Intergenerational Studies Coordinator

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Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Research

The Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging (KIHA) brings together key strengths from around campus and the region to address growing needs here in Denver and throughout the nation. Designed to address complex problems in depth, the Institute builds on DU's dedication to the public good by supporting research and scholarship on aging in a variety of disciplines. Lab scientists, social workers, psychologists, lawyers, education specialists, business faculty members, and others are routinely involved. The work of the Institute is truly collaborative work, leveraging the assets of the DU community in the discovery and design of knowledge and engagement across our campus and around the world.

Position Summary

The Intergenerational Program Coordinator at KIHA will work under the direction of Dr. Leslie Hasche to coordinate intergenerational programming evaluations and dissemination of outcomes.  The coordinator will manage the day-to-day activities of this initiative that involves a research-practice partnership with collaborating organizations through LinkAGES Colorado. LinkAGES Colorado is an intergenerational initiative with the vision of creating a culture of respect for elders through long term sustained relationships across ages. LinkAGES Colorado is a collaborative effort comprised of community-based organizations providing services and housing across ages. For more information on LinkAGES Colorado, please see: http:\\www.linkagescolorado.org; on Facebook and Twitter @LinkAGES CO.

The Intergenerational Program Coordinator will meet with LinkAGES Program Partners for recruitment of research participants, for data collection and management, and ensure compliance with Institutional Review Board human subject protocols. Additionally, the coordinator will supervise student volunteers and employees and purchasing request, such as study participant payments and reimbursements. They will manage communications, serving as a link between Dr. Hasche and various faculty, students, personnel, and the leadership members of LinkAGES. Given that this project is in its fifth year of the evaluation program, the coordinator will also assist in dissemination of outcomes through preparing community presentations, scientific reports, manuscripts, and funding reports.

This is a grant funded position. The appointment is until August 31, 2022 and may be extended based on performance and funding availability.

Essential Functions

  • Coordinate research and evaluation activities (i.e., recruitment, data collection, data management) with the Intergenerational Research Team and under the supervision of Dr. Hasche.
  • Facilitate meetings with program partners from LinkAGES Colorado to adapt evaluation methods for their program-specific needs, including submission of IRB modifications to the project’s human subject protocols.
  • Supervise and coordinate DU student participation in the intergenerational activities and research.
  • Facilitate weekly LinkAGES research team meetings by coordinating agenda and documenting notes and assigned tasks.
  • Draft communications, presentations, and reports to disseminate evaluation findings.
  • Collaborate on manuscript writing and presentations to community and scientific audiences.
  • Give presentations at community and collaborative events, as needed.
  • Manage the budgeting and purchasing requests related to the intergenerational program evaluations. 
  • Monitor and identify potential funding opportunities to support the evaluation of intergenerational programs.
  • Identify, recruit, and support DU faculty and graduate students to participate in intergenerational program activities and research.
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • As needed, provide support to LinkAGES Colorado on capacity building for evaluation, research, and program implementation.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Act as liaison for student/community handling day-to-day issues and questions.
  • Must be a multi-tasking, problem-solver while showing flexibility and being an independent worker.
  • Ability to work as both a self-starter and a team member.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel and Word, willing to work flexible hours, and willing to work as part of a team.
  • Attention to detail, excellent communication and organizational skills, ability to multitask and delegate tasks efficiently.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a management or related field.
  • One (1) year of experience in education, study coordination or research-practice collaboration management.
  • Knowledge of research practices, study design and research ethics including regulations regarding research.
  • IRB training experience, CITI certification

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in management, social work, or related field.

Working Environment

  • University setting with cyclical periods of increased workloads with the possibility of moderate to high stress levels.
  • Surroundings with moderate noise levels and frequent contact with electrical devices.

Physical Activities

  • Ability to demonstrate and teach various outdoor activities.
  • Required to move about the office/campus/outdoors with the capability of transporting objects up to 100 lbs. with assistance.

Work Schedule
In office, 4 days/week Monday – Thursday; approximately 30 hours per week, with rare occasion of evening events or presentations. Hours can be flexible.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) January 18, 2022.

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

Hourly Range:
The hourly range for this position is $20.43 - $26.56.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

Benefits:
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

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

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

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

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