Program Coordinator I
Columbia University - New York, NY

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8215- SMS Sociomedical Science


Medical Center

Job Type

Officer Full-Time Regular

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Hours Per Week


Job Family

General Administration

Salary Grade

Officer 103

Salary Range

Commensurate with experience

Advertised Summary Job Description

Grant Funded: This position is based 100% in San Juan, PR The Program Coordinator I will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the study in San Juan, PR. This individual will serve as the primary liaison between the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, the Puerto Rico Department of Health and Iniciativa Comunitaria de Investigacion (ICI) teams to ensure that all study activities are conduct according to the protocol and study timelines. In this capacity, s/he will meet with the study teams on a regular basis and will assist in the development of their study SOPs. Additionally, this individual will lead the development and maintenance of a computerized tracking system used to track and monitor study visits for all participants. S/he will assist the Project Director in training all site staff on all matters related to recruitment and retention and will be responsible for reviewing the participant tracking system with the sites on a regular basis to ensure adequate proactive planning and actions related to follow-up visit windows. S/he will provide training to all research staff on monitoring participants' follow-up windows and on how to conduct outreach activities (e.g. using the locator information forms, generating and conducting reminder contacts and making field visits, as needed). This individual will monitor and communicate with the study staff on a weekly basis regarding their retention rates and discuss strategies for improvement if the retention rates fall below a pre-specified minimum level. S/he will lead the recruitment and retention core, and will work closely with other core members to develop the study recruitment and retention strategies, and monitor recruitment and retention throughout the study period.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Bachelor's degree or equivalent in training, education, and /or experience. The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a background check prior to a final offer of employment being.

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

The candidate should be fluent and literate in English and Spanish. Experience working in research setting along with demonstrated experience in providing services to or working with clients with multiple social, psychological, substance abuse and/or HIV related problems required. Additionally, the candidate must have knowledge and/or demonstrated experience in conducting community outreach, working with hard-to-reach populations, and/or recruitment and retention skills. The candidate must have experience in working with and/or leading teams.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree preferred. Experience in conducting research and/or community outreach in Puerto Rico preferred.

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