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Project Manager, Wayfinding Study - Kirkhof College of Nursing

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Position type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Kirkhof College of Nursing

Summary:  The Wayfinding Study Project Manager will be responsible for the coordination of all activities of a multi-site, NIH grant-funded clinical research study about older adults that is being conducted across West Michigan and Ohio. This individual will work with a team of individuals, including site coordinators, investigators, students, data collectors, GVSU departmental staff, recruitment site staff and research participants in order to facilitate the successful implementation of the research study

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to travel to sites in West Mi
  • Experience and comfort using Microsoft Office
  • Ability to learn new computer programs such as REDCap, SPSS, Google, and research apps on an iPad
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including public speaking skills and the ability to present the University in a positive way to diverse populations.
  • The ability to work with a team on project development is critical
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to lead and work independently

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Research project management experience
  • Proficiency in human subjects’ research activities
  • Experience working with older adults
  • Long-term care experience
  • Experience with REDCap

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

  • Develop and implement research policies and procedures
  • Develop and implement a recruiting plan, including such activities as building relationships with study sites, advertising and speaking at the sites when possible, etc.
  • Communicate and coordinate with the research team and research sites
  • Oversee research protections activities such as monitoring of confidentiality and privacy of data, working with the principal investigator to update the Institutional Review Board documents as needed, and monitoring and reporting in regards to data safety
  • Coordinate and monitor research activities
  • Develop processes for the storage of research data and oversee the input of data
  • Prepare reports as needed.
  • Supervise study staff including hiring, firing, and training
  • Keep records essential for the study, including communications with the NIH program office; meeting minutes, etc.

Responsibilities – Non-Essential Functions:

  • Work with study team to develop new tools and interpret data
  • Work with study team to publish and disseminate findings.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience of the selected individual

Department/Division:  Kirkhof College of Nursing

Campus: Grand Rapids Health Campus, DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health

How To Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail address for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline: Consideration of applications will begin immediately and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.

Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to Theresa Rowland, Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall,, (616) 331-9530.

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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