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Research Coordinator (part-time 20 hours/week) Research Professional 2

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: May 31, 2024

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID361587
LocationTwin Cities
Job FamilyResearch-Support
Full/Part TimePart-Time
Job Code8352P2
Employee ClassCivil Service
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About the Job

The School of Public Health Division of Health Policy and Management is seeking applications to hire 1 part-time (50% appointment/20 hours per week Job Opening: 361587; OR 75% appointment/30 hours per week Job Opening: 361588) Research Coordinator (8352P2 Research Professional 2) position.The School of Public Health is and welcomes you to join us in our pursuit of building equity and driving justice. We particularly encourage applications from those who belong to groups that have been historically underrepresented in our School, including those who are American Indian, Black, Indigenous, and people of color, those with disabilities, veterans, and those from 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.Overview of PositionThe primary purpose of this position is to support the implementation of antiracist research projects that address the impact of structural racism on population health. The person in this position (50% or 75%) will play an essential role as a coordinator in working with scientists to advance research on the measurement of structural racism and its impact on population health at the Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity.Starting pay is dependent upon the selected candidate's relevant qualifications, experience and internal equity: $24.04 - $28.85 per hour $25,000 - $30,000 annually (50% appointment) or $37,500 - $45,000 annually (75% appointment)Work arrangements: The University of Minnesota endorses a "" approach and we offer a flexible work environment that meets the needs of our students, faculty, staff, and partners we serve. This position will have a hybrid work option with a minimum of 2 days on campus. Onsite location: University of Minnesota, Urban Research and Outreach Engagement Center, 2001 Plymouth Ave N #106, Minneapolis, MN 55411Key Responsibilities

  • Project Coordination (60%)
  • Project Evaluation (15%)
  • Research Writing and Analysis (15%)
  • Administration and Communication (10%)Detailed Description of ResponsibilitiesProject Coordination (60%)
    • Execute the day-to-day implementation, administration, and coordination of research projects and programs (e.g., Ignite the Spark Scholars Program), as directed by the Administrative Director
    • Serve as the main point of contact for scholars and research participants
    • Prepare and update project work plans, reports, and deliverables accurately and on time.
    • Collaborate with project staff and other stakeholders to monitor and ensure accuracy of program documentation, budgets, and related materials.
    • Assist with obtaining external data sets for scholars and work with IT to monitor and ensure data security for projects.
    • Create and develop tools to manage key stakeholders, scholars, research participants, and community partner contacts.
    • Assist in convening two national conferences on measurement of structural racismProject Evaluation (15%)
      • Update logic model
      • Conduct process and outcome evaluation activities based on logic model using qualitative and quantitative research methods
      • Prepare reports on findings from evaluation activitiesResearch Writing and Analysis (15%)
        • Conduct literature reviews; consolidate and synthesize relevant information for scholars.
        • Initiate the preparation of reports, scientific publications, and presentations for local, national, and international conferences.
        • Summarize research results for a wide range of audiences.Administration and Communication (10%)
          • Provide administrative support for the Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity.
          • Serve as a liaison with the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, and external partners.
          • Communicate with program participants, community members, funders, foundations, and other partners.
          • Partner with Manager of Communications to develop strategies and to promote and support CARHE's work.
          • Meet with CARHE leadership team regularlyThe Research Coordinator will complete other assigned duties and have regular meetings with their supervisor to prioritize and discuss tasks.

            All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.Required Qualifications:
            • Bachelor's in public health or a related field, with at least two years of experience; or a combination of related education and experience to equal six years.
            • Demonstrated experience coordinating projects with multiple stakeholders.
            • Dedication to advancing health equity and justice in health care.
            • Strong interpersonal skills, including demonstrated excellence in writing, telephone, email, and in-person communication.
            • Robust organizational skills.
            • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with minimal supervision, within a multidisciplinary team.Preferred Qualifications:
              • Experience working within and collaborating with historically and contemporarily marginalized communities.
              • Demonstrated experience with practical writing skills, including an ability to translate research results into reports, policy briefs, papers, and presentations for academic, government, business, and community audiences as well as media, health care providers, and healthcare delivery systems, and policymakers.
              • Experience participating in or leading research projects in public health.
              • Experience working in a higher education institution or research institute.
              • Knowledge of federal regulations related to research with human subjects.
              • Demonstrated interest in dismantling structural racism, e.g, improving maternal and infant health outcomes; intersections of racism and medical education; violence and health.
              • Masters degree in public health or a related field with at least two or more years of experience in the public health fieldAre you excited about this job and meet the required qualifications, but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every preferred qualification? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. If this is you, we strongly encourage you to apply because you just may be the right candidate for this role.
                About the Department

                The University of Minnesota School of Public Health improves the health and wellbeing of populations and communities around the world by bringing innovative research, learning, and concrete actions to today's biggest health challenges. SPH includes four academic divisions and 23 internationally recognized centers and is home to roughly 1,025 students, 130 tenured/tenure-track and contract faculty, and 450 staff. SPH is a research powerhouse: #1 level of research funding per capita at UMN, #2 largest research portfolio at the UMN, #2 NIH funding among UMN schools and colleges, $137.6M in research grants and contracts (FY22), and $1.1M average grant funding per faculty member. The school is ranked nationally by the U.S. News & World Report, #6 public schools of public health, and offers more than 20 leading master's, doctoral, and certificate programs, with its Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program second and its Biostatistics program ninth.
                How To Apply

                Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume. To ensure full consideration, submit your complete set of materials by June 15th, 2024.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 or call (612) 624-8647.Please note: At this time, the University's employment site is limited in how it collects applicant demographic information. Applicants are encouraged to provide their preferred name and/or pronouns within their attached application materials.

                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:
                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.
                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.At the University of Minnesota, we are proud to be recognized by the Star Tribune as a Top Workplace for 2021, as well as by Forbes as Best Employers for Women and one of America's Best Employers (2015, 2018, 2019, 2023), Best Employer for Diversity (2019, 2020), Best Employer for New Grads (2018, 2019), and Best Employer by State (2019, 2022).

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