Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana,
Internal Number: 303684
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (IN-SBS-IUINA)
The faculty and staff in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences are a multidisciplinary team from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. The team is focused not only on understanding why health disparities occur, but on doing something about these disparities at the community and societal level. The department of Social and Behavioral Sciences is part of the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health on the IUPUI campus.
The Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health was formally created in 2012 and was named in recognition of a transformative gift by the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. With strong connections to the IU School of Medicine and other health science schools on the IUPUI campus, the School of Public Health is poised to be a catalyst to help build a collaborative approach to improved public health in Indiana. The School of Public Health currently employs more than 70 full-time faculty and staff, and serves more than 700 students within the departments of Epidemiology, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Health Policy and Management, Global Health, and Biostatistics and Health Data Science.
Meets regularly with members of the steering committee to develop relationships, identify opportunities for partnership, and build knowledge of the community.
Sends meeting reminders and other community updates to the steering committee and facilitates steering committee meetings, as appropriate.
Touches base/updates steering committee members who miss meetings.
Involves steering committee members in activities as they desire.
Meets monthly with FSPH Team Members and appropriate steering committee members to develop agendas for steering committee meetings, and update on activities and brainstorm new partnerships.
Coordinates and partners with the neighborhood and Eskenazi-based community health workers (CHWs) to identify and attend neighborhood specific meetings such as neighborhood association meetings and other relevant meetings to represent DIP-IN and identify potential partners.
Meets with and develops a list of potential partners that are addressing healthy food access, physical activity infrastructure, stress (mental health and causes of stress), and social connectivity.
Assists with managing steering committee projects, including checking in monthly with funded partners, attending meetings with funded partners and the FSPH evaluation team, ensuring reports and required documentation is submitted, and updating the steering committee on project activities.
Works with steering committee members, neighborhood community health workers independently to identify potential new partnerships/projects that fall under the topics of Healthy Food Access, Building Physical Activity Infrastructure, Reducing Life Stressors, and Social Connection, and encourage submission of proposals. Emphasis should be on projects that address Policy, Systems and Environmental changes that are sustainable.
Provides monthly updates at steering committee meetings.
Assists with the preparation of presentations for semi-annual partner meetings, all steering committee meetings, and other public meetings such as a Community Forum (e.g. Annual Meeting) that include project updates and determine metrics for success.
Provides monthly reports to FSPH team (via REDCAP system).
Manages a small project, from start to finish, or one phase of a large project, ensuring on time completion within budget.
Develops project plan(s) and efficiently analyzes, tracks, forecasts, and reports on project metrics and shortfalls.
Reports on progress and provides regular updates to upper management.
Coordinates and communicates between various areas; conducts project meetings and prepares regular reports.
Collaborates with other departments to ensure that project objectives are achieved within established time frames.
May provide guidance and support to non-exempt staff.
Bachelor's degree in relevant field
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered
Ability to drive multiple projects to successful completion
Demonstrated project management skills
Proficient communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent collaboration and team building skills
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to be flexible and persistent
Spanish written and verbal communication skills
Experience working with residents or organizations in the following zip codes - 46205, 46218, 46226, or experience working with residents or organizations in the following zip codes - 46202, 46208, 46222, 46228
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
The person in this role must have access to reliable transportation, as travel to and from local communities in Indianapolis is required for this position.
This position is grant funded with expected annual renewals. Renewals are contingent on the availability of grant funds.
1050 Wishard Boulevard
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
Work activities will be conducted in-person at this location, in the respective communities, or remotely, in accordance with the Remote and Flexible Work Policy.
Salary will be commensurate with education and experience, within the range of $45,000 - $53,000 per year.
For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
Multiple plan options for medical insurance
Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator.See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
IUPUI, a partnership between Indiana and Purdue universities, is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus.IUPUI’s mission is to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.By offering a distinctive range of bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and Ph.D. degrees, IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity.