Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The mission of the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is to accelerate global access to life-saving vaccines through the development and implementation of evidence-based policies. The work of IVAC focuses on disease epidemiology, vaccine economics and supply, monitoring and evaluation of vaccine introduction and Center programs, and advocacy and communications activities to increase the profile of and global action on vaccine-preventable disease. http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/
VALUE Baltimore is a one-year project funded by the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) and partnering with Morgan State University (MSU) and Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) to learn from the community and co-develop an educational program including vaccine peer ambassadors that can help build trust and acceptance of COVID-19 vaccination. The project will focus on eight special populations and work with the faith community and community organizations to engage the community and build trust. Standardized educational materials and training will be developed by the project.
The Sr. Research Program Coordinator will assist with the implementation of the VALUE Baltimore program to ensure good coordination with BCHD and partners and help ensure the project reaches its community engagement goals. The Sr. Research Program Coordinator, under the guidance of the Project Director, will assume primary day-to-day coordination responsibilities for a series of listening sessions amongst eight communities, faith leaders and community leaders; help oversee activities to co-develop educational materials and co-create a program approach; and keep the project team on track to ensure that payment for their time as well as co-developed materials and communications are available to vaccine ambassadors to assist them in achieving their goals. The program will also measure success as designed with the input of the faith community and community organizations. The responsibilities will include identification and recruitment of potential ambassadors and coordination of activities that include over 125 community representatives
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Assist in the implementation of program activities and be in constant communication with the project director and principal investigator (PI) regarding the status of those activities.
Work with Research Associates, Research Assistants, an Administrative Assistant and program partners.
Keep program documents, including presentations, training materials, schedules, payment records, reports, etc., organized and up-to-date.
Schedule regular meetings with partners and BCHD to track progress and plan activities.
Coordinate with Baltimore City leads and Project team to recruit and schedule all listening groups.
Develop Gantt charts to assist in planning and implementation of various project phases.
Track progress of project activities and outcomes.
Investigate best payment options and work with program assistants.
Oversee and manage payments to participants and report on disbursements.
Ensure that appropriate people are available to present or facilitate at the listening sessions.
Coordinate notetaking, translation if needed.
Assist in creating training materials and interviewer guides.
Coordinate discussion about the interpretation of listening sessions and next steps for development of materials and programs.
Provide technical assistance/troubleshooting as needed.
Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in related discipline. 3 years related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula:
* JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. 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. *
Experience in community engagement projects. Experience working with communities of color and/or other vulnerable populations on health issues. Understanding of vaccines and public health. Additional language skills, particularly Spanish, are preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Proficiency in the use of software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing required. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail are required. Knowledge of qualitative research principles and training preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Excellent team management, verbal and written communication and organizational skills required. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access. Must have the ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks. Detail oriented.
Classified Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator Working Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB Starting Salary Range: $38,920 - $53,520 ; Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am -5:00 pm, Up to 37.5 hrs/ week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 60000552-IH - Int'l Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) Personnel area: Johns Hopkins University
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