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The Department of Global Health was established in 2007, bridging the schools of Medicine and Public Health, with a mandate to harness the expertise and interdisciplinary power of all UW schools and colleges. Driven by tremendous interest among both students and faculty, the Department has grown explosively to more than 400 graduate students and hundreds more undergraduates. We have more than 280 faculty and 1,000 staff working on projects across 93 countries with our deepest ties in Peru, Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia. The Department was made possible by generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and additional support from the University of Washington and state of Washington.
The University of Washington/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is one of several centers in the Department of Global Health. The ultimate goal of the CFAR is to facilitate HIV/AIDS research to bring us closer to a cure for the disease. We accomplish this by supporting HIV/AIDS research at our four consortium institutions (UW, Fred Hutch, Center for Infectious Disease Research, Seattle Children's), and our international affiliates in Kenya, Peru, Mozambique, Uganda, China, and many other locations. A very important part of our mission is to support HIV research career development of young investigators. Our CFAR is one of 18 Centers for AIDS Research that comprises a consortium of NIH-funded AIDS research centers in the US. Our organization has consistently rated in the top 3 in the U.S. for AIDS research and employs some of the most eminent researchers and educators in the field. Come join our team and make your own contribution toward solving one of the world's greatest health challenges of our time!
The Department of Global Health and the UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) are recruiting a part-time (50% FTE) Program Operations Specialist, for the CFAR Community Action Board (CAB) Manager position. The mission of the CAB is to develop bi-directional relationships between community-based organizations (CBOs), community members, and CFAR researchers.
This position requires a skill set that includes programmatic, grant management and fiscal administration expertise, and the ability to independently problem-solve and communicate effectively with community members, investigators, clinicians, and trainees. All job activities need to be performed in a culturally sensitive and responsive manner when working with locally based community and AIDS service organizations, investigators, trainees, and community members. The level of direction required for this position includes independent work with minimal oversight. This position will entail exercising independent judgment, the use of sophisticated problem solving skills, and the ability to effectively communicate with personnel from a variety of levels within and outside the University, including local and national stakeholders, as well as people from a diverse set of cultures. This position will be the lead for the CFAR program in developing the strategic initiatives for the CAB, while managing substantive input from community members and CFAR leadership. It will involve conceiving, designing, and executing community activities, as well as initiating and developing community partnerships. This position will exercise independent judgment around multiple relationships, bridging in a bi-directional manner between community and faculty in a culturally sensitive manner. This position will have ownership of program goals, and substantial responsibility for directing CAB operations. S/he will be accountable and ultimately responsible for the allocation of resources and delivery of results. This position will play a crucial role in fulfilling the overall mission of the CFAR.
Initiate and implement CFAR CAB's collaborations with CFAR researchers and CFAR projects, including:
Work directly with CFAR researchers to incorporate CAB consultations into their research projects, and draft summary critiques of CAB consultations with CFAR researchers.
Develop CAB Letters of Support for CFAR research project grant applications.
Liaise with CFAR Cores to develop and implement research dissemination plans to community partners.
Conceive of, design, and implement the CAB's community outreach activities, including:
Design and implement a recruitment strategy for the CAB.
Design and implement an outreach plan targeting CBOs, including a stakeholder survey project, and other activities to develop relationships between CFAR and CBOs.
Conceive of and develop a list of community events for the CAB to support on an annual basis.
Liaise with CFAR researchers and CAB working group members to develop new Community Based Participatory Research projects.
Design, Plan and Execute CAB Working Group Activities, including:
Design, plan and execute all activities related to developing and implementing CAB working groups.
Draft grant proposals and prepare human subjects applications.
Develop the CFAR CAB's strategic plan and implement reporting process, including:
Dynamically develop annual and 5-year strategic plans for the CAB.
Design and implement CAB involvement in local and national CFAR events, including NCCC and SBSRN.
Construct and monitor the CAB budget, including monitoring for compliance.
Design agendas for and lead CAB meetings.
Lead CAB communication initiatives and design platforms, including web and social media
Write progress reports on CAB accomplishments and activities.
Maintain data and materials related to past activities both to track progress and changes in the effective communication across disparate groups, and preserve successful methodologies and activities for future use.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
| Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, social or behavioral sciences, public policy or political science, or similar field of study; plus two years of experience working in a health-related, community engagement, or social justice environment. |
Excellent organizational skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to work independently and also as part of a multidisciplinary team; ability to reach out to diverse organizations and community members to engage them in the work of the CAB; strong interpersonal skills to effectively provide technical assistance to CFAR affiliates; proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, excellent attention to detail.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
| Desired experience: Familiarity with and interest in HIV/AIDS prevention research (experience preferred) and community outreach; experience editing websites, experience with databases, experience in budgeting and research administration. |
Desired Competencies: Believes in partnering, shares information and resources and operates cross-functionally. High level of accountability - drives for results, displays a sense of ownership, and is passionate about attaining goals and surpassing expectations. Proactive problem solver - melds analytic reasoning with practical knowledge.
Desired characteristics and personal attributes: Comfortable working within and across diverse cultures, high initiative, effective resource management, team-oriented, collaborative style and outlook, highly credible - earns trust and respect.