VPR-Center for Family ResearchAbout 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 (https://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 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 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.Posting Type:
TRS or ORPEmployment Type:
Benefits EligibleFull/Part time:
Full TimeAdditional Schedule Information:
06/01/2021Open until filled:
YesProposed Starting Date:
07/05/2021Location of Vacancy:
Athens AreaEEO 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 Title:
Research Professional ADFLSA:
Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.Position Summary:
The Recruitment Coordinator will direct activities associated with the recruitment and retention of more than 500 participants for the recently-funded Center for Family Research NIDA grant entitled, Neuroscience, Social Adversity and the Roots of Addictive Behaviors: Toward a new framework for drug use etiology and prevention. This position will be responsible for developing partnerships with directors and administrators of potential access points for recruitment, including middle schools, health departments, technical schools, non-profit service agencies, etc. General outreach to the recruitment catchment area which includes Athens and twenty surrounding counties will be necessary to explain the mission of the Center for Family Research to understand and support the health trajectories of African Americans and the role that these projects play in this mission. This position will support the design and distribution of informational materials, hire support staff as needed to meet with potential participants to explain the project, and collaborate with Project Coordinators to broaden the recruitment base until project goals are met. This position will also develop and implement a retention plan to support continued involvement of participants throughout these longitudinal studies.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:
Knowledge of Northeast Georgia Counties and Community Resources.
Established network of community ties.
Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
Ability to develop rapport and engage a variety of stakeholders.
Strategic Planning and Project Monitoring skills.
Travel, lift 10 lbs.Is driving a responsibility of this position?:
YesIs this a Position of Trust?:
YesDoes 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?:
YesDoes 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.Duties/Responsibilities:
Identify key community recruitment partners across a 20 county catchment and develop partnerships to garner their support for recruitment activities in their agency or purview. Schedule meetings, provide informational materials, participate in events, and maintain the relationships to support ongoing partnerships.Percentage of time:
Design, produce and distribute informational materials (brochures, curricula, infographics, videos) to support recruitment and retention of participants for research projects. Develop and implement social media strategies to reach potential participants.Percentage of time:
Meet directly with potential participants to review project participation requirements and assess interest in participation. This may include activities such as speaking at community events, manning CFR tables at expos, and being a guest speaker in classrooms. Develop all materials needed to support these potential participant interactions.Percentage of time:
Consult with project coordinators to determine effective participant outreach strategies and move these initiatives forward. Troubleshoot when barriers to recruitment or retention arise.Percentage of time: