Fields: latinos, healthcare, youth, social science, sexual health
Location: McAllen, Texas
About the Organization: The Latino Research Initiative is a research-focused entity within the College of Liberal Arts. Its mission is to provide the infrastructure for the creation and dissemination of quality information about issues affecting Latino populations. The Latino Research Initiative will support the production of research and community-based projects that focus on five key areas in Mexican American and Latina/o Studies: politics and public policy, health and social equity, immigration, the arts, and an archive of materials and data relating to these areas.
Entre Familia is a collaborative evidenced-based service project in Hidalgo County that aims to increase HPV vaccination among Latino adolescents and young adults in order to reduce cervical cancer incidence and mortality, along with other associated health disparities, among Latinas in Hidalgo County.
About the Position:
- Travel to partner sites for collecting data, assisting with community/clinic promotora trainings and meetings, conduct quality control observations of community/clinic promotora health education sessions, generating reports from RedCap funder reports, and other project related tasks as assigned.
- Assist with enrolling participants and health care providers into the program. This includes assisting with recruitment, collection, storage, and quality control of study participants data as outlined in program protocols.
- Trained and certified in all data collection procedures, assure that data are collected according to protocol, be responsible for all standardized data collection, support data coding and entry, and quality control of entered data for both the clinic and community components of the study.
- Support revision of content for the community-wide education curricula and protocols based on Entre Familia program and provider directed intervention AD session modules Assist with literature reviews and contribute to writing manuscripts from the collected data.
- High school graduation or GED required. Bachelors degree in recognized field which is directly related to the duties of the position preferred.
- Familiar with working with RedCap Software, and Microsoft office. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
- Preferred Qualifications:
- At least 1 year experience working with community-based programs and/or interventions.
- Previous experience working with academic-community partnerships.
- Bilingual (English/Spanish).
Estimated Salary: $2,166 – $2,416+ a month, depending on qualifications. This works out to $12.50-$13.94 hourly, or $25,992-$28,992 annually.