1)Work closely with members of both teams and external partners to describe and analyze key details of complex healthcare payment, delivery reform, and social determinants of health interventions, synthesize data, and identify key lessons and recommendations.Â
2) Create materials that will be used by organizations and individuals seeking to translate and implement lessons for their own settings. Â Â Example translation and dissemination materials include training curricula, guides for the creation of cross-sector health-equity intervention work plans, healthcare delivery reform strategy overviews, policy briefs, academic manuscripts, conference presentations, and posters.
3) Coordinate the design and delivery of technical assistance to program grantees and learning collaborative participants. Examples of delivery modes for technical assistance and dissemination include virtual training (e.g., webinars) for specific stakeholder groups (e.g., health plans), in-person (e.g., site visits, conferences) and phone-based technical assistance and direction to state Medicaid agencies, health plans, and healthcare provider organization team members, social media (e.g., Twitter and blogs), web-based curricula, program web sites, academic journals, and conference presentations.
4) Refine and revise broad research questions into manageable research hypotheses and aims.
5) Conduct reviews of the published and unpublished literature.Â
6) Synthesize complex findings from the programs, including literature reviews, into clear and simple solutions for technical assistance and health and healthcare policy recommendations.Â
7) Responsible for creating and implementing qualitative data collection protocols, including creating interview guides, recruiting and tracking participants, conducting interviews or focus groups, and managing/coding/analyzing data utilizing qualitative data software platforms.
8) Assist with conducting cross-site evaluation of program implementation and results.
9) Assist as co-author on scientific journal articles, including the development and maintenance of literature databases and utilizing Endnote software.
10) Actively participates in team meetings.
11) Work independently and within teams on both ongoing and nonrecurring projects, ensuring that the project progresses according to specified goals and time parameters.Â
12) Assist administrative support staff, including the development and implementation of virtual and in-person conferences as well as tracking and responding to external customer/stakeholder inquiries and requests.
13) Interact with internal and external customers in a professional and courteous manner.
14) Communicate effectively in both a written and oral format with a broad range of individuals within and external to the University of Chicago.
15) Work independently and within teams on special nonrecurring and ongoing projects, ensuring that the project progresses according to specified time parameters associated with the various stages of the project.
16) Complete faxing, filing, deliveries, copying, data entry, and other duties as assigned.
17) Provide coverage for administrative support staff, when needed.
1) Impeccable problem-solving and analytic skills with an ongoing attention to detail.
2) Excellent proven writing and editing skills and ability to synthesize and translate complicated material into clear and simple language.
3) Excellent proven verbal communication and presentation skills.
4) Superb organizational, time management and prioritization skills and proven experience coordinating a variety of activities in a timely manner.
5) Strong project and people management skills.
6) Proven skill in working both independently and in a complex team environment.
7) Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and to deal effectively with people in potentially stressful, time-sensitive situations and in the face of potentially challenging interactions.
8) Experience at negotiating in order to accomplish goals.
9) Ability to form positive working relationships with people from varied backgrounds.
10) Ability to maintain confidentiality.
11) Tolerance for ambiguity.
12) Demonstrated computer literacy and computing skills sufficient for effective use of diverse managerial and administrative computer applications, technical writing, word processing and spreadsheets.
13) Occasional weekend or evening work hours.
14) Ability to travel to national meetings and conferences (approximately .15 FTE on average).
15) Ability, with proven experience, to interact effectively with at least one subset of target populations and communities of Bridging the Gap or Advancing Health Equity.
16) Proven skills in providing consultation and technical assistance to a variety of health care initiatives and organizations.
1) Four years of relevant experience providing consultation services and technical assistance programming to state Medicaid agencies, Medicaid managed care organizations, and/or healthcare provider organizations.
2) Working knowledge of health care and health outcome disparities and policy issues.
3) Experience with health services research and/or project management.
4) Experience with qualitative research.
5) Experience writing for a Web-based audience.
6) Ability, with proven experience, to interact effectively with at least one subset of target populations and communities of health disparities research and implementation efforts of the University of Chicago.
7) Experience managing projects with external vendors.
2) Cover letter
Note: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.
Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via the Applicant Inquiry Form.
The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: securityreport.uchicago.edu. Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.
Internal Number: JR08346
About University of Chicago (UC)
One of the world's premier academic and research institutions, the University of Chicago has driven new ways of thinking since our 1890 founding. Today, UChicago is an intellectual destination that draws inspired scholars to our Hyde Park and international campuses, keeping UChicago at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change the world.