About the Job This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) for up to three years, pending annual renewal.
Position Summary: The Department of Family Medicine and Community health is seeking a Project Coordinator for primary support of a CDC project to address vaccine hesitancy in rural Minnesota counties. The project will be conducted as part of a Cooperative Agreement and involve coordination with four other institutions around the country. The incumbent will work under the direction of Dr. Milton Eder and will lead a team of two/three/four Community Outreach Specialists to implement strategies to increase COVID-19 vaccinations rates. This position will play an integral role in the overall project management and achievement of program outcomes. The individual will be responsible for managing strong and regular communication with and between the academic team and agency and community partners.
Position Responsibilities: Project Management and Communication (50%):
Facilitate communication across a large multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team, comprised of academic, agency and community partners.
Ensure the overall project schedule and planning align the resources when and where needed to meet milestones.
Develop and maintain systems to ensure high-quality data collection and high rates of program participation and retention.
Manage and monitor study budget and needs, including contracts/invoicing.
Oversee conduct of project staff to assure project is conducted ethically and participants treated respectfully.
RedCAP database management.
IRB reporting tools.
Library resources, including tools for literature reviews and data repositories.
Data Management and Monitoring (20%):
Oversee primary data collection and support Community Outreach Specialist data collection activities.
Develop and continuously update data collection materials and protocols.
Implement and enforce protocols to protect confidentiality of Human Subject data.
Maintain and update the databases and monitor to insure data integrity and quality.
Perform quality checks on data and monitor all processes.
Maintain, and manage all electronic and non-electronic data.
Regulatory Oversight (5%):
Assure that all CDC, University, IRB and other pertinent regulations are adhered to.
Project Dissemination (20%):
Work with faculty and community partners to manage timely completion of project milestones.
Manage and contribute to scholarly work, including the preparation of manuscripts and presentations.
Work with program stakeholders to facilitate increased vaccination rates.
Contribute to and manage ongoing program dissemination activities.
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
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
BA/BS with at least 4 years of full time public health program or research experience or an advanced degree plus 2 years of public health program or research experience, or a combination of related education and work experience to equal 8 years.
Detail-oriented with exceptional organizational, planning and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work remotely and independently.
A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with other public health agency
Demonstrated ability to lead projects, set and maintain deadlines and prioritize assignments.
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
Masters in Science or Public Health related field.
Experience with program management, including participant recruitment and retention.
Experience working in community settings
Experience working in a multi-cultural or multi-ethnic program or environment.
Ability to take direction from multiple stakeholders.
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.