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The Survey Research Division (SRD) of the Social Development Research Group seeks a full-time (100%) Research Coordinator to conduct data collection activities for the National Core Indicators for the Aging and Disabled Study (NCI-AD). The SRD seeks somebody who can manage all aspects of data collection for this research project, including the full range of supervisory responsibilities, locating and quality control. The Research Coordinator will manage the development of survey materials and data collection protocols, meet response rate objectives, and monitor field progress.
The Research Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that data collection is completed on time and within budget while meeting response rate and research objectives. This requires close monitoring of data collection activities, carefully integrating information on project and response status, and providing data collection staff with guidance and/or new ideas, approaches, or techniques needed to complete their projects successfully. This position is responsible for meeting with principal investigators and data collection staff to help balance project research needs with respondent needs and real world constraints
The role of Data Collection Manager for the Survey Research Division at the Social Development Research Group directly supports the University of Washington’s primary research objective. The position is responsible for overseeing a data collection budget of $300,000 annually and data collection activities involving roughly 2,000 human subjects.
Plan and direct data collection activities. •Consult with research and Survey Research Division staff on survey methodologies and the development of data collection protocols. •Develop data collection strategy, assign/hire staff, and provide on-going field management & projections. •Ensure that human subjects activities are within Institutional Review Board compliance and that response rate objectives are met. •Monitor and report on data collection expenditures. •Develop training and data collection protocols and survey materials for assigned data collection project and external clients. •This includes the development of specialized training materials, survey documents, and field materials to meet specific project objectives or the needs of the population being studied. •Develop and implement data collection procedures, timelines and techniques to achieve study aims and meet response rate objectives. •Develop field production goals. •Manage and coordinate field activities to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget. •Monitor field progress and address field issues that interfere with on-time completion of the project. •Ensure full-project compliance with approved procedures and follow guidelines for the ethical treatment of human subjects. •Manage subject identification, recruitment, locating, and retention. •Develop protocols for locating and refusal conversions to ensure minimal subject loss. •Work with SRD programming staff to conceptualize and develop database and/or reporting tools and functions that meet the unique needs of assigned projects. •Manage project databases and sample files. Identify areas of improvement for database applications that would allow for more effective sample management. •Develop, implement, and monitor quality control procedures to ensure high quality data. •Communicate and serve as the main point-of-contact with external research collaborators/clients to establish and/or maintain productive relationships. •Provide weekly updates to the SRD Director and external project team on progress and issues, field planning and timeline. •Perform data management tasks, as needed, including cleaning and reconciliation of data sets, reviewing frequencies for out-of-range or missing data, documenting data sets, and reviewing final data sets for accuracy. •Prepare final reports documenting data collection protocols and materials. Follow SDRG and SRD administrative procedures.
Prepare monthly budget reports.
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Bachelor's degree in social science, data science, STEM, or humanities and 2-3 years of relevant work experience.
Social Science research experience, including data collection or research interviewing.
Supervisory experience managing hourly staff, including employee selection and training.
Excellent time management, organizational skills and attention to detail.
Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
Inherent to success in this position is persistence, creative thinking, and being solutions oriented.
Able to hire and lead others in a manner that instills motivation, perseverance, and team-work among the interviewing team in order to meet desired response rate objectives;
Proven success in a leadership role.
Experience with multiple modes of data collection and a track record of high response rates.
Experience using Computer-Assisted Interviewing (CAPI/CATI) software and/or MS Access databases.
Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Access and proven ability to troubleshoot technical issues.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
Experience with difficult/diverse research populations.
Experience developing data collection instruments and other survey material.
Experience tracking and locating respondents.
Experience working within University of Washington systems and procedures.
Experience with SDRG systems and procedures.
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