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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Department of Psychiatry in the University of Michigan Medical School is seeking an experienced, positive, highly motivated, and organized person to provide support to two overlapping research teams. The Project Coordinator will oversee daily operations, assist with high-level administrative tasks, and provide general support to outreach and education teams, with specific responsibility to TRAILS (Transforming Research into Action to Improve the Lives of Students) and a grant-funded initiative to provide mental health programming to middle and high schools in Washtenaw County. Both projects aim to increase utilization of evidence-based mental health practices among school- and community-based professionals, to raise community awareness of mental illnesses, and to build capacity within schools to support students affected by mental illness. The Project Coordinator will work with the principal investigator and other research team members to efficiently carry out a range of tasks.
Continued employment beyond the end of the research study is not guaranteed but may be optional pending funding.


Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Coordination and collaboration with partners and schools across Washtenaw County, as well as throughout Michigan
• Testing of practical strategies for program delivery to schools, given a variety of school-environment barriers (e.g., limited time and resources, high work demands)
• Oversight and management of data collection protocols involving school professional and student participants
• Assistance with TRAILS daylong training conferences, approximately twice per academic semester
• Contributions to the preparation of proposals for future work to expand the scope or reach of the program
• Strengthening of relationships with participating sites via email, phone, and mail correspondence
• Supervision of administrative/research assistants and support for high-level administrative and human resources tasks
• Scheduling and attendance at regular team and study site meetings, note taking at meetings, and provision of written summaries to teams
• Monitoring of program budgets and provision of recommendations regarding purchasing, study incentives, honorariums, etc.
• Oversight of regulatory compliance/IRB adherence and documentation

Required Qualifications*

• Bachelor’s degree in a related field
• Minimum of 4 years of experience in a related role requiring confidentiality, timeliness, organization, and prioritization
• Current or previous experience in research or clinical support activities
• Experience managing the participation and input of diverse stakeholders as part of a project or other initiative
• Ability to organize and schedule tasks and appointments
• Ability to work both collaboratively as part of a team, and independently in a dynamic environment with multiple priorities
• Proven ability to communicate effectively in both speech and writing
• Strong computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
Ability to work in a fast-paced and collaborative environment

Desired Qualifications*

• Interest in working with mental health research
• Experience or familiarity with public schools, particularly in State of Michigan or Washtenaw County
• Experience in finances or budget management and oversight

Work Schedule

M-F 8:00am-5:00pm (days flexible)

Work Locations

Rachel Upjohn Building, 4250 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.


The University of Michigan participates with the federal E-Verify system. Individuals hired into positions that are funded by a federal contract with the FAR E-Verify clause must have their identity and work eligibility confirmed by the E-Verify system. This position is identified as a position that may include the E-Verify requirement.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.