The School of Public Health is committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression in our mission and operations. In pursuit of this goal, we consider an applicant’s record working with individuals from historically marginalized backgrounds, and experience identifying and eliminating systemic barriers to success in an academic environment. SPH seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce, we particularly encourage applications from those who belong to groups that have been historically underrepresented in our discipline, including those who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color, those with disabilities, and those from LGBTQIA+ communities.
The purpose of this position is to work with a faculty investigator to coordinate and help manage the Administration of a multi-institution training consortium housed in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. The Midwest Consortium for Hazardous Waste Worker Training (MWC) delivers model training programs to workers and residents who may be exposed to hazardous substances through 13 training centers in 9 states (https://mwc.umn.edu/). Duties include managing communications and social media, coordinating meetings, assisting in report preparation, and evaluating program delivery and procedures at training centers. Other expectations include developing and maintaining effective relationships with various partner institutions and agencies, performing professional level work that requires knowledge of program coordination, and applying and using concepts, theories, and terminology of the organization. Success in this position requires the ability to complete work independently within broadly defined work objectives and to have the flexibility to perform new duties as assigned. The position can be mostly in person, mostly remote, or hybrid.
MWC Reporting (30%)
Determine report and application requirements and deadlines and ensure timely and accurate compliance.
Assist in preparation of progress reports and annual reports, with particular focus on integration of program reports from MWC training centers.
Contribute to annual written report to the MWC External Advisory Board.
Monitor and process monthly data reports from training centers.
Take the lead on the development and assembly of data reports, including uploads of training data to the funding agency's online system.
Compile training impacts.
MWC Meeting Coordination (20%)
Coordinate annual in-person or web-based meetings with the Internal Steering Committee and External Advisory Board. Contribute to scheduling and developing agenda, manage travel and logistics, and create meeting summaries.
Coordinate every-other-year trainer meetings. Contribute to scheduling and developing agenda, manage travel and logistics, and create meeting summaries.
Coordinate monthly web-based meetings of Internal Steering Committee by developing agenda and making recordings available after the meeting.
Coordinate and facilitate weekly MWC administration meetings.
Attend awardee meetings and technical workshops twice per year. Coordinate travel of MWC personnel who attend these meetings.
MWC Communications (30%)
Develop and implement systems to facilitate internal communications, reporting, access to information, and coordination and networking.
Coordinate and supervise staff responsible for social media communications channels for the MWC. Provide training and guidance regarding best practices, strategy, and policy guidelines for MWC's social media presence. Monitor social media channels, suggest relevant content, and evaluate growth and reach.
Coordinate MWC monthly newsletter. Develop themes, plan and identify relevant content, and contribute to design, layout, and editing. Approve final copy.
Coordinate with the MWC web coordinator on updates to the MWC web site.
Serve as a point of contact for MWC personnel, the funding agency, and individuals from outside the consortium.
MWC Program Evaluation (20%)
Critically review evaluation reports from MWC training programs. Request and consider responses from training center program directors when concerns are noted.
To assess training center compliance with procedures and policies, participate as a trainee periodically in programs delivered by MWC training centers. This may involve travel to training centers. Write summaries of observations from these experiences.
Assist in identification of training trends and plans for quality improvement.
Participate in research projects to evaluate various facets of training effectiveness.
Contribute to technical reports, journal article submissions, and conference presentations.
Requires BA/BS with at least 6 years of experience in project coordination and/or occupational health and safety or Masters’ Degree in public health, education, or related field with 4 years of experience.
Excellent organization and time management skills.
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Demonstrated orientation to detail with exceptional organization, planning, and problem-solving skills.
Applicants with Masters' Degree.
Ability to collaborate with various stakeholders in a program or project managed at a University.
Ability to supervise undergraduate student workers.
Demonstrated skills with database management.
Knowledge of OSHA regulations and hazardous materials requirements.
Knowledge of human subjects research regulations and ethical guidelines and familiarity with the IRB process.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.