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Philadelphia, PA

Employer:  Drexel University
Category:  Education
Job Type:  Full Time


Job Summary

Detail-oriented, organized, personable individual needed to join the Communities Advancing Science for Society (ComPASS) Coordination Center Team as a Project Manager. The ComPASS Coordination Center is a newly funded grant program awarded by the National Institutes of Health. The role of the Drexel ComPASS Coordination Center (C3) is to support the planning, implementation, and evaluation of 25 Community Health Equity Structural Intervention (CHESI) sites across the country. We invite applicants to come and be a part of a team that is dedicated and determined to advance public health as a human right. The successful applicant will have outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills.

Essential Functions

Support the Administrative and Research Capacity Building Core-leads in developing and implementing strategies and workplans to advance the achievement of the C3 including:

  • Track progress on project milestones and related activities.
  • Schedule and attend Core meetings. Take notes and follow up on action items.
  • Maintain files on Teams and SharePoint and ensure that all necessary files, presentations, recordings, etc. are deposited into team-accessible folders as needed.
  • Track all activities and relevant metrics and support development of progress reports and their submission to NIH.
  • Track all action items and compile and send weekly task lists with appropriate documents and information attached to Core leads as needed.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Administrative Core responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate the development and administration of annual surveys of ComPASS consortium members about their collaborations, experiences, and outcomes.
  • Coordinate the development and administration of annual needs assessment surveys of CHESI sites.
  • Manage IRB submissions and renewals.
  • Assist with planning and coordination of annual in-person convening of national ComPASS consortium members.

Research Capacity Building Core Responsibilities include:

  • Assist with developing training workshop curricula and technical assistance materials to support CHESI projects.
  • Assist with planning and coordination of monthly virtual training sessions, affinity group gatherings, and one-on-one technical assistance and coaching.
  • Manage communications and interactions with capacity-building providers at Drexel, the University of New Mexico, and external consultants.

Physical Demands

Typically sitting at a desk/table

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in public health or a related field or Equivalent.
  • 3 years of experience managing complex research projects.
  • Very detail oriented, extremely organized, and comfortable with multitasking.
  • Possess excellent oral, written, analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong leadership and project management skills.
  • Team-oriented and experience working with diverse groups.
  • Can work independently.
  • Demonstrated complex problem-solving ability.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite, Teams and SharePoint.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity and experience with community-engaged approaches to research highly desirable.
  • Experience developing and delivering trainings to adult learners desirable.
  • Prior experience with multi-site or multi-team research and with pertinent research methods (e.g., surveys, qualitative interviews) desirable.
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