K-12 MAP Field Coordinator
Faculty - Pro Tempore
Research COVID MAP Special
Review of Applications Begins
Immediately; applications will be reviewed as needs arise
Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications must include a cover letter, resume, and
contact information for three professional references.
The Monitoring and Assessment Program (MAP), was created to develop
and expand the university's testing capacity for the coronavirus
that causes SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The University of Oregon (UO) is
one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of
American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high
research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of
Institutions of Higher Education. Housed within the Office of the
Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI), the COVID-19
MAP program leverages the research strengths of the UO, including
expertise in genomics, data science, prevention science, and
coordinates staffing to implement the development and execution of
MAP's SARS-CoV-2 sample collection and community testing efforts.
COVID-19 MAP offers testing at multiple locations on campus to the
UO and broader communities.
Additionally, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), in partnership
with regional based medical laboratories, are providing an optional
COVID-19 screening testing program for students at public and
private K-12 schools throughout Oregon. This program is free for
schools and parents/guardians and an important tool to combating
the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. The UO is one of OHA's
partner laboratories in this program and is providing testing to
schools located in Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine and
Lane Counties. The program is funded through a grant to OHA from
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Field Coordinator provides key coordination and support for
COVID-19 MAP testing and data collection activities on the UO
campus, in local communities in Oregon, and as part of the K-12
testing program. This position will be responsible for coordination
with the COVID-19 MAP lab and other labs for testing and
diagnostics, and requires compliance with the human subject IRB
process and HIPAA. Field Coordinators train and supervise a team of
field sample collectors, oversee the tracking and completion of
testing site collections, and ensure collection of any accompanying
data. Additionally, for the K-12 project, Field Coordinators will
play an important role in coordinating kit preparation and sample
check-in and processing. Strong leadership, attention to detail,
and troubleshooting skills are needed in this position.
Field Coordinators also perform other necessary infrastructure
support functions, potentially including but not limited to
collaborating to manage inventory, organizing supply shipments,
coordinating with couriers, and purchasing to ensure supplies are
available and kits provided to schools on schedule.
The position reports to the Lead Field Coordinator and K-12 Project
Coordinator and under their direction will assist in both campus
and K-12 testing operations. This position will work in tandem with
multiple other Field Coordinators to collaborate and problem solve.
Positions are funding contingent one-year appointments.
Flexibility is required in regard to work schedule and time; the
applicant must be able to assist with technical and scheduling
challenges as they arise.
- Bachelor's degree in a relevant field OR experience relevant to
the duties of this position (customer service, community
organizing, any medical experience, data collection,
- Two years of customer service or K-12 experience
- Two years of related experience including supervision; OR an
equivalent combination of training and experience.
- Demonstrated ability to adhere to confidentially requirements
and other regulations. HIPAA training and biosafety training will
- Demonstrated competency in supervision; leadership skills and
the ability to manage a team of 6-15 people.
- Strong communication skills and the ability to handle sensitive
and confidential situations with demonstrated poise, tact, and
- Demonstrated expertise with Microsoft Office Suite programs,
- Knowledge of spoken and written English sufficient to obtain,
provide, or exchange information. This position requires excellent
verbal and written communication skills, with a specific capacity
for sensitivity, confidentiality, diligence.
- Familiarity with customer service techniques and the ability to
enthusiastically and confidently relate project
- Highly efficient and organized approach to work and strong
attention to detail and thoroughness.
- Ability to manage multiple scheduling issues; exceptional time
- Ability to respond quickly and thoughtfully should logistical
problems arise at a testing site.
- Ability to learn quickly and work independently, with
supervision as needed.
- Ability to multi-task.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact
effectively with students and diverse populations.
- Ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative
- Ability to represent the UO in a professional manner with a
diverse set of stakeholders including, investigators, staff,
administrators, students, and research participants
- Ability to manage complex environments in a calm, constructive,
and professional manner
- Experience working in a team environment, requiring
participatory decision-making and cooperative interactions among
- Experience facilitating outreach activities or research
activities with participants and/or experience conducting
- Experience recruiting for and/or collecting biospecimen
- Experience managing human subjects' protocols.
- Experience working in higher education research or
- Experience working with underserved communities.
- Experience working with both on-site and remote teams
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits
package to eligible employees, including health insurance,
retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about
benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance
with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals
to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected
status, including veteran and disability status. The University is
committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/528389/k12-map-field-coordinator