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Research Professional 1 - Non-Exempt Temporary or Casual

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID353107

LocationTwin Cities

Job FamilySupplemental Employee

Full/Part TimePart-Time

Regular/TemporaryRegular

Job Code0001

Employee ClassCivil Service

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The School of Public Health (SPH) at the University of Minnesota is a nationally ranked top 10 institution that prepares some of the most influential leaders in the field and provides the knowledge health departments, communities, and policymakers need to make the best decisions about population health. The school is home to roughly 1,400 students, 130 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 450 staff, 215 affiliate and adjunct faculty, and 200 graduate assistants across six campus buildings as they advance research discovery, learning, action, innovation, equity, and conversation around public health. The School of Public Health is seeking applications for a Temporary/Casual Part-time (hourly time reporter) Research Professional 1. The School of Public Health is committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression in our mission and operations. In pursuit of this goal, SPH is transforming into a school where there is justice and equity for all, everyone has the same opportunity to contribute and thrive, and each person feels welcomed and respected. Join us in our commitment to challenge and change through 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.Please note: Applicants are encouraged to provide their preferred name and/or pronouns within their application materials. At this time, the U's employment application for employment at the U is limited when asking for applicant demographic information.The PARKS study is a newly funded NIH study to examine park program fee waivers and intensive family outreach strategies on youth physical activity and park and recreation program participation. This study partners with Minneapolis, St. Paul and Richfield Park systems and neighborhood parks that serve lower-income diverse youth and families. This position focuses on data collection activities. The successful candidate must be a fluent bilingual Spanish-English speaker.Work Arrangements: Hours - 10-14 hrs/week (flexible; hours to be arranged)Starting hourly rate is dependent upon the selected candidate's relevant qualifications and internal equity: $20.00-$24.00Duties and Responsibilities:80% Manage recruitment and enrollment of participants

Prepare and distribute recruitment materials to potential participants Schedule participants for screening, baseline, and follow-up visits Manage recruitment and enrollment of participantsVisiting various parks across the St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Richfield parks to recruit, enroll, and interview research participants
Collect, organize and record data from participants Data entry in REDCap Monitor recruitment status; track participants Assist with study retention activities20% Other study duties
Attend progress meetings, bring up issues, challenges faced and feedback from participants to study PI and Project Evaluation Director Other tasks as assigned by the study team.

Qualifications





All required qualifications must be documented on application materialsRequired qualifications:
BA/BS or a combination of related education and work experience to equal four years. Bilingual- fluency in Spanish is required. Experience in conducting interviews following a structured process. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, good organizational skills, and ability to work independently as well as with a multidisciplinary team. Ability to maintain a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends Drivers license and access to a vehicle is required. Mileage to field sites will be reimbursed. Preferred Qualifications
Experience in administering study consent forms and ensuring participant understanding of the research study Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a research team. Experience in administering questionnaires and conducting interviews Experience entering data in REDCap Experience in settings involving epidemiologic cohort studies is desirable Experience working with children in a research setting

How To Apply





Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Diversity





The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Employment Requirements





Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to report complete vaccination against COVID-19 or submit documentation requesting a medical or religious exemption on their first day of employment. To learn more, please visit the University's COVID-19 Response webpage.

About the U of M







The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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