Fields: racial justice, education, psychology, youth, research
Location: Palo Alto, California
About the Organization: The College Transition Collaborative (CTC), based out of the Department of Psychology at Stanford University, aims to create higher education learning environments that foster equitable student outcomes by bridging research and practice. CTC partners with colleges and universities to develop scientifically proven approaches that place the student experience at the center of institutional programs and practices. Our work helps institutions better understand how their students experience moments of transition or difficulty, and how psychologically-informed practices can convey to all students they are valued, respected, and can excel. CTC’s work has helped support greater engagement, retention, and completion for students at diverse colleges and universities across the United States, particularly for traditionally marginalized groups such as students of color, first-generation students, and low-income students.
About the Position: We are seeking a Project Coordinator who will manage the ongoing project workplans of our research practice partnerships including leading communication with internal and external stakeholders to monitor and advance progress. Core duties include: maintaining and updating workflows; monitoring project scope and schedule; leading communication with external project partners, school partners, and researchers to facilitate feedback processes and execution of project tasks, monitor progress and assist with time management, build and maintain relationships, and provide supports; and lead the project team in creating and managing organizational processes to increase efficiency. This individual will be an essential project member who will be expected to learn and work independently, yet collaborate effectively with team members and project partners. The work will take place in a dynamic environment where specifications often change rapidly in response to demands from both researchers and practitioners, so the Project Coordinator must be able to be flexible in their approach and implementations. We welcome and encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds who can bring unique perspectives to the table. If you feel this position would be a good fit for you, please apply even if you don’t meet all of the listed criteria exactly. The following criteria are “ideal”:
- Has an Associate Degree or a combination of education and relevant experience
- Is passionate about efforts to improve equity for marginalized and underrepresented populations, particularly through an educational and psychological lens.
- Is comfortable in complex, collaborative work environments and academic environments; Communicates clearly and professionally with varied audiences; Can work and learn both independently and with co-workers.
- Is energized by the prospect of working for an early-stage organization with flexible roles in a rapidly changing environment; Is able to multitask and manage competing priorities; Gets excited about organization and detail.
- Is excited to contribute to the successful and timely execution of our research projects, and is interested in learning about the research process (note: research experience is not a requirement for this position)
Estimated Salary: $50,000 – $60,000 with Stanford University benefits. Flexible working hours and regular work-from-home days. We are a semi-remote team with colleagues around the country in different time zones, and we believe that team members should be free to work flexible hours as long as the work is getting done.
Deadline: Until filled
College Transition Collaborative