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Community Data Manager

Location: Boston, MA
Post Date: 8/19/2020
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We are seeking a motivated individual to join the team of Community Data Managers on the HEALing Communities Study (HCS). The HCS is a NIDA/SAMHSA funded study with the goal of reducing opioid overdose deaths by 40% across 16 highly affected Massachusetts communities. The Community Data Managers serve as data liaisons between the HCS study team, the community coalitions, and various community stakeholders to integrate, translate, and disseminate community-level public health data to select and monitor evidence-based practices to achieve this goal.

POSITION SUMMARY:

We are seeking a highly skilled individual to join the team of Community Data Managers on the HEALing Communities Study (HCS). The HCS is a NIDA/SAMHSA funded study with the goal of reducing opioid overdose deaths by 40% across 16 highly affected Massachusetts communities. The Community Data Managers serve as data liaisons between the HCS study team, the community coalitions, and various community stakeholders to integrate, translate, and disseminate community-level public health data to select and monitor evidence-based practices to achieve this goal.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES:

Community Data Managers will play a key role in managing community-level public health data for the study, and will:

  • Serve as a data liaison between the HCS research staff and community coalitions to support collection, interpretation, and dissemination of community-level public health data so that coalition and partner organizations can make informed, data-driven decisions around intervention selection and implementation.
  • Work with coalitions and community organizations to identify data metrics and facilitate development of data collection and reporting protocols to enable all stakeholders to monitor intervention implementation progress.
  • Develop and manage community portals including an interactive data dashboard displaying key metrics that allow the HCS research team and community stakeholders to track intervention progress.
  • Train coalitions on tools, processes, and systems to facilitate sustainability of data collection and monitoring for long-term data-driven decision making.
  • Work on data quality improvement initiatives.
  • Advocate for collection, analysis, and reporting of data to identify and address health disparities and racial inequities.
  • Work closely with other HCS staff members, including community engaged facilitators, community coordinators, and community faculty to support the coalition throughout the study intervention.
  • Assist in facilitation and participate in learning collaboratives and communities of practice to build and support a culture of data-driven decision making.
  • Utilize hospital's behavioral standards to establish a positive environment in which all study participants and research staff are treated with dignity and respect.
  • Performs other duties as needed.
  • Must adhere to all of BMC's RESPECT behavioral standards.

The HCS is dedicated to increasing the diversity among biomedical and social science research staff and enhancing equity within our teams and the communities with which we work. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds/identities to apply.

(The above statements in this job description are intended to depict the general nature and level of work assigned to the employee(s) in this job. The above is not intended to represent an exhaustive list of accountable duties and responsibilities required).

JOB REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:

A Master's degree in Public Health or Public Administration or related field with a minimum of two additional years of work experience is preferred. Individuals with a bachelor's degree and substantial work experience (4+ years) may considered.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:

N/A

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of two years of experience working in public health research, intervention planning and monitoring, and/or data management projects required.
  • This is not a supervisory role; no management experience required.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Must be organized and detail-oriented and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to communicate data and findings to different stakeholder groups and research staff in a way that is practical and promotes equal access to information.
  • Experience working with diverse populations; awareness of the impact of racial and health inequities; commitment to eliminating stigma related to substance use disorder and treatment.

This position is currently remote due to COVID-19. The physical office location is located at the Scrafft's Center in Charlestown, MA.
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