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Research Coordinator

Missouri Partners in Prevention, Missouri’s coalition of 24 colleges and universities dedicated to creating healthier and safer campus environments is seeking applicants for to serve on our Research team, as a Research Coordinator. The Partners in Prevention team is currently a fully-remote team.

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Job Description

The Partners in Prevention Research coordinator is a fully grant-funded position with funding for the position renewed on an annual basis. The PIP Research Coordinator will serve on the Partners in Prevention research team as the coordinator of research for several safety statewide safety programs, implemented through Student Health and Well-Being and the Missouri Partners in Prevention statewide coalition. This project coordinator is funded with grant funding from the Missouri Department of Transportation and Missouri Department of Mental Health to provide research and evaluation services for six grant-funded statewide projects aimed at creating healthier and safer campus environments at colleges in Missouri.

Essential Functions:
The project coordinator will implement the Missouri Assessment of Collegiate Health Behaviors at 24 campuses statewide and provide evaluation support for those implementation campuses. The coordinator will implement other annual evaluation projects for the Partners in Prevention coalition and the campuses in the PIP coalition. Essential functions include use of statistical software such as SPSS, report and data brief writing, giving virtual and in-person presentations, and working with student research interns. The coordinator will serve as a liaison to campus IRBs and prevention research contacts at Missouri's college campuses in order to fully implement the six projects. The coordinator will also serve as a primary contact with faculty and researchers at campuses in Missouri and co-author manuscripts related to substance abuse as requested.

Additional Responsibilities:
In addition to the functions described, the Research Coordinator will serve as the primary contact with a post-doctoral researcher with the Department of Psychological Sciences who has been awarded a National Institutes of Health K08 grant.

Salary

Salary Range: $16.92 - $19.23 an hour

Grade: GGS 008

University Title: Program/Project Support Coordinator I

Shift: Monday - Friday; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Health Science, Economics, Public Affairs, Statistics or Research Analysis is required. A Masters degree in Public Health, Economics, Statistics, Public Affairs, or Research Analytics is preferred. One year of previous experience is required. Experience gained while obtaining education is appropriate.

Experience required for this position includes proficient use of SPSS and SAS to analyze data, proficient use of Qualtrics, professional research writing, demonstrated understanding federal regulations such as Safe and Drug Free Campuses Regulations and demonstrated understanding of evidence-based practices to address alcohol and other substance abuse, mental health, and sexual violence among college students. A certificate or specialization in Social Determinants of Health work is preferred.

Application Materials

Completed online applications and resumes' will be accepted until position is filled.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at https://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


Part-time/Remote Research and Evaluation Intern

Missouri Partners in Prevention, Missouri’s coalition of 24 colleges and universities dedicated to creating healthier and safer campus environments is seeking applicants for to serve on our Research team, as a Research Coordinator. The Partners in Prevention team is currently a fully-remote team.

Click here to learn more!

Click here to apply!

Job Description

Missouri Partners in Prevention is a 100 percent grant-funded program that supports public health intervention, as well as research and evaluation needs, of 24 campuses in Missouri. The Missouri Department of Mental Health funds the coalition to conduct a quantitative research project on 30 campuses in Missouri.

The Research and Evaluation Intern is critical to the research staff that implements, analyzes and creates communication products about the data year-round.

Essential Functions:

  • Serve on the Partners in Prevention research team
  • Check in with remote team on days working
  • Respond to data requests from 30 campuses
  • Develop Qualtrics surveys
  • Develop research presentations and briefs
  • Develop grant reports

Additional Responsibilities:

Assist with Partners in Prevention communication as needed.

As with all positions, involvement with other duties and responsibilities is expected in order to serve and maintain our departmental and Student Affairs mission.

Salary

Salary Range: $11.15 per hour

Shift: Hours vary based on department needs; may include evenings and/or weekends

Average number of hours per week: 15

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED

Enrolled in a related undergraduate or graduate program, such as health sciences, public health, education, psychology, sociology, social work or pre-medicine

Experience with Microsoft products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)

Ability to communicate clearly with staff and external partners

This is a remote position, so staff must have their own computer with the ability to run SPPS and other statistical software, as well as a reliable Internet connection.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of SPSS software

Experience with scientific writing

Application Materials

Complete application, and upload résumé, class schedule and a cover letter. 

Other Information

Learning Outcomes

Expected career readiness competencies gained and/or enhanced from this position include:

Critical Thinking/Problem Solving: Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions and overcome problems. The individual is able to obtain, interpret and use knowledge, facts and data in this process and may demonstrate originality and inventiveness.

Oral/Written Communications: Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to persons inside and outside of the organization. The individual has public speaking skills; is able to express ideas to others; and can write/edit memos, letters and complex technical reports clearly and effectively.

Teamwork/Collaboration: Build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles and viewpoints. The individual is able to work within a team structure and can negotiate and manage conflict.

Digital Technology: Leverage existing digital technologies ethically and efficiently to solve problems, complete tasks and accomplish goals. The individual demonstrates effective adaptability to new and emerging technologies.

Leadership: Leverage the strengths of others to achieve common goals, and use interpersonal skills to coach and develop others. The individual is able to assess and manage their emotions and those of others; use empathetic skills to guide and motivate; and organize, prioritize and delegate work.

Professionalism/Work Ethic: Demonstrate personal accountability and effective work habits (e.g., punctuality, working productively with others and time-workload management), and understand the impact of non-verbal communication on professional work image. The individual demonstrates integrity and ethical behavior, acts responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind and is able to learn from their mistakes.

Career Management: Identify and articulate one’s skills, strengths, knowledge and experiences relevant to the position desired and career goals, and identify areas necessary for professional growth. The individual is able to navigate and explore job options, understands and can take the steps necessary to pursue opportunities and understands how to self-advocate for opportunities in the workplace.

Global/Intercultural Fluency: Value, respect and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations and religions. The individual demonstrates openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity and the ability to interact respectfully with all people and understand individuals’ differences.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is not eligible for University benefits. Individuals in non benefit eligible positions may choose to participate in the Tax Deferred Annuity Plan (403b). For information about this plan, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at https://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.

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