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Job Summary

The Department of Psychiatry within the University of Michigan Medical School is seeking an experienced, highly motivated, and organized individual to join the TRAILS Program (Transforming Research into Action to Improve the Lives of Students) as a Community Outreach Coordinator.

The mission of TRAILS ( is to provide access to evidence-based mental health services for all students in schools. TRAILS partners with a wide variety of community stakeholders throughout Michigan to build capacity within K-12 schools so that their students affected by mental illnesses and mental health challenges are best supported. TRAILS provides clinical resources, training, and implementation support to school and community mental health professionals with the aim of improving student health and social and educational outcomes, as well as, promoting health and healthcare equity. TRAILS has a particular focus with partnering with under-resourced communities with elevated Medicaid enrollment. We partner with Intermediate School Districts (ISDs) across the state of Michigan, with our largest collaboration occurring with the Detroit Public Schools Community District.

The Community Outreach Coordinator will work closely with senior program leadership to carry out program operations in Wayne County and Detroit, focusing specifically on our Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) partnership.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I)

Learning and working in environments designed for diversity, equity and inclusivity are necessary for TRAILS to address the vast inequities in access to evidence-based mental health care for young people of color. In addition to collaborating with faculty and staff on projects that explicitly focus on DE&I, TRAILS uses inclusive design and implementation processes in all of our work. Individuals from groups historically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit our website:


Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide program support for TRAILS Wayne County and Detroit initiatives
  • Manage database of program participants and create summaries outlining participant progress
  • Engage community partners including DPSCD staff, families, and community mental health agencies
  • Support TRAILS trainings and events, including event planning, coordination with DPSCD, and management of attendees
  • Obtain feedback from community stakeholders to assist TRAILS leadership identify project objectives and key deliverables
  • Coordinate community-level data collection and events (e.g. focus groups, survey development and administration, community meetings, etc.)
  • Support data analysis, such as data entry, data cleaning, database management, and basic analyses
  • Develop and distribute surveys through online platform (e.g. Qualtrics)
  • Schedule and attend regular team meetings, assembly meeting materials, record/take meeting notes, and provide written summaries to meeting attendees
  • Support purchasing, distribution of study incentives, honorariums, etc.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree with concentration in education, community development, psychology, social work, public health, or a related area of study and/or three (3) years of experience
  • Ability to work from Detroit DPSCD Central Office, U-M Detroit office, and attend frequent meetings in Detroit
  • Experience managing the participation and input of diverse stakeholders as part of a project or other initiative
  • Strong interest in school mental health and the Detroit community
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within deadlines and competing priorities with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work well in a diverse and collaborative environment
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively in both speech and writing
  • Proficient computer skills

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree with concentration in education, community development, psychology, social work, public health, or a related area of study with five (5) years of experience
  • Expertise in social and emotional learning (SEL) and multi-tiered system of support (MTSS)
  • Experience organizing and/or facilitating trainings
  • Experience working in or with schools
  • Experience working or interacting in a large urban city or community

Additional Information

This is a remote position. The candidate must have the ability to work from Detroit DPSCD Central Office, U-M Detroit office, and/or attend frequent meetings in Detroit

Excellent benefits are available, for details, see

The salary for this position will be based upon the selected candidate’s education and experience.

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.

Decision Making Process

Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and continue until the position is filled.


The University of Michigan participates with the federal EVerify system.  Individuals hired into positions that are funded by a federal contract with the FAR EVerify clause must have their identity and work eligibility confirmed by the EVerify system.  This position is identified as a position that may include the EVerify requirement.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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