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Job ID: 207711

Project Coordinator
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Mar. 23, 2023
Title Project Coordinator
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Pediatrics
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Coordinator
  • Administrative Support/Services
The Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics is looking for a Program Coordinator to assist with the WNY Children’s Environmental Center. This study funded by New York State is examining environmental health issues involving children, schools, health care providers, community coalitions and community-based organizations and public health agencies.

We are looking for someone with a strong public health background who is passionate about community engagement, advocacy, and health equity. This position reports to the Medical Director of the WNY Children’s Environmental Health Center.

Job Responsibilities:
Planning and carrying out grant-related projects in the region to help advance the goals of the New York State Children’s Environmental Health Center, with a focus on the following activities:

Education and Training: Work with health care professionals, pediatric residents, medical students, public health students and other relevant disciplines to incorporate community health and environmental health into routine health care. Specific work may include curriculum coordination, curriculum evaluation, conference coordination, trainee schedule coordination, and community partner collaboration.

Community Partnerships: Collaborate with community-based organizations to promote programs and policies that protect and improve children’s health. Specific work may include communication with community partners and outreach.
  • Coordinate community health program planning, implementation, and evaluation. Assist with grant applications for additional funding of specified projects. This may include developing proposal outlines, checklists, and timelines to facilitate proposal planning; organizing meetings and follow up with interdisciplinary teams.

Environmental Health Screening: Assist center in the integration of environmental screening into routine well child care. Specific work may include reviewing completed screeners, evaluating process outcomes, and maintaining resource distribution for positive screens.
Communicating with the Network Center based at Mt. Sinai and other collaborating centers throughout the state regarding mutual activities and local inputs. This includes:
  • Assist Center Coordinator with composing and submitting quarterly grant reports and other grant required paperwork.
  • Assist Center Coordinator with grant budget, purchasing and expenses according to required guidelines.

Individuals in this role must have a strong understanding of public health and community engagement. Skills include: time management, attention to detail, strong communication skills both remotely (ie, Zoom, email, phone) and in-person. Individuals in this role must be adept problem-solvers who are able to coordinate multiple projects. The individual should be able to
work independently and collaboratively with faculty, trainees, and community-based organizations.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

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