Outreach Coordinator and Research Project Manager

Updated: about 23 hours ago
Location: Seattle, WASHINGTON

Position Details

Employee Type Faculty
Title Associate in
Working Title Outreach Coordinator and Research Project Manager
Position Number 126619
College/Area WSU Spokane
Hiring Unit IREACH
Department Link

Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health

Work Location Seattle
Zip Code 98101
Summary of Duties

The Partnerships for Native Health at Washington State University is seeking applications for an Outreach Coordinator and Research Project Manager. The Partnership for Native Health is a program within the Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH), a team of about 70 faculty and staff engaged in conducting community-centered, multidisciplinary research, training and education, and outreach with underserved populations. Partnerships for Native Health is a unit under the IREACH umbrella that focuses on improving the health and quality of life of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations. This position is located in Seattle, Washington.

This is a temporarily funded, one (1) year appointment with subsequent renewals subject to satisfactory performance, mutual consent, and available funding.

The appointment is in IREACH, with an academic appointment with the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University.

The successful applicant will develop, coordinate, and monitor the day-to-day implementation of all study procedures for recruitment, study intervention and data collection on the community engagement, dissemination, and outreach cores on two research studies related to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, including tracking progress to ensure study progress along established timelines and implementation of research protocol.

The incumbent will also lead Partnership for Native Health’s research engagement and outreach activities focused on American Indian and Alaska Native populations (AI/AN),locally, regionally, and nationally. The incumbent will develop and implement a comprehensive outreach and engagement strategy that promotes the core mission of P4NH, including managing coordination of outreach events, collaborating with the Communications Manager on the development of community outreach materials and generation of web content for outreach, and dissemination of research results.

Additional Information

Competitive benefits available hrs.wsu.edu/benefits
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The University
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s landgrant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.

U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 “America’s Best Colleges” rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a “highest research activity” institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its Community Engagement Classification.

WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.

Washington state University Seattle IREACH
IREACH includes a multidisciplinary faculty who conduct extramurally funded research in he areas of Native health, Latino health, and behavioral health in vulnerable populations. IREACH is a unit with both core senior and junior faculty, and about 40 staff. It has its own fiscal unit and an in-house editor and IRB coordinator. More about the work of IREACH can be found on their home page Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health.

Seattle Area
Located on the Puget Sound in northwestern Washington, Seattle is a large city, and home to over 650,000 residents as well as Fortune 500 companies and a lively performing arts and sports scene. Known as the “Emerald City” due to the lush surrounding greenery, the city’s proximity to mountains and forest also make it an eclectic mix of urban and rural living. Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. It is the home to major philanthropic organizations, many institutions of higher learning, a large diversity of cultural events, restaurants, parks and recreational opportunities, and international corporations such as Amazon, Facebook, Starbucks, and Boeing.

IREACH’s office in Seattle is located in the middle of Seattle’s three major urban hot spots – South Lake Union, the Central Business District, and Capitol Hill – and is easily accessible from almost anywhere in the metropolitan area. On-site perks include green space and patio gathering spots, complimentary citywide shuttle, EV charging stations, on-site showers/locker rooms, and bike storage. The Seattle office is linked to both the Spokane and Pullman campuses through a sophisticated videoconferencing system that makes attending meetings and even teaching classes possible at a distance.

Anticipated Start Date 08/03/2020
Tenure Track No
Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time
Appointment Status Temporary
Position Term in Months 12
Monthly Salary Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience.
Required Qualifications

Masters in Public Health or a related field by time of appointment and experience in conducting community-based participatory research.

Preferred Qualifications

Aptitude for communicating clearly about health disparities concepts and research findings to non-specialists and lay-audiences.

Experience working on randomized controlled trials.

Experience working with data.

Experience with Native populations.

Background Check Yes

Type of Recruitment Open Recruitment
Posting Open Date 06/10/2020
Screening Begin Date 06/24/2020
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled (overrides close field) Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

The screening of application materials will begin on June 24, 2020 and will continue until the position has been filled.

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) Curriculum Vitae, 2) a cover letter, and 3) reference contact sheet with a minimum of 3 professional references. Letters of recommendation will be automatically requested of your professional references for candidates that are determined to be finalists.

Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

EEO Statement

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

Posting Number 20152713F

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