Coordinator - Community Health Research
Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, OH

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The community health research coordinator will support and facilitate operations and research endeavors for two programs within the School of Medicine,the Practice Based Research Network (PBRN) Shared Resource and the Urban Health Initiative (UHI). In addition to supporting the efforts of both programs individually, this position will coordinate research and programmatic efforts between these two programs where possible. The incumbent will work approximately an equal amount of hours per week for each program.


1. Provide operational support to the PBRN Shared Resource director, UHI executive director and project staff in developing and implementing new programs.

2. Serve as liaison for the PBRN Shared Resource and UHI programs, interacting with individuals across the university and the community to plan and administer research projects and programs respond to inquiries and address issues.

3. Assist in the day to day tasks of research and related activities such as coordination of grants program, outreach to community partners, assisting with planning and partnership agreements and project implementation and follow-up.

4. Collect data and provide analysis support of research and program information.

5. Assist with preparation of grant proposals and reports.

6. Prepare draft program materials such as flyers and newsletters.

7. Orient new staff and students regarding current projects; may direct the work of students.

8. Arrange focus groups and interviews for research projects, as well as research network meetings.

9. Maintain program websites and listserves.

10. Order supplies, schedule meetings, and arrange travel as needed.

11. Promote and demonstrate commitment to improving health and reducing health disparities using community- and population-based strategies.


1. IRB preparation and submission.

2. Perform other duties as assigned.


Department: Daily and continuous contact with the directors, research facilitators and student employees.

University: Contact with other university departments on a daily basis (faculty, administrators, marketing, development staff)

External: Daily contact with administrative staff at funding organizations, health systems, advocacy organizations, local and state government officials and the general public.

Students: Respond to inquiries as needed (weekly).


This position has no direct supervision of staff employees. May direct the work of students or temporary employees.


Experience: 5 or more years of related experience required. Experience working in health care and/or academic settings. Experience working in primary care, pediatric, and community-based medical and/or dental practices is preferred.

Education/Licensing: High school education required; Bachelor’s degree in research, a health care field, social sciences, public health or related field preferred.


1. Experience successfully coordinating programs and/or multiple projects.

2. Knowledge and understanding of research, community health and the healthcare environment.

3. Previous experience and familiarity IRB protocol writing and submission preferred.

4. Professional and effective oral and written communication skills; must be able to prepare professional documents and marketing materials.

5. Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to work and communicate with various individuals within and external to the University, specifically including community stakeholders and clinicians.

6. Proven problem-solving skills; must demonstrate analytical skills, sound judgment, good decision-making and creativity.

7. Proficient use in Microsoft Office, database applications, and internet navigation.

8. Strong organization skills; ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines. Must demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy, follow-through and time management skills.

9. Ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively within a team.

10. Must be able to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timeline. Must demonstrate flexibility, initiative, and the ability to work under pressure.

11. Knowledge of basic accounting practices preferred. Previous experience with website maintenance desired.

12. Must demonstrate willingness to learn new concepts, procedures and technology as needed.

13. Must be highly motivated, conscientious, self-starters who are comfortable handling multiple projects from a wide range of fields.


Position is office based. Individual must be able to take supplies to meetings located in a building on the main University campus.


Diversity Statement

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Reasonable Accommodations

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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