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Research Coordinator

Northern Arizona University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 8, 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: 606847
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 is for a trained health researcher who understands issues and experiences specific to American Indian public health education, health, and healthcare workforce in tribal communities. This person will plan and coordinate research, evaluation, and technical assistance activities related to Navajo-focused public health education and workforce development initiatives at the Center for Health Equity Research (CHER), under the Navajo Native American Research Center for Health Partnership with Dine College. This person will serve as a primary point of contact for student enhancement project activities and logistics, communicate directly with Dine College project staff, and will support research, technical assistance, and evaluation.

Program Coordination & Administrative Support - 45%
  • Plan and coordinate day-to-day activities of student research education projects.
  • Assist the program by providing administrative support to senior project staff.
  • Assist with coordinating weekly, bi-weekly, monthly team meetings with project partners.
  • Collaborate directly with Dine College staff on recruitment and admissions of summer research students.
  • Oversight of the Indigenous Public Health Alliance with NAU MPH students and Dine College BSPH students.
  • May coordinate the work of support staff and student workers, as needed.

Data Collection & Analysis Coordination - 20%
  • Plan and support data collection activities including (but not limited to) observation, surveys, interviews, or focus groups.
  • Data collection may be remote or require travel to partner sites and may be conducted in English or Navajo.
  • Plan, implement, and maintain data collection, monitoring, and analysis systems.

Co-lead the Development, Writing and Dissemination of Project Products - 20%
  • Support manuscript preparation at the direction of project lead. Including literature review, reference development, writing, and contribution to sections of manuscripts.
  • Will also assist with writing reports (e.g. quarterly and annual reports).

Program Evaluation Support - 10%
  • Develop evaluation materials to support evaluation activities.
  • Write and present evaluation reports and progress updates.
  • Participate in evaluation discussions with high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, and early-stage investigators.

Other - 5%
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • MPH preferred.
  • Experience with guiding Navajo translators and traditional knowledge holders.
  • Previous experience of working with Dine College.
  • Previous experience with communicating and collaborating with Navajo-based agencies.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Intermediate knowledge and relationships with American Indian communities.
  • Intermediate knowledge and relationships with public health and health systems serving Indigenous populations.
  • Intermediate knowledge of qualitative research and program evaluation methods, protocols, data collection and analysis.

  • Intermediate technical understanding and proficiency related to conducting public health research and evaluation, especially in collaboration with tribal communities and service agencies.
  • Understands issues specific to American Indian health research and evaluation permissions and protocols.

  • Ability to engage cultural humility in communication.
  • Effectively organizes data and information
  • 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

January 3, 2023 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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