Project Coordinator, DU COST Program

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Grants Administration

The University of Denver (DU) is a top-ranked university in a thriving city at the base of the Rocky Mountains. The ethnic and cultural diversity of the Denver Metro area includes a Latino/Hispanic population that represents about a third of the population, a strong and visible African American community, a diverse array of Southeast Asian refugees and immigrants, and a similarly diverse population of refugees and immigrants from East Africa. The Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) at DU was created in 1976 to house one of the first Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) programs in the country, under the Vail training model (practitioner-scholar). The PsyD program has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1979.

The School also has a partially affiliated, APA-accredited internship consortium and several in-house and satellite psychology training clinics that serve Denver and the surrounding communities. As a professional school, GSPP promotes and utilizes high-level pedagogy that integrates applied practice, theory, research, and scholarship. Our strategic plan Innovation and Impact: Psychology for a Complex World outlines how we are building on our academic strengths in order to expand our community reach.

The School, in partnership with the Morgridge College of Education, has been awarded a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) federal grant to launch a Colorado Opioid use and Substance use disorder Training (COST) program. This program will address the opioid and substance use disorder needs of indigent and low-income persons, pregnant and parenting mothers, and Spanish-speaking Coloradans by achieving the following goals: 1) Increasing the number of doctoral health psychology students trained to provide OUD/SUD prevention and treatment services in high need, high demand areas by recruiting three cohorts of eight doctoral students and creating interprofessional doctoral specialty training in OUD/SUD prevention and treatment with specialty training for pregnant/parenting and Latinx populations; 2) Providing experiential education for students by placing them in partner sites that deliver integrated care, including tele-behavioral health and support, to high need communities in the metro Denver area; and 3) Developing a tele-behavioral health training program for doctoral students and practicing professionals and expand telehealth service delivery at our on-site training clinic to serve remotely-located parents.

All GSPP programs promote comprehensive academic and applied training within an environment that values cooperation and collaboration and fosters critical thinking and self-determined functioning. The School is committed to educating students to provide culturally competent services to clients and the community. Knowledge of multiculturalism and inclusive excellence guides GSPP in the mission to be as welcoming and inclusive as possible to all students, staff, and faculty. GSPP has developed a collegial atmosphere with significant opportunities for creativity, teamwork and innovation. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment and encourage applications from individuals with marginalized identities.

Position Summary

This position will support all aspects of the DU COST Program to ensure that the grant deliverables are fulfilled. This will include project management, financial management, course development, and community outreach and engagement. The Project Coordinator will collect, analyze, and report on data related to the Program, including assisting with report writing. In addition, the Project Coordinator will help develop coursework and workshops for professional development related to best practices in tele-behavioral health.

This is an hourly, benefited staff position with a typical work schedule of 37.5 hours/week. The position will report to Dr. Kim Gorgens, DU Cost Project Director; financial and budget support will be supervised by GSPP's Grant Administrator. The position is funded by a grant; funding is available through August 31, 2022.

Essential Functions

  • Assist Project Director with operation of training program.
  • Assist with outreach to potential new field agency sites.
  • Coordinate with experiential partner sites to ensure student training is seamless.
  • Assist with all evaluation activities.
  • Track progress toward grant deliverables and regularly report to Project Director and Grant Administrator.
  • Coordinate with Grant Administrator and central DU grant office on financial duties including payroll, invoicing, and ordering.
  • Collaborate with Grant Administrator regarding financial reporting and budget management.
  • Assist with trainings and workshops.
  • Assist with data collection.
  • Follow up with graduates to collect HRSA-required and GSPP designated information.
  • Assist with reporting.
  • Work with cohort students to ensure all paperwork, clinical hours, and other requirements are met and recorded.
  • Complete other duties as requested/assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong organization, communication, and administration skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Financial management skills
  • Project management skills
  • Data analysis and reporting skills
  • Ability to adapt to manage and embrace new tasks and evolving job duties

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and education
  • Experience with data collection, data analysis, and project management
  • Experience with financial management

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working on and managing a federal grant
  • Experience with psychological training
  • Experience with tele-behavioral health

Working Environment

1. Standard office environment.
2. Unexpected interruptions occur often and stress level is moderate to high.
3. Noise level is quiet to moderate.

Physical Activities

1. Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
2. Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on September 20th, 2019.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Hourly Range:
The hourly range for the position is $20.10 - $24.52.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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