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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 complete the following prompts:

1) I am interested in the position because…

2) My skills and experience that directly relate to this position include…

3) My approach to understanding the perspectives of colleagues and community partners from different backgrounds and cultural viewpoints is…

Job Summary

The Department of Psychiatry in the University of Michigan Medical School is seeking an experienced, energetic, highly motivated, and organized individual to joinTRAILS (Transforming Research into Action to Improve the Lives of Students), a growing school mental health research program, as a Clinical Project Coordinator.

The mission of TRAILS ( is to provide more equitable and improved access to evidence-based mental health services for all students. TRAILS partners with a wide variety of community stakeholders 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 educators and school or community mental health professionals with the aim of improving student health and social and educational outcomes and promoting health and healthcare equity. TRAILS has a particular focus on partnering with under-resourced communities with elevated Medicaid enrollment. Current major initiatives are centered in Michigan, Colorado, and Massachusetts. 

The Clinical Project Coordinator will oversee daily operations, assist with high-level administrative tasks, and provide general support to clinical and program management teams. The Project Coordinator will work with the TRAILS clinical team, TRAILS program managers, and other team members to efficiently carry out a range of tasks.

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 and other marginalized populations.  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 and healthcare settings are strongly encouraged to apply, including individuals with disabilities, BIPOC, and individuals identifying as LGBTQIA+. For more information, please visit our website:


Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide program support to the TRAILS clinical team
  • Assist with data collection (e.g. support for focus groups, survey development and administration, etc.)
  • Support data analysis and management, such as data entry, data cleaning, database management, and basic analyses
  • Develop, track, and communicate project timelines, objectives, and deliverables, and complete required reports summarizing progress towards these goals
  • Communicate and coordinate across TRAILS teams regarding clinical projects
  • Support TRAILS trainings and community events 
  • Recruit community partners throughout Michigan
  • Coordinate and develop clinical communications for program partners (e.g. newsletter development, responding to inquiries, etc.)
  • Provide logistical support to TRAILS partners (e.g. troubleshooting user access to materials, ensuring user registration, etc.)
  • Facilitate purchasing, distribution of study incentives, honorariums, etc.
  • Assist with identification and review of articles, reports,and other media formats to help inform ongoing program improvement and development
  • Provide administrative support, including scheduling and attendance at meetings, assembly of meeting materials, note taking, and provision of written summaries,as needed

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree with concentration in psychology, social work, public health, or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
  • A minimum of one (1) current or previous experience supporting activities in research, development, clinical trials, and/or healthcare in either academic, non-profit, or for-profit organizations
  • Experience organizing and managing data, developing reports, and maintaining databases
  • Experience managing the participation and input of diverse stakeholders as part of a project or other initiative
  • Ability to organize and schedule tasks and appointments
  • Ability to work both collaboratively as part of a team, and independently in a dynamic environment with multiple competing priorities
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively in both speech and writing
  • Strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Suite, Google document sharing, task-sharing applications, etc.)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and collaborative environment

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree with concentration in psychology, social work, public health, or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
  • Interest in working in the area of community mental health research
  • Experience or familiarity with public schools or community settings particularly in large urban or rural low-resourced communities
  • Proficient technical writing skills for documenting database structure and content as well as writing data collection and analysis protocols

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00pm

Work Locations

University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry, NCRC, Bldg 520, 1600 Huron Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Additional Information

This is not a remote position, however, due to COVID-19, the responsibilities of this role will be performed remotely until notified.
Excellent benefits are available, for details,
The salary for this position will be based upon the selected candidate’s education and experience.The salary range for this position is minimum $48,310; midpoint $60,390; and maximum is $72,470

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.