Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Essential Functions: Become knowledgeable about national AmeriCorps requirements, policies, and procedures; ensure adherence to AmeriCorps guidelines. Provide daily direction and oversight to a team of AmeriCorps service members: lead team meetings; assess performance of individual team members and provide regular feedback and areas for improvement; and implement disciplinary procedures as appropriate.Track data on program outputs and accomplishments; ensure data is properly collected and entered into tracking system; and prepare regular progress reports.Maintain work plans, task lists, and project calendars on a regular basis and meet interim deadlines. Assist in drafting project updates and reports for submission to funders.Represent AMUS at local AMUS events, community gatherings, workshops, and trainings (must be available nights and weekends).Coordinate crime prevention research duties for AmeriCorps members involved in the AmeriCorps Urban Safety Project (AMUS).Assist in coordinating multiple crime prevention survey data collection efforts for one or more research projects - may include other collaborating agencies or institutions. Prepare regular updates to Center Director and Managing Director.
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in any area of social science research (including political science, anthropology, demography, education, geography, psychology, public health, social work, sociology, and urban studies) required. Experience working in a public service organization (governmental, university, or nonprofit).Familiarity with AmeriCorps programs and policies is highly desirable.Must be self-motivated and able to initiate and complete tasks independently; strong organizational and problem-resolution skills; detail-oriented.Must demonstrate strong capacity to collaborate and work as a team member. Comfortable providing constructive feedback.Excellent communication skills; ability to present effectively to diverse groups, excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be confident communicating through virtual channels with team members and others.Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and Google products (Drive, Sheets, Docs, Forms, Calendar, etc.).Start April 2021
Internal Number: 76_208730
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.