CASTL Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Project Associate, Curry School of Education and Human Development

The Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA

The University of Virginia's Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) seeks a Project Associate to serve as a project coordinator and technology support specialist to assist in overseeing the development and day-to-day operations of the CATALYZE Project. CATALYZE is a federally funded randomized controlled trial to examine whether CARE, a mindfulness-based program for teachers, improves the implementation and outcomes of PATHS, a social and emotional learning program within elementary schools.

Responsibilities related to project coordination include ensuring that major milestones are achieved under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI). The incumbent provides direct assistance to the PI in efforts to lead and manage research projects including a large federally funded randomized controlled trial to examine the impact of two interventions in elementary schools called CATALYZE. More specifically, the Project Associate works with the PI to coordinate teams and sub-teams, draft budgets and monitor expenses across multiple project budgets and make adjustments accordingly, and update key stakeholders on project status. Independently, the Project Associate creates systems to plan, track, and monitor all aspects of project completion including timelines and budgets. The Project Associate assists the PI in submitting study protocols and modifications to the IRB as needed. Duties also include serving as a liaison with public school divisions, external stakeholders, and the senior research team.

Responsibilities related to web application and technology support include working with internal technology staff and external partners to coordinate meetings, manage timelines and key project dates, and provide additional support to the PI and projects’ staffs.

A Bachelor's degree is required.
At least two years of experience in education research, administrative or budget experience is also required.
Familiarity with IRB procedures.
Outstanding written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills are essential.
Organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to multitask are required.
Ability to take initiative and work independently, as well as collaborate with a diverse team are required.
Ability to work under pressure in a deadline-driven environment while maintaining professionalism is a must.
Knowledge of and experience with website development, technology platforms, and technology support is also required.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel) is required.
Knowledge and familiarity with Box and Canvas and the ability to use Google docs and drives are also required.

Master's degree is preferred and may substitute for some experience.
Prior experience with project coordination, including tracking timelines, establishing communication and project protocols is preferred.
Prior experience with web application development, technology support, server needs, and/or online training is also preferred.
Advanced graduate degree or certifications in related project management or technology areas preferred.

Anticipated Hiring Range: $55,000 - $65,000

For questions about this position or the application process please contact Bethany Case, Recruiter, at

Please apply through Workday , and search for ‘ 'CASTL Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Project Associate". Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, title, relationship, email address, and telephone number) all into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.