Essential Functions: Assists in the design of project research and evaluation procedures/protocols and awareness materials; conducts data collection and analyses using computer based programs; assists in coordinating data collection activities which may include large survey mailing, face-to-face and telephone interviews, focus groups, etc; assists in project report writing; assists in the management of project research activities; attends project meetings as needed. An integral part of this position is the ability to produce content for both print and Web, including (but not limited to) brochures, newsletters, reports, web-based training announcements, and collaboration with community partners in these and similar activities. This role also includes distributing press releases and announcements through the coordinated use and maintenance of the DDI website, social media outlets, WSU Marketing and Communications, regional and national partner agencies and news outlets, and the mailing of published materials. Actively participate in research grant proposal writing activities including identifying funding sources and RFPs, developing research questions, designing research methods and data collection procedures and drafting elements of the proposal (needs, significance, design and/or evaluation, etc). Ability to travel independently throughout Michigan.
Qualifications: Minimum Bachelor's degree in human services, social work, public policy and allied health or related field. Individual must possess demonstrated experience in the disability field and/or services and supports to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Minimum qualifications include strong analytical skills, demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication skills, proficiency in word processing and data collection using computer based programs (MS Office, Excel, etc.), and demonstrated history of good attendance, punctuality and ability to work both independently and as a team member. Knowledge of the following preferred: IBM SPSS statistical software, web-based webinar delivery tools (i.e, Zoom), website content management systems (CMS)
Internal Number: 76_206191
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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.