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UT Health Research Coordinator III - School of Public Health in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Research Coordinator III - School of Public Health

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Research

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Requisition #: 230002VH

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

We are looking for a Full-Time Research Coordinator III to join the UTHealth Institute of Aging as part of the UTHealth- School of Public Health in Houston, TX, 77030. In this position, you will develop, plan, coordinate, and manage all activities of the South Texas Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP). Some of these activities will include budget management, communication, collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, coordination of educational programs, and the training and secondary oversight of research staff members.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as...

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Initiates, supports, plans, coordinates and manages all activities of theSoutheast Texas Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) in the UTHealth Institute ofAging (IOA). Some activities consist of budget management, communication, collaboration with internal

and external stakeholders, coordination of educational programs and training and secondary oversightof research staff.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Provides day-to-day project management coordination for research projects to include personnel,facilities, and supplies in support of research project desired outcomes, budgets, and timeliness.

  • Assists in the preparation of progress reports and grant proposals to both private foundations andgovernmental agencies; works closely with both UTHealth and School of Public Health Office ofSponsored Projects on the submission of grants.

  • May provide direction/recommendations by identifying opportunities to enhance, re-terminate, or redirectresources across various research projects to ensure timely completion of project guidelines.

  • Prepares or assists in the preparation of budgets, initiates re-budgeting requests based on needs ofresearch staff, authorizes expenditures for multiple projects. Attends research planning meetings toprepare budget drafts for departmental leadership approval. Provides any financial challenges toAdministrative Director of Institute on Aging

  • Prepares annual progress reports and applications for various committees and ensures that all staffhas received the proper training/attended the appropriate training courses.

  • Maintains confidential records of collected data, ensures accuracy and integrity of data. Data mayinclude patient data and departmental programmatic data.

  • Prepares draft reports and communications for the departmental program/division leadership.

  • Interacts with representatives from state, federal, and private agencies regarding proposals andfunded projects.

  • May review and work on contracts

  • Working in conjunction with IOA marketing coordinator, may create and edit variouscommunications materials for the GWEP and IOA, which may include printed materials, web sitecontent and/or department newsletters.

  • Communicates with community stakeholders, faculty from collaborating institutions andprofessionals to share objectives and outcomes. May prepares/makes oral presentations for GWEPprogram directors or present at professional meetings.

  • Will oversee renewal and implementation of new GWEP grants to HRSA under the direction ofUTHealth GWEP program director

  • May manage, through input to departmental leadership or directly, Human Resources activities fordirect administrative reports in regards to: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training,professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

  • Strong analytical thinking, strategic planning, and collaboration experience preferred.

  • Program coordination and program management skills are preferred.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or relevant experience in lieu of education.

Minimum Experience:

  • Five (5) years of relevant experience. May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

Preferred:

  • Five (5) years of applicable experience in program coordination and management, research experience andstrong strategic implementation experience.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

This position may include work involving potentially hazardous chemical, biological or radioactive agents.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visithttp://go.uth.edu/careers!

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

https://www.uth.edu/benefits/

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.

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