Program/Project Assistant I

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Detroit, MICHIGAN
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 Mar 2021

Posting Number
Position Title
Program/Project Assistant I  
Number of Vacancies
06 - School of Medicine  
Primary Department
H0616-Emergency Medicine  
Essential Functions (Job Duties)
Participate in specific program and/or project research or service methodologies and initiatives; conduct procedural data collection techniques which may include gathering information through a structured interview format. Interface with program/project staff and participants to assess and determine goals, objectives and needs; recommend procedural changes to support operational activities as needed.
Evaluate and access program needs; develop and implement actions to facilitate program activities. Compile data for report preparation; prepare activity reports and summaries; update as necessary.
Participate in database management activities. Coordinate data entry activities; monitor input of data; verify accuracy to ensure information is reliable for report generation, synthesis and analysis.
May provide functional supervision to subordinate volunteer and student support personnel. Train in appropriate methods and techniques. Develop training materials; conduct training sessions and individual or group presentations. Monitor subordinate personnel; review activity logs and reports.
Serve as liaison to various outside agencies, organizations, vendors, study groups or individuals and University personnel. May conduct on-site visits and interview sessions to establish relationship and accessibility to specific study groups and individuals.
Keep abreast of developments in research methodologies and techniques and integrate such in operational activity or activities of assigned area. Resolve problems, answer questions and direct non-standard inquiries to appropriate personnel.
Prepare written correspondence, memorandum, reports and informational pieces on program activities. Coordinate and arrange program meetings, presentations, activities and services.
Perform related work as assigned.
Unique Duties
Graduation from an accredited college or university or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Ability to communicate effectively with others.
Some knowledge and experience of structured interviewing techniques preferred.
Ability to interact with various socio-economic groups.
Some knowledge of a specific discipline or the operational activities of an assigned area, e.g. psychology, computing technology, child development, teacher education, etc.
Strong written and/or oral communication skills.
Some supervisory experience preferred.
Typically, incumbents have had experience working on service or research projects as a student intern or volunteer.
Preferred Qualifications
Testing Requirements
Not Applicable  
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Job Category
Professional/Administration & Supervisory/Management  

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Reposting Reason:
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Background Check Requirements
University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting to work. If you are offered employment, the University will inform you if a background check is required.  
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This position must be filled pursuant to the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement, and as such may be filled by a qualified bargaining unit member, should one apply.  

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