Position Summary

A qualified individual is needed for a project coordinator position with the Center for Public Health Systems Science (CPHSS) at the Brown School. The project coordinator will work on a project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office on Smoking and Health. This long-running project focuses on the development of implementation User Guides and related materials for a primary audience of state tobacco control programs. Primary responsibilities for this position include managing the day-to-day activities of the project, including supervising project staff, overseeing guide development, and developing reports and other products. The coordinator may travel out of state one to two times per year. This individual will work as part of a team and individually to perform duties and responsibilities required to meet project needs.

Job Description

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Oversees the research, development, writing, and editing of a series of user guides and related materials, to meet project deliverables.
Coordinates all project activities, including managing expert interviews and serving as primary contact for external partners.
Manages the coordination all project activities, including overseeing the delineation of tasks and serving as the primary contact for external partners.
Prepares regular progress reports and final reports for funding agency.
Manages budgetary expenditures in cooperation with Center manager.
Develops and implements project timelines.
Writes and edits user guides and other project materials, translating complex information into ‘everyday’ language for mass audiences.
Supervises project staff.
Assists in grant development and other tasks.
Other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions

The individual hired for this position will work in an office setting at the Brown School and/or remotely as appropriate.

Applicant Special Instructions

Please include a cover letter in addition to a resume.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in public health, social work, social sciences, or public policy
Experience writing research/evaluation reports.
Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud software (e.g., Illustrator, InDesign).
Experience analyzing data (qualitative/quantitative).
Experience with report design and developing graphics for effective communication of research/evaluation findings.
Experience with tobacco prevention and cessation programs, research, or policies.
Strong project management and supervision skills.
Demonstrated superior writing and editing skills are required.
Strong interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills.
Proficient computer skills, experience with Microsoft Office required.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse groups, including faculty, staff, students, public affairs, and health and news organizations.
Strong analytic skills and the ability to think strategically and programmatically.
Ability to represent the project effectively with scholars, students, and community groups.
Ability to work independently and exercise outstanding judgment.
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks in a complex organizational environment.
Highly dependable and organized.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in public health, social work, social sciences, or public policy and two years of experience or Master’s degree.



Salary Range

$40,100.00 – $72,700.00 / Annually
The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one’s qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.

EEO/AA Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the University’s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Diversity Statement

Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions

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