Project Manager
Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

Posted in Education and Training

Job Info


1183-NN - Social Scientific Assistant

Business Title:

Project Manager

Additional Titles:



Employee Type:

Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)

Job Family:

Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.3, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at Please contact HRS at or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.

Summary of Duties:

The Project Manager for the Social & Economic Sciences Research Center (SESRC) is responsible for managing all aspects of multiple survey research projects. Duties include client interaction, project planning and specifications, survey questionnaire and materials design, sample management, and survey implementation. The Project Manager ensures project success by effectively communicating with staff about project requirements, monitoring project progress, and managing deadlines. Other duties include data management, data analysis, quality assurance, report writing, and preparing presentation of research results for publication. The Project Manager works collaboratively and independently to develop grant and service center funding proposals as opportunities arise.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in social or behavioral science, business or economics discipline and three (3) years of progressively responsible related professional research experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

  • A Master's degree in Social or Behavioral Science, Business, or Economics discipline.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communications skills.

  • Knowledge and experience with statistical or qualitative analytic software.

  • Knowledge and experience with online survey programming platforms.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate Degree

  • Quantitative and qualitative research experience

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple deadline.

  • Demonstrated data analysis and programming skills.

  • Demonstrated experience with R and SPSS.

  • Experience with development and/or management of complex surveys, large samples, or sample distribution.

  • Experience with survey sampling for different study designs.

  • Experience in writing interpretive reports.

  • Experience in conducting focus groups.

  • Experience with grant and proposal writing.

  • Demonstrated ability to supervise others.

Additional Information:

Area/College: Office of Research/SESRC
Department Name: Social and Economic Sciences Research Center
City, State, Zip: Pullman, Washington 99164-4014
Department Link:
Monthly Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
FTE: 100%

Permanent/Temporary/Project: This is a temporary position. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.
Posting Close Date: This position has been re-posted. Screening has begun and will remain ongoing until the vacancies have been filled.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Application Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume 2) cover letter and 3) contact information for professional references. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
Required Documents:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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