Professional Research Assistant

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University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant

The Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health (CAIANH) are seeking a professional research assistant to support outreach, engagement, and research activities funded by a grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), which supports our Center of Excellence (COE). The NIMHD COE facilitates and coordinates a wide spectrum of activities related to reducing risk of health disparities among American Indians and Alaska Natives. This position will assist with establishing and supporting a Data Coordinating Center on behalf of the Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.'s Recovery Services (CITC/RS), a comprehensive system of behavioral health care that seeks to improve the well-being of Native people. The occupant will support similar activities with other Alaska Native behavioral health care organizations, notably the Fairbanks Native Association and Tanana Chiefs Conference, that frequently partner with CITC/RS.

Examples of Work Performed

This position will function as a member of the Export COE team, working alongside other team members in the following areas.

  1. Assemble, prepare for reporting, and maintain a database that integrates three independent sources of information about CITC/RS consumers.
  2. Conduct and monitor Community Readiness Assessments of key stakeholders in greater Anchorage, AK metropolitan area, Fairbanks and North Star Borough, and Interior villages across the Tanana Chiefs Conference.
    1. Schedule assessment sessions with community-based program staff.
    2. Ensure that appropriate logistical arrangements are in place.
    3. Meet with the Export COE team after each session to review process and outcomes.
  3. Enter Community Readiness Assessment data and support its subsequent analysis and reporting.
  4. Coordinate transcription of focus group discussions with consumers and staff of CITC/RS as well as Fairbanks Native Association behavioral health services.
  5. Review focus group transcripts and prepare 2-3 page summary reports.
  6. Coordinate and monitor administration of self-report surveys of key stakeholders participating in Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Fairbanks Native Association, and Tanana Chiefs Conference strategic planning and implementation of activities intended to prevent and/or treat alcohol, drug, and mental health problems among Alaska Native and American Indian youth as well as young adults.
  7. Enter self-report survey data and support its subsequent analysis and reporting.
  8. Assist with additional duties, as necessary.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is $19,500 (at .50 FTE). The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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1. Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree


Demonstrated experience with community-based American Indian/Alaska Native organizations.

Ability to understand the social and cultural context of American Indian/Alaska Native communities.

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative, supportive relationships with all project stakeholders.

Excellent oral and written communication skills; highly organized.

Strong interpersonal skills.

Ability to work collaboratively in a team-based setting, and also function effectively on an independent basis.

Familiarity with Microsoft Office.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Application Deadline: 3/17/2018

Application Materials Required:Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 12880

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20283 - CSPH-AIANP AP/G

Schedule: Part-time

Posting Date: Mar 12, 2018

Closing Date: Mar 17, 2018, 10:59:00 PM

Posting Contact Name: Lori Trullinger

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00699977





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Posted: 3/13/2018
Application Due: 3/18/2018
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