Overview: Johns Hopkins is seeking a field-based Research Program Coordinator to work across the Center's nutrition and fitness promotion projects.
This position will be based in Albuquerque, NM and Santo Domingo, NM, with some required travel to other field sites and trainings. This position will coordinate program activities and supervise program staff for the Santo Domingo site, as well as support broader replication activities for the Feast for the Future Program and cross-site coordination of the NativeVision Year Round Program. A passion for community health promotion, nutrition and gardening promotion, youth leadership programming, and youth sports and fitness promotion are essential. Attention to detail, flexibility, and good communication and interpersonal skills are required.
Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health is located within the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and has a mission to work in partnership with American Indian tribes to raise the health status and self-sufficiency of American Indian people to the highest possible level. This mission is accomplished through three core activities: 1) research, 2) service, and 3) training.
Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Coordinate program activities for the Santo Domingo site, which currently include NativeVision Year Round program implementation and Feast for the Future transition. Supervise one or more program staff for the Santo Domingo site.
Liaise with Santo Domingo community partners, school leadership and Tribal leadership as needed. Recruit and enroll participants into Santo Domingo programs. Attend Santo Domingo program sessions and implement structured curricula and protocols. Collect process and outcome data from program participants; enter data into logs and forms, following program protocols.
Support Feast for the Future replication activities, including assisting with the development and maintenance of the Feast for the Future replication website, and training tribal and community partners in accessing, navigating, and utilizing the Feast for the Future replication website. Support NativeVision cross-site coordinating activities, including assisting with facilitation of cross-site communication and meetings, monitoring overall progress towards goals, and maintaining program records and completing regular progress reports.
Assist with dissemination of project results and general Center updates to community and tribal partners, as well as national audiences. Maintain NativeVision Year Round program records and the site budget for Santo Domingo. Manage monthly financial reporting for the Santo Domingo and Albuquerque sites.
Assist with site visits by program partners and funders.
Maintain knowledge of all of the Center's behavioral health, infectious disease and training projects; assist with other programmatic and administrative duties as needed.
Bachelor's degree in a related field with some related experience required.
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Specific Skills and Knowledge:
Experience with classroom management Experience working with Native populations
Strong organizational and data management skills and experience Efficient and detail-oriented Independent learner and worker
Flexible and adaptable Ability to effectively multi-task Self motivated and driven Excellent professional judgment and discretion
Ability to maintain confidentiality Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written Ability to effectively interact with all levels of University employees as well as outside contacts.
Ability to operate a telephone, printer, fax, copier, and computer with software use experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access. Ability to drive a project vehicle as needed and to supervise guidelines on vehicle use
Ability to follow and supervise worksite guidelines on personal and work cell phone use Ability to follow and supervise worksite guidelines on personal and work cell phone use Ability to work well with others
Ability to take direction and respond positively to feedback in the workplace
Valid driver's license issued by the state of residence with a good driving record. Some flexibility is required to ensure that evening and weekend work is completed for some projects.
This position will maintain background clearance as required by the employer and any collaborating schools or agencies
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