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Project Coordinator

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American Federation for Aging Research | New York, NY
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American Federation for Aging Research


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Published 13 days ago

March 2, 2020
February 21, 2020
$55,000 - $60,000

The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) is a national non-profit organization based in New York that supports and advances pioneering biomedical research that is revolutionizing how we can live healthier and longer.  For nearly four decades, AFAR has served as the field’s talent incubator, providing more than $181 million to close to 4,200 investigators at premier research institutions nationwide.  A trusted leader and strategist, AFAR also works with public and private funders to steer high quality grant programs and interdisciplinary research networks.  AFAR-funded researchers are finding that modifying basic cellular processes can delay—or even prevent—many chronic diseases, often at the same time.

They are discovering that it is never too late—or too early—to improve health. This groundbreaking science is paving the way for innovative new therapies that promise to improve and extend our quality of life—at any age. Learn more at www.afar.org or follow AFARorg on Twitter and Facebook. 

AFAR is seeking a motivated, energetic, and experienced Project Coordinator to oversee the implementation, conduct, and day-to-day logistics of the Clin-STAR Coordinating Center, a five-year NIA-funded initiative to establish a multi-faceted and highly-networked national platform that organizes activities and provides resources for the cultivation, connection, and synergy of clinician-scientists in aging research from disparate specialties across the US. The Project Coordinator is responsible for oversight of all aspects of the project, including coordination of activities, pilot grant funding, website development and maintenance, database development, social media and more.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities include:

  • Manage the National Program Office, which will serve as the Clin-STAR administrative unit
  • Provide administrative support to the Executive Committee, three Cores and three Academic Resource Centers.
  • Oversee execution of activities developed by the Cores and Executive Committee, such as the administrative aspects of organizing the committee conference calls and meetings, annual meetings, website development and maintenance, database development, issuing and management of pilot grants, overall communications and brand identity, social media, organizing webinars, and conducting the evaluations.
  • Organize Annual Meetings. This includes identifying venues, organizing planning committees, develop agendas, identify and invite speakers and attendees, oversee all logistical details prior to and during the meetings
  • Conduct evaluations, including participant surveys after each meeting; publishing and disseminating evaluation results in Year 5
  • Solicit applications for pilot/planning grants and administer review and selection
  • Help with the development of a database
  • Coordinate data collection for surveys and evaluations
  • Manage Outreach Fund – assist with review and implementation

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in health-related area.  Five (5) years related experience.  Additional education may substitute for required experience.  Demonstrated supervisory or lead responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree in Gerontology, Public health, or Health Sciences preferred.  Experience in aging research is a plus.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills.  Ability to prioritize and multitask.  Ability to function independently with a high degree of self-motivation is essential.  Organizational and team management skills are essential.  Familiarity with federal grants a plus.

High proficiency with Microsoft products (word, excel, PowerPoint).  Understanding of social media platforms and managing and maintaining websites.


The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) is a national non-profit organization based in New York that supports and advances pioneering biomedical research that is revolutionizing how we can live healthier and longer.  For nearly…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Managerial

Benefits

Excellent Benefits Package includes major medical and dental coverage, 403(b) retirement plan, generous vacation and sick time.

Excellent Benefits Package includes major medical and dental coverage, 403(b) retirement plan, generous vacation and sick time.

How to Apply

To apply please send cover letter, salary requirements and resume to: info@afar.org

To apply please send cover letter, salary requirements and resume to: info@afar.org

Location

New York, NY

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