RESEARCH PROJECT SPECIALIST DIVISION OF HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Classification and Title: Research Professional 2 (8352P2)
POSITION SUMMARY: The primary purpose of this position is to support the internal functions and external engagement of Dr. Rachel Hardeman and the Measuring and Operationalizing Racism to achieve Health Equity (M.O.R.H.E.) Research Lab in the administration of her research program and the implementation of research projects that improve the health and well-being people, families, and communities racial inequities in health due to racism.
Administrative Support (30%) • Providing administrative support for Dr. Rachel Hardeman • Coordinate with internal and external partners • Calendar management and scheduling • Assist with event and meeting planning • Administration of scheduling and activities for the MORHE Lab • Support media relations and correspondence
Dissemination and Communication (20%) • Product development: Lead the development, editing, graphics, and layout for products related to Dr. Hardeman’s program of research using InDesign (training can be provided on the job) as well as PowerPoint and other software, as required. • Communications: Lead development of external content (MORHE lab website, social media, news releases, etc.) and messaging; serve as liaison to the communications staff in the School of Public Health and University Relations; and maintain lists of reporters, key policy makers, and other stakeholders • Development and maintenance of MORHE Lab newsletter, updating website content, tracking website analytics, identifying content for social media, and formatting policy briefs, reports, manuscripts, and presentation slides
Research Support (50%) • Day-to-day implementation, administration, management and coordination of the Measuring and Operationalizing Racism to achieve Health Equity (M.O.R.H.E.) Research Lab
o Collaborating with the Director and other colleagues/staff to ensure that all paperwork and documentation related to the projects are accurate and monitored. o Drafting data management plans, assisting in obtaining external data sets, working with IT staff to monitor and ensure data security appropriate to specific projects. o Creating and developing tools to manage key stakeholder contacts, program participants, and community members. o Other administrative tasks as determined related to research center development
• Provide writing and editing support for research products and grant applications • Conduct literature reviews and synthesize results. • Participating in development and implementation of plans for data collection and analysis • Initiating the preparation of reports, scientific publications, and presentations for local, national, and international conferences • Participating in proposal preparation
The Coordinator will complete other duties as assigned, and will have regular meetings with their supervisor to prioritize and discuss research tasks.
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including: · Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave · Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans · Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts · Excellent retirement plans with employer match · Disability and employer paid life insurance · Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums · Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition · Student loan forgiveness opportunity · Opportunities for growth and promotion · Employee Assistance Program
For more information regarding benefits: https://humanresources.umn.edu/sites/humanresources.umn.edu/files/2020_tcd-cslr-75100-ben-0105-7_cs_final.pdf
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: • BA/BS in (health policy, public health, or a related field, preferred) with at least 2 years of experience, or a combination of related education and work experience to equal 6 years. • Demonstrated effective writing skills, including an ability to translate research results into reports, policy briefs, papers and presentations for diverse audiences such as local communities, federal agencies, policymakers, media, and health care providers and delivery systems • Strong interpersonal skills, including demonstrated excellence in written, telephone, email, and in-person communication • Robust organizational skills • Ability to work independently as well as with a multidisciplinary team • Dedication to advancing health equity and justice in health care
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Experience in program management • Demonstrated experience with program development, including participant recruitment and support • Demonstrated experience in health care policy at the local, state or federal level, including engagement with legislators, executive agencies, and advocacy organizations • Demonstrated interest in racial inequities in health • Demonstrated relationships with impacted communities, key stakeholders with legislative outcome interests and understands the political, fiscal and policy implications of health policy proposals
Internal Number: 337679
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.