Visiting Senior Research Specialist (P3RC Leadership, Organizational Change, and Workforce Development Lead)University of Illinois Chicago (UIC)
Job TitleVisiting Senior Research Specialist (P3RC Leadership, Organizational Change, and Workforce Development Lead)
Position TypeFull Time
Job Category Researcher/Fellowship
Salary Range -
Location Chicago, IL US
Application Deadline May 26, 2023
Contact Name University of Illinois Chicago (UIC)
Phone US +1 (229) 000-0000
To apply for this job please visit uic.csod.com.
Visiting Senior Research Specialist (P3RC Leadership, Organizational Change, and Workforce Development Lead) – Job ID # 1018922
Division of Health Policy and Administration
University of Illinois Chicago (UIC)
The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) School of Public Health’s (SPH) is seeking applicants for a Visiting Senior Research Specialist (P3RC Leadership, Organizational Change, and Workforce Development Lead) position to work with the UIC Policy, Practice and Prevention Research Center (P3RC) and partners to lead assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation and performance monitoring efforts toward improvement of workforce development and public health infrastructure. Primary duties include provision of technical assistance for project partners, developing assessment processes, data collection of primary and secondary data and analysis, implementation and action planning, writing assessment and planning reports, and execution of evaluation and performance monitoring approaches.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Research (Leadership, Organizational Change, and Workforce Development)
- Research, analyze, and develop recommendations to address public health workforce and infrastructure problems, with special emphasis on improving workforce development opportunities for public health professionals.
- Provide overall strategic direction for workforce development and public health infrastructure within the P3RC and project partners.
- Serve as primary liaison between P3RC and project partners for workforce development, assessment, and training efforts.
- Develop and maintain workforce development, assessment, and training project work plans and provide supervision to project staff for the successful completion of grant deliverables.
- Supervise and submit reports to project funders as applicable.
- Develop and lead workforce needs assessments, including collection and analysis of primary and secondary quantitative and qualitative data.
- Develop and support implementation for workforce development plans with partners.
- Develop leadership, workforce initiatives responsive to identified needs.
- Work with faculty and other technical experts to lead workforce initiatives.
- Support development of statewide and UIC wide capacity building infrastructure building.
- Lead monitoring, evaluation, and quality improvement for workforce activities.
- Demonstrate strong ability to identify and assess strategic issues and service gaps and make recommendations for changes in activities to meet the needs of the system and/or facilitate discussion to drive decision making on appropriate activities.
- Develop, implement, and coordinate workforce development trainings informed by needs assessment findings.
Coordination and Communication
- Produce reports, presentations, and publications, as appropriate.
- Foster relationships with key partners at the national, state, and local levels.
- Initiate and build upon strategic relationships with P3RC, UIC SPH and its partners.
- Supervise and act as team lead in directing and coordinating the work of students and lower level research staff/graduate research assistants.
- Plan, assign, and review work of staff and research assistants to ensure that sponsor objectives are met.
- Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
- Bachelors degree in social science or related field.
- A minimum of 5 years related research experience.
- Possess and apply advanced knowledge of research and public health practice principles, concepts, practices and methods.
- Masters degree in social science.
- At least 3 years of workforce development experience.
- At least 5 years of supervisory experience.
- Knowledge and experience working with Illinois Department of Public Health and local departments of public health.
- Knowledge and experience conducting needs assessments and executing workforce development trainings. Knowledge of organizational, administrative and management principles and practices; supervisory techniques; resource allocation; and planning and evaluation and budgeting.
- Ability to deal effectively with a variety of governmental and community officials and maintain cooperative working relationships with federal, state and local officials and others.
- Ability to research, compile and analyze comprehensive reports, qualitative and statistical information.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing for public audiences and for evidence-based reports and publications.
To apply, please visit uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/4462?c=uic by 5/26/23. Be sure to submit a cover letter and current resume along with your application. Please contact Susan Lynch at email@example.com or 312-996-3552 with any questions.
The University of Illinois Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit http://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899
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