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All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator, University of North Texas (open until filled)

  • 1.  All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator, University of North Texas (open until filled)

    Posted Dec 05, 2017 09:55 AM

    All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator


    Job Title All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator  
    Department Library - 300540  
    Quick Link www.unthscjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=60426  
    Shift Day  
    Department Overview The NNLM SCR (https://nnlm.gov/scr) aims to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health through increased access to health information within the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. 

    The NNLM SCR extends the services and programs of both the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM https://nnlm.gov/) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM https://www.nlm.nih.gov) by partnering with health information agencies, health organizations, public health entities, community based organizations, libraries and the general public to offer outreach, funding opportunities and educational programming throughout the region. 

    To accomplish this goal, the NNLM SCR program office operates under a UG4 Cooperative Agreement with the NLM and is housed within the Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library (https://library.hsc.unt.edu/) at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas. 

    The position is a full-time, staff position and is currently funded through April 30, 2020. The position will travel frequently to target areas and national meetings.  
    Position Details The National Library of Medicine has initiated a new program with the National Institutes of Health "All of Us" Research Program (https://allofus.nih.gov/) to stimulate and facilitate community engagement and participant support through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). The "All of Us" Community Engagement Coordinator will work within the states of TX, AR, LA, NM and OK in collaboration with "All of Us" program partners, the NNLM and regional partners to develop, pilot, model and evaluate "All of Us" community engagement activities. The Coordinator will work with regional public libraries, community-based organizations and others to develop activities based on community health needs. Target areas will be chosen to reach underrepresented populations typically not included in research. This position will be one of a team of four coordinators reporting to the NNLM SCR Executive Director. 

    Duties will include: 
    * Participate in national program coordination to develop effective, innovative, replicable approaches to meet the "All of Us" and health information needs of library users. 
    * In consultation with the "All of Us" Research Program, select target areas for community engagement (2/year for a total of 6 areas by Year 3). 
    * Convene a network of diverse partners that represent all segments of the targeted communities that are dedicated to improving community health, including public libraries, and identify community health and health literacy needs tailored to the identified geographic areas. 
    * Prepare detailed evaluation and progress reports on activities, programs and services in close collaboration with the "All of Us" Training Center, National Network Coordinating Office, National Evaluation Office, and other NNLM regions. 
    * Coordinate funding awards to support public libraries and community organizations in accomplishing the goals set forth in this project. 
    * Contribute through scholarly articles, presentations at professional association meetings, and professional service (e.g., serving on professional panels) surrounding the "All of Us" national program. 

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: 
    * MPH, MSN, MS in Health Education, MEd, MLS; or equivalent advanced degree. 
    * Health information programming or community health education experience. 
    * Strong presentation skills. 
    * Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
    * Ability to plan and implement programs and prioritize projects. 
    * Willingness to travel; valid driver's license at the time of employment. 
    * Strong service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community. 

    This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the Department. 

    This is an office-based position, without an option for telecommuting, employed by and located at the Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library at UNTHSC in Fort Worth, TX. 

    The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. 

    The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.  
    Required Qualifications The successful candidate will possess a Master's degree and two (2) years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  
    Preferred Qualifications The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications: 

    * Experience working in public libraries or with public library staff 
    * Significant project management experience 
    * Program evaluation experience 
    * Familiarity with National Library of Medicine and NNLM programs  
    Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter with their online application. 

    * December graduates are welcome to apply. 

    Application review will begin immediately and continue until the 
    position is filled.  
    Pay Rate Commensurate with Experience  
    Pay Basis Monthly  
    Job Type Full-Time  
    Work Schedule M-F with some weekends  
    Application Types Accepted Main Form  
    Occupational Exposure to HIV/HBV? No  
    Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals? No  
    Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis? No  
    Security Sensitive? Yes  
    Require a valid Texas Driver's License? No  
    Require a certification? No  
    If required, please list all certifications required for this position.