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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

If you enjoy talking with people, seek to gain behavioral research experience, and want to help improve programs that support youth by learning more about how they deal with health behaviors like alcohol and violence, this position may be of interest. This job opportunity is a great way to potentially help others in the Flint and surrounding communities. You will also get to know some incredible youth and their families, and to become a part of supportive research team within the University of Michigan’s, Department of Psychiatry.

The University of Michigan is seeking to hire a recruiter to support a new innovative large scale research study being conducted in the Emergency Department and Urgent Care 


Recruiter/Health Coaches work in the fast paced Emergency Department and Urgent Care Clinic at Hurley Medical Center as a part of a supportive team. You will directly interface with patients in the waiting areas and inside patient rooms, and over the phone and other social media platforms. During your interactions, you’ll inform participants of the various research activities they will have the opportunity to complete, gain informed consent, and collect survey assessments. You’ll contribute to a number of activities across clinical trial studies, which over time may include: Providing Motivational Interviewing and CBT-based therapy for substance use and violence in a brief intervention format via remote video or online (with fidelity).  As a critical component to the success of the study, the primary responsibility of this role will focus heavily on building rapport, patient engagement, community outreach, and encouraging participants to complete research activities. Shifts will be 8-10 hours per day, typically sometime between the hours of 10am and 12am on both weekdays and weekends. You will also assist with scheduling and assessment responsibilities and data tasks.

Required Qualifications*

Some college credits or Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, or related health field is required. This position requires flexibility and availability to work evenings and weekends, as well as some day shifts. Reliable transportation will be necessary in order to complete participant interviews at various community locations.  We are looking for someone who is personable, has excellent organizational skills; is detail-oriented, personable, is able to work independently but also be a team player; and can communicate effectively.  Must be comfortable with meeting and getting to know youth and their family.

Desired Qualifications*

Previous research experience, hospital setting experience or volunteer experience, experiencing using Motivational Interviewing or other clinical work, and knowledge of the research process is preferred.

Work Schedule

Most shifts will be afternoons/evenings, including weekends (typically shifts will range between the hours of 10am to Midnight, as well as some day shifts on an as needed basis.   

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.