The CEARCH Program Specialist supports the CTSI Office of Community Engagement to Advance Research and Community Health (CEARCH) through program coordination, project management and evaluation data management. This position works under the direction of the CEARCH Assistant Director and functions collaboratively to assist in CEARCH program and administrative planning, implementation and evaluation.
(45%) Operational and technical project management for CEARCH-funded pilot programs â— Administer two CEARCH grant-making processes annually, including RFA solicitations, proposal submissions, selection process, and grantee notification â— Administer two additional smaller funding processes quarterly, including application and review process as well as grantee notification and orientation â— Track and monitor funded projects, collecting and maintaining all required documentation â— Coordinate implementation of NIH Prior Approval process with grantees who are conducting research with human subjects â— Communicate with grantees regarding expectations, program changes, availability of CTSI services, and funding and dissemination opportunities â— Coordinate and conduct grantee reporting processes by administering electronic data collection tools and processes, overseeing data entry, and organizing and summarizing information â— Participate in pilot grant evaluation process to evaluate progress, outcomes and partnerships of current and recent collaborative grantees.
(35%) Program support and administration of CEARCH strategies and activities â— Assist with development and administration of CEARCH programs and activities, such as management council, community engagement studios, project development forums, and community research education â— Interact with faculty, staff and community members to plan and implement CEARCH programs â— Work with IT services and administrative staff to inform CEARCH database development; implement data tracking and monitoring processes â— Work with CTSI Monitoring and Evaluation team to coordinate data collection and reporting on identified metrics and assure that all data elements are collected, entered and transmitted accurately â— Contribute to CEARCH evaluation process, including Common Metrics reports,
(10%) Community outreach and communications â— Plan and coordinate events such as poster sessions, webinars, and dissemination activities â— Represent CEARCH at identified community events, workgroups and consortia â— Contribute to training, consultation and resource development on community-engaged research â— Prepare PowerPoint presentations and assemble informational materials for professional and lay audiences
(10%) Project and program evaluation â— Assist in developing project and program evaluation plans â— Utilize REDCap survey tools and questionnaires â— Collect quantitative and qualitative data to measure project progress, outcomes, and partnerships by conducting telephone interviews, surveys, and searches for publications â— Assist with project and program data analysis â— Collaborate in the development of reports, publications, and presentations on CEARCH program implementation and outcomes
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required Qualifications: â— BA/BS with at least 5 years of experience or an advanced degree with at least 3 years of experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal nine years. â— Excellent written and oral communication skills â— Ability to work independently and as part of a team â— Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail â— Familiarity with health research, public health, health care delivery, and/or community development â— Experience in program evaluation â— Familiarity with database software â— Skilled in use of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Preferred Qualifications: â— Experience with project management â— Experience with use of REDCap â— Experience in working with diverse communities, organizations, and stakeholders â— Familiarity with graphic design or infographics
Internal Number: 335197
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