Bilingual Interventionist – Research Services Senior Professional

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

Bilingual Interventionist – Research Services Senior Professional - 33450 
University Staff 



University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department: Adult and Child Center for Outcomes Research and Delivery Science

Job Title:  Bilingual Interventionist  – Research Services Senior Professional

Position: # 00822075  – Requisition: #33450

Job Summary:

The Adult and Child Center for Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS) is seeking a full-time Research Services Professional to support a NIH grant entitled, “Targeting Family Meal Quality and Quantity to Reduce Childhood Obesity Using Ecological Momentary Intervention (EMI) and Video Feedback”. The study intervenes with families with young children around their family meals using innovating technology (i.e., ecological momentary intervention and video feedback) and in-person education. This is a 5-year grant that is funded through the end of 2025 and will report to the Intervention Director.

This position will work on a team of Clinical Health Workers (CHW) who will work with 500+ families across Denver, CO and the Twin Cities, MN providing a 6-month intervention around improving the quality and quantity of family meals, using motivational interviewing and SMART goal setting. Some families will receive the intervention 100% virtually and others will receive a combination of virtual and in-person visits.  Virtual visits will all take place out of the study’s office at Anschutz medical campus and in-person visits will take place in participant’s homes. Therefore, this position is not expected to have any remote (i.e., from the candidate’s home) work. Additionally, because this study intervenes with families, all visits will need to occur when the family is available. Afternoon/evening and weekend visits are what we expect families to request.  

Key Responsibilities:

60%:  Engaging with families in intervention visits and tracking study progress

  • Meet with families virtually and in-person at family’s homes and deliver intervention around improving the quality and quantity of family meals
  • Effectively work with people from diverse backgrounds in reducing barriers to having family meals and healthy home environments
  • Serve as main contact and follow-up with assigned participants in between visits to provide support
  • Document visit activities and feedback
  • Continuously expand knowledge of community resources related to social determinants of health for intervention participants
  • Other duties as assigned

25%:  Preparing for intervention visits

  • Helping to create intervention materials for visits, including translating into Spanish.
  • Review materials from intervention visits (e.g., video-recorded family meals) and prepare feedback for families
  • Regularly check in with families
  • Assist families with identifying necessary resources, such as food assistance
  • Assist in developing program materials for families and translating materials into Spanish

15%:  Meetings and supervision

  • Attend training sessions and feedback/coaching sessions.
  • Meet regularly with Intervention Director and CHW team
  • Maintain training in SMART goal setting and motivational interviewing
  • Ensure compliance with human subjects, HIPAA, and other regulations.

The CHW interventionist will: work directly (in-person and virtual) with families to help them create healthy home environments; will develop and use Motivational Interviewing skills and SMART goal setting with families; will engage in video-recorded supervision and feedback to improve their CHW skills and work with families to improve their home food environments; will oversee case management via RedCap and other platforms to advance families in the Family Matters Program; will help develop program materials for families; and other activities related to advancing families in the Family Matters program.

Work Location:

Hybrid – this role is eligible for a hybrid schedule of 3 days per week on campus and as needed for in-person meetings.

Conditions of employment

  • Ability to work nights and weekends
  • Reliable transportation
  • Participant-facing work will be conducted from the office or in families’ homes, given confidentiality issues.

Why Join Us:

ACCORDS is a research center supporting the advancement of health services research and T3-T4 translational research jointly funded by the School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado Research Institute. ACCORDS serves as the focal point for health care professionals, researchers, and analysts from across the Anschutz Medical Campus to foster multidisciplinary collaborations that bring together our campus’ diverse skills and talents to pursue health services research and education. In addition, ACCORDS cultivates strong research and educational collaborations with external partners including the University of Colorado School of Public Health, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Denver Health, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, UCHealth, as well as other health care delivery systems, community organizations, and state and local government agencies. ACCORDS has programs in Dissemination and Implementation Science, Patient-Centered Decision Making, Education, Community Engagement and Outreach, as well as methodological cores in Qualitative and Mixed Methods, Economic Analysis, Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRNs), Biostatistics for Health Services Research, and Mobile Health & Informatics.

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition benefits, ECO pass, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays and more. To see what benefits are available, please visit: .

Diversity and Equity:

The University of Colorado 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, persons within the LGBTQ+ community and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field
    • A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis
  • Two (2) years clinical research or related experience
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree public health, social work, nutrition, behavioral sciences or similar field
  • Three (3) years relevant experience
  • Experience with electronic data capture systems (e.g. EMR or EHR and data management systems)
  • Experience in working with people on health behavior change (e.g., eating, activity, chronic disease)
  • Previous experience with using motivational interviewing
  • Experience working in-person and virtually/remotely with individuals
  • Experience working with young children

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and understanding of federal regulations and Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion
  • Knowledge of basic human anatomy, physiology medical terminology
  • Ability to interpret and master complex research protocol information
  • Detail-oriented with exceptional organizational, planning, and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

How to Apply:

For full consideration, please submit the following document(s):

  • A letter of interest describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position
  • Curriculum vitae / Resume
  • Three to five professional references including name, address, phone number (mobile number if appropriate), and email address
  • Questions should be directed to: Kate Noonan, [email protected]

    Screening of Applications Begins:

    Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by May 3, 2024.

    Anticipated Pay Range:

    The starting salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established as

    Hiring Range: $56,169 - $71,447

    The above salary range (or hiring range ) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. This position may be eligible for overtime compensation, depending on the level.

    Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

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    ADA Statement:

    The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected] ​.

    Background Check Statement:

    The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

    Vaccination Statement:

    CU Anschutz strongly encourages vaccination against the COVID-19 virus and other vaccine preventable diseases . If you work, visit, or volunteer in healthcare facilities or clinics operated by our affiliated hospital or clinical partners or by CU Anschutz, you will be required to comply with the vaccination and medical surveillance policies of the facilities or clinics where you work, visit, or volunteer, respectively. In addition, if you work in certain research areas or perform certain safety sensitive job duties, you must enroll in the occupational health medical surveillance program

          Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References 
    Job Category
    : Research Services 
    Primary Location
    : Hybrid 
    Department: U0001 -- Anschutz Med Campus or Denver - 21628 - SOM-COHO CTR GENERALOPERATIONS 
    : Full-time 
    Posting Date
    : Apr 29, 2024 
    Unposting Date
    : May 5, 2024, 1:59:00 AM 
    Posting Contact Name: Kate Noonan 
    Posting Contact Email: [email protected] 
    Position Number: 00822075

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