Research Associate II Community Health Systems Development Georgia Health Policy Center Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Georgia State University
At the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC), we approach our work with a passion to be excellent, to positively impact people’s lives, and to find creative and innovative ways to learn and fulfill our goals.
These are exciting times at GHPC. We are growing and we are thrilled that you are interested in being a part of our team. We are surrounded by individuals empowered to use their expertise and talents to achieve our mission to integrate research, policy, and programs to advance health and well- being.
Are you ready for us? Are you seeking an opportunity with purpose and direction? If you are, we have the perfect opportunity for you! We hire great people from a wide variety of educational, career, and personal backgrounds, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it makes us a stronger team.
GHPC is seeking (2) research associate II (RA II) to join the already awesome team taking the GHPC to the next level of excellence and global achievements!
WHAT MAKES GHPC A GREAT PLACE? • Competitive base salary • Generous benefits, including health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, etc. • A knowledge-sharing organization that works collaboratively with diverse partners • A flexible work environment • Professional development opportunity and mentorship • A rapidly growing center within an academic setting • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
The center’s current scope of work includes behavioral health, child health & well-being, community health systems development, health & health care financing, health in all policies, health systems transformation, long-term services & support, population & global health, and rural health. The center conducts, analyzes, and disseminates qualitative and quantitative research to connect decision-makers with the objective research and guidance needed to make informed decisions about health policy and programs. The center is at work locally, nationally, and internationally with public and private partners to improve health and well-being.
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ABOUT THE POSITION The RA II is a contributing member of the Community Health Systems Development (CHSD) team, which provides a broad range of technical assistance to communities as they implement health improvement initiatives and build locally and regionally integrated health systems. The work is anchored by multiple contracts with the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, with whom GHPC has had a more than 20-year relationship. Technical assistance is centered around helping communities develop a strategic approach to program implementation, build capacity utilizing technical and adaptive approaches, and focus on long-term sustainability. Essential to the success of this position is the ability to build positive relationships with representatives of grantee organizations and their collaborating partners. This position may require extensive national travel at certain times of the year.
HERE IS WHAT YOU WILL DO The ideal candidate will provide technical assistance and capacity-building support to communities funded through state and federal agencies. In addition to supporting communities, the RA II will support CHSD team practice development by: • Help coordinate the development of new training tools, modules, and other resources. • Develop processes for assessing, understanding, and tailoring support to grantee needs. • Communicate the impact of grant funding on organizations, collaborations, and communities. • Serve as a project coordinator and support the management of grants and contracts. • Contribute to the research team through qualitative and quantitative analysis. • Contribute to the development of creative solutions to complex health policy issues. • Conduct literature reviews, analyze results, and contribute to the team operational plan. • Draft reports, abstracts, briefing papers, presentations, and other research- related communications. • Attend meetings and represent the GHPC at conferences and national meetings. • Serve as a mentor to Research Associates.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES TO MAKE YOU SHINE • Qualitative and quantitative analytic skills • Writing and reporting skills, including formatting • Presentation skills • Group facilitation skills • Networking skills and aptitude for representing GHPC with local, state, and national organizations • Demonstrated participatory and team- oriented style of interaction • Knowledge of research and evaluation techniques, methodologies, equipment, processes, and procedures • Skills and experience with data collection, such as conducting interviews and focus groups • Knowledge of automated systems and software (spreadsheets, databases, word processors, presentations, educational software, computers; scanners, analysis software [e.g., NVivo, SPSS, and SAS], and survey software [e.g., Qualtrics, SurveyMonkey]) • Ability to multitask, pay attention to detail, and exhibit excellent customer service abilities • Effective time management and organizational skills • Innovative mindset • Effective oral and verbal communication with external and internal customers
DO YOU HAVE KNOWLEDGE IN ANY OF THESE AREAS? • Mental Health Services for Children and Youth • Substance use disorder • Behavioral health and developmental disabilities • Child and adolescent mental health • LGBTQ+ health • Implementation science • System of Care • Health and racial equity • Social determinants of health • Medicaid and Medicaid data use