Health Projects Coordinator

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  • Job Number:521354
  • Classification:Training & Development 4
  • Grade:Grade 79
  • Work type:Hybrid, On Campus, Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA College of Health
  • Location:Anchorage
  • Categories: Education/Instructional, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

The Center for Human Development is seeking applications for a Health Projects Coordinator. This position will develop and facilitate delivery of relevant training to community partners. This position will also coordinate projects that are dedicated to improving health outcomes for people with disabilities.


10Assist in writing grant proposals to secure funding.Essential
10Evaluate the effectiveness of programs using different methods, including collaboration with the research team. Change/alter programs for future implementation based on research and evaluation findings.Essential
10Maintain records related to programs.Essential
10Research and review data and data reports from a variety of sources and effectively communicate information related to health projects.Essential
15Collect, order, inventory, and prepare information and materials to be used in a variety of projects. This includes lesson plans, training guides, participant manuals, videos, slides and other materials. Distribute materials to participants and partners.Essential
20Determine training and professional development needs through needs assessments, surveys, interviews, or other sources. Review and analyze requests for training and professional development. Collaborate and coordinate with organizations both in state and out of state to meet partner needs for professional development and outreach.Essential
25Develop curriculum, course content, meeting agendas, and reports for multiple health-related projects.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 ( 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.

To read the mission statement for UAA's Center for Human Development (CHD), visit CHD is federally mandated to provide education, research, and service.

Position Information:
The Center for Human Development is seeking applications for a Health Projects Coordinator. This position requires experience with training, community engagement, and project management. We are looking for a highly-motivated individual with experience in health education programs, including sexual health education. We desire someone who has excellent facilitation skills and who can coordinate multiple projects with a variety of university and community stakeholders. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, has excellent writing and presentation skills, and has experience working with individuals with disabilities.

This position will lead or support the following current projects: Friendships and Dating Program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities focused on relationships and sexual health; expanding the public health workforce to include people with disabilities; and leading an American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry student club. In addition, you will have the opportunity to pursue funding for health and disability projects that interest you.


  • Knowledge of training principles, course development methods, and training techniques
  • Ability to conduct trainings, workshops, seminars and facilitate meetings for a wide variety of audiences
  • Ability to develop training content and materials
  • Skilled in the use of video, audio, and other types of equipment to present trainings or facilitate meetings, both in person and online
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others, including effective communication with outside organizations
  • Strong computer software skills
  • Ability to evaluate activities, including planning, contributing to, and reviewing research
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques to conduct needs assessments
  • Ability to lead projects and successfully lead the work of others
  • Knowledge of grant writing processes and ability to write proposals
  • Ability to keep current in topics of specialty area
  • Knowledge of health disparities experienced by people with disabilities
  • Knowledge of sexual health and health education, especially for individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Knowledge of or prior experience with diverse cultures and communication styles
  • Ability to exercise good judgement and maintain confidentiality

Minimum of two years’ experience in training, education, disability services, and/or public health.

Bachelor’s degree in related field and two years’ experience (i.e. training, education, disability services, public health), or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Conditions of Employment:

  • To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.
  • This is not a remote position.
  • Position is located in Anchorage, Alaska.

Assignment Information:
This is a full-time, term-funded, 12-month, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule,  Grade 79, Salary will be based upon level of education, training and experience.

Application Procedure:
Applicants will need to upload the following documents to their online application:

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

Review Date:
Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2022.  Recruitment will remain open until filled.


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



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.



UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:



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



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



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



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