Essential Functions: The Center for Behavioral Health and Justice (CBHJ) is seeking a Research Assistant/Project Coordinator to support its initiatives. The Research Assistant/Project Coordinator will work closely with external stakeholders, partners, and CBHJ team members to ensure successful program implementation and evaluation. The ideal candidate thrives in a dynamic environment, enjoys navigating systems, and is a natural at building relationships. Knowledge of criminal justice and behavioral health systems and a passion for programming that supports justice-involved individuals is preferred. Essential Functions:Serve as primary liaison within counties and maintain positive collaborative relationships among all involved stakeholders, partners, and systems including law enforcement, jails, courts, dispatch, community mental health, emergency medical services, behavioral health providers, etc. Implement evaluation design and data collection methods as defined by PI, Directors, and/or Project Manager including management of data collection processes, process mapping, identification of data points, collection methods, and entry. Apply critical thinking in completing tasks such as needs assessments, assisting stakeholders in determining the best programs and interventions for their region, and developing implementation plans.Work with stakeholders to establish formal meeting schedule, determine attendees, and revise as needed; facilitate meetings, using innovative techniques for maximum participation.Work closely with Project Manager and other Project Coordinators to ensure efficiency in performing duties and fidelity of processes and practices across counties. Coordinate and balance goals and objectives of project with needs, abilities, and priorities of stakeholders. Work with PI, Directors, Data Teams, and/or Project Manager to report findings to stakeholders; assist stakeholders in interpreting data and determining next steps.Provide support in writing reports and manuscripts, developing presentations, and creating other materials as needed.Ability to travel to counties across Michigan as needed.Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or Master of Social Work or related Master's degree in related field including Public Health or Criminal Justice preferred. Experience working in behavioral health and/or criminal/legal systems; preferred experience or knowledge of opioid use disorders and/or medication to treat opioid use disorders.Experience interfacing with project stakeholders including behavioral health, substance use, criminal/legal, jails, probation/parole, and law enforcement agencies.Experience implementing new programs or interventions preferred.Excellent oral and written communication, problem-solving, and inter-personal skills.Ability to conceptualize and map processes within a system or agency to illustrate the flow of information or services and identify data collection points. Self-motivated; ability to work remotely and independently.Proficiency with Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Dropbox.
Internal Number: 76_208946
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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.