Research Program Coordinator
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator
Salary: $15.08 - $20.74
Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday/9:30-4:30p
Location: East Baltimore Campus
Department name: Health Behavior & Society
Personnel area: School of Public Health
The Research Program Coordinator will manage formative assessment and aid in field research activities for outreach-based surveillance study of HIV-related behaviors among injection drug users in Baltimore. The RPC will supervise and conduct formative research activities, develop recruitment and data collection protocols, establish deliverables and associated timelines, follow field site safety precautions, complete administrative duties, and participate in meetings with state, city, and local community-based organizations and partners. The RPC will assist with ongoing data collection maintaining partnerships with community stakeholders through the cycle.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
The RPC should have experience working with a range of ethnographic methods, such as observations, key informant interviews, focus groups, and street intercept surveys. To be most effective, the RPC should also be familiar with the local target population and its various sub-populations. The RPC will ensure smooth formative assessment operations across the research study. Actively participate in all study meetings and provide updates on study protocol implementation and study operations. Actively participate in meetings and trainings with state, city, and local community-based organizations and engage in data dissemination, interpretation, and planning. The RPC should also provide the project coordinator with periodic updates on the progress of formative assessment and the findings. To ensure that formative assessment activities are completed successfully and in a timely manner, the RPC will meet with the project coordinator at the beginning of the project cycle to develop a set of deliverables and a timeline for achieving them.
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:
- 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
- Demonstrated experience with study population and/or other marginalized populations.
- 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.
- Must be willing and able to travel independently to community partners for assessment and interviews
- 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 a range of ethnographic methods, such as observations, key informant interviews, focus groups, and street intercept surveys. 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 desired.
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