Project Coordinator
American Institutes for Research - Illinois

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Overview:
The American Institutes for Research is the leading education research company in the nation providing a continuum of education research, assessment, technical assistance and policy analysis from the school level up to the national and international levels. Our programs apply science to address real world issues on behalf of clients that include federal and state agencies, international development agencies, leading foundations, school districts and private businesses and our experts are a frequent source of information and guidance for policymakers, clients and the news media.

We are currently seeking a Project Coordinator who will provide logistical and resource management support to District and School Improvement technical assistance projects, and field and program staff. Support areas include human resource management, budgeting, and contract creation and management, as well as other areas of operation.

This position may be located in either our Naperville, IL or Chicago, IL offices.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide project management and coordination assistance to project and field staff to include reviewing and tracking processes, business and support functions.
  • Provide technical monitoring of all District Improvement budgets and contracts, highlight areas of variation from anticipated budget targets to the directors and budget managers.
  • Monitor human capital resource allocation.
  • Work as a liaison with the financial office in the preparation and approval of contracts and proposals.
  • Support the effective operations of the District and School Improvement group with scheduling meetings, setting agendas and participating in team meetings, including providing input for management decisions as well as documentation of agreements and decisions.
  • Assist with District and School Improvement internal communication needs
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of 1–3 years of experience working with operational responsibilities running projects preferably in an educational setting
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience related to basic research techniques in Grades K–12 education preferred
  • Ability to work well both independently and on project teams
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of products
  • Strong verbal communication skills and client service orientation
  • Available to travel locally and nationally

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