Research Project Manager

Lexington - Kentucky (KY),

University of Kentucky

Job Description:

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

The essential job functions of this position require: communicating effectively; building positive working relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds; abiding by University, state, and federal guidelines; maintaining confidentiality; prioritizing and managing work effectively; ensuring work is detailed, accurate, and completed in a timely manner; performing work in a sedentary position; reporting to meetings at different locations both on campus and off campus; interacting with individuals from various levels throughout the university and external stakeholders; and working successfully with a team, as well as independently.


Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (40 hours/week)

Job Summary

This position is in direct support of the HEALing Communities Study, a four year grant aimed at reducing opioid overdose deaths by 40% in participating communities. As the Director of Community Engagement, incumbent will manage the day to day logistics of the Community Engagement team, provide direct support to CE faculty and strategic management of the Community Engagement team and Community Coalitions in implementation of the Study’s CTH intervention, create standard operating procedures for CTH interventions, and manage cross workgroup communications. As the key point of contact and liaison for the Community Advisory Board (CAB), incumbent will coordinate the CAB meetings and logistics, attend community coalition meetings as needed on behalf of study faculty

and staff to educate stakeholders on study goals, progress, and outcomes. Coordinating staff efforts to collect community data critical to the success of the study, the incumbent will assess training needs and develop/deliver training to community-embedded teams in support of constant quality improvement and enhanced goal attainment.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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