Staff at Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development are committed to the organization’s mission of helping children lead healthy digital lives. We offer a fully remote work environment defined by collaboration and expertise.
IMPORTANT: See the application procedure below.
Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development is a leading interdisciplinary research and education nonprofit in the field of digital media and child development. The Institute advances and supports interdisciplinary research, informs and educates the public, nurtures human capital in the field, and advocates for sound public policy for children and teens growing up in the digital age.
Children and Screens seeks a self-motivated and organized individual to join our staff as a Postdoctoral Project Coordinator. This position is a dynamic opportunity for a driven professional to support Children and Screens’ mission to promote rigorous, objective research and evidence-based national dialogue on the wide-ranging impacts of digital media on the development and well-being of children from infancy to young adulthood. This position is uniquely suited for recent doctoral graduates or academics interested in expanding their career.
The Postdoctoral Project Coordinator is accountable for the execution of Institute projects of varying size and complexity involving interdisciplinary dialogue, research, and public information in support of the Institute’s mission. The scope of this work bridges the medical, neuroscience, social science, education, and academic communities.
In all work, the Postdoctoral Project Coordinator will gain experience in communicating science to both academic and lay audiences, developing and executing projects of varying sizes, engaging with diverse stakeholders, and supporting the mission and function of a small non-profit organization. In addition to managing important projects, the Postdoctoral Project Coordinator oversees volunteer interdisciplinary working groups as well as Institute Interns to ensure that projects are managed efficiently and in accordance with objectives set by the Directors of Children and Screens. Responsibilities Include:
- Coordinating projects of different sizes (small/medium/large) through all project phases. Examples of these projects include: organizing the Institute’s popular Ask the Experts webinar series and Tips for Parents columns, coordinating various aspects of the Digital Media and Developing Minds Congress and coinciding Tools and Methodologies Exposition, planning and organizing interdisciplinary research retreats, and overseeing the Institute’s seed grants program
- Collaborating with team members to ensure all pieces of the project adhere to the defined project objectives
- Interfacing with various project stakeholders (clinicians, researchers, public health experts, etc.) and project sponsors on work progress
- Researching scientific, medical, and educational literature relevant to Institute project materials and resources
- Developing public information materials communicating project objectives
- Ensuring that project meetings are scheduled, timely, and goal-oriented, with outputs documented, and keeping the projects moving on a day-to-day basis
- Maintaining and monitoring project schedules, materials, information, and resources
- Managing and mentoring interns and guiding intern activities and responsibilities
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
- Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Education, Pediatrics, Psychology, Science Journalism, Public Health, Science Policy, or other related fields required
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Strong ability to prioritize and multitask
- Highly organized with strong attention to detail
- Ability to work with a team and independently
- Adaptive and desire to continuously learn new skills
- Proficiency with Google Suite, and Microsoft Office Mac OS
Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development values equity, transparency, and clarity in pay. The annual salary for this position starts at $55,000.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To be considered, applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. To apply, applicants must email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A cover letter highlighting your educational experience and skills, along with an explanation of how this position will contribute to your professional goals;
- A resume, transcript, and contact information for two academic or professional references. Unofficial transcripts and letters of recommendation rather than references are acceptable.
Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.