Instructor - SNOCAP Associate Director

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University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Instructor - SNOCAP Associate Director


The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.


Nature of Work

The Department of Family Medicine is a department within the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine with a mission of patient care, medical education, research and community engagement.

This position develops and conducts community-based participatory research and engagement projects including community-based participatory research (CBPR), utilizing methods of community engagement, practice-based research, and qualitative, mixed-methods inquiry.  The position provides consultation to other Department of Family Medicine (DFM) staff and faculty on these areas of expertise. This position serves as the State Networks of Colorado Ambulatory Practices and Partners (SNOCAP) state Practice-based Research Network (PBRN) Associate Director in close collaboration with the SNOCAP consortium PBRN Director on PBRN strategic planning, relationship building and maintenance, patient and community advisory group engagement, with and within the network. The position provides both program and research support to project investigators, community and stakeholder engagement leadership, practice-based research network management, assists with implementing research protocols, and adapts and implements both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies in practice- and community-based settings.

Professional Field

Practice-Based Research Network Management

Examples of Work Performed

The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • As an Investigator, this position leads, collaborates on and assists with scientific research as well as providing expert consultation to other staff, faculty, and projects.
  • As the Associate Director of SNOCAP, assists in all aspects of network management, project management, research, and patient, practice, and community engagement within the SNOCAP PBRN consortium.
  • Assist with management of network and contact management, project management, and patient and community advisory groups with the Colorado Research Network (CaReNet) with both their urban and rural practice and patient/community sites.
  • Operationalize and assist in managing research and engagement efforts within both SNOCAP and CaReNet, manage and coordinate the work of the CaReNet Patient Partners Research Council, and serve as project manager and/or co-investigator for projects and studies within the Department of Family Medicine and CaReNet.
  • Manage ongoing work within the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute’s Community Engagement and Research Core (CCTSI CE&R), including overseeing the community-based participatory researchers (CBPRs) and participating on various CCTSI committees.
  • Co-lead the development and training of Boot Camp Translation (BCT). Instruct and mentor others on set-up and maintenance of patient and community advisory boards and conducting health research in community settings. Co-develop instructional material for training on research projects, including creating educational content and incorporating current technology for developing specific curricula.
Supervision Received

The SNOCAP Associate Director reports to the Vice Chair for Community/Director of State Networks of Colorado Ambulatory Practices & Partners (SNOCAP), Don Nease, MD.

Supervision Exercised

The SNOCAP Associate Director will supervise project staff including PRAs and students.

Salary and Benefits

The hiring range for this position has been established at $70,000 to $80,000.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above hiring range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.


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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.


QualificationsMinimum Qualifications  

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

  • Education: Master’s degree in public health, public administration, healthcare administration or another related field.
  • Experience: Five years’ experience in research project management and coordination.  
  • Special Skills: Minimum two years’ experience with qualitative research.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

    Experience with practice-based research.Experience with group facilitation and managing group dynamics.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

To be successful in this position, candidates will need the following:

    Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, and Outlook), and ATLAS.ti
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative analytic methods.
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical and decision-making skills; ability to independently analyze and resolve complex problems as well as self-directed work capabilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution and with external partners and community members.Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally. Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
  • Versatility and ability to operate effectively according to the needs of concurrent projects.
  • Ability to learn new skills, synthesize and apply knowledge from diverse disciplines.
Condition of Employment

Must be able to travel to practice and community sites state-wide.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jan 19, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 1/21/2021
Application Due: 1/28/2021
Work Type: Full Time