Program Coordinator

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)


TraCS Institute-429801

Working Title:

Program Coordinator

Appointment Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty Research

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Salary Range:

Dependent on Experience

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Full-Time Permanent

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Position Summary:

This position will serve as a Program Coordinator within the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) Coordinating and Data Collection Center (CDCC), led by the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) in partnership with the Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) at UNC- Chapel Hill and Community-Campus Partnerships for Health. The CDCC is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and serves the RADx-UP Program, which supports research that aims to better understand COVID-19 testing patterns among underserved and vulnerable populations; strengthen the data on disparities in infection rates, disease progression, and outcomes; and develop strategies to reduce the disparities in COVID-19 testing.

This position is housed within the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute, home of the NIH-funded UNC Chapel Hill Clinical and Translational Science Award. A primary focus of NC TraCS is to advance community engaged research methods and to foster engagement between research teams and diverse stakeholder communities to ensure that research questions and approaches are informed by and relevant to the populations they aim to impact. NC TraCS, and the Program Coordinator, will provide support to the community engagement efforts of the CDCC and lead the development and implementation the Equity Evidence Academy (EA) Program, which virtually convenes hundreds of researchers, community partners, CDCC members, and members of the NIH to foster shared understanding of issues related COVID-19 testing, treatment, and prevention in our nation’s vulnerable and underserved populations and to determine collective strategies for action. In addition to national convenings, the EA program produces various other forums, resources, and reports for researchers and communities engaged in COVID-19 research.

The Program Coordinator will serve as the primary lead of the Evidence Academy (EA) Program within the RADx-UP CDCC, as well as provide support to other RADx-UP community engagement initiatives as needed. This role involves coordinating efforts within the EA Program and across NC TraCS, CHER, and DCRI, providing program and event management and leading coordination of efforts to ensure seamless integration of tasks and teams for rapid, focused, and informed decision-making. The Program Coordinator will provide oversight to EA Program administration and event planning, assume responsibility for accomplishing program and event objectives on time and within scope, provide supervision to program staff, and support other RADx-UP projects as needed. The team will rely on the Program Coordinator to contribute vision and direction to the EA Program’s design and implementation, develop and share processes that increase cross-institutional and programmatic efficiencies, serve as the primary liaison with diverse, national stakeholder groups, ensure appropriate evaluation and reporting of efforts, and contribute to the development of communications and written content that promote the EA Program and disseminate key programmatic findings.

Educational Requirements:

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required; for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity, will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and 3 or more years of relevant experience in project or program management, and experience in community-based research strongly preferred.

Qualifications and Experience:

Must have project or program management knowledge, and general knowledge about research best practices and community engagement. Must have demonstrated ability to identify and solve problems independently. The position requires significant attention to detail and strong ability to work in a self-directed manner and to balance multiple priorities. Experience in event/conference coordination and planning, as well as staff supervision/management, strongly preferred.

Must be able to work and communicate with diverse populations effectively and professionally. The Program Coordinator must also possess leadership skills and have ability to inspire motivation and a positive work culture. Must be with proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/27/2021
Application Due: 5/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time