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Full Time Study Coordinator in Morgantown, WV at Headway Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 6/19/2018

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Job Title: Study Coordinator

The Policy & Research Group (PRG), based in New Orleans, specializes in research and evaluation of public policy and programs. We apply high-quality social science methodology to study a broad range of areas, including: substance abuse; HIV/AIDS; mental health; education; housing; and public health. PRG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. PRG operates a casual work environment that is both professionally and intellectually demanding.
See www.policyandresearch.com for more information.

The person hired will be coordinating the Youth Empowerment Study, a federally-funded study of a trauma-informed health education program designed to reduce teen pregnancy and related risk behaviors in at-risk youth 14-19 years of age; the program is designed for youth in under-resourced systems, such as juvenile justice-involved youth. PRG is conducting a randomized control trial (RCT) to test the efficacy of this program, which requires the administration of questionnaires to participants at baseline (enrollment), three months post-enrollment, six months post-enrollment, and 12 months post-enrollment. The study coordinator will be responsible for enrolling participants into the study and executing data collection, data management, and quality assurance tasks in accordance with study protocols; the study coordinator will also be responsible for implementing the innovative program being tested to fidelity with study participants assigned to the treatment group. PRG will provide specific training for this position.

Qualifications:

  • 0-1 years research experience and education/coordination experience with youth or health programs
  • B.A./B.S. required
  • Strong interest and/or experience in conducting high-quality research
  • Strong organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail
  • Comfortable talking and working with adolescents
  • Excellent communication skills and computer skills, including Word and Excel
  • Commitment to PRG’s mission: To improve the potential of people through scientifically rigorous research and evaluation that benefits our clients and influences policy
  • Reliable and consistent transportation required
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule; some evening and weekend hours will be required

Duties:

  • Participate in study protocol training; review and learn study protocol
  • Participate in intervention and fidelity monitoring training; review and learn intervention materials
  • Screen potential study participants and enroll interested youth in the study
  • Implement the program being studied with youth in the treatment group
  • Conduct data entry and quality assurance checks
  • Assist in training and technical assistance to study sites
  • Maintain and manage data collection materials and incentives
  • Manage technology and other materials necessary for study
  • Maintain contact with all study participants while they are enrolled in the study
  • Schedule and meet with study participants to collect follow-up questionnaire data
  • Maintain high follow-up questionnaire completion rates (90% or higher)
  • Regularly meet/have calls with PRG and study site staff about the project
  • Provide assistance and support for other PRG evaluation and research projects as needed

Benefits:

  • Two weeks (10 days) paid vacation per year, with increase to three weeks after one year of employment
  • Approximately 16 paid holidays per year (this includes an end of the year break where the office is closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day)
  • Medical, dental, and vision group plans offered; employer pays portion of premiums
  • After two years of employment, PRG employees are eligible to contribute to a simple IRA retirement plan with employer match

Starting wage: $18/hour

Hours: This is a full-time position. Some evening and weekend hours will be required.

Location: This position will be based in three counties in West Virginia (Brooke Hancock, Marion, and Harrison County). The study coordinator will work from juvenile justice services offices where the study is being implemented within the region; regular travel between the sites will be required. The study coordinator will also be engaged in field work, meeting with study participants at multiple community-based offices/public locations in the region.

Travel: This position requires local and out-of-state travel. Reliable and consistent transportation is required. Travel and local mileage will be reimbursed.

Position start date: The anticipated start date for this position is July 18, 2018.

To apply:

Please email a cover letter, resume, unofficial college transcripts, and three references to cjantzi@Headwaycorp.com. Please make sure to include “West Virginia Study Coordinator” in the email subject line.

Please submit your materials as soon as possible - the search will remain open until we find the right candidate. The anticipated start date is July 18, 2018.

PRG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. PRG operates a casual work environment that is both professionally and intellectually demanding.