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Research Project Coordinator

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This position is funded by a grant. Continuation is based upon available funds. Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Research Project Coordinator
Department TDI
Position Number 1011925
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Position Purpose

To support The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice in informing the development of national, state and regional health policy, with a particular focus on one or more of the following: evaluating health care; initiatives to engage, enable and empower patients; and/or innovative models of intervention, improvement and implementation. In collaboration with project leaders, implements the entire life cycle of project activities with a high degree of independence and responsibility for ensuring timely completion of project activities.

Skills & Knowledge
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a complex research or policy project with minimal supervision.
  • Public health or health policy background and commitment to advancing health reform in the United States.
  • Project management experience and proficiency with Microsoft Suite and web-based applications.
  • Ability to work directly with high-level national stakeholders to advance health reform initiatives.
  • Familiarity with research methodologies and statistical data analysis.
  • Proven ability to apply critical thinking and sound judgment to address open-ended problems.
  • Superior verbal communication and writing skills.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple competing priorities.
  • Commitment to diversity and serving the needs of a diverse population.
Minimum Experience
  • Three to five years of experience in health policy, public health, or related field in a professional setting.
  • Experience working with data in Excel, including preparation of presentation-quality graphs and tables.
  • Experience preparing professional quality PowerPoint presentations.
  • Experience writing policy briefs, technical reports or grant reports/applications.
  • Experience conducting literature searches.
Minimum Education
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Master’s degree in public health, health services research, or health policy preferred.
SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position
FLSA Exempt
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter Abigail Underhill
Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position is funded by a grant. Continuation is based upon available funds.

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities

Note: Please note this is a grant-funded position.

Project Coordination

  • Coordinates projects evaluating and/or implementing health policy reform initiatives.
  • Monitors, tracks, and coordinates project progress.
  • Ensures timely completion of all project deliverables.
  • Keeps project leaders informed of project status and potential problem areas.
  • Exercises high level of judgment and independent thinking to resolve project challenges.
  • Leads or assists with the development of project proposals, reports, and publications.
  • Assures that all grant guidelines and requirements are met.
  • Performs support functions for the project leaders including, but not limited to, coordinating meetings, developing presentations, conducting literature reviews, and taking minutes.

Research and Evaluation

  • Manages operational processes for the entire life cycle of research/evaluation activities, including: project formation, developing and implementing protocols, data collection, managing subcontractors, data analysis, and reporting.
  • Supports quantitative and qualitative data analyses to complete research deliverables.
  • Designs, develops specifications, and prepares professional quality reports for stakeholders.
  • Conducts secondary research and writes reviews of current literature to stay abreast of field
  • Develops subject matter expertise in discrete areas and applies that knowledge in completion of project deliverables.

Communication and Engagement

  • Independently coordinates with external and internal partners to complete project activities.
  • Responds effectively to requests from senior level executives, providers, payer organizations, and other stakeholders to advance the project.
  • Coordinates orientation and training for new staff, to include project content and department policies. Supervises student interns if applicable.
  • Effectively communicates and supports the College’s values to foster inclusiveness and diversity.
-- Performs other duties as assigned

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Document #1
  2. Additional Document #2

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