The Project Coordinator will arrange for and oversee MSW student
interviews of: 1) inpatients with serious mental illness discharged
from 8-10 New York City acute care facilities, 2) a family member of
each inpatient at discharge, and 3) former inpatients after about 3
months of residence in the community. In addition, the Project
Coordinator will oversee hiring and training of MSW student
The Project Coordinator reports to the Principal Investigator. This
is a full-time, 14-month position with benefits that begins in
Spring of 2012.
CUNY Hunter College School of Social Work is seeking an experienced
Research Project Coordinator who will have overall responsibility
for overseeing and coordinating a multi-site mental health needs
assessment survey. The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
is sponsoring this survey with oversight of data collection by the
CUNY Hunter College School of Social Work. This survey will approach
approximately 1500 individuals in 8-10 NYC hospitals. This position
is full time for 12-18 months.
This study includes three components: 1) in-person interviews with
inpatients discharged from New York City psychiatric hospitals, 2)
telephone interviews with a family member of each patient, and 3)
follow-up telephone interview with study participants 3 months post-
discharge. The Project Coordinator will:
Project Coordinator responsibilities include:
1. Hire and supervise 10-20 MSW student interviewers who will
collect information on individuals discharged from 8-10 NYC acute
care hospitals. Interviewers will also collect information over
the phone from a family member of the discharged individual (at
the time of discharge or shortly thereafter), and again collect
information from the discharged individual after about 3 months
in the community.
2. Work with liaisons from participating hospitals and develop
protocol for identifying potential survey participants.
3. Communicate daily with hospital liaisons to identify
individuals coming up for discharge, language requirements, and
the anticipated discharge day.
4. Scheduling interviews at hospital discharge with the patient
and with the family member, and scheduling the 3-month follow-up
interviews. In scheduling baseline interviews at the hospital,
the coordinator must account for language requirements and
proximity of interviewers to designated hospitals.
5. Ensure completed interviews meet study timelines and data
collection meets study protocols.
6. Ensure protection and confidentiality of data.
7. Track interviewer hours and ensure proper payment; track and
account for participant remuneration.
8. Track and maintain contact with discharged individuals to
prevent/minimize loss to follow-up.
Position requires excellent organizational and computer skills,
previous research experience, and experience hiring and managing
staff. Individuals with experience in project coordination and in
mental health are encouraged to apply.
Salary: $65,000 - $75,000
Individuals with experience in project coordination and in mental
health are encouraged to apply. Research experience is preferred,
and a flexible work schedule is required.