Program Coordinator

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Mar 21, 2023
Apr 25, 2023
Program Manager
Full Time
Program Coordinator - Center for Evidence-Based Behavioral HealthThe Center for Evidence-Based Behavioral Health (CEBBH) brings together a number of faculty in clinical psychology and other units who are focused on dissemination and implementation of culturally responsive evidence-based practices. CEBBH capitalizes on several years of close, collaborative work among faculty and community partners. With over 1,000 clinicians trained in evidence-based practices, multiple new grants supporting such work, and new college-supported infrastructure and space, CEBBH offers opportunities for engagement in and mentorship for research, training, supervision, community engagement, and administration.The new Center for Evidence-Based Behavioral Health at George Mason University invites applications for a full-time Program Coordinator. Directed by Dr. Christy Esposito-Smythers, the CEBBH has a dual mission of: 1) supporting research to develop, test, disseminate, and implement culturally responsive evidence-based behavioral health interventions in community settings; and 2) increasing access to high quality clinical care by directly training community-based clinicians and clinical supervisors in culturally responsive evidence-based interventions and assessment practices using principles of implementation science.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Position:The Program Coordinator assists with a new SAMHSA-funded project conducted in collaboration with community mental health centers (Community Service Boards; CSBs) across Northern Virginia, who serve the uninsured, underinsured, and Medicaid-funded population. This project uses a mixed method design to tailor and implement measurement-based care within the CSBs.The Program Coordinator supports daily research by coordinating meetings of research team and community partnership team. Coordination includes scheduling of meetings; maintaining meeting agendas; handling meeting logistics (e.g., room reservation/virtual meeting setup); taking notes, keeping minutes, and advising team members of action items; monitoring project timeline; preparing and regularly updating spreadsheets that track program participation; assisting in preparation of reports; maintaining an office environment conducive to productivity; aiding in the development and maintenance of the CEBBH website; monitoring CEBBH e-mail, drafting correspondence, sending reminders, and responding to inquiries from community stakeholders; coordinating interviews for any new research staff; and other duties as needed.The Program Coordinator assists in monitoring simple but detailed project budget. Duties include budget related tasks as requested by supervisor such as maintaining a list of purchases to aid with budget reconciliations; assisting with budget-related requests (e.g., purchases, travel reimbursement, product research) ; managing petty cash as a custodian; ordering supplies and adhering to p-card procedures after it has been set up; and other duties as needed.Assists with program evaluation and research-related tasks, to include preparation and administration of surveys and presentations; assistance in preparation of IRB materials; compliance with IRB regulations and timelines; coordinating and providing assistance to graduate research assistance. Assists in developing materials for training, facilitating printing of materials for training (e.g., handouts, PowerPoint slides), and preparing materials for distribution. Coordinates planning for virtual and in-person trainings throughout the year. Program Coordinator responsibilities includes working with training leaders to establish dates and times; coordinating with trainees' organizations to advertise trainings, monitor applications/enrollment, ensure distribution of logistical information related to trainings; communicating with trainers and trainees to address logistical questions; providing live support during trainings; aiding with set-up/take-down of in-person trainings; and other duties as needed.Required Qualifications:High School Diploma, or GED is required;Experience with Microsoft Office and other software;Experience with project budgeting;Experience working effectively with customers and other stakeholders; andExperience coordinating schedules and plan events.Preferred Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree;Demonstrated exposure to/experience in social science research or research in another discipline;Prior experience in administrative assistant and/or budgeting role; andPrior experience with regulatory processes (e.g., research review board submissions, monitoring and complying with reporting guidelines of funding organization).Appointments will be made for one year, with the possibility of reappointment based on performance and funding. Start date is flexible, ranging from summer to early Fall. Those interested in applying may direct questions to Christy Esposito-Smythers, Ph.D. (

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 10650z by April 3, 2023; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter and a vita. As applicable, applicants should comment on their interest in this position, prior research experience, and future career goals. In addition, names of three professional references should be submitted along with earliest potential start date. The search committee will begin reviewing applications after April 4th and continue until the position is filled.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities, and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in 198 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William; as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family, take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition!"

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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