The University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in the Department of Preventive Medicine is seeking to fulfill a short-term Project Specialist position.
The Project Specialist will be part of a research team that will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of existing residential treatment, transitional housing, and traditional health services that serve American Indian and Alaska Natives (AIAN) in CA. Specifically, this project is to understand what services are currently available that are inclusive of Tribal and urban Indian values, culture, and traditional healing treatments among different AIAN residential centers, Tribal sober living outpatient centers, detox centers, and transitional housing programs.
The Project Specialist will coordinate project activities to meet the deliverables with the AIAN community advisory board and USC team staff.Â The position will involve coordinating data collection activities with health clinics and community-based organizations, conducting individual qualitative interviews, developingÂ evaluation tools, coordinating communications with the IRB, managing and analyzing data, writing reports, and conducting variousÂ administrative duties. The position requires travel to rural AI communities throughout California (approximately 20% of time) and ability to work with diverse populations. Master's degree in public health or related field preferred.Â Â
This position is funded through a California Department of Health Care Services grant and administered by the Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research (IPR) within the Department of Preventive Medicine. IPR is recognized as an international leader in interdisciplinary research and training in epidemiology and prevention science, and for more than 20 years have developed research and educational programs that have addressed the complex public health needs in local, national and international settings. IPRâs campus is in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the largest, most diverse cities in the country, making it the perfect setting to address public health challenges. More information about can be found at https://ipr.usc.edu/.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degreeMinimum Experience: 2 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education and experience to be able to advise on project procedures and analysis techniques
Internal Number: REQ20086927
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.