Classified Title: [[Sr. Research Program Coordinator]] Working Title: [[Sr. Research Program Coordinator]] Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB Starting Salary Range: [[38,537-$52,989]] Employee group: Full Time Schedule: [[Monday – Friday, 8:30a.m.– 5:00p.m]] Employee subgroup: Salaried Exmpt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001212-PFRH CAHMI Personnel area: School of Public Health
The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) is a national initiative based at the Department of Population, Family and Reproduction Health of the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. The mission of CAHMI is to advance improvements in the health and wellbeing of children and families through research, measurement, and partnership with families, health care professionals, and policy leaders.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge about maternal and child health (MCH) related programs in the US, knowledge of MCH measurement and measure development, a successful track record in formulating and implementing project management plans within a team context, and experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods for assessing health and engaging the MCH population/workforce. Candidates must have demonstrated experience and ability to effectively engage stakeholders. Priority will be given to candidates with experience in managing group, network, or coalition processes to formulate shared goals and consensus related to MCH measurement and methods. Interest in and ability to contribute to the development of new projects and passion for improving the health and wellbeing of all children and families is essential.
As part of a collaborative team, the Senior Research Program Coordinator will be a key partner in CAHMI efforts related to the Maternal and Child Health Measurement Research Network (MCH-MRN), including work as part of a team to: 1) engage and effectively communicate with network members, 2) write topical briefs, articles, and other materials, 3) develop proposals for project funding, 4) convene key stakeholders, and 5) manage and coordinate project action.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Specifically, the Senior Research Program Coordinator will engage in the following:
Project Management: Work on multiple projects at one time, and be responsible for planning, coordinating, and managing projects and topic areas as assigned. Create work plans collaboratively with project PI and other CAHMI staff. Construct implementation plans and monitor progress on grant activities to ensure progress and timely achievement of project goals and outcomes. Collaborate with internal and external partners to acquire necessary resources and expertise. Submit final results and findings to fulfill project reporting requirements.
Application of MCH Content and Policy Knowledge. Apply a working knowledge of MCH content, programs, policies, data sources, measure development and actionable use to support on-going projects. Engage stakeholders in consensus processes related to the design of new child health measures, meta-data materials, and new patient engagement tools specifically related to children with special health care needs (CSHCN) and early childhood development. Create and implement new methods to disseminate data and information to stakeholders, and build partnerships with children's health advocates. Assist stakeholders in their use of data to inform programs and policy.
Dissemination and Reporting of Key Findings from Specific Projects & Supervision: Collaborate to plan, conceptualize and develop data issue briefs, papers, chartbooks, and methods reports to inform and support MCH programs, health systems, providers, and families. Synthesize complex information into easy-to-understand materials. This work involves verifying data, double-checking findings, writing/editing for a variety of audiences (e.g. policymakers, local program planners without statistical background), attention to technical measure and data details, and literature reviews. Coordinate and collaborate on CAHMI outreach and assist in development of marketing materials and methods, including newsletters, social media, and at in-person conferences. Provide technical assistance to a wide range of MCH professionals and advocates on interpreting and using data.
Supervision: May supervise research assistants and student interns as needed.
Other tasks include:
Coordinate, collaborate, and engage a range of colleagues, staff, contractors, partners, and network members.
Coordinate logistical and content planning for annual MRN Meeting, including event planning and travel coordination, agenda development, invitational process, catering and hotel orders, etc.
Partner in the creation of new collaborations and funding developments to further advance the work of the CAHMI. Assist in grant proposal writing and prepare, manage, track submissions, and ensure all necessary documentation, guidelines, and protocols are followed.
This position will include routine extended work hours, such as travel to conferences and meetings and meeting project and funder deadlines.
Bachelor's degree in related discipline and three years related work experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Master's degree preferred (in public health, biostatistics, public administration, or related field).
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Successful candidates will be high energy, creative, proactive, flexible, and outgoing, with the proven capacity to work quickly and accurately, both independently and with a small team of dedicated professionals.
Ability to problem solve, to work comfortably in a fast-paced environment, to be responsible and accountable for work, and to effectively prioritize managing multiple projects while setting and meeting demanding deadlines.
Knowledge of programs, policies, and data sources related to MCH, and specifically related to children with special health care needs (CSHCN) or early childhood development.
Demonstrated experience in project management, particularly in coordination and convening of networks, collaboratives, or other multi-disciplinary groups of stakeholders.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work with a wide variety of audiences, including written communication, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and presenting at national conferences.
Experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods for assessing health and engaging the MCH population/workforce.
Knowledge of population-based survey research design and methods, and ability to synthesize and interpret statistical findings.
Understanding of grant writing and the grant submission process.
Highly efficient computer skills required (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Preferred experience working with IT staff and online database development and maintenance.
Preferred experience working with pediatric practices, health plans, or federal/state/local MCH programs.
Preferred experience working with a statistical software package (e.g. SPSS, SAS, STATA), including demonstrated competency in manipulating variables, an understanding of large scale surveys and survey design, and demonstrated accuracy in interpreting and reporting prevalence estimates and other statistical data, including reporting for lay audiences.
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