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Research Coordinator

Northern Arizona University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 5, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
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Research Coordinator

Location: Ctr for Health Equity Research
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 606848
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Workplace Culture

NAU aims to be the nation's preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond.

Special Information

  • This position is subject to the availability of funding. The incumbent is not eligible for Service Professional non-renewal notice, or Classified Staff layoff or recall status.

Job Description

This position will support three major initiatives in the Center for Health Equity Research. The position requires a trained health researcher who understands issues specific to incarceration and health, program evaluation, and program coordination. This person will plan and coordinate research, evaluation, and technical assistance activities related to Incarceration health initiatives at the Center for Health Equity Research, including the Gender Differences in Physical Activity Opportunities in Jail Project. This person will assist and conduct advanced research activities including review of literature, data collection, analysis, and interpretation. The position will also support program evaluation and coordination functions for the C-CART (Culturally Centered Addiction Research Training) program, and provide program coordination support for the Research Capacity Core of the Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative (SHERC). Acts as primary point of contact for organizational and logistical activities required to support research and technical assistance for all projects supported.

Data Collection & Analysis - 35%
  • Plan and support data collection and analysis activities including (but not limited to) observation, surveys, interviews, or focus groups.
  • Data collection may be remote or require travel to partner sites.
  • Plan, implement, and maintain data collection, monitoring, and analysis systems.
  • Responsible for data collection, analysis, and interpretation using advanced analysis methods.
  • Manage REDCap activities for researchers across campus.

Program Coordination & Administrative Financial Support - 20%
  • Plan and coordinate day-to-day activities for three CHER programs.
  • Act as administrative point of contact for grant partners, funding agencies, engaged faculty, and students.
  • Assist with providing administrative and fiscal support to project staff.
  • Assist with establishing budgets and financial reporting procedures.
  • Provide technical assistance to grant partners and NAU researchers engaged in health equity research.
  • Provide some support for event coordination, in collaboration with the CHER Events Coordinator.
  • Maintain project web sites using WordPress in collaboration with the CHER Marketing and Communications Support Coordinator.
  • Support the annual reporting needs of all programs supported (NIH).
  • Supervise tuition payments each semester for the C-CART program and provide support as needed for trainees.
  • May coordinate the work of support staff and student workers, as needed.

Program Evaluation - 20%
  • With faculty oversight, collect data from focus groups, interviews, and Qualtrics surveys to provide baseline and on-going evaluation of the C-CART program.

Development, Writing and Dissemination of Project Products - 20%
  • Support report and manuscript preparation at the direction of project leads. May include literature review, reference development, writing, and contribution to sections of manuscripts and reports.
  • Leads the development, writing, and dissemination of project products.

Other - 5%
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Public Health or related discipline, AND
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience.
  • A combination of related education, experience and training may be used as an equivalent to the above Minimum Qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MPH and CHES preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Intermediate understanding of health equity and public health.
  • Developing knowledge and relationships with public health and health systems serving incarcerated populations.
  • Developing knowledge of study design, quantitative research methods, protocols, data collection and analysis.
  • Developing knowledge of REDCap and Qualtrics.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Zoom or similar conferencing program.
  • Intermediate knowledge of WordPress programs and ability to work in CMS WordPress environment.
  • Basic understanding of purchasing and financial processes in an academic setting.
  • Knowledge of proper safety and compliance practices related to the responsible conduct of research.

  • Intermediate technical understanding and proficiency related to conducting public health research and evaluation, especially in collaboration with communities and service agencies.
  • Experience working in research in an academic setting.
  • Understands issues specific to incarceration and health research permissions and protocols.
  • Balances competing priorities and makes decisions regarding resource allocation.
  • May conduct independent analysis or review.

  • Ability to engage cultural humility in communication.
  • Effectively organizes data and information and supports analysis.
  • Communicates effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences, including external parties.
  • Promotes a diverse, inclusive environment.

Background Information

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


Salary range begins at $47,634. Annual salary commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.


This is a Classified Staff (CLS) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available on the Human Resources benefits website. Classified Staff employees are in a probationary status for their first six months at NAU. NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. Additionally, new employees will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date.

Learning and Development

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Application Deadline

December 15, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please contact the Disability Resources Office at 928-523-8773,, or PO Box 5633, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Know Your Rights Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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