Technical Assistance Project Coordinator

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 22 Feb 2024

Posting Information
Posting Information

Department Family Medicine-411601
Career Area Research Professionals
Posting Open Date 02/09/2024
Application Deadline 02/22/2024
Open Until Filled No
Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Working Title Technical Assistance Project Coordinator
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty Research
Position Number 20062113
Vacancy ID NF0007808
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Permanent
Hours per week 40
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $50,000 - $60,000
Proposed Start Date 03/18/2024

Position Information

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A global higher education leader in innovative teaching, research and public service, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill consistently ranks as one of the nation’s top public universities . Known for its beautiful campus, world-class medical care, commitment to the arts and top athletic programs, Carolina is an ideal place to teach, work and learn.
One of the best college towns and best places to live in the United States, Chapel Hill has diverse social, cultural, recreation and professional opportunities that span the campus and community.
University employees can choose from a wide range of professional training opportunities for career growth, skill development and lifelong learning and enjoy exclusive perks for numerous retail, restaurant and performing arts discounts, savings on local child care centers and special rates on select campus events. UNC-Chapel Hill offers full-time employees a comprehensive benefits package , paid leave, and a variety of health, life and retirement plans and additional programs that support a healthy work/life balance.
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.
Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.
Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.
Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.
Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.
Position Summary
The UNC Formerly Incarcerated Transition (FIT) Program is a partnership between UNC Family Medicine, the North Carolina Department of Adult Correction (which administers the state prisons), Federally Qualified Health Centers, County Departments of Health, and local reentry councils. Upon release from the state prison system, individuals are frequently without work, without health insurance, and without a medical home. The FIT Program aims to connect all formerly incarcerated individuals who have a chronic disease with a primary care provider. The program hinges on Community Health Workers (CHW) making contact with individuals who are incarcerated with chronic disease prior to release, developing rapport, and helping put together a comprehensive reentry plan. Since its inception, FIT has taken on additional projects that align with the program’s mission to improve health outcomes and decrease recidivism for formerly incarcerated people. 
In 2021, FIT received a grant from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to provide technical assistance and support to organizations across the state who were awarded funds to implement pre- and post-arrest diversion programs, comprehensive re-entry planning and navigation support programs, medication-assisted treatment in jails, overdose prevention, and other linkage-to-care initiatives with justice-involved people. Our technical assistance (TA) team is comprised of FIT (team lead), the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC), and the Duke Opioid Collaboratory. Based upon the success of the grant, the TA team was contracted by NCDHHS to continue this work and create a TA Center to support agencies across the state who serve justice-involved individuals. 
The TA Project Coordinator will assist with all aspects of the TA Center during its initial startup and all future phases. This position will coordinate project development and implementation and serve as the TA team’s main point of contact for all correspondence, scheduling, and meeting management. The TA Project Coordinator will assist with project evaluation and tracking and monitoring project deliverables. The position will work closely but independently with key stakeholders, including but not limited to, UNC faculty and staff, NCHRC, the Duke Opioid Collaboratory, the North Carolina Department of Adult Corrections, Federally Qualified Health Centers, County Departments of Health, and local community organizations and reentry councils. This position will function as a critical member of a highly integrated and interdisciplinary team and work closely with the respective units.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent); for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity or comparable background in independent academic or instructional activities, will accept a relevant Bachelor’s degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution. This experience may be related to the direction/oversight of programs that focus the academic and research resources of a higher education institution towards community or regional issues.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
  • Must have experience with project management, project startups, project implementation, and/or program evaluation. 
  • Candidate should demonstrate excellent written and oral communication, and a strong attention to detail. 
  • Must communicate with various audiences and build relationships with a variety of partners and constituents. 
  • Candidate should demonstrate the capacity to manage multiple responsibilities of a confidential nature and exercise a high level of discretion and independent judgment and ability to work autonomously. 
  • Candidate must have proven administrative abilities and an understanding of the culture, policies, and procedures relevant to academic or community health programs.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
  • MPA or MPH degree, or closely related field and work experience in the field of public health project management is preferred. 
  • Experience with grant management, budgeting, and continuous improvement preferred. 
  • Knowledge and experience in harm reduction, reentry from incarceration, Medication for Opioid Use Disorder, Law Enforcement diversion and deflection programs highly preferred. 
  • Interest in content development and marketing preferred.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

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Department Contact Name and Title Anna Baker, FIT Program, Program Manager
Department Contact Telephone or Email [email protected]
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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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