Community Prevention Research Coordinator_Alakanuk (IAB JOB19-07)

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Classification:Research Technician 2
Grade:Grade 76 (38% GeoDiff)
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:Institute of Arctic Biology
Location: Bethel
Categories: Other

Position Summary:

The Center for Alaska Native Health Research at the Institute of Arctic Biology needs to hire a rural community-based prevention research coordinator for our second community in the Qungasvik R01 application (Alakanuk). This position requires excellent communication and coordination skills in order to effectively work with rural communities, tribal governments, and planning group members; and to assist with the implementation culturally-based intervention activities with rural Alaska Native youth and interact with these youth participants in a culturally competent manner. This position is based in southwest Alaska and incumbent must be a resident of the research community.

Duties:

10Coordinate with the university-based evaluation team and assist when needed in evaluation activities.Essential
10Plan, coordinate and schedule community meetings. Schedule location of meetings, and other responsibilities to make community meetings run effectively.Essential
20Record keeping: Prepare and maintain research project records such as meeting and activity dates, agendas and participant lists. Maintain accurate records of purchases and work with the CANHR Business Office to properly allocate intervention expenses to grant.Essential
5Assist with logistics in the community when university team members travel out to conduct evaluation, technical assistance, training and support services.Essential
5Purchase supplies for planning meetings and prevention activities.Essential
50This position is responsible for implementing a community prevention project based on an existing Yup''ik cultural model, aimed at youth between the ages of 12 - 18 in rural Alaskan communities. Under the direction of the university investigators and Research Manager, the incumbent will ensure fidelity to the Yup''ik cultural model of intervention set forth in the Qungasvik manual and based on the Qasgiq model. Coordinate the delivery of a community-level and cultural two-year prevention program based on Yup''ik teachings and practices. Take lead in the community planning process, development and implementation of the prevention activities in one community. Work directly with the Elders in the community to maintain cultural orientation of the prevention programming. Deliver 18-24 community prevention activities using the Qungasvik (Toolbox) as a guide.Essential

The Center for Alaska Native Health Research at the Institute of Arctic Biology needs to hire a rural community-based prevention coordinator for our second community in the Qungasvik R01 application (Alakanuk).

This position requires excellent communication and coordination skills in order to effectively work with rural communities, tribal governments, and planning group members; and to assist with the implementation culturally-based intervention activities with rural Alaska Native youth and interact with these youth participants in a culturally competent manner.

This position is based in southwest Alaska and incumbent must be a resident of the research community. This is a full time, 9-month appointment.

Applicant Instructions:

Applicants must provide a cover letter expressing interest in this position. A current resume and 3 professional references including their email contact and phone number.

Review Date:

The first review of applicants will begin December 13, 2018.  To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date by 11:55 pm Alaska Standard Time. 

Required Experience:

Six months of successful work experience in a relevant position.

Preferred Experience:

Experience working with youth and children. Experience in leadership positions. Fluency in Yup'ik language.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Must be a resident of the research community. Ability to assist with a culturally-based prevention program. Knowledge of Yup'ik language and culture.
Knowledge of, or ability to learn federal, state, Native organization and Institutional Review Board requirements for research with human subjects and informed consent.
Excellent communication, organization, and leadership skills. Computer software skills.
Ability to maintain records relating to training and other aspects of the project.
Must be able to travel once per quarter for training and collaboration meetings, and fly in small planes.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check.  Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Term Position:

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Probationary:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment.   During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason.  Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF.  The policy can be located at http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/

Tobacco-Free Campus:

UAF Campus is a tobacco-free campus.  For more information, please go to http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecampus/

Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

 

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