The UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies Collaborative for Excellence in Behavior Health Research & Practices, is seeking a Research Associate that will serve as Project Manager on two Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) training grants which includes:
1) Mid-America Addiction Training Center (Mid-America ATTC) provides trainings and technical assistance in four state area (HHS Region 7).
2) ATTC Center for Excellence on Behavioral Health for Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Their Families, a national center established to develop a family-centered national curricula, a web-based toolkit, and supports national workforce training and technical assistance activities.
3) This position is supported through grant funds and is subject to continued/renewed grant funding. The Mid-America ATTC has a history of securing uninterrupted funding since 1993. The current grant period ends September 29, 2017.
BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY
The Research Associate will serve as a Project Manager and be responsible for assisting in the design, coordination and implementation of the training, product development, and technical assistance activities of grant projects.
Manage assigned projects in US Department of Health and Human Services Region 7 (IA, KS, MO, NE)
Represent the Mid-America ATTC project, and participate as assigned in ATTC Network workgroups and committees
Arrange logistics for meetings including site selection, negotiating facility contracts, secure meeting rooms, audio-visual equipment and travel. Provide on-site management as needed. Communicate logistics with training attendees.
Manage training and curricula development projects as assigned.
Assist in the development and writing of grant applications.
On assigned projects, manage outside contractors who provide graphic design, editorial, proof reading, web development and/or printing services.
Attend meetings as determined necessary for maintaining collaboration and networking among partners.
Prepare reports and other documents as required and provide information as requested for use in reports to funding sources.
Perform other duties that may be necessary or in the best interest of the grant programs.
Master's degree in psychology, public health, education, health services, public policy or other related field.
Excellent communication, organizational and time management skills.
Demonstrated ability to meet and manage multiple deadlines.
Strong project management and coordination abilities.
Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, team environment.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Must be able to prepare clear, sound, accurate, and informative reports.
Ability to participate in cohesive work groups while also able to work independently with minimum supervision.
Ability to work well with a variety of individuals with diverse cultural and educational backgrounds.
Detail-oriented, organized and able to maintain orderly records.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Valid driver's license and good driving record required for extended automobile travel in leased vehicle
Ability to lift boxes and conference display and training materials up to 30 pounds
Working knowledge of behavioral healthcare services, especially the addiction treatment and recovery services field.
Familiarity with federal policies related to behavioral health, especially substance use disorders.
Full Time/Part Time
Full-time , 40 hours per week
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