Research Program Administrator, Cancer Population Health Assessment

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Cancer Center Division

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UAHS - Tucson


University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) is dedicated to preventing and curing cancer. The UACC is the only NCI‐designated comprehensive cancer center in Arizona and its primary responsibility is to conduct research that will lead to the reduction of cancer morbidity and mortality.

The Research Program Administrator of the UA Cancer Center (UACC) Population Health Assessment will develop and implement a comprehensive and continuous population needs assessment for the UACC Catchment area (5 southern counties) and evaluate deficits through surveys / qualitative research to inform on the UACC and Community Outreach and Engagement strategic plan moving forward, ultimately reducing the cancer burden in southern Arizona.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

This position will assure quality, timely, cost-efficient and high impact programming to support the UACC in their re-competition of the Comprehensive Cancer Center status with the National cancer Institute.

Project Goals

  • Developand implement a comprehensive and continuous population needs assessment forthe UACC Catchment area (5 southern counties).
  • Evaluatedeficits through surveys / qualitative research to inform on the UACC andCommunity Outreach and Engagement strategic plan moving forward, ultimately reducingthe cancer burden in Southern Arizona.

Coordinator Duties -GENERAL

  • Coordinateand perform day-to-day operational activities for the UACC Population HealthAssessment.
  • Develop,Implement and Track project plans including scope, schedule, timeline,deliverables and performing related research and analysis.
  • Coordinatewith internal and external stakeholders to assure achievement of projectoutcomes, secure resources and provide updates.
  • Participatein the design and development of the Population Health Assessment resources(databases, documentation, policies and procedures).
  • Train andsupervise undergraduate/graduate interns and study staff.
  • Recruitprogram participants, community members and volunteers utilizing mostappropriate promotional or marketing methods.
  • Supportthe development of study written operating procedures.
  • Qualitycontrol and quality assurance checks to include study protocol fidelity.
  • Documentpertinent information in source documents.
  • Evaluate/trackteam effort on projects.
  • Complete/managethe IRB application/process for overall PHA with quantitative and qualitativedata collection.
  • Work withUACC AD of Population Science and COE faculty and staff determine /develop/adapt existing assessment surveys.
  • Overseesurvey administration including multi-modal approaches to data collection.
  • Developstandardized training for survey data collection.
  • Developmarketing plan and oversee recruitment statistics for the PHA.
  • Inpartnership with COE, determine optimal ways of reaching rural Southern Arizonapopulations, including reservations so include work with tribal councils andIRBs.
  • Hire andsupervise undergraduate student interns for data collection.
  • WithBMISR and Biostats develop platform for data collection, management,processing; support data analysis and data dissemination/presentations.
  • Inpartnership with the COE program, expand upon existing community partnerships,establish new ones and managing these relationships with respect and trust.
  • Obtaincontact/call lists for participant recruitment/contact.
  • Collaborate/coordinatewith other groups and avoid re-tapping existing population health assessmentsamples.
  • Inpartnership with COE, identify groups for focused qualitative data collection;arrange focus groups and/or semi-structured interviews with key informants.
  • Reviseand update the PHA program logic model and timeline that depicts relationshipbetween current UACC activities and desired UACC effects.
  • Provideperiodic reports of program impact to Ads of Population Science and COE.
  • With ADPopulation Sciences, manage budget, program-related expenditures.
  • Travel toSouthern Arizona communities as necessary for aforementioned duties.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Up to 1 year of relevant work experience may be required.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

*MPH or MBA or related health promotion, program management-related degreeOR > 5 years of relevant experience with BS in Public health or related field.*Fluent English and Spanish (verbal and written).*Community-based program or research experience.*Research experience.*Community-based program experience.*Experience with RedCAP survey.*Experience with Human Subjects and IRB.



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Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

$20.20 - $33.66

Compensation Type:

hourly rate



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Job Family:

Research Program Admin

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Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

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Contact Information for Candidates:

Cynthia Thomson [email protected]

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Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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