Research Project Coordinator - 75% time 30 hours per week
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salary: 40081.60 - 69035.20
Internal Number: 343913
The School of Public Health is seeking applications for a 75% Research Project Coordinator for Columbia Heights Afterschool Study.
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.
The individual in this position will serve as the project coordinator for a new 2-year federally funded Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant. The grant includes using a tiered mentoring system to integrate an established social-emotional learning curriculum into a physical activity after school program among middle and high school students in a local school district. The project coordinator will work closely with the school district, assist with needs assessments, data collection, and will help recruit and manage a large group of undergraduate students to help facilitate the afterschool programming. Duties and Responsibilities will include:
(75%) Organize and manage day-to-day activities of afterschool programming in close conjunction with school staff • Work with PI to recruit and train undergraduate students to serve as mentors • Work with PI and school staff to conduct needs assessments, oversee the development of intervention materials, and coordinate trainings • Manage undergraduate students to facilitate afterschool programming
(15%) Data collection • Work with PI and school staff to plan and carry out data collection and data management.
(10%) Grant requirements • Assist with grant requirements such as reporting, hiring, budgeting, management, projections, etc.
Work arrangements: In person 3 days a week to attend afterschool programing at local school (2-3 hours per day), 1 day a week at the West Bank Office building (WBOB) on campus for continued college student training (approx. 2 hours), remaining work time can be a hybrid arrangement with a remote work opportunity
Starting pay dependent on qualifications: $40,081 - $47,250 (based on working 30 hours per week)
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
· Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and medical/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
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials
Required Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of public health/community experience (or equivalent/similar education and experience ) or a combination of education and related work experience to equal 6 years • Proficiency in basic computer programs examples are Google platforms, Word, Acrobat, Powerpoint, and Excel • Able to work a variable work schedule, including afternoon availability to attend afterschool programming in a local school each week • Ability to develop, train and manage student workers who will be trained to facilitate the afterschool program who have individual learner needs, preferences, and backgrounds • Comfort with and sensitivity to many lifestyles, cultures, and communities • Comfortable with and skilled at communicating with school leadership and staff, and youth study participants • Valid driver's license, current insurance and personal vehicle to be used for work purposes (project will reimburse for gas/mileage per UMN policy)
Preferred Qualifications • Experience with school-based health programming • 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 working with youth and young adults. • Experience conducting community outreach, including engaging and following through with diverse stakeholders • Experience with developing and writing data collection protocols and manuals. • Previous experience with project management related to data collection and database development • Professional oral and written communication style • Excellent interpersonal skills • Detail-oriented with exceptional organizational and planning skills. • Experience assisting in the development of intervention materials • Familiarity with IRB submissions and reporting
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.