Project Coordinator

Arizona State University

The Global Center for Applied Health Research

Campus: Downtown Phoenix



Job Description

The Global Center for Applied Health Research is seeking an organized, community-oriented and culturally-competent Project Coordinator to support a nation-wide research study. Under the direct supervision of the Senior Program Manager and the Director of Research, the Project Coordinator will plan, organize, and execute project activities in accordance with established goals, priorities, timelines, funding limitations and other specifications. The Project Coordinator will also develop and maintain relationships with Urban Indian Organizations, and will support them through the study from startup through implementation. Other functions of this role include preparing training and research materials, compiling grant reports, coordinating efforts with faculty investigators and community advisors, monitoring and tracking project activities, ensuring study compliance at multiple sites, and coordinating communication across all project stakeholders. This is a grant funded position.


The Global Center of Applied Health Research (GCAHR) is an Arizona Board of Regents’ approved transdisciplinary research center located in the Watts College in the ASU Downtown campus. Awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other sources fund a diverse portfolio of national and international research projects. Staff members, doctoral and postdoctoral fellows and faculty members form a cohesive and supportive team. Community and academic partners in the US and in other countries are an integral part of the life of this mission driven center.


ASU is a diverse enterprise with a wide variety of work and learning modes, locations and a commitment to sustainability, innovation and employee work-life balance. We are determined to maintain our position as an employer of choice in a competitive labor market. Flexible work options include alternative work schedules and hybrid work arrangements.


Salary Range

$52,000-$60,000 per year; DOE


Close Date



Essential Duties

Works closely and collaboratively with key stakeholders to achieve project scope, strategy, budget, and outcomes.
Assists in day-to-day management and overall success of project implementation, including compliance and accountability for required deliverables; supports detailed project planning and tracks deadlines.
Develops and facilitates meetings and trainings as needed; coordinates logistics, scheduling, note taking and participant communications.
Builds, develops, and maintains relationships vital to project success specifically with Urban Indian Centers and Urban American Indian populations.
Manages communication between, and serves as liaison for, all project stakeholders.
Anticipates and responds to concerns or challenges; generates appropriate solutions or escalates as needed.
Prepares and maintains all project status reports; tracks milestones/deliverables and ensures all project deliverables, activities and objectives are completed on time and satisfactorily.
Writes or contributes to the development of reports, fact sheets, conference posters and other dissemination documents as needed.
All other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 2 years related experience; OR, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


Desired Qualifications

Experience developing and maintaining cooperative and collaborative working relationships among external partners, especially with Urban Indian Centers or Urban American Indian populations.
Experience organizing and monitoring extremely complex, large-scale, multi-site projects or programs.
Experience in culturally appropriate and effective communication with diverse stakeholders.
Experience with creative problem solving and community-based participatory approaches.
Experience coordinating community-based research activities; demonstrated understanding of research principles and data collection.
Experience working on a federally sponsored project or research study; demonstrated understanding of sponsored project principles and guidelines.
Demonstrated knowledge of American Indian tribal history including transition to urban areas.
Evidence of a Masters degree in Public Health, Social Work or related discipline.


Working Environment

Activities are generally performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse.
Frequently required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances, including travel between buildings at the Downtown campus, to perform work.
Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds.
Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.
Use office equipment such as a calculator, telephone, computer (monitor, keyboard, and mouse), printer, and copier.
This position receives general review of objectives.
This position may require domestic travel, in and out of state.


ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


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Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3PM Arizona time on the date indicated.


Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.


Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.


ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.


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