Research Professional / Project Associate

University of Minnesota - Minnesota4.2


Required Qualifications ( All required qualifications must be documented on application materials)
Bachelors degree (in public health or closely related discipline, preferred) and at least 2 years experience in a public health project management position OR a combination of education and related experience to total 6 years
Excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated abilities to work independently and as a part of a team
Comfort with and sensitivity to many lifestyles, cultures, and communities including HIV+ adults, men who have sex with men, and rural or native populations
Ability to facilitate group discussions and prepare logistics for training events
Innovative perspective with competency in problem solving
Professional communication style, with excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to multi-task and handle multiple ongoing projects
Competency in basic computer skills (Microsoft office suite, keyboarding/data entry skills, internet searches, emailing, actively participate in web based communication and training)
Personal cell phone that can be used as needed for work purposes
Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule, including some evening and weekend hours to meet the program participant needs and availability
Valid drivers license and personal vehicle to be used for work pu rposes (project will reimburse for gas/mileage). It is expected this employee will maintain adequate, current automobile insurance for the duration of employment in this position.
Preferred Qualifications
Masters Degree in Public Health or similar field
Experience with grant-based employment such as developing and following work plans, reporting requirements and federal financial policies and procedures
Ability to synergize individual learner needs, preferences, and backgrounds to develop learning cohorts and collective opportunities for development
Comfortable communicating with administrative leadership, clinical leadership, and all treaters and staff on a clinical team
Previous experience with project management related to infectious disease or HIV/AIDS
Resident of Iowa

About the Job

Program/Unit Description The Division of Epidemiology and Community Health in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota seeks a 75-100% time (30-40 hours per week) Project Associate for the Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center (MATEC). This position is distance based.
The Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center is a federally-funded training center, providing AIDS and HIV clinical training and support to health care professionals. MATEC has built connections with the top HIV clinicians and researchers in our region to offer health care professionals targeted training and direct access to expert information. We are part of a national network of AIDS Education and Training Centers, serving all states and territories and including four supporting national centers.
More information about MATEC may be found at:
This position will be based in Iowa , and the MATEC offices and most of the MATEC- MN and IA staff are in Minneapolis MN.
Lifelong Learner Project (50-70%)
Working with the site director and Lifelong Learner project lead to manage and maintain day to day aspects of the project
Serve as main point of contact for Lifelong Learner project and programming including various individual and clinic wide educational trainings to health care providers in Iowa
Initiate ongoing communication and check-ins with Lifelong Learners
Work with learners to facilitate individual learning plans. This may involve researching and curating opportunities for development as well as performing the administrative aspects of assisting the learner to achieve plan goals.
Identify, plan, and facilitate cohort development/training opportunities.
Identify and perform needs assessments on communities and health care professionals and create projects based on needs assessments
Collecting, entering and maintaining data from Lifelong Learner project
Other MATEC work (30-50%)
Travel to clinics in Iowa involved in the Lifelong Learner project for check ins, meetings, and training. Potential occasional travel to Minnesota for in person meetings with rest of MATEC staff.
Prepare administrative paperwork, procedures and protocols, etc.
Distance-based participation in regular meetings with MATEC staff to communicate progress and challenges
Assist with grant requirements such as reporting, data entry, management, and analysis, projections, and other tasks
Potential to write grants for additional funding and scientific publications

How To Apply

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Cover letter which:
Describes your qualifications for the position based upon the job requirements and position responsibilities.
Please include examples of your proven ability to perform this job.
List three professional references with complete phone and email contact information.
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About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.