Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Local travel to school sites during pre-trial and intervention implementation periods; Participate in all school trainings, and assist in the coordination, scheduling and facilitation of trainings. Coordinate with community liaisons; serve as primary coach between schools, community liaisons, and research team 35%:
Participate in recruitment events; Collect data from teachers and LINK interventionists; trouble shoot any data collection challenges (use of LINK Case Management, online surveys). 50%:
Attend focus groups and study related meetings 10%:
Provide support to study Investigators as needed (e.g., notetaking, recruitment) 5%:
About the Job
This is a part-time (6-10 hours per week) position that will be responsible for assisting staff conducting the LINK for Equity project. Link for Equity is a program to reduce racial/ethnic school violence disparities. Phase 1 involves focus groups with teachers, middle and high school students of color and parents of students of color to find out what kind of life experiences impact youth of color and how schools can be most supportive. Phase 2 will involve taking the knowledge gained from Phase 1 to modify an existing LINK program to specifically target the experiences within school district communities and prepare for intervention in the upcoming school years.
As directed by the Supervisor, this individual will work closely with study staff, community partners, and school personnel to recruit, enroll, train, and collect data from study participants. This position requires the ability to self-direct and prioritize work objectives. Ability to work positively with a variety of personalities and cultures and communicate effectively is critical. Occasional travel to UMN, Minneapolis offices, for required trainings and meetings.
This position will be required to provide backup to other field staff, if needed.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
BA/BS or a combination of related education and work experience to equal four years; applies knowledge and skill to a recurring task or activity with emphasis typically on precision and timeliness of execution.
Strong initiative and ability to work well independently as well as part of a team
Possess excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
Flexibility to work varied work hours
This position requires regular travel to school districts (i.e., Roseville, Columbia Heights, and two others, to be determined).
Prior experience recruiting potential study participants, scheduling, verifying eligibility, conducting informed consent, and collecting data.
Ability to multi task and manage multiple sites simultaneously.
Experience with RedCap or other record management system.
Trained in Motivational Interviewing.
Knowledge of the effects of trauma and trauma-informed care.
Internal Number: 332296
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.