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Research/Program Coordinator

Under general direction, assists in implementing community outreach and engagement, health workforce programs, program evaluation projects and research studies; assists in data collection; provides assistance in preparation of grants, manuscripts, and other reports. Supports Division of Research (DoR) organizational, communication, and administrative needs, as follows: 


Job Duties

  • Participate actively and thoughtfully in multidisciplinary teams to implement and monitor community health programs and research.
  • Provide the direction and organization needed to help keep tasks or projects on time and on budget and facilitate communications across and between internal and external stakeholders.
  • Apply analytic thinking to support research subjects, healthcare professionals and community clients in the development of quality improvement strategies, grants or technical assistance plans based on available data and subject matter expertise.
  • Contribute to the growth, expertise, and institutional knowledge of staff working in the healthcare and behavioral health services.
  • Bring creative ideas to the development of proposals for new projects.

Specific project or new business development activities may include:

  • Supporting the implementation of new health workforce training models
  • Authoring training tools, policy briefs, chapters of reports, newsletters, webinars or virtual event presentations.
  • Supporting the development of interagency networks focused on health workforce and health services, including outreach and event planning.
  • Supporting qualitative analysis and data-oriented tasks needed to implement and analyze programs focused on behavioral health and healthcare workforce, such as recording and transcribing research procedures and results; filing and maintaining records; coding data for input for electronic data processing; inputs and retrieving data using computers.
  • Supporting project management and operations activities, such as monitoring designing and implementing tools and processes to help organize data and manage teams.
  • Performs various clerical duties including typing, answering phones, preparing correspondence, preparing and maintaining bibliographies/webinars, etc., and completing applications and forms.
  • Interacts with potential research participants, consents participants, explains study details to potential participants, interviews participants.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal/emotional/human relation skills
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to tend to details
  • Ability to maintain records and inventories
  • Ability to operate a personal computer, including knowledge of Microsoft Office


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in science or related field. Broad knowledge involving working with the public, community outreach, and human subject research is desired.  Preferred social sciences, social work, public policy, education, public health, human services or related degree.