As part of Dr. Bethell’s collaborative team, the Senior Research Program Coordinator (Level 1) will play a central role in the day to day operation of the CAHMI’s research, education and practice efforts, including CAHMI’s online Maternal and Child Health Measurement Compendium, the national Community and Family Engagement Research Network and projects focused on the implementation and dissemination research related to advancing national preventive services guidelines and maternal and child health outcomes through effective relationship-centered, whole child, equitable and integrated services to promote the healthy development of young children and positive health outcomes for children with special health care needs. Work related to the CAHMI’s National Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health (www.childhealthdata.org) and policy and education work related to mitigating childhood adversity and promoting well-being amid adversity will also be required.
The successful candidate must be a self-starter, innovative thinker and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong conceptualizing, teamwork, problem solving, decision making, detail orientation and personal and team project management skills. Also required are demonstrated qualitative and quantitative data collection training and skills. Success will require a commitment to improving the maternal and child health systems and services in the US in order to improve health outcomes and well-being of mothers, children, youth, families and communities. Candidates must be comfortable effectively engaging external leaders, state and federal government partners, experts and family and youth stakeholders. Interest in and ability to assist in the development of research papers and assistance with grant writing and presentation of research and data to external partners is important. Experience with literature searches, academic writing and SPSS, SAS or STATA is required. Specific hands-on experience in the development of qualitative and quantitative survey data research protocols is preferred.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Specifically, the Senior Research Program Coordinator will engage in the following:
Assist in the conceptualization, design, approval and implementation of research protocols, peer reviewed papers and issue briefs: Apply a working knowledge of MCH content, programs, policies, research methods and statistical analysis to assist in the formulation and implementation of qualitative and quantitative research protocols, coordinate IRB approvals and partner to summarize, analyze, write -up and communicate findings in peer reviewed papers and issue briefs. Conduct literature reviews and articulate and apply prior research, theories, frameworks and methods to new research projects.
Create and maintain project plans and coordinate work and communications: Maintain clear, outcomes-based personal and team project plans and coordinate work to complete key results and milestones essential to achieve outcomes. Proactively seek out required information needed to establish and effectively achieve work results and outcomes and maintain strong communication and problem solving to apprise and coordinate work with Dr. Bethell and team members.Prepare for and actively participate and help facilitate both internal team and external partner meetings, ensuring follow up steps are identified and achieved.
Grant management and dissemination of project and research outputs and findings: Assist with content development and articulation of project plans and results to funding agencies and drive updates to the CAHMI website, contribute to newsletters and assist with Department communications, webinars and presentations. Coordinate and draft scopes of work and budgets and assist in the development, execution and management of work by contractors as well as student interns and part time student staff. Collaborate to plan, conceptualize and develop project and research related webinars, press releases and dissemination toolkits through targeted outreach and social media. Synthesize complex information into easy-to-understand materials. Provide technical assistance to a wide range of MCH professionals and advocates as they seek to apply resources and research products created by the CAHMI.
Partner and Stakeholder Engagement and Contractor Management: Use effective methods to cultivate relationships with and continuously engage stakeholders and contractors in projects to advise on and support on-going research, education and innovation implementation activities. Directly engage stakeholders related to the design and use of family centered measurement and services engagement approaches and their evaluation and implementation. Closely manage IT and expert contractors to ensure program and project aims and documentation are met.
Other tasks include:
Partner in the creation of new collaborations and assist in grant proposal preparation, submission and set up and ensure all necessary documentation, guidelines, and protocols are followed.
As assigned, maintain current content and materials on the CAHMI website, MCH Measurement Compendium, Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health and Family Driven Quality Measurement and Improvement web-based tools and resources.
Minimum Qualifications (Required)
Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
Three (3) years related experience
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job. *
Preferred experience with IT-based data platforms
Preferred experience working with families and communities, pediatric practices, health plans, or federal/state/local MCH programs.
Preferred experience with social media platforms in a professional setting and familiar with web content management.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Successful candidates will be high energy, creative, proactive, flexible, and outgoing, with the proven capacity to work quickly and accurately, both independently and with a small team of dedicated professionals.
Takes ownership to conceptualize and implement plans for project needs.
Ability to problem solve, to work comfortably in a fast-paced environment, to be responsible and accountable for work, and to effectively prioritize managing multiple projects while setting and meeting demanding deadlines.
Knowledge of programs, policies, and data sources related to MCH, and specifically related to early childhood development, children with special health care needs and family health and well-being.
Experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods for assessing health and engaging the MCH population/workforce.
Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills to work with a wide variety of audiences, including written communication, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and presenting at national conferences.
Excellent organizational and project planning and management skills and attention to detail.
Knowledge of public health research design and methods, and ability to synthesize and interpret qualitative and statistical findings.
One year related experience working with a statistical software package (e.g. SPSS, SAS, STATA), including demonstrated competency in manipulating variables, an understanding of database structures and demonstrated accuracy in interpreting and reporting information for lay audiences and in peer reviewed publications and reports.
Working knowledge of grant writing and the grant submission process.
Classified Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator Working Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB Starting Salary Range: $38,920.08 - $53,517.60 / Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00p / 37.50 hrs per week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001212-PFRH CAHMI Personnel area: School of Public Health
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