Research Site Liaison/Training Coach



Job no: 495605
Position Type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and grade/range
Applications Open: Sep 12 2018
Applications Close: Open until filled

General Summary of Position:

This being an internal opportunity, only current UML Employees, irrespective of Bargaining units are eligible to apply for this position.

Provide coaching to Health and Safety Committee members and co-facilitators in six research study sites as they implement a participatory, Total Worker Health® program. In three facilities at a time, the Site Coach will teach the Health and Safety Committee ("Design Team") how to use the CPH-NEW Intervention Design and Analysis (IDEAS) tool for root cause analysis, participatory design, and business case development of integrated safety/well-being interventions. The Site Coach will also liaise with facility leadership and assist with numerous data collection and evaluation activities in all six sites throughout the 5-year project period.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in a health or safety related field, labor relations, community psychology, or other discipline relevant to the project and a minimum of 5 years related experience
  • Experienced organizer, or equivalent demonstrated experience in recruiting and engaging individuals to participate in group activities
  • Strong interpersonal skills; can build rapport and trust with range of stakeholders; anticipates and deals with obstacles while maintaining relationships
  • Demonstrated experience interacting with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Understands importance of maintaining fidelity of the intervention protocol
  • Detail-oriented and well-organized; able to write clearly and concisely
  • Mature, positive, and professional demeanor
  • Competence in basic word processing software, MS PowerPoint and Excel

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Content knowledge of occupational health and safety desired but not essential


Special Instructions to Applicants:

This being an internal opportunity, only current UML Employees, irrespective of Bargaining units are eligible to apply for this position.

This position is contingent upon funding. The initial appointment is anticipated to be for 5 years, based on productivity and performance and the availability of funding.

Please include a resume, cover letter and writing sample with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

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