Research Program Coordinator

Maryland, United States
26 May 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

General Summary/Purpose

The Center for Adolescent Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is one of 25 Prevention Research Centers supported by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. We are committed to assisting urban youth in becoming healthy and productive adults. Together with community partners, the Center conducts research that identifies the needs and strengths of young people and tests programs designed to promote the health and well-being of young people.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

The Research Program Coordinator will coordinate the day-to-day activities of the Center’s core research project, which is focused on examining the role of mental health in employment and training programs among young people.  This project involves administering longitudinal surveys with young people who are upcoming and recent graduates of Baltimore City Public Schools.  The research program coordinator must be willing to offer administrative and research support to the project and the Center faculty involved.  The ideal candidate will also be committed to the Center’s mission of working in partnership to promote the health and well-being of young people in Baltimore City and have direct experience working with youth. The Center for Adolescent Health Research Program Coordinator will support Center faculty with research activities including data collection, data analysis, IRB responses, and presenting project progress to internal and external audiences. The research program coordinator may supervise student or part time data collectors.  In addition, they will coordinate the logistics of participant outreach and follow-up, as well as internal and external project meetings, trainings and technical assistance sessions. This may include taking detailed notes as part of the data collection process and at project meetings, and coordinate responses to identified follow-up items. The research program coordinator is also expected to manage supplies and materials including the distribution of project incentives.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
  • Some related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree preferred.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong organizational skills, with good follow-through to complete assignments within specified time frames, and ability to multi-task. 
  • Strong communications skills, with demonstrated ability to interact constructively with a wide range of personalities from a variety of backgrounds including youth.
  • Excellence in writing, reporting, and English composition. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft software applications with strong emphasis on Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel. 
  • Experience working on research projects, collecting data and providing grant support.

​​​​​Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD 
Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range: $16.10 - $22.12/ commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00p / 40-hours per week 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001208-PFRH CAH 
Personnel area: School of Public Health

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