TITLE: Research Professional 2 SALARY: $39,000-$55,000 HOURS: 30-35 hours/week LOCATION: White Earth Nation area
JOB DESCRIPTION: Seeking Project Coordinator to join a collaborative research team led by Dr. Brenna Greenfield at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Duluth, Minnesota. This position is funded by a 5-year grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse entitled, “Anji’bide - Changing our paths: Well-being and recovery among American Indians with opioid use disorder.” The grant is in Year 2.
The Project Coordinator will work with project staff based in Duluth and the Minnesota tribal nation and they should live on or near the White Earth Reservation. They will be responsible for day-to-day coordination and planning, including organizing project documents and files, communicating with team members, organizing community events, and preparing supplies for research needs, among other duties. Successful applicants will be detail-oriented and organized, flexible, and self-aware. They should be able to communicate respectfully with tribal community members, individuals using alcohol and drugs, university staff, and faculty members at different institutions. Requires independent, self-motivated work and strong communication skills.
Specific duties will be tailored to the applicant’s strengths and interests, and will vary based on the stage of the grant. Duties may include tasks such as: â— Create, maintain and implement research project coordination systems o Responsible for day-to-day coordination and planning, including organizing project documents and files, communicating with team members, and ensuring adequate supplies and resources are available â— Develop communications and disseminate them to tribal and community stakeholders, funders, and grant co-investigators â— Identify locations in the community to hold interviews and focus groups, develop and execute recruitment strategies for study participants based on local community knowledge â— Provide supervision and support to community-based research team (e.g., supervise interviewers and create systems to manage research documentation and data; incentives, etc.) â— Supervise medical students working with project; disseminate and develop team communications â— Develop innovative strategies, including virtual, for community research and art events, create strategic plans that include all details needed to execute these events, track and move forward events from start to finish â— Create plans for technical support of team meetings, scheduling, note-taking
The Project Coordinator will report directly to the Principal Investigator (Dr. Brenna Greenfield). Hours will be between 30 to 35 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends (specific hours can be flexible).
If interested, please submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for two references. In the cover letter, please indicate (1) your available starting date, (2) preferred number of weekly hours, and (3) number of years you anticipate being available for the position.
Please submit applications by September 25, 2020. Interviews will be scheduled thereafter, with a start date of late September or early October 2020. Please feel free to email Brenna Greenfield ([email protected]) with any questions about this position. Thank you so much for your interest!
All required qualifications must be documented on appliation materials.
Required qualifications: â— Bachelor’s Degree and two years of work experience in mental health, substance use, or related fields, or a combination of education and work experience to equal six (6) years
Preferred qualifications: â— Experience with project management and/or event coordination â— Experience with American Indian health or working with American Indian communities â— Experience working with individuals who use alcohol or drugs â— Understanding of mental health, criminal justice, and/or Indian Child Welfare systems â— Experience supervising others
Internal Number: 337561
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