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The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Coordinator.
Project Overview: The overall goal of the Seven Directions Tribal Public Health Institute project is to develop, implement, and evaluate a tribal public health capacity development-training program for tribal health program staff and other tribal stakeholders. This will be one of the largest, most comprehensive tribal public health capacity development training efforts for tribes in the United States.
Position Purpose: The primary purpose of this Research Coordinator position is to provide program coordination, implementation, training, and support for partners at the UW and across multiple tribal sites to achieve the aims of the capacity development program and evaluation. The Research Coordinator manages the project operations including developing and reviewing public health capacity development tools, data collection methods, and strategies for data management. The Research Coordinator works under the general direction of a Principal Investigator and two Research Scientists, and provides overall coordination of foundation funded capacity development and training project(s) which includes, but is not limited to, coordinating multiple data collection efforts with other institutions and tribes, recruiting training participants, writing and editing reports, data management, and preparing conference presentations and manuscripts and other materials for publication and dissemination. These efforts include coordination of activities in preparation for launch of a national training forum for public health accreditation; collect quantitative and qualitative evaluation data to assess the cultural fit, accessibility of training materials and content, and acceptability of training formats; and, coordinate dissemination of project and evaluation results at the community-level, as well as support the project team in publication of evaluation results. The Research Coordinator position will also provide support in the formulation of training delivery approaches for examining historical stressors (antecedent risk factors in the environment, e.g., family history of AOD problems, boarding school attendance, child welfare system involvement, etc.) and current stressors (low-resource settings, exposure to violence and other trauma, micro-aggressions, etc.) on training uptake and training outcomes specific to the target population. The Research Coordinator position will provide support in delineation of Indigenous specific protective coping factors (academic achievement, participation in ceremonies and other religious events, membership in tribal cultural groups or collectives, high levels of positive Indigenous identity, strong tribal spiritual and social capital and social support, etc.) on training uptake and training outcomes within evaluation survey data, qualitative interview data, and as a backdrop for coordination of partnership relations.
In coordination with the Principal Investigator and Research Scientists, the Research Coordinator will be responsible for day to-day operations of the project. This will include, but is not limited to, record keeping, assisting with coordinating evaluation data collection, and assuring fidelity to data collection protocols, ordering supplies, budget administration, and managing travel arrangements. Additionally, he/she will provide logistical support for training delivery at tribal sites. He/she will also generate progress reports to funders and Tribal partners, maintain the project website, create posters and other communication tools, and be responsible for day-to-day management. This position requires a high degree of flexibility and tact, the ability to work with a wide range of community partners and other stakeholders, and experience developing, implementing, and monitoring evaluation protocols.
20% Developing procedures and content for implementing tribal public health capacity training and evaluation protocols, including developing training content, establishing procedures for recruiting participants to participate in the national training forum, developing a technical assistance plan, and contributing to evaluation design methodology, while consulting with the Principal Investigator and Research Scientists on appropriate management of participant problems and concerns. In addition, providing input on organizational efficiency; mentoring and training staff in development of technical skills.
40% Designing and implementing the training phase of the project, including accessing, maintaining, and extracting survey evaluation data from online data collection software, and developing, documenting, and maintaining complex datasets for analysis.
20% Contributing to analysis of evaluation results, presenting evaluation results in publishable form, and/or obtaining training grants.
10% Serving as liaison between the Principal Investigator and tribal communities. Developing and managing technical project reports for principal investigator, sponsors, and tribal stakeholders to ensure project is moving toward timely completion.
10% Evaluating methods for planning, including assessment of cost, scope and schedule against plan, managing various tasks associated with the day-to-day operations of the training and evaluation project, overseeing contractor deliverables, and other duties as assigned.
Coordinate work plans to meet strategic objectives for recruitment of participants, interviews, online and paper evaluation survey development, data collection, data analysis and dissemination.
Organize, maintain and revise project files and the large number of documents within those files.
Assess unique tribal administrative mechanisms for delivery of training content, identify diverse approval steps, and complete all necessary processes to ensure training delivery.
Supervise student assistant(s), who will be conducting literature reviews, follow up telephone calls with participant recruitment, data entry, mailing and other administrative tasks.
Master's degree in Public Health and Social Work
1 year work related experiences
1 year of Community-Based Participatory Research education and/or experience.
1 year of successful recruiting experience in American Indian/Alaskan Native communities.
1 year of experience collaborating with and contributing to a research or evaluation team.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher.
Strong commitment to social justice and experience partnering with marginalized communities for purposes of health equity.
Ability to work independently, prioritize and manage multiple tasks, and conduct follow-up.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and spoken), with demonstrated ability to earn trust and respect of colleagues and partners at all levels and from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Flexibility with shifting priorities and competing demands in a fast-paced and challenging work environment.
2-3 years work related experiences
Experience in developing, tracking, completing and revising project recruitment materials in tribal settings.
Willingness to be trained and become highly proficient in RedCap, an online survey system used in this project.
Experience working with American Indian/Alaskan Native communities.
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