The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) is a national initiative based out of the Department of Population, Family and Reproduction Health of the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Our mission is to advance improvements in the health and wellbeing of children and families through research, measurement, and partnership with families, health care professionals, and policy leaders.
Under direction of the CAHMI director and senior staff, the incumbent will work most closely on the CAHMI's projects including the National Maternal and Child Health Data Resource Center (DRC) MCH Measurement Research Network and other family-centered data driven projects. The successful candidate will a) participate research project management, activities, logistics, coordination; b) assist development and maintenance of web-based data tools; c) coordinate advisors and help conceptualize and develop with IT contractors new DRC and CAHMI web-based data access and resource; and d) CAHMI and DRC website development, planning and updating, e) editing and content input for website documents and materials disseminated to various audiences; and f) coordinating and tracking outreach efforts.
Specific duties & responsibilities
As part of a collaborative team, the Senior Research Program Coordinator will engage in the following:
Project Management: Work on multiple projects at one time, and be responsible for planning, coordinating, and managing projects and topic areas as assigned. Create work plans collaboratively with project PI and other CAHMI staff. Construct implementation plans and monitor progress on grant activities to ensure progress and timely achievement of project goals and outcomes. Collaborate with internal and external partners to acquire necessary resources and expertise. Submit final results and findings to fulfill project reporting requirements.
Application of MCH Content and Policy Knowledge: Apply a working knowledge of MCH content, programs, policies, and data sources to support on-going research projects. Engage stakeholders in consensus processes related to the design of new child health measures, meta-data materials, and new patient engagement tools specifically related to children with special health care needs (CSHCN) and early childhood development. Implement new methods to disseminate data and information to stakeholders, and build partnerships with children's health advocates. Assist stakeholders in their use of data to inform policy.
Dissemination and Reporting of Key Findings from Specific Projects & Supervision: Collaborate to plan, conceptualize and develop data issue briefs, papers, chartbooks, and methods reports to inform and support MCH programs, health systems, providers, and families understand and improve health services and outcomes. This work involves verifying data, double-checking findings, writing/editing for a variety of audiences (e.g. policymakers, local program planners without statistical background) and literature reviews. Coordinate and collaborate to DRC and CAHMI outreach and assist in development of marketing materials and method. Provide technical assistance to a wide range of MCH professionals and advocates on interpreting and using data
Other tasks include:
Coordinate across a range of colleagues, staff, contactors and partners in the ongoing development and maintenance of web-based data and patient engagement tools such as the CAHMI's National Maternal and Child Health Data Resource Center
Partner in the creation of new collaborations and funding developments to further advance the work of the CAHMI. Assist in grant proposal writing and prepare, manage, track submissions, and ensure all necessary documentation, guidelines, and protocols are followed.
Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
Three years related experience including experience working with a statistical software package (e.g. SPSS, SAS, STATA).
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
* JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. *
Master's degree preferred (in public health, biostatistics, public administration, or related field).
Demonstrated competency in manipulating variables, an understanding of large scale surveys and survey design, and demonstrated accuracy in interpreting and reporting prevalence estimates and other statistical data.
Knowledge of programs, policies, and data sources related to MCH, and specifically related to children with special health care needs (CSHCN) or early childhood development.
Experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods for assessing health and engaging the MCH population/workforce.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work with a wide variety of audiences, including written communication, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and presenting at national conferences.
Knowledge of population-based survey research design and methods, and ability to synthesize and interpret statistical findings.
Demonstrated supervisory responsibilities.
Understanding of grant writing and the grant submission process.
Preferred experience with IT-based, patient-engagement platforms.
Preferred experience working with pediatric practices, health plans, or federal/state/local MCH programs.
Classified title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator
Role/Level/Range: ACRP / 03 / MB
Hourly Rate Range: $18.16 - $24.98; commensurate with experience
Employee group: Casual
Employee subgroup: Hourly - Exempt
Location: 615 N. Wolfe St, E5153
Department Name: Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Personnel Area: School of Public Health
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