Center for Rural Engagement Health Project Liaison (Institutional Advancement Consultant)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis - IUPUI
Location: Bloomington, Indiana,
Internal Number: 296914
CENTER FOR RURAL ENGAGEMENT (BL-CFRE-IUBLA)
The Center for Rural Engagement's (CRE) Health Project Liaison will report to the Director of Community Initiatives and will work closely with the PI and project leads from the School of Public Health (SPH) on this grant. Under the direction of the project leads, he/she will be responsible for managing and implementing the day to day activities of the following rurally focused projects: Community Health Improvement Plans, Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy, Reducing Smoking During Pregnancy, Responding to Racial Disparities in Health, and Food Prescription Programs. The Liaison will coordinate financial transactions for the projects and communicate these to the project leads.
The Health Project Liaison will foster positive work relationships with the CRE, SPH, and community partners, primarily in the areas of developing and implementing these programs. It should be noted that this position is a term position funded by a grant through May 31, 2023.
Supports the development and implementation of community health improvement plans responding to COVID-19 immediate and emerging population based needs in rural communities.
Supports the expansion of food prescription programs in rural Southern Indiana.
Manages the grant reporting process.
Delivers theory-based messages to address vaccine hesitancy in rural Southern Indiana.
Implements a financial incentive-based intervention to reduce smoking during pregnancy in rural Southern Indiana.
Addresses racial disparities in health.
Serves as liaison to key stakeholders in public and private sectors on partnership opportunities advancing institutional initiatives.
Initiates and maintains frequent interactions with relevant partners ensuring strong collaborative relationships and focus.
Develops knowledge of issues and needs of initiatives, programs, and partners to make appropriate connections with university and external resources.
Serves as a community resource facilitating programs, providing technical assistance, and ensuring communication to optimize project outcomes.
Collaborates with university and external partners to identify funding needs and potential sources; participates in developing external funding proposals with education and outreach component.
Communicates partner expectations with unit leadership to assist in operationalizing project outcomes; collaborates in the timely delivery of logistical, budgetary, and support functions.
Determines and tracks key project metrics and assists in analysis and report development.
May provide guidance to lower-level Institutional Advancement Consultants.
Bachelor's degree in a related field.
2 years of experience in outreach, engagement, public relations, or a related field.
2 years of experience in higher education, and/or community engagement and/or public health, community volunteer or related experience of influencing others with demonstrated success in complex project management.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
Proficient communication skills.
Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
Ability to represent the company with external constituents.
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty.
Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure.
Highly thorough and dependable.
Evidence of self-motivation.
Ability to work independently.
Proven skills in working collaboratively with multiple offices and stakeholders essential.
Comfortable making presentations to small and large groups.
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. Expected to travel throughout the state. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
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