The School of Public Health is committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression in our mission and operations. In pursuit of this goal, we consider an individual’s record working with colleagues from historically marginalized backgrounds and experience identifying and eliminating systemic barriers to academic success. Because the SPH and the Division seek to increase the diversity of its workforce, we particularly encourage applications from those who belong to groups that have been historically underrepresented in our discipline, including those who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color, those with disabilities, and those from LGBTQIA+ communities.
This position will serve as the lead project coordinator for a new federally funded National Institute of Health grant. The grant involves working with three city park systems over a five-year period. The project will implement and evaluate fee waivers for youth sports park program fees, and outreach activities to attract racial/ethnically diverse youth and families with low income to enroll and participate in youth sports programs offered by park systems at local neighborhood parks.
30% Work closely with the PI to manage and maintain day to day aspects of the project
Assist with grant and IRB requirements
Develop regular reports to be used in timeline development, staffing & management, and study progress (e.g., recruitment projections, intervention staffing needs, budgeting estimates)
Support development and implementation of community outreach intervention component
25% Serve as main point of contact for community partners
Perform needs assessments in collaboration with community partners and participating families
Travel to local parks and community partner sites for meetings, training and data collection.
45% Supervise and manage research staff of five
Develop, coordinate, and facilitate staff training for intervention and process evaluation
Plan and supervise process evaluation data collection, entry & management
Work Days and Hours: typically M-F with a variable work schedule, including some evening and weekend hours to meet the program participantsneeds and availability Hybrid Work Location: three days at UMN office building; two days remote work (in home or field settings) Starting Salary: $55,000 to $65,000 annually
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials
Required Qualifications (must be documented)
Bachelors degree and at least 4 years of public health (or closely related discipline) research experience OR an advanced degree and 2 years of experience; or a combination of related education and experience to equal eight (8) years.
Experience with intervention research in a community setting
Experience conducting community outreach, including engaging and following through with diverse stakeholders.
Experience leading projects, setting and maintaining deadlines, and prioritizing assignments.
Proficiency in basic computer programs including Excel and database management
Able to work a variable work schedule, including some evening and weekend hours to meet the program participant needs and availability
Valid driver's license and personal vehicle to be used for work purposes (project will reimburse for gas/mileage)
Masters degree in Public Health or Behavioral Health-related field
Fluent in Spanish (spoken and written)
Experience with grant-based work requirements, such as developing and following work plans and protocols, reporting requirements and federal financial policies and procedures
Experience with multi-tasking and managing multiple ongoing projects
Experience with working with diverse communities
Experience facilitating group discussions, meetings and staff trainings
Experience developing, training and managing staff who have individual learner needs, preferences, and backgrounds
Experience writing reports, papers, manuals and other professional written products
Professional oral communication style
Excellent interpersonal skills
Detail-oriented with exceptional organizational and planning skills.
Experience with developing and writing program implementation protocols and manuals.
Previous experience with project management related to park programming or community-based programs
Previous experience using Actigraph physical activity monitors
Proficiency in REDCap data management system
Experience working with both children and adults in a research setting
Experience managing regulatory requirements related to human subjects research
Experience developing intervention materials
Experience implementing media communications campaigns and community engagement activities
Internal Number: 341981
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