Lead Navigator - Project NaviGAte

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Posting NumberS05257PWorking TitleLead Navigator - Project NaviGAteDepartmentVPR-Owens Inst Behavioral RschAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

OIBR stimulates, supports, and sustains innovation and infrastructure in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Our impact lies in the fact that we catalyze high-impact multi-disciplinary research. The mission of OIBR addresses the world’s most pressing health, economic, social, educational, and policy challenges through the facilitation and promotion of social and behavioral science research.

College/Unit/Department websitewww.oibr.uga.eduPosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanGDCPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityNon-Benefits EligibleFull/Part timePart TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Varies up to 19 hours per week

Advertised Salary$20.00/hourPosting Date10/01/2020Open until filledNoClosing Date12/01/2020Proposed Starting Date10/20/2020Special Instructions to Applicants

This position is grant funded for up to five years. Continuation of employment, while probable, is not guaranteed.

Location of VacancyAthens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification TitleResearch Paraprofessional/ProfessionalFLSANon-ExemptJob FamilyFTE.49Minimum Qualifications

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Applicants with related research experience and interest in trauma exposure, HIV and/or substance misuse and have experience working with ethnic minority populations (e.g., African Americans) preferred.

Position Summary

The Lead Navigator will provide research-related supervision and oversight of Project NaviGAte: Connecting Georgia to Substance Use and HIV Prevention, funded by the Department of Health & Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This position will will be in charge of daily project tasks including the creation of new partnerships, developing sustainable and culturally competent plan for substance use and HIV prevention, developing and implementing navigation services, and identifying and providing opportunities for screening and testing.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

•Excellent writing skills, organization skills, and careful attention to detail
•Advanced technical skills e.g., Canva, Captivate, Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Word
•Coursework in quantitative, qualitative mixed and/or advanced research methods
•Ability to take on leadership for assigned work related tasks, both independently and as part of a team
•Ability to manage one’s time and complete tasks in a timely and efficient manner
•Ability to work successfully under strict deadlines, understand and follow policies and procedures, and accommodate change
•Understand and follow policies and procedures, including handling confidential materials with discretion
•The ideal candidate for this position will have an interest in and commitment to understanding interpersonal and racial trauma, HIV and substance misuse among African Americans
•Grant writing experience and knowledge of grant submission process is very helpful is also preferred

Physical Demands

Sitting, standing, walking

Is driving a responsibility of this position?NoIs this a Position of Trust?NoDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)NoCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Creating and maintaining new community partnerships; Developing sustainable and culturally competent plan for substance use and HIV prevention; Identifying and providing opportunities for testing and screening of participants and developing and implementing navigation services.

Percentage of time40Duties/Responsibilities

Managing graduate and undergraduate research assistants; Overseeing manuscript and grant preparation; Assisting Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions as needed

Percentage of time30Duties/Responsibilities

Establishes and maintains database files and reports on progress of programs, studies, and/or projects. May perform data analysis and interpretation.

Percentage of time15Duties/Responsibilities

Conducting literature reviews for manuscript publication, conference presentations, and subsequent grant applications.

Percentage of time15Posting Specific Questions

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Resume/CV
    Optional Documents
    1. Cover Letter




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    Posted: 10/2/2020
    Application Due: 12/31/2020
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