Summary of Duties: The Partnerships for Native Health at Washington State University is seeking applications for an Outreach Coordinator and Research Project Manager. The Partnership for Native Health is a program within the Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH), a team of about 70 faculty and staff engaged in conducting community-centered, multidisciplinary research, training and education, and outreach with underserved populations. Partnerships for Native Health is a unit under the IREACH umbrella that focuses on improving the health and quality of life of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations. This position is located in Seattle, Washington.
This is a temporarily funded, one (1) year appointment with subsequent renewals subject to satisfactory performance, mutual consent, and available funding.
The appointment is in IREACH, with an academic appointment with the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University.
The successful applicant will develop, coordinate, and monitor the day-to-day implementation of all study procedures for recruitment, study intervention and data collection on the community engagement, dissemination, and outreach cores on two research studies related to Alzheimer's disease and related dementia, including tracking progress to ensure study progress along established timelines and implementation of research protocol.
The incumbent will also lead Partnership for Native Health's research engagement and outreach activities focused on American Indian and Alaska Native populations (AI/AN),locally, regionally, and nationally. The incumbent will develop and implement a comprehensive outreach and engagement strategy that promotes the core mission of P4NH, including managing coordination of outreach events, collaborating with the Communications Manager on the development of community outreach materials and generation of web content for outreach, and dissemination of research results.
Required Qualifications: Masters in Public Health or a related field by time of appointment and experience in conducting community-based participatory research.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.