Columbia University's Wellness Center is home to Columbia's Community Health Worker (CHW) Training Institute called 'InTOuCH.' This program recruits trusted members of churches from West and Central Harlem to complete an 8-week, certified CHW training curriculum. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for managing these certified CHWs in an initiative to increase access to depression screening among African American church members. They will oversee recruitment, weekly management, and supervision of a CHW outreach team conducting mental health screenings in these faith-based settings.The Project Coordinator will have a strong understanding of the socio-cultural factors that contribute to health disparities, with a specific focus on African-American faith-based communities.
Develop and maintain relationships by conducting outreach to community faith leaders at community meetings in under-represented communities.
Recruit and supervise research volunteers, assist with participant recruitment, and prepare participant records.
Manage and coordinate aspects of research as well as assist with participant payment, data analysis, manuscript preparation, completion of interviews, and IRB submissions.
Partners with faith-based communities, community-based organizations and the InTOuCH community health workers (CHW) to manage and implement the church-based depression screening study.
Organizes and facilitates orientation sessions and meetings with church leadership.
Manages day-to-day activities of the depression screening study, including participant recruitment, training sessions, program implementation, monitoring and tracking program deliverables.
Coordinates with Clinical Research Coordinator to track and monitor progress of the study and performance of CHW screeners and study participants.
Leads and facilitates regular Mental Health First Aid workshops and trainings to the public in faith and community-based settings in Central and West Harlem.
Oversees community outreach by conducting semi-structured interviews with individual community members to provide mental health information pertaining to services.
Conducts focus groups interviews with church leadership, CHW alumni and study participants.
Manages participant payment, data entry and analysis, and manuscript preparation.
Process revisions and annual continuation process for Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions.
Responsible for creating and submitting annual study progress reports.
Creates and disseminate mental health related messages via Social Media Platforms.
Manages the day to day operations for PI including meeting logistics, correspondence and budget for the wellness program.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience required.
Requires 2 years related experience.
Clinical, research, and/or personal experience working with people with DSM-5 mental disorders.
Familiar with Institutional Review board protocols, databases, etc.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Proficiency in Atlas or similar Qualitative Data Analysis Program.
Experience developing, distributing, and evaluating on-line surveys with software (e.g., Qualtrics).
Pursuing a Masters level degree in public health, social work, counseling, sociology or a related field.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Strong writing and communication skills and experience conducting literature reviews.
Ability to work independently and manage multiple diverse projects.
Flexibility in hours (i.e., will work some evenings and at least 1 Saturday/month).
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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