University of Washington School of Public Health
Community Health Outreach Coordinator/Tribal Liaison - Initiative Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH)
Closing Date: open until filled
Posted: November 20, 2017
Oversees and is responsible for research engagement and outreach activities for the Initiative Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH) and Partnership for Native Health (P4NH).
The incumbent exercises independence in leading P4NH’s research engagement and outreach activities focused on urban and rural American Indian and Alaska Native populations (AI/AN), locally, regionally, and nationally. The incumbent is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive outreach and engagement strategy that promotes the core mission of P4NH. The incumbent will provide direction to Research Coordinators, Faculty, and P4NH staff, in implementing outreach strategy, and works with tribal and urban clinics and community organizations in Washington State to determine further the intersection of community health and academic research efforts between IREACH and native communities.
The incumbent will seek consultation from project Principal Investigators (PIs), faculty leads, and senior research coordination staff, but will generally be expected to exercise independent judgement in day-to-day decision-making and project oversight.
Required Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to area of specialization and three (3) years of experience directly related to the specialty area. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Additional Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Native American Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Tribal Planning, or related area. Three years of experience working with American Indian and/or Alaska Native communities. Demonstrated knowledge of AI/AN cultures, laws, and regulations. Demonstrated experience using proactive problem solving skills, ability to work independently, and ability to take appropriate autonomous initiative to carry out study related functions. Demonstrated experience utilizing outstanding interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, as well as, outstanding organizational skills. Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of products. Demonstrable experience developing, managing, or maintaining research databases using Access. Must be willing to work evenings and weekends on occasion to meet the needs of the project, including scheduling participant visits and contacts, as well as meeting project deadlines. Occasional travel for site visits is required. Will need to have a valid driver’s license by the time of hire.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in Public Health or related field. Experience working in a health research setting. Experience using Microsoft SharePoint for collaboration.
Open until filled. First review December 4, 2017. Salary DOQ. For a complete position description and to apply visit www.wsujobs.com. WSU Spokane is a tobacco free campus. WSU is an EO/AA/ADA employer and educator.