Sr. Research Program Coordinator II / On-site Coordinator
Johns Hopkins University
Location: Harlem, Montana
Internal Number: 99197-en_US
The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is seeking an On-site Sr. Research Program Coordinator II for research and capacity building projects on the Fort Belknap Reservation. The On-site Coordinator will work across mental health research projects that cover topics including suicide and substance use prevention, trauma, and others as they arise. The On-site Coordinator will also support the development and implementation of a nursing, public health and STEM pathways program for Native American high school students. In collaboration with an engaged research team based in Baltimore and on the Fort Belknap Reservation, On-site Coordinator will ensure study ethical requirements, protocols, and policies are followed throughout project implementation. A major focus of this role is building collaboration with local organizations and community members, which is key to successful research partnerships.
This position offers tremendous opportunities for growth and to contribute to a team passionate about interventions and programs designed to promote the health and wellbeing of Indigenous peoples.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Serving as an On-site Coordinator for reservation-based study implementing community-based participatory research and training projects for Native American youth, scholars, nurses, families, and adults.
Assist with drafting research protocols (research plans, consent/recruitment materials and assessments) with a focus on reviewing for feasibility and acceptability within the Fort Belknap context.
Create and maintain documents as directed by the PI and research coordinator (consent forms, participant documents, tracking logs).
Provide training for study staff related to data collection, including best practices, community guidelines, recruitment, human subjects protection, confidentiality, informed consent, and program protocol for reservation-based study staff.
Assist study coordinator with reporting requirements to various funding agencies and IRBs.
Track timelines, recruitment progress, gift cards, and on-site study spending.
Conducting weekly conference calls and daily individual phone calls with off-site study team members to monitor study progress.
Provide updates on current progress of the study as requested.
Travel throughout the Fort Belknap Reservation to build and maintain relationships with tribal organizations, schools, and community members and leaders.
Participate in all aspects of community-based participatory research, including capacity building, gathering input from the community, recruiting study participants, collecting data from study participants, working with community champions, and working with community vendors.
Represent associated projects at conferences.
With assistance of PI and research coordinator, lead coordination of Tribal Advisory Board meetings for multiple projects.
Serve as the onsite study team representative to Fort Belknap Community Council; Fort Belknap Tribal Health and public health nursing; Aaniiih Nakoda College; and partners.
Lead on-site processes needed for grant collaboration with Fort Belknap Tribal Health including invoice preparation and tracking, travel, purchasing, contract approval, and budget approvals.
Provide on-site supervision to research assistants as needed.
Traveling to Baltimore for team meetings and training, as allowed by COVID-19 precautions.
Work Closely With The Research Team On The Development And Adaptation Of Interventions
Work with Tribal partners to adapt research materials for cultural relevance.
Partner with study research coordinator to develop associated materials including policies and procedures manuals, train-the-trainers manuals, reference manuals and bibliography, activity binders, trainee binders, participant workbooks, and other training materials (i.e. handouts, presentations).
Train field staff in research methods and on safe and respectful research with tribes.
Conduct regular quality assurance on all research activities.
Assist With Program Planning And Publication Writing
Assisting with preparation and writing of federally- and foundation-funded grants, with a focus on meeting Fort Belknap Tribes requirements, including Tribal Resolutions.
Assisting with writing required grant and IRB reports.
Assisting with preparation of presentations for conferences and writing of manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals.
Data Management And Program Evaluation
Assisting with review and update of data related to quality assurance procedures.
Assisting study coordinator with preliminary program evaluation reports.
Tracking and reporting adverse events.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Collaborative and relationship building skills, able to build trust with community members and leaders.
Strong writing, speaking and networking skills.
Strong leadership skills.
Organized, efficient and detail oriented.
Independent learner and worker.
Flexible and adaptable.
Excellent professional judgement and discretion.
Experience with community based participatory research methods.
Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook); developing and working with spreadsheets/databases.
Current driver's license issued by the state of residence and good driving record required.
This position will maintain background clearance as required by the employer and any collaborating agencies.
Ability to travel as needed to Baltimore research sites, including overnight trips for extended days. Some evening, weekend, and holiday work will be required.
Bachelor's Degree in related discipline. Related Master's preferred.
Five years related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Experience working with Native American populations.
Experience working with the Fort Belknap Indian Community.
Experience working in rural and remote reservation settings.
A master's Degree in public health, nursing or related discipline.
Research experience in nursing, public or mental health.
Classified Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator II Working Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator II / On-site Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC Starting Salary Range: $46,560 - $64,100 (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday Flexible Schedule Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/Montana Department name: Research Administration Personnel area: School of Nursing
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