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Project Coordinator

Taub Inst Res Alzheimers Disease Aging Brain

Project Coordinator

  • 517261
  • Medical Center
  • Taub Inst Res Alzheimers Disease Aging Brain
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Sep 24 2021
  • Grade 103
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Regular/Temporary
  • Hours Per Week: 35.00
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Position Summary

The Project Coordinator will manage all administrative functions of a program project funded by National Institutes of Aging’s (NIA) Alzheimer’s-related Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (AD-RCMAR). The Columbia AD-RCMAR will have a focus in biological, behavioral, sociocultural, and environmental mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) disparities including risk and resilience factors, biomarkers, and caregiving, and will be called the Columbia Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Alzheimer’s Disease Disparities (CIRAD).

Under the direction of the Principal Investigators, the Project Coordinator will oversee the daily management and coordination of the center. The main duties are coordinating the daily operations of the Research Pilot Educational program - the pilot award applications, approval process for the CIRAD scholar pilot awards, monitor CIRAD scholar progress as well as the recordkeeping of grants or papers submitted by CIRAD scholars and investigators, scheduling advisory and leadership committee meetings, managing a CIRAD website, social media accounts, and newsletter


  • Orientation, ensuring program and site compliance, certifications and guidance.
  • The candidate will ensure that all aspects of the CIRAD program are tracked and reported with the coordination center, key milestones and deliverable dates are known and adhered to and all individuals and partners involved are kept appraised of progress of integrated tasks and next steps.
  • The Project Coordinator will help the Principal Investigators maintain oversight of the Center and help prepare reports as needed, plan the logistics of any meetings, teleconferences or videoconferences, to address key program issues. 
  • May prepare and submit documents for IRB review and approval; facilitate finalization of non-disclosure data agreements and material transfer agreements.
  • Occasional work on weekends and weekday evenings may be necessary.
  • The omission of specific duties does not preclude the principal investigators from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), in sociology, psychology or related field, plus two years of related experience. 

Bilingual in Spanish and English

Strong computer skills in MS Office

Effective interpersonal, communication, organizational, problem-solving skills

Ability to assess all assigned work and manage time appropriately to meet deadlines, must be highly organized and be able to juggle multiple priorities effectively

Independent learner who can acquire the necessary software skills to meet job requirements

Demonstrates attention to detail

Ability to form and develop interpersonal, professional relationships and exhibit socially and professionally appropriate behavior

Creating visuals including PowerPoint, newsletters, pamphlets, and poster presentations

Coordinating and implementing dissemination of results according to milestones

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience with project management is preferred.

Supervisory experience. 

Producing web content and special media projects including visual and video;


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