University of Colorado Professional Research Asst in Aurora, Colorado

University of Colorado – Colorado School of Public Health

Professional Research Assistant

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health (CAIANH), Colorado School of Public Health, is seeking a full-time professional research assistant to support outreach, engagement, and research activities funded by a grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), which supports our Center of Excellence (COE). The NIMHD COE facilitates and coordinates a wide spectrum of activities related to reducing risk of health disparities among American Indians and Alaska Natives. This position will assist with supporting a Data Coordinating Center on behalf of the Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.’s Recovery Services (CITC/RS), a comprehensive system of behavioral health care that seeks to improve the well-being of Native people. The occupant will support similar activities with other Alaska Native behavioral health care organizations, notably the Fairbanks Native Association and Tanana Chiefs Conference that frequently partner with CITC/RS.

_Professional Field_

Ethnic Studies, Minority/Native American Health, Public Health, or a related field

_Supervision Received_

This position will be supervised by a Senior Professional Research Assistant.

_Supervision Exercised_

Not applicable__

_Examples of Work Performed_

This position will function as a member of the Export COE team, working alongside other team members in the following areas:

  1. Review medical records documents for completeness and consistency.

  2. Communicate with CITC/RS staff about data quality issues.

  3. Document communications and data corrections.

  4. Prepare periodic data quality reports for CITC/RS staff.

  5. Assist in generating reminders for CITC/RS staff acquiring follow-up data.

  6. Enter data in Access databases (estimated 10% or less of position hours)

  7. Assist in preparing reports on client outcome measures

  8. Conduct and monitor Community Readiness Assessments of key stakeholders in greater Anchorage, AK metropolitan area, Fairbanks and North Star Borough, and Interior villages across the Tanana Chiefs Conference.

o Schedule assessment sessions with community-based program staff.

o Ensure that appropriate logistical arrangements are in place.

o Meet with the Export COE team after each session to review process and outcomes.

  1. Enter Community Readiness Assessment data and support its subsequent analysis and reporting.

  2. Coordinate transcription of focus group discussions with consumers and staff of CITC/RS as well as Fairbanks Native Association behavioral health services.

  3. Review focus group transcripts and prepare 2-3 page summary reports.

  4. Coordinate and monitor administration of self-report surveys of key stakeholders participating in Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Fairbanks Native Association, and Tanana Chiefs Conference strategic planning and implementation of activities intended to prevent and/or treat alcohol, drug, and mental health problems among Alaska Native and American Indian youth as well as young adults.

  5. Enter or download self-report survey data and support its subsequent analysis and reporting.

  6. Assist with additional duties, as necessary.

_Salary and Benefits_

Salary Range: $35,000 - $38,000, commensurate with degree and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located atEmployee Services.

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_Diversity and Equity_

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

_Minimum Requirements_

Bachelor's degree

_Knowledge, Skills and Abilities _

  • Demonstrated experience with community-based American Indian/Alaska Native organizations

  • Ability to understand the social and cultural context of American Indian/Alaska Native communities

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative, supportive relationships with all project stakeholders

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; highly organized

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-based setting, and also function effectively on an independent basis

  • Intermediate or greater Microsoft Office proficiency

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus

Title: Professional Research Asst

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 15440