University of Massachusetts Medical School

Project Coordinator

1 week ago
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The Center for Developmental Disabilities Evaluation and Research (CDDER), based at the Shriver Center in Worcester, MA, provides research, evaluation and training services in order to enhance the quality of supports and services for people with intellectual and developmental disability and other types of disabilities. 


Drawing on our clinical, analytic and policy expertise, CDDER works with disability service agencies and other organizations, tailoring our projects to meet individual client needs.  We are seeking a Project Coordinator to provide support for our projects and administrative needs. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for independent action on multiple projects as assigned, and will work in a highly collaborative team environment.  Tasks will vary according to the priorities of the Center. The Project Coordinator will report to the Director.




  • Lead small projects in collaboration with the Director or designee
  • Ensure that new project development is timely, successful, and meets expectations
  • Convene and direct project teams to effectively address project requirements according to objectives, schedule and budget
  • Participate in new project development and the implementation of project related activities for the department
  • Document and maintain current: project development reports, meeting minutes, decisions, progress reports, schedules, budgets, cost tracking reports, and other pertinent records
  • Implement and manage tasks in accordance with departmental objectives
  • Assist senior staff with project specific activities in a timely and efficient manner, develop project plans, compile and analyze data, produce project reports, maintain project plans, and schedule meetings
  • Prepare multi-media presentations and reports utilizing a variety of software applications
  • Initiate and maintain contact with key personnel including staff, department heads and external parties
  • Participates as a member of project teams
  • Update the Director or designee on project details and changes in a timely manner
  • Recommend alternative courses of action and implement changes when necessary
  • Perform other duties as required. 




  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, a related field, or equivalent experience
  • 2 years of experience coordinating and planning projects
  • Demonstrates excellent analytical, organizational, and time management skills. Utilizes independent judgment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills required to interact with all organizational levels; demonstrated ability to work appropriately with confidential information
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess priorities and operate in a flexible manner
  • Ability to work in a team and meet performance deadlines in a dynamic environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use computer-based tools including electronic mail, word processing, spreadsheet, database products, and Microsoft Office products.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Exercises professional behavior and discretion, including the ability to protect confidential information and data
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high quality work and to meet project milestones and deadlines
  • Experience organizing events
  • Ability to periodically travel to off-site locations
  • Attention to detail and comfort with using and learning different technological applications
  • Experience working on topics related to vulnerable populations



Under the direction of the Director or designee



May supervise Project Assistants or other administrative support staff



Usual office environment


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