Community Health Post-Doctoral Associate

University of Georgia

United States

December 22, 2021


Posting Details Posting Number G/R13064P

Working Title Community Health Post-Doctoral Associate Department CAES-Southwest District CES About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https: // www. UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department College/Unit/Department website Employment Type Employee Additional Schedule Information

Regular hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am-5:00pm; occasional evenings and weekends as needed

Advertised Salary $50,000 Anticipated Start Date 12/01/2022 Posting Date 10/04/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy SW District EOO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

UGA Statement

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https: // or call (706) 542-2222.


Please approximate the percentage of time spent on each task (out of 100%) during a typical work week. List these tasks in order of importance, with the most critical task coming first. Do not list more than 6 entries – do not go below 5% time per assigned duty.


Vaccine education, literacy, and access program delivery, leadership, training, and coordination

Percentage of time 40 Duties/Responsibilities

Work with UGA Extension and Morehouse School of Medicine faculty, researchers, and data analysts, to inform database development and monitoring for needs assessment and to inform research and outreach initiatives

Percentage of time 30 Duties/Responsibilities

Assistance with community-engaged research and program evaluation coordination, including data collection, data management, data analysis, reporting to external oversight organizations, report writing, scientific publication writing and review

Percentage of time 20 Duties/Responsibilities

Coordinate activities with graduate and undergraduate students and interns

Percentage of time 10

Position Details Classification Title Post-Doctoral Associate AD

FLSA Exempt UGA Job Code Job Family FTE 1.00 Minimum Qualifications Position Summary

The Community Health Program and Research Coordinator will work with the partner institutions, UGA Extension and Morehouse School of Medicine, faculty and researchers to support, implement, and evaluate community health research and capacity building initiatives related to vaccine education

Work collaboratively on multidisciplinary teams to foster a systems approach to community health.

Work collaboratively with state and federal agencies, other universities, industry, the Georgia CTSA, partners, and other entities to expand program reach in the areas of vaccine education and access

Collaborate with partner institutions faculty, to conduct focus groups to inform alignment of needs with resources and to mitigate decision and access barriers

Facilitate local health coalitions meetings to assess and prioritize community needs, document prioritized needs, and communicate with various stakeholders at the state and local level, and support development of vaccine education and access.

Provide training for local faculty and staff, coalitions, and other community stakeholders on vaccine education and access and public health principles.

Conduct educational meetings in local communities to address vaccine hesitancy.

Support translational research and vaccine education and access projects through activities such as data collection, data management, data analysis, report writing and contribution to scientific publications, presentations, and reports.

Collaborate with partner institutions faculty, to conduct focus groups to inform alignment of needs with resources and to mitigate decision and access barriers

Serve as a liaison between partner institutions, the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance, local communities, and other key stakeholders

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) preferred

Graduate degree (Ph.D. DPH) in the field preferred

Three or more years of experience in public/community health, Extension, teaching, research or related area. Experience working with diverse audiences; utilizing distance learning technologies. Preferred Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations: Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES), and/or Certified in Public Health.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Experience working with community leadership groups

Experience in research (data collection, data management, data analysis, writing for scientific publications) preferred

Experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment involving multi- tasking

Strong interpersonal communication and public speaking skills

Strong writing skills

Ability to work independently and in teams.

Ability to work with a wide variety of colleagues and audiences including academic colleagues, medical professionals, practitioners, Extension agents, graduate and undergraduate students and the public

Detail oriented with strong organizational skills

Physical Demands

Lift up to 40 pounds Driving

Is this a Position of Trust? No Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a requirement of this position? Yes Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) No

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