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Project Coordinator – Grant position


College of the Holy Cross




The Conceptual Development Lab at the College of the Holy Cross, directed by Dr. Florencia Anggoro, is seeking a full-time Project Coordinator to work on an NSF-funded project on how simple card games can promote learning about biological variability, with a focus on relational reasoning. Our project team includes Dr. Karl Rosengren (University of Rochester), Dr. Martha Alibali (University of Wisconsin-Madison), and Dr. Benjamin Jee (Worcester State University). This is an exciting opportunity for a recent college graduate who is interested in the intersection of cognitive development and education. The Project Coordinator will organize the day-to-day operations of the Worcester, Massachusetts arm of the project under the supervision of the PIs. This includes liaising with museum partners, helping to develop study materials and coding manuals, managing data collection, overseeing the work of research assistants, maintaining project and participant databases and records, assisting with literature reviews, contributing to conference presentations and manuscripts, and communicating with team members at other sites. The position will include some weekend work to allow data collection at the museum. Minimum requirements are a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, education, or a related field with at least one year of research experience. Transportation is required for local travel. The successful candidate will possess:

• Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Strong problem-solving and analytic skills

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team

• Familiarity with basic office software (word processing, spreadsheets)

• Experience working with children and families

• Proficiency with statistical software and video technology The position is a one-year, full-time appointment with benefits, with the possibility of renewal. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2024. Interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter (which includes a list of two references). Review of applicants will begin on April 15, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. The College also offers a competitive benefits package for full-time staff, including:

• 10% College contribution to the 403(b) Retirement Plan (1 year wait waiver available)

• This position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement

• Condensed summer 4-day work week

• Tuition benefits

• Wellness programs & ongoing Training and Development opportunities

• Generous paid time off

• The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.


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