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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 collaborative research teams: TRAILS, a growing school mental health research program and ASIC, a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) grant-funded R01 research study. 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 oversee daily operations, assist with high-level administrative tasks, and provide general support to both teams. The Project Coordinator will work with the TRAILS Program Director, R01 Investigators, and other team members to efficiently carry out a range of tasks.


Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Recruitment of school and community partners throughout Michigan to participate in TRAILS and or ASIC activities.
  • Coordination between the ASIC study team and the TRAILS program team
  • Management of data collection protocols involving school professional and study participants.
  • Provision of support for data analysis, such as data entry, data cleaning, database management, and basic analyses.
  • Assistance with TRAILS and ASIC trainings and events
  • Management of study and program databases
  • Scheduling and attendance at regular team meetings, note taking at meetings, and provision of written summaries to teams
  • Distribution and monitoring of incentives to study and program participants, including coordination with the U-M HSIP office
  • Monitoring of project budgets and provision of support to facilitate purchasing, distribution of study incentives, honorariums, etc.
  • Assistance with community-level data collection and events (e.g. provision of support for focus groups, surveys administration, community meetings)

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree with concentration in psychology, social work, public health, or a related area of study
  • Current or previous experience in research or clinical trials 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 competing priorities
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively in both speech and writing
  • Strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Suite, Google document sharing, task-sharing applications, etc.)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and collaborative environment

Desired Qualifications*

Master’s degree in related field

Interest in working in the area of community mental health research

Experience or familiarity with public schools or community settings particularly in the State of Michigan

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday

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


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U-M EEO/AA Statement

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