How to Apply
Applicants should include a cover letter highlighting experience working with youth, a resume, writing sample, and a list of three references who can comment on the applicant’s suitability for this position.
This position will support the work of a the UNC/Emory Center for Innovative Technology (iTech), which is part of the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions. iTech is looking for a highly skilled, self-motivated Coordinator. iTech projects are related to addressing HIV disparities through technology-based interventions across the HIV prevention and care continuum for youth across the United States. The Coordinator will develop with study team a range of dissemination products such as webinars, short stories for social media, infographics, and peer-reviewed manuscripts. The Coordinator will oversee a social media presence for dissemination of research findings. The Coordinator will work closely with the Dissemination Group Co-Leads, Dissemination Workgroup, and iTech investigators and staff to analyze data and create a range of dissemination products of iTech projects. This position is term-limited for 1 year of grant funding with the possibility of renewal.
About the iTech Dissemination Group: iTech is dedicated to addressing HIV disparities by developing and evaluating technology-based interventions across the HIV prevention and care continuum for at-risk youth and youth living with HIV in the United States. Taking a public health approach, the iTech Dissemination Group focuses on three main objectives: (1) producing knowledge (research), (2) distributing knowledge (dissemination), and (3) using knowledge (practice). The iTech Dissemination Group serves as a resource for iTech teams to create and dissemination research findings to a range of key stakeholders, including but not limited to study participants, youth audiences, community health centers, local health departments, federal funding agencies, and the scientific community.
About the Department: Driven by a shared passion for affecting lasting change, the faculty, students and staff in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education work in the pursuit of an equitable, healthy future for all. Turning theory and research into actionable practice, we develop interventions and innovations that promote health, prevent disease, and empower people to manage chronic illness and disabilities. Together, our academic community transforms the theoretical into actionable, the science into the social, applying our knowledge to eliminate health disparities and impact lives for the better.
What You'll Do
Develop Content (40%)
- Work with iTech study teams to develop the content for a range of dissemination products from their study, with a specific focus on youth audiences
- Assist with preparing and writing dissemination products for iTech studies
- Work with iTech teams to ensure timeline is followed for dissemination products
Social Media Presence (40%)
- Develop and maintain an iTech dissemination social media presence (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok).
Other duties as assigned (20%)
- Coordinate meetings, collaborate with teams
- Miscellaneous administrative support tasks (assist with communication content, coordinate team Symposium, coordinate webinars)
Skills You Have
- Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field (e.g. public health, communication, psychology)
- At least two years of direct experience with technology-based research
- Proficiency in technology-related communication including knowledge of website creation and management, social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter), smartphone apps and SMS texting.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, which are required for interacting with study participants, youth audiences, community partner organizations, project staff.
- Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel & Access.
- Previous experience with academic writing and reference management software, such as Endnote or Refworks.
- Ability to prioritize and complete assignments independently with excellent attention to detail and under general supervision
- Also able to work collaboratively as part of a team
- Master’s degree in public health, communication, social work, psychology, or related field
- Prior experience working with adolescents and young adults
- Experience working with LGBTQ+ and other populations experiencing health inequities
- Interest in the development and evaluation of technology-based interventions (e.g. use of smartphones, social media, internet) to improve health and wellness.
Due to the COVID-19 climate, we are currently working remotely. If the selected candidate is not in/near the Ann Arbor area, there is the possibility to have this position be permanently or mostly remote when staff are allowed back in offices. Remote staff are provided with a monitor, laptop and related accessories. Office equipment such as desk, chair, and printer are not provided for remote work and staff must supply their own reliable internet access. Basic supplies such as paper and pens, are stocked at the business location and are available to remote staff for pick-up should they choose. There may be occasions where the staff member will need to report the office in Ann Arbor, including meetings, training, computer or technology requirements, or to complete work that is not possible to handle remotely.
We are seeking an experienced and dynamic staff member with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.
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