Project Coordinator

  • Date Posted:   2014-01-08
  • Department:   School - Psychology
  • FT/PT/Temp:   Temporary
  • Exempt Status:   Non-Exempt
  • Hours:   40 per week
  • Reports To:   Principle Investigator; TRI Associate Director


Position Type



The Travis Research Center in the School of Psychology (SOP) seeks a full-time, long-term temporary (42 months) project coordinator of high competence to play a major role in the administration of a grant funded by the John Templeton Foundation entitled: "Advancing Psychology of Religion in Chinese Society."

Essential Functions

  • Serve as project coordinator for a new three-year project (collaborating with the project post-doctoral researchers and student research assistant and SOP staff)
  • Provide an environment supportive of effective research
  • Help project fellows and student researcher coordinate project research
  • Research and write relevant reports for the project
  • Provide content for the center's website and communications
  • Plan and organize project meetings
  • Provide support for project researchers
  • Monitor income and expenditures and generate reports
  • Collaborate with the grant principal investigator/researchers to distribute research subject compensation, keep cash advance log, and input research subject information into database, if needed
  • Coordinate payments and reimbursements: draft and submit for approval
  • Grant financial data input/record keeping, filing and organizing grant related documents
  • Any other duties as deemed appropriate by the TRI Associate Director


  • A bachelor's degree, advanced degree preferred
  • Appropriate level of administrative experience
  • Experience in, and a successful track record in, management of complex, high-profile projects, preferably within an academic environment
  • First-rate oral and written communication skills
  • Fluency in Mandarin
  • Superior interpersonal skills (bicultural)
  • Excellent proficiency in the latest technologies including but not limited to website management and editing, Google sites, Microsoft office suite, accounting software, and EndNote
  • The ability to use initiative and judgment to prioritize a range of complex tasks and competing demands under pressure
  • Strong copy editing skills and familiarity with APA formatting and publishing style
  • Creativity in problem-solving and trouble-shooting
  • Ability or desire to work in a distinctly Christian office environment
  • Personal interest in culture and psychology


  • Applicants should submit online application including a cover letter and resume
  • Questions should be directed to Andrea Beckum, Travis Research Institute at
  • This temporary position is expected to last no longer than 3 1/2 years