The Division of Epidemiology and Community Health in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota seeks a 75-100% time Project Evaluation Director for Parks Youth Sports Study. This position is annually-renewable pending grant support and meeting work performance expectations.
This position will serve as the lead data collection coordinator/database developer/manager 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 develop evaluation plans and project database
Develop RedCap database entry for field setting
Develop Actigraph collection protocol and database for data collection completion, review and integration with project database
Develop database tracking for study recruitment, screening, data collection, cohort tracking
Develop regular reports to be used in timeline development and study progress (e.g., recruitment projections, data collection staffing needs, budgeting estimates)
(20%) Maintain database and datafiles, and track/address cohort retention challenges
Implement cohort tracking protocols and modify retention strategies to retain cohort participants over time
Integrate RedCap and Accelerometry data into cohort database
Develop, implement and supervise Accelerometry protocols to achieve high participant completion rates
(50%) Supervise and manage evaluation research staff of three to five people
Develop, coordinate, and facilitate staff training for data collection and process evaluation
Plan and supervise process evaluation data collection, entry & management
Train and supervise data collection staff
Salary range: $55,000-$65,000 annually
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
Excellent retirement plans with employer match
Disability and employer paid life insurance
Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
Student loan forgiveness opportunity
Opportunities for growth and promotion
Employee Assistance Program
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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 applicant’s record working with individuals 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.
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 database development and management for research in a community setting
Experience leading the evaluation for projects, setting and maintaining deadlines, and prioritizing assignments.
Proficiency in basic computer programs and database management systems
Able to work a variable work schedule, including some evening and weekend hours to meet the program participant needs and availability
Hybrid work location: three days at UMN office building; two days remote work (in home or field settings)
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 developing, training and managing staff
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 data collection and evaluation protocols and manuals.
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
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