The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences within the UW School of Medicine is the third largest clinical department within the School of Medicine with 285 full-time faculty members, 280 clinical faculty members, and over 200 staff. Department faculty provide clinical services in 5 hospitals, 14 primary care locations, and several outpatient sites in addition to telepsychiatry consultations to more than 150 clinics in Washington and beyond. As the only academic psychiatry department serving the five state WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho), the Department's highly competitive residency training program is largely responsible for developing the mental health workforce in the Pacific Northwest. The Department's robust research portfolio totals $35 million in grants and contracts per year for projects ranging from clinical neurosciences to treatment development to health policy and population health. The Department is recognized as an international leader in developing, testing, and implementing Collaborative Care, an integrated care model increasingly seen as a solution for population-based mental health care. Other areas of excellence include Addictions, Autism, High Risk Youth, Neurosciences, and Trauma, and the Department is developing innovative new programs in Technology and Mental Health, Global Mental Health, Maternal and Child Mental Health, and Targeted Intervention Development.The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is recruiting for a Temporary Research Coordinator 1. This is a temporary full time position expected to last up to 5 months. This is an off-site, home-office position in Tucson, Arizona. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has sub-contracted with the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) and Seven Directions (7D), Center for Indigenous Public Health, to develop and implement four projects to support American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN)public health system capacity and infrastructure development. They are: (1) Tribal Public Health Capacity Workshop to convene tribal grantees for technical assistance and initiate a community of practice; (2) Indigenous Social Determinants of Health Study to conduct a literature review, obtain tribal input, and draft publications related to this emerging concept/framework; (3) Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries (STEADI) Project to identify best practices for Elder's fall prevention within I.H.S., tribal, and urban outpatient facilities; (4) Opioid Overdose Prevention in Tribal Communities study to develop a training and technical assistance plan for improving tribal health data systems infrastructure, coordination of care, and treatment services. In addition, Seven Directions (7D) has separate contracts with AI nations to develop and provide training and technical assistance in the areas of tribal public health governance, performance, capacity building, and accreditation. 7D will provide ongoing leadership for project and training/technical assistance design, implementation, and dissemination, in close collaboration with NNPHI, CDC, and contracting AI nations. The Research Coordinator will have a substantive role, take lead, in implementation of project activities, facilitation of trainings/technical assistance sessions, and coordination of communication among the AI nations, CDC, NNPHI, and 7D. The Research Coordinator will also have a substantive role in producing project deliverables--literature reviews, manuscripts, reports and technical assistance manuals.The nationwide scope of these projects includes 550+ federally recognized AIAN nations, 12 I.H.S. Regions, over 650 Indian Health Service (I.H.S) and tribal health facilities, and multiple tribal organizations and entities, which represent wide range of geographical, social, political, and cultural environments (e.g., urban vs. rural, Northwest vs. Plains vs. Southwest, compacted and contracted tribal health systems). This position will require humility, willingness to learn, understanding, and flexibility. The frequent in-person, telephone, and e-mail contacts with American Indian / Alaska Native communities require extraordinary tact and cultural sensitivity. The position bridges a wide-gap--real and perceived-- among tribal public health system stakeholders (e.g., tribal nations, tribal/urban communities, academia, non-profit organizations, and government agencies) with respect to health and health - related planning, evaluation, and research. Seven Directions is positioned to continue to build trusting relationships among tribal governments, AIAN tribal and urban communities, and academia/ non-tribal government and entities for mutual benefit of community health and well-being.RESPONSIBILITIES: *20% Manage completion or modification of assigned projects' workplan: benchmarks, persons responsible, deliverables *20% Develop and deliver public health training and technical assistance: content, materials, planning meetings, travel arrangements, facilitation, and evaluation *15% Coordinate national convenings (e.g., workshops, forums, conferences) of federal, state, and tribal governments, organizations and entities for public health system development ( i.e., capacity, infrastructure, and governance) *15% Conduct literature reviews and environmental scans, develop data collection tools (e.g., surveys, interview guides), and prepare research review/approval submissions, as required and appropriate *15% Facilitate quantitative and qualitative data collection ( e.g., surveys, interviews), analysis, interpretation and drafting findings and chartbooks *10% Develop and maintain communications, technical expert panel and/or community of practice (COP), may include webinars, blogs, social media *5% Coordinate project check-in calls with NNPHI and CDC on a regular basis ( i.e., weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly) LEAD RESPONSIBILITIES: *Developing oral and written deliverables: presentations, reports, curriculum/manuals, frameworks, models *Coordinate and arrange meetings, including travel logistics *Maintain frequent communication with all parties (NNPHI, CDC, AI Nations and participating tribal entities) MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:*Masters's Degree in Public Health, Social Work, Psychology, Anthropology, or related field*Two to three years related work experiences*Familiarity with or working in tribal government, tribal-urban communities and within the tribal health and health-related systems (i.e., public health, behavioral health, and health care delivery). *Knowledge of statistics *Office practices, procedures and equipment *Establish effective working relationships with diverse groups, and to interact effectively with co-workers, members, funding agencies, partners, vendors, and other external stakeholders *Public speaking and communicate well with the public on the phone, via email, and in person*Complete tasks within assigned time frames *Develop and maintain databases *Full accountability for all work responsibilities and outcomes, and for input to team(s)*Strong written and oral skills demonstrate ability to write manuscripts, manuals, or training guides *Strong project management skills, including travel logistics and financial reconciliation *Detail-oriented; high degree of accuracy in all aspects of work *Strong oral and written communication skills *Strong facilitation skills *Excellent research skills *Good presentation skills *Strong data management skills *Strong analytical and quantitative skills *Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint *Strong interpersonal skills *Strong organizational skills; ability to maintain accurate project recordsDESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:*Knowledge of public health accreditation (i.e., essential services, functions, domains) and performance improvement (i.e., leadership, assessments, plans, management, quality improvement) and initiatives, models, tools *Ability to work as a collaborative, cooperative, and congenial member of a close-knit scholarly and administrative team, as well as work independently. *Knowledge and prior experience with human subjects' institutional review process, include training in ethical conduct of research * Quantitative and qualitative research methodologies (e.g., approaches, methods, analysis plan) *Experience with teaching, training, and/or facilitation *Knowledge and prior experience with the federal grant process; tribal government systems (e.g., health, social services, etc.) and their relationship to state and federal government and entities; tribal health organizations and entities (e.g., TEC, Health Boards). 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