Senior Community Coordinator

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Jul 11, 2023
Oct 12, 2023
Program Manager
Full Time
Senior Community CoordinatorThe Empowered Communities Opioid Project (ECOP) is a multi-site, community-based research program through the College of Public Health (CPH) at George Mason University. The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating aspects of the research project in compliance with protocols set in place for all University sponsored projects. This is a fully funded grant position.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 Senior Community Coordinator serves as a research project coordinator for the Empowered Communities Opioid Project (ECOP), which is a multi-site public health, hub-and-spoke model. This role provides leadership to community site coordinators (spokes) and oversees project scheduling, organizing, recordkeeping, reporting, and purchasing (hub). The incumbent will monitor the overall progress of spoke sites, communicating with each project team to keep everyone on track with the project plan.In addition, this role supports the building of a recovery community model for cross-sector collaboration, peer engagement, mentorship of community partners (behavioral health, jail, others), and coordination for quick access to MAT/MOUD for individuals recently released from incarceration. Responsibilities:The Senior Community Coordinator will work closely with the Program Manager, Care Coordinator, Graduate Research Assistants, and Community Coordinators to accomplish program objectives, and is responsible for daily operations of the HUB site, project implementation and delivery, research team management, and administration of a multi-site, public health research project. Research Oversight:Compliance: Ensure compliance with established research protocols, policies, and procedures. Prevent, detect, and correct violations. Report project risks.Documentation: Lead quality data checks, data analysis, and sharing of information across multiple program sites. Verify the proper completion of research paperwork for grant reporting.Reporting: Prepare monthly and quarterly reports for project sponsor and meet deadlines.Budgeting: Manage program costs within budget.Implementation and Delivery (Hub):Implementation: Participate in research project design meetings, ensure project teams stay within scope, and manage the logistics of implementing the ECOP model across multiple health districts.Monitoring: Supervise qualitative and quantitative data collection, assure fidelity to the ECOP model, evaluate potential problems, and develop solutions in collaboration with program leadership (hub).Stakeholder Relationships: Collaborate with spoke teams to build and maintain relationships with local subject matter experts who form the community advisory boards and key partners. Serve as a point of communication for external contacts.Co-deliver Quarterly Partnership Team Meetings: Organize and participate in partnership team meetings with the spoke teams.Lessons Learned: Leverage qualitative and quantitative program data to identify social and community health needs, gaps, and program impact.Team Management (Hub and Spoke):Conduct Weekly Supervision Meetings (Spoke): Provide both mentorship and reflective supervision for spoke site Community Coordinators to support professional growth and ensure authenticity of ECOP model adoption.Run Weekly GRA Meetings (Hub): Review status of all spoke sites, facilitate updates on data collection monitoring, solicit team feedback, and assign tasks.Deliver Monthly Full Team Meetings: Plan, organize, and deliver hub-and-spoke team meetings to support implementation and delivery of the ECOP model.Training: Research and deliver ongoing staff skills development in collaboration with the spoke teams and Internship Coordinator.Other duties as assignedKnowledge, Skills & Abilities:Leadership Skills:Ability to demonstrate initiative, anticipate obstacles, and proactively solve problems;Ability to handle multiple deadlines, high volume, and competing priorities;Ability to serve as a role model for wellness and self-care; andAbility to align staff and partners with project goals.Supervisory Skills:Ability to assess team strengths and delegate tasks for efficiency and effectiveness;Ability to maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality; andAbility to build rapport and listen actively.Research Skills:Demonstrable understanding of the research process and principles of research design;Good written and verbal communication skills, and capable of presenting research data;Ability to multitask with excellent time management and attention to detail; andAbility to use Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook, Zoom and research software.Qualifications:Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in human services, public health, criminal justice, or a related field, or substitute with four years of related experience;Significant project coordination experience (typically three or more years);Some experience working in a research environment or health care organization or equivalent setting (typically two or more years);Supervisory experience with strong team management and conflict resolution skills;Recovery-oriented work experience;Comfortable working with student learners and interns; andReliable transportation to travel to program sites and community partners within the Commonwealth of Virginia.Preferred Qualifications:Certified Research Administrator preferred;Qualitative and quantitative research skills, including proficiency in software such as NVivo are preferred;Experience with peer recovery support services is a plus; andCollaboration on an integrated team with behavioral health, medical, or justice system partners.

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