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Project Coordinator

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Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City
Categories: A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, Drexel University

About Drexel 

Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.  

Job Summary 

The Policy and Analytics Center (PAC) at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute is seeking a Project Coordinator to assist with the policy, program, and systems development efforts for the Autism Services, Education, Resources, & Training Collaborative (ASERT), the Philadelphia Autism Project, and other funded initiatives. 

Essential Functions 

  • Organize and coordinate planning and execution of specific research-focused and other project tasks.  Project priorities are informed by analysis of current issues and topic areas.
  • Support creation of deliverables across projects.
  • Support activities related to securing, tracking, or monitoring funding activities and applications.
  • Support the Philadelphia Autism Project to address the growing need for local policy, program, and systems development for individuals with autism and their families and ensure Philadelphia maintains its status as a top city for people living with autism and their families. 
  • Work on the Autism Services, Education, Resources and Training Collaborative (ASERT) grant. The mission of the ASERT Collaborative is to enhance the lives of Pennsylvanians with autism of all ages and abilities by improving regional access to quality services and interventions, providing support to families, training professionals in best practices and facilitating partnerships among service providers throughout the Commonwealth.
  • Support the analysis, development, and implementation policy project tasks that support the team, under the direction of the Policy Project Manager and PI. 
  • Identify important policy topics relevant to research projects and analyze for content and potential modes of application.
  • Researching, analyzing information, developing, marketing, and disseminating resources across projects.
  • Coordinating and participating in qualitative and/or quantitative research tasks and training opportunities.
  • From the direction of the Policy Project Manager or other leadership, research and draft content for resources, articles, policy briefs, white papers, research manuscripts, and other products.
  • Monitors and tracks policy developments and current issues from a variety of sources.
  • Monitors and tracks grant and publication opportunities from a variety of sources.
  • Support PAC operational functions including budget monitoring, purchasing and subsequent tracking, tracking invoices, etc.
  • Participate in meetings with key stakeholders.
  • Work simultaneously on several wide-ranging projects with multiple foci.
  • Continually collaborate with and support project personnel.

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Public Policy or related field
  • A minimum of 1-3 years of experience in non-profit, public service organization, or similar field.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree
  • Independent/self-directed, with excellent follow-through skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, written, and oral presentation skills with ability to communicate in-person as well as via telephone and email.
  • Flexible, with great time management skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects during the same time.
  • A critical thinker and strategic planner.
  • The ability to communicate and present information effectively to a variety of audiences including professionals, community members and individuals with disabilities and their families/caregivers.
  • A strong command of Microsoft Office programs including PowerPoint, Word, Publisher, and Excel.
  • The ability to work collaboratively as a part of a team in a fast paced, high growth environment.
  • Availability to travel to meetings and trainings, as necessary.
  • Experience with research-focused programs, including reference citation software, data analytic programs, and/or data visualization programs.
  • Experience in oversight of students or staff.
  • Knowledge of autism, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and/or mental health.

Physical Demands 

  • Typically sitting at a desk/table
  • Typically standing, walking
  • Lifting demands < 25 lbs.


University City 

Additional Information 

This position is classified as Exempt with a salary grade of H. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure,  

Special Instructions to the Applicant 

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application. 


Review of applicants will continue until a suitable candidate pool is identified. 

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