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Research Assistant - AMUS Coordinator (req848)

Research Assistant - AMUS Coordinator (req848)

We are searching for an experienced Research Assistant - AMUS Coordinator (req848) at our Detroit campus location.

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society.

Essential Functions (Job Duties):

Become knowledgeable about national AmeriCorps requirements, policies, and procedures; demonstrate 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.


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.

Professional 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.).

Previous experience with online data management and reporting systems used by AmeriCorps (eGrants and/or OnCorps) is an advantage.


H32 - Provost & VP Academic Affairs

Primary Department:

H6614 - Center Urban Studies

Employment Type: Regular Employee

Job Type: Full Time

Job Category: Research

Funding/Salary Information:

Compensation Type: Annual Salary

Salary Minimum: $37,000

Salary Hire Maximum: $45,000

Working Conditions:

Job Openings: 5

Reposted Position: No

Reposted Reason: None (New Requisition)

Prior Posting/Requisition Number: req527

Background Check Requirements:

University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting work. If you are offered employment, the University will inform you if a background check is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Wayne State University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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