Project Manager, Community Engagement & Research (CE&R)

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University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Department: The Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI)

Job Title: Project Manager, Community Engagement & Research (CE&R)

Position #647776 - Requisition #14446

The Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) is a collaborative enterprise between the University of Colorado Denver, University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado State University, six affiliated hospitals and health care organizations, and multiple community organizations with a goal to accelerate the translation of research discoveries into improved patient care and public health.

The CCTSI was created in 2008 with funding from the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) initiative of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Partnership of Academicians and Communities for Translation (PACT) is the nexus of the CCTSI Community Engagement and Research (CE&R) Core, facilitating practice-based and community-based participatory research (CBPR), educating and connecting investigators and communities, developing programs to create and improve relationships and build trust between academicians and communities, and making pilot grant funds available for community engaged research. The PACT is operationalized through relationships and strategies that are imagined, implemented, tested, and deployed through the leadership and governance of the PACT Council. This Council is a balanced governance structure comprised of equal numbers of community and academic experts who have equal influence over decisions. The Council oversees statewide initiatives, functioning very much as a non-profit board of directors.

Job Summary:

The CE&R Project Manager a full-time university staff position (unclassified), is responsible for providing project implementation, administration and program support to the CCTSI CE&R Core and to the University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine's State Network of Colorado Ambulatory Care Practices and Partners (SNOCAP). This role is primarily administrative in nature, supporting the PACT Council and related committees, providing project management, event planning and business services within the context of community engaged research, education and training programs.

Professional Fields:

Community Based Participatory Research; Health Services Research; Public Health; Health Care; Quality Improvement; Community Health; Primary Care Practice Improvement; Community Organizing; Project Management; Training and Facilitation.

Supervision Received:

This position reports directly to the CCTSI Deputy Director of Community Engagement & Research with secondary accountability to the SNOCAP Director.

Supervision Exercised:

This position may occasionally act as a "work lead", providing temporary oversight of hired contractors, Professional Research Assistants (PRAs), paid and unpaid student workers and volunteers as needed for various programmatic initiatives. Management responsibilities may include identification of job duties, performance management, task and project delegation, and ongoing communication with leadership.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Organizational and programmatic support to the PACT Council and related committees.
  • Participate in the day-to-day implementation and management of multiple projects/programs/services, including the development and maintenance of project-related plans, timelines and reporting activities; coordinating, attending and leading meetings; planning and overseeing events; and tracking program/project outcomes.

Training /Meetings/Events

  • Plan and implement CE Core training and education projects such as the Colorado Immersion Training, Pilot Grantee Training, Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Research Training, etc.
  • Organize and support the development and execution of CCTSI special events and meetings.
  • Develop training logic models, work with program evaluators, prepare materials and educational tools, and provide general management of the CE&R Core training portfolio.
  • Provide administrative and programmatic support to the PACT Education and Training Committee.
Projects & Grants

  • Manage project-related invoices and subcontracts, monitor and report on project budgets.
  • Track program outcomes and participate in the preparation and submission of reports, manuscripts and abstracts.
  • Provide administrative and programmatic support to the PACT Pilot Grants committee.

Boards and Committees

  • Provide general committee planning, organization and support to include the completion of committee tasks, adherence to established policies and procedures, collaborative agenda creation, meeting facilitation and note taking.
  • Participate in relevant community-based activities and meetings.
  • Work with committee members and CE Admin Assistant to track and follow-up on committee to-do and administrative items.
  • Work across various programs/projects/services to ensure that activities and goals are aligned with established programmatic priorities and to ensure that activities are complimentary and not duplicative of other efforts.

Salary and Benefits:

  • The hiring range for this position has been established at $68,000 to $75,000 and is commensurate with skills and experience
  • This position is not eligible for overtime compensation
  • Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.
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Diversity and Equity:
  • Please click here for information on disability accommodations:
  • The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. 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.
  • The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus 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.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, public health or a closely related discipline.
  • Four or more years of experience providing project coordination and management within a higher education, medical research environment or non-profit organization.
  • Demonstrated experience providing administrative organization and support to professional boards, committees, or advisory groups.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be able to work non-traditional hours as required to accommodate research projects, community events and PACT Council meetings and should be available to travel as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's level training in public health or a closely related field.
  • Previous experience working with boards and committees in a support role.
  • 4 years' experience providing project coordination and management in community-based organizations, public health agencies, and/or academic research settings
  • Experience with the design, implementation and evaluation of training projects and programs
  • Experience with practice-based, translational and community based participatory research
  • Formal training in methods of group facilitation
  • Experience in preparation and completion of scholarly materials such as abstracts, presentations, manuscripts, and grants

Competencies: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to work effectively with community members, going above and beyond to provide a level of support that encourages meaningful engagement and participation in CE projects/programs/services
  • Advanced understanding of community engagement and the social determinants of health
  • Must be very detail oriented, organized and possess excellent time management skills
  • Must be a fast learner, flexible, and able to work independently as part of a diverse team of academic researchers and community members
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Must be self-motivated and able to accomplish tasks with limited direction and maximum accountability
  • Exceptional emotional intelligence and critical thinking skills necessary to evaluate and respond to team progress and related group dynamics
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills with the ability to establish rapport with persons of diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with various audiences, including physicians, professional colleagues, community based organizations and community members
  • Ability to use critical thinking and independent judgment to coordinate various projects and meet multiple deadlines
  • Strong multi-tasking and high-level organizational skills are essential
  • Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook and generally comfortable with technology.
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion

Special Instructions to Applicants:*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Application Materials: To apply, please visit: and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of three to five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references) Questions should be directed to: [Mujeeb Zaidi - [email protected]]

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Job Category: Research Services

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: U0001 -- Denver-Anschutz Administration - 60120 - ADM-VCR CCTSI GenOps

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Aug 30, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Mujeeb Zaidi

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00647776





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Posted: 12/13/2018
Application Due: 2/11/2019
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