CHIRP Project Manager (Part-Time)

CHIRP Project Manager (Part-Time)

Posted: March 8, 2024
Position Code: 1117

Position Overview

The purpose of this position will be to assist with the operations of multiple grants/projects that are within the Center for Health Inclusion Research and Practice (CHIRP). This is a part-time, grant-funded position, contingent upon external funding.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for supporting CHIRP Director, Principal Investigators, and the CHIRP Research Manager.
  • Supervision and management of research assistants including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, and scheduling.
  • Assist the CHIRP Research Manager in day-to-day operations of the CHIRP, including contracts, procurement of equipment & supplies, communication materials development.
  • Assist in community engagement and outreach to engage with internal and external partners at Merrimack College and CHIRP.
  • Assist with data collection, coding, analysis, manuscripts, and presentations. Also assist with conducting interviews and consents/assents and other applicable study screenings.
  • Assist with the development of protocols, IRB submissions, compliance reviews, grant reports, and troubleshooting.
  • Assist with project set-up and management in REDCap.
  • Assist with grant budget management


  • Master’s level preferred, Bachelor’s required.
  • Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills – detail oriented
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Proven ability to communicate successfully with team members, students, faculty and administrators
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities, meet deadlines, and juggle competing priorities
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook)
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Operational and project management experience, preferably in a research environment
  • Supervising and management experience such as recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, evaluating
  • Experience with database and reporting software
  • Experience with IRB submissions and modifications preferred
  • Budgeting, purchase and ordering experience


Application Materials Should Include:

  • Cover letter stating motivation and interest in the position, citing experience relevant to the qualifications and including experience with, and commitment to, our Catholic Augustinian mission, our values, and our desire to be a more diverse, equitable and inclusive institution of higher learning
  • Resume

This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.


Vaccinations and Work Location

This is an on-campus position as employees are essential in order to provide a fully on-campus, residential college experience for our students and the community.

The COVID-19 vaccine and booster for which an individual may be eligible are highly recommended for students, faculty and staff. Merrimack College does not require proof of COVID vaccination for enrollment, employment or to be a guest on our campus. 


Statement on Our Mission

Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher education committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community. Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives and is inspired by our Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue.

Merrimack College seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to Merrimack’s Catholic and Augustinian mission and values and advance our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports our Catholic and Augustinian mission and our values of diversity, equity and inclusion.


About Merrimack College

The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent, coeducational institution with more than 4,000 undergraduate and 1,400 graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries. The College features more than 100 career-focused undergraduate, professional and graduate programs, all taught by exceptional faculty who are passionate about their subject and student success. The College has five schools: arts and sciences, engineering and computational sciences, nursing and health sciences, the Winston school of education and social policy and the Girard school of business. The College’s suburban 240-acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in the towns of North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges and Universities/Larger Programs (M1) institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the country and has steadily climbed up in the U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, ranking 33rd in the Regional Universities North category in 2024. Merrimack is a NCAA Division I athletic institution.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.