As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for four consecutive years.The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences within the UW School of Medicine is the third largest clinical department within the School of Medicine with 285 full-time faculty members, 280 clinical faculty members, and over 200 staff. Department faculty provide clinical services in 5 hospitals, 14 primary care locations, and several outpatient sites in addition to telepsychiatry consultations to more than 150 clinics in Washington and beyond. As the only academic psychiatry department serving the five state WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho), the Department's highly competitive residency training program is largely responsible for developing the mental health workforce in the Pacific Northwest. The Department's robust research portfolio totals $35 million in grants and contracts per year for projects ranging from clinical neurosciences to treatment development to health policy and population health. The Department is recognized as an international leader in developing, testing, and implementing Collaborative Care, an integrated care model increasingly seen as a solution for population-based mental health care. Other areas of excellence include Addictions, Autism, High Risk Youth, Neurosciences, and Trauma, and the Department is developing innovative new programs in Technology and Mental Health, Global Mental Health, Maternal and Child Mental Health, and Targeted Intervention Development.The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Coordinator.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has sub-contracted with the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) and the University of Washington to develop and implement four projects to support American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) public health system capacity and infrastructure development. They are: (1) Tribal Public Health Capacity Workshop to convene tribal grantees for technical assistance and initiate a community of practice; (2) Indigenous Social Determinants of Health Study to conduct a literature review, obtain tribal input, and draft publications related to this emerging concept/framework; (3) Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries (STEADI) Project to identify best practices for Elders fall prevention within Indian Health Services (I.H.S.), tribal, and urban outpatient facilities; (4) Opioid Overdose Prevention in Tribal Communities study to develop a training and technical assistance plan for improving tribal health data systems infrastructure, coordination of care, and treatment services. In addition, UW has separate contracts with AI nations to develop and provide training and technical assistance in the areas of tribal public health governance, performance, capacity building, and accreditation. UW will provide ongoing leadership for project and training/technical assistance design, implementation, and dissemination, in close collaboration with NNPHI, CDC, and contracting AI nations. The Research Coordinator will assist project leads in implementing project activities, facilitation of trainings/technical assistance sessions, and coordination of communication among the AI nations, CDC, NNPHI, and UW. The Research Assistant will also assist in producing project deliverables--literature reviews, manuscripts, reports and technical assistance manuals. The nationwide scope of these projects includes 550+ federally recognized AIAN nations, 12 I.H.S. Regions, over 650 I.H.S and tribal health facilities, and multiple tribal organizations and entities, which represent wide range of geographical, social, political, and cultural environments (e.g., urban vs. rural, Northwest vs. Plains vs. Southwest, compacted and contracted tribal health systems). This will require humility, willingness to learn, understanding, and flexibility. The frequent in-person, telephone, and e-mail contacts with AIAN communities require extraordinary tact and cultural sensitivity. The position bridges a wide-gap--real and perceived-- among tribal public health system stakeholders (e.g., tribal nations, tribal/urban communities, academia, non-profit organizations, and government agencies) with respect to health and health - related planning, evaluation, and research. Seven Directions is positioned to continue to build trusting relationships among tribal governments, AIAN tribal and urban communities, and academia/ non-tribal government and entities for mutual benefit of community health and well-being.Responsibilities:15% Recruit participants for surveys and conferences via e-mails and phone calls 15% Create materials for trainings and facilitated meetings, e.g., handouts and Powerpoint slides 10% Coordinate project calls & meetings with NNPHI and CDC, as well as internal meetings 10% Conduct literature reviews and environmental scans 10% Create & maintain newsletters, webinars, blogs, social media 10% Conduct interviews over the phone or in-person 10% Contribute to the drafting of reports to NNPHI and other funders 10% Make staff travel arrangements for conferences and meetings 5% Prepare IRB submission materials 5% Prepare budgets & budget justifications Responsibilities:Ensure successful surveys, meetings, and conferences by contacting and recruiting participants. Research literature and websites to develop environmental scans. Coordinate and arrange internal (Seven Directions, NNPHI and CDC) teleconferences and in-person meeting, including travel logistics. Prepare handouts and Powerpoints for meetings, and assist in the writing of project deliverables. Minimum Requirements:Bachelor's Degree in Public health, social work, psychology, anthropology, or related field1 year experience working with or working in indigenous or under-represented minority settingsAbility to establish effective working relationships with diverse groups, and to interact effectively with co-workers, members, funding agencies, partners, vendors, and other external stakeholders Ability to communicate well with the public on the phone, via email, and in person Full accountability for all work responsibilities and outcomes, and for input to team(s) Strong written skills with demonstrated ability to write manuscripts and reports Project management skills, including travel logistics and financial reconciliation Detail-oriented; high degree of accuracy in all aspects of work Excellent research skills *Good presentation skills Strong analytical and quantitative skills Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint Strong organizational skillsDesired Requirements:Knowledge of public health issues in indigenous or under-represented minority populations Ability to work as a collaborative, cooperative, and congenial member of a close knit scholarly and administrative team, as well as work independently Knowledge and prior experience with human subjects' institutional review process, include training in ethical conduct of research Quantitative and qualitative research methodologies (e.g., approaches, methods, analysis planApplication Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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