Research Program Coordinator

Maryland, United States
$15.77 - $21.68
19 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Health, Behavior & Society is seeking a Research Program Coordinator that will be responsible for overseeing recruitment, data collection, community engagement activities, and implementation of a deliberate process of community responsiveness and data utilization as part of a community-based research project among persons who identify as transgender or gender non-binary. Will work closely with the Principal Investigator (PI) and research manager in all aspects of study management, including ensuring protocol compliance, participant and community engagement, and that enrollment and other project goals are met.

The BESURE-Transgender project, a new endeavor of the BESURE team and supported by the Maryland Department of Health, is intended to identify the strengths and assets, and understand health, social, and service needs of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals living in and around Baltimore City. The information collected will guide health and wellness services in Maryland.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

The Research Program Coordinator is responsible for operational planning, survey development and adaptation, community engagement and responsive program design, protocol development, staff training and supervision, ensuring adherence to study protocols for participant recruitment and data collection, supervising field recruitment and data collection, and coordinating administrative duties and data submission activities. Duties may include managing field site participant flow, interacting with study participants, and active participation in all project activities. Contribute to reports to funders and study manuscripts. Participate in meetings and trainings with state, city, and local community-based organizations and engage in data dissemination, interpretation, and planning.

This description is a general statement of required duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated experience with study population and/or other marginalized populations.
  • Appreciation for applied and community engaged research to inform programs and policies
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, and demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Strong demonstrated skills in problem-solving and critical thinking
  • Demonstrated experience working independently, works well in an unstructured environment, and as a team member
  • Strong attention to detail and protocol adherence, while maintaining flexibility to respond to multiple priorities
  • Knowledge of outreach and research methods, including qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Understanding of data collection processes, strong organizational skills and ability to interact with a variety of people.
  • Experience recruiting and interviewing study participants
  • Proficiency in computer systems and electronic communications.
  • Comfortable with data entry and able to adapt to new software with appropriate training.
  • Able to occasionally work flexible hours to accommodate protocol needs.


Bachelor's degree in related discipline and some related experience working in a related field, preferably with experience working with transgender and gender non-binary individuals or similar communities. 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.

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.


Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Education, or Social Work preferred. Experience coordinating outreach studies and supervisory also preferred. Maryland driver’s license preferred.

Classified title: Research Program Coordinator

Role/Level/Range: ACRO/3/CD

Salary: $15.77 - $21.68

Status: Full-Time

Department: Health, Behavior & Society

Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday/8:30-5p/40 hrs.

Location: East Baltimore Campus

Personnel area (School): School of Public Health

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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