ECHO Project Assistant

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Classification:Training & Development 2
Grade:Grade 77
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA College of Health
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Administrative/Personnel, Office/Clerical

Position Summary:

The Center for Human Development is seeking an ECHO Project Assistant. This is a new position that supports the implementation and expansion of Project ECHO networks statewide. ECHO is an evidence-based model that connects health providers and professionals in underserved rural and urban communities to expert interdisciplinary teams, through videoconferencing, to increase their capacity to provide services within their own practice. We have an established Project ECHO program at CHD.

Duties:

30Data entry and tracking of all network enrollment, recruitment, CEU/CME applicants, and resources.Essential
30Participant Recruitment: Maintain and update CHD ECHO website using university supported systems. Coordinate the ECHO registration process through Zoom and assist ECHO participants to access the online learning sessions via zoom. Prepare and maintain outreach materials such as PowerPoint presentations, banners, brochures, posters, emails, fact sheets, social media and handouts; ensure compliance with university marketing goals. Attend community events to promote ECHO projects and ECHO replication.Essential
40Program Administration: This position works closely with CHD project coordinators and researchers involved in ECHO activities. Support CHD ECHO networks with in-session tech, CME/CE applications, and post-session procedures. Additionally, this position will support ECHO replication by developing and modify training/program materials; implementing and delivering ECHO immersion training topics; and conducting training needs assessments.Essential

About the Center for Human Development:
The Center for Human Development (CHD) is a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities in Education, Research, and Service (UCEDDs) authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000. There are 67 UCEDDs, at least one in every state and territory, which form an Association of UCEDD's (AUCD.org). Since CHD is the only UCEDD in Alaska, we serve the entire state.

The UAA Center for Human Development has 4 major functions:

  • Interdisciplinary education
  • Community training and technical assistance
  • Research
  • Information dissemination

These activities are designed to increase the independence, productivity, and community integration and inclusion for individuals with disabilities. CHD’s projects and activities are not limited to developmental disabilities; they focus on a wide range of disabilities, ages, and issues.

Position Summary:
This is a new position that supports the implementation and expansion of Project ECHO networks statewide. ECHO is an evidence-based model that connects health providers and professionals in underserved rural and urban communities to expert interdisciplinary teams, through videoconferencing, to increase their capacity to provide services within their own practice. We have an established Project ECHO program at CHD. 

We are looking for a highly motivated and detail-oriented individual for our multifaceted and exciting work. Attention to detail and a willingness to learn with a positive attitude are a must. Someone who can develop and maintain a website and content is desired. Experience coordinating meetings involving high-level individuals and large events/conferences is a plus. The ideal candidate for this position should have excellent time management skills, be well organized, have an ability to prioritize workflow, and be skilled using technology.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Skilled in computer programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to operate file sharing, video technology, web-based survey systems (e.g. Box, Zoom, Qualtrics), and data management systems.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to anticipate demands and bottlenecks and work to mitigate their impact.
  • Ability to accurately input data and maintain records.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of instructional methods to distance delivery.
  • Ability to work occasional early mornings or evenings.
  • Ability to exercise good judgement, discretion and maintain confidentiality
  • Knowledge of or prior experience with diverse cultures, and communication styles.

Experience:
One year minimum experience in training development and/or office administration.

Education/Training:
Associate’s degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Salary:  $21.81 per hour/minimum

Assignment Information:
Term-Funded, Non-Exempt, Hourly, Grade 77, Full-Time, 12 months per year and full employee benefits package (https://www.alaska.edu/jobs/benefits/)

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

Applicant Procedure:
Applicants will need to upload to the their online application:

  • Cover letter highlighting qualifications that meet the specific requirements of this position
  • Resume
  • Contact information of three professional references

Review Date:
A review of applications will begin on December 4, 2020 and continue until this recruitment is closed. To ensure your application is considered, please apply by 11:55 pm, Alaska Standard Time on December 3, 2020.

Affirmative Action Statement:
UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

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

Probationary Period:
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.

Public Disclosure Statement:
Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:
It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:
If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

Advertised: Alaskan Standard Time
Applications close: Alaskan Standard Time

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