functions as part of a team of experienced web, communications, and research administration staff.
Outreach and Communication - 30%
Maintain existing and create new dissemination materials for communication with data users and study participants: brochures, databooks, flyers, enewsletters, webinars, online tutorials, data visualizations
Assist in the preparation for data training activities including annual week long training workshop at ISR and half day preconference workshop at professional conferences
Track the impact of HRS data using a variety of methods (e.g., Altmetrics, Meltwater)
Participate in the overall HRS social media strategy
Participate in the design and staffing of project exhibits at professional conferences; may require occasional domestic travel and evening and weekend hours
Participate in Institute and University Communicators Communities
Assist with web content creation and maintenance
Editing and Publications Support - 40%
Maintain bibliography of publications stemming from HRS program; generate routine and ad hoc reports
Support faculty and staff with bibliographic needs
Edit faculty scientific publications, posters, and grant submissions
Work with the NIH MyNCBI system to ensure HRS faculty publications are in compliance with NIH Public Access Policy, including NIHMS system submissions and tracking
Administration - 30%
General administrative duties such as answering main telephone line for research program, reconciling corporate charge card expenses, prepare travel and expense reports, generating purchase orders or vouchers and tracking them in the University financial and procurement systems, ordering supplies following procurement standards and protocols, calendaring support
Assist with meeting and event planning and support
Assist with maintaining administrative systems and documentation
Track space allocations, building/key card access, and equipment loans for HRS program personnel
Create and maintain program information and reports
Assist with grant proposal and renewals
Act as steward of public funds while securing goods and services
HS diploma, and two or more years of relevant experience (or HS diploma, and one year relevant experience for Associate level)
Excellent knowledge of the Microsoft Suite
Excellent communication skills
Ability to successfully manage multiple concurrent tasks and projects to tight deadlines, delivering high quality results
Adaptability to swiftly changing priorities and technologies
Ability to quickly access, learn, and adapt new skills and technologies
Versatility in writing and editing for different audiences
Adobe InDesign for creating a range of publications
Adobe Illustrator and/or Photoshop, helpful
Tableau (or similar) for infographics
Endnote (or similar) for maintaining and formatting references
Familiarity with enterprise systems for tracking and managing expenses, reimbursements and procurement tasks
Experience with Drupal, Wordpress, or another Content Management System (CMS)
This position may be under filled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate; salary and title will be commensurate with education and experience.
The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to ground our research in varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 180750
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