Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, a
comprehensive global research university and a major engine for
economic development in the region. With over 24,000 students,
Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel
has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged
university, with community partnerships integrated into every
aspect of service and academics.
The Policy and Analytics Center (PAC) at the A.J. Drexel Autism
Institute is seeking a Project Coordinator to assist with the
policy, program, and systems development efforts for the Autism
Services, Education, Resources, & Training Collaborative
(ASERT), the Philadelphia Autism Project, and other funded
The Project Coordinator will organize and coordinate planning and
execution of specific research-focused and other project tasks.
Project priorities are informed by research and analysis of current
issues and topic areas, including emerging research across an array
of topics and areas. The Project Coordinator will also support
creation of deliverables across projects to support individuals,
families, and systems. The Project Coordinator may be asked to
support activities related to preparing, tracking, or monitoring
funding opportunities and applications. The Project Coordinator
will take initiative with these projects and work on them with a
team or independently, based on assignment, to completion.
The Project Coordinator will also support several operational and
administrative functions of the PAC including regulatory activities
related to the Institutional Review Board, budget monitoring,
invoicing from contractors, and purchase tracking.
The Project Coordinator will support the Philadelphia Autism
Project in ensuring Philadelphia maintains its status as a top city
for people on the spectrum and their families by addressing the
growing need for local policy, program, and systems development for
individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.
The Project Coordinator will work on the Autism Services,
Education, Resources and Training Collaborative (ASERT) grant. The
mission of the ASERT Collaborative is to enhance the lives of
Pennsylvanians with autism of all ages and abilities by improving
regional access to quality services and interventions, providing
support to families, training professionals in best practices and
facilitating partnerships among service providers throughout the
The Project Coordinator will report directly to the Policy Project
Manager. Throughout projects, the Project Coordinator will
communicate and collaborate with the Policy Project Manager, the PI
and other members of the team as required.
This position is contingent upon grant funding.
- Support the analysis, development, and implementation policy
project tasks that support the team, under the direction of the
Policy Project Manager and PI.
- Identify important policy topics relevant to research projects
and analyze for content and potential modes of application.
- Researching, analyzing information, developing, marketing, and
- Drafting research protocols and accompanying materials based on
- Coordinate research project activities including study
recruitment, monitoring study participants, research documentation,
- Coordinate and support in qualitative and/or quantitative
- From the direction of the Policy Project Manager or other
leadership, research and draft content for literature reviews,
resources, articles, policy briefs, white papers, research
manuscripts, and other products.
- Monitor and collect information about policy developments and
current issues from a variety of sources.
- Support PAC operational functions including budget monitoring,
purchasing and subsequent tracking, tracking invoices, etc.
- Ensure all materials are prepared and organized for
- Work simultaneously on several wide-ranging projects with
- Continually collaborate with and support project
- Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Public Policy, or related
- Minimum of 1-3 years of experience in non-profit, public
service organization, policy or disability research, or similar
- Experience with research project coordination including
regulatory activities and literature searches
- Flexible, with great time management skills
- Ability to balance multiple tasks and work under deadlines,
both independently and in collaboration with other team
- Able to effectively communicate orally and in writing,
translating technical information into clear and concise
information for a variety of audiences including individuals with
disabilities, families, policymakers, and researchers
- The ability to work collaboratively as a part of a team in a
fast paced, high growth environment
- Knowledge of autism, intellectual/developmental disabilities,
and/or mental health
- A strong command of Microsoft Office programs including:
PowerPoint, Word, Publisher, and Excel.
- Master’s degree
- Be independent/self-directed, with excellent follow-through
- Have strong interpersonal, organizational, written, and oral
presentation skills with ability to communicate in-person as well
as via telephone and email
- Have a good sense of humor and the ability to tolerate
- Experience in oversight of students or staff
- Typically sitting at a desk/table
- Lifting demands up to 25lbs
University City, Philadelphia, PA
This position is classified as Exempt
with a salary grade of
For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional
Staff salary structure, https://drexel.edu/hr/career/ducomp/salstructure/
Special Instructions to the Applicant
Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when
submitting your application.
Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is
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