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All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
BA/BS or a combination of related education and work experience to equal 4 years in a human sexuality, psychology, social science or health- related area (Human Sexuality, Psychology, Marriage/Family Studies, Nursing, Medicine, Sociology, Anthropology, Social work, Public Health, social science or related field).
Extensive (minimum of 4 years) knowledge of and experience with the Somali culture and the Somali-American community in MN.
Fluent in Somali with excellent verbal and written communication skills in both Somali and English.
Comfort with and knowledge about sexual health.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed.
Interviewing experience and skill eliciting information on sensitive and personal topics in the Somali American or Somali community (such as female circumcision and sexuality).
A valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.
Knowledge and experience in conducting community engagement activities in an institutional or nonprofit setting.
Experience working independently and as part of a diverse team, and in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships across cultural differences.
Demonstrated facilitation skills with the ability to successfully elicit, capture, and reflect the input and feedback from diverse communities and stakeholder groups.
Work style that is self-motivated, adaptive, and that includes the ability to fulfill a variety of functions in a team environment without direct supervision.
Interest in working in a highly collaborative setting as part of a diverse team.
The Program in Human Sexuality, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is seeking a Research Community Engagement Interviewer/Recruiter for support of a 5-year federal NIH RO1 grant focused on investigating factors that may contribute to increased risk of developing chronic sexual pain among circumcised Somali American women living in Minnesota. The overall goal is to gather information to help mental health and medical providers provide culturally-sensitive and empirically- informed healthcare.
The Research Community Engagement Interviewer /Recruiter will provide overall input into the cross-cultural aspects of the study, collaborate closely with major community partners and other study staff to recruit and interview participants and conduct data collection. The Community Engagement Interviewer/Recruiter is responsible for helping the study coordinator develop and maintain strong and regular communication with and between, the multidisciplinary team and community partners. The Community Engagement Interviewer Recruiter is also responsible for working with the community partner(s) to maintain the cross cultural integrity of all aspects of the study.
(30%) Work with community partner(s), research investigators, and staff to implement the study including:
The translation and refinement/development of the qualitative interview using the cross-cultural equivalence process.
Identify, recruit, and manage Community Advisory Board.
Refine and translate quantitative questions into Somali, record the questions in Somali and English for the audio computer-assisted self-interview (ACASI).
Provide educational lectures on topics identified to be of interest to Somali American women in informational study recruitment meetings.
Provide cross-cultural expertise in the data analysis and interpretation of findings.
Train and work collaboratively with the other Research Community Engagement Interviewer/Recruiter.
(35%) Recruit and conduct qualitative interviews with 30-40 Somali women and mothers/female caretakers.
(35%) Develop and implement an effective strategy for participant recruitment in the medical clinics and community and lead the collection of the quantitative data via ACASI interviews.
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
Excellent retirement plans with employer match
Disability and employer paid life insurance
Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
Student loan forgiveness opportunity
Opportunities for growth and promotion
Employee Assistance Program
For more information regarding benefits: https://humanresources.umn.edu/sites/humanresources.umn.edu/files/2020_tcd-cslr-75100-ben-0105-7_cs_final.pdf
The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH) at the University of Minnesota was created more than 45 years ago in response to a legislative mandate to train primary care physicians. Since then, we have been leaders in transforming the specialty through education, research, and patient care. We are the academic sponsor of eight family medicine residencies—five in the Twin Cities, three in Greater Minnesota. We are involved in medical student education activities across the Medical School's two campuses: Twin Cities and Duluth. We sponsor four fellowship programs—sports medicine, hospice and palliative medicine, behavioral medicine, and human sexuality— and offer continuing medical education opportunities. We are regularly among the top National Institutes of Health-funded family medicine departments. Our faculty are actively researching health disparities, healthcare delivery, and population health. More at familymedicine.umn.edu.
The Program in Human Sexuality (PHS) is housed within the DFMCH and was established in 1971. PHS is one of the largest clinical, teaching, and research institutions in the world specializing in human sexuality. We have a strong research, clinical, and education agenda in relationship and sex therapy, women’s sexual health, sexual aggression and compulsive sexual behavior, and transgender health. For more information, please see our website at https://www.sexualhealth.umn.edu.
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