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Community Research Associate

Company: University of Georgia
Location: Athens
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Job Description:

Posting Details



Posting Details




Posting Number
S04262P


Working Title
Community Research Associate


Department
VPR-Center for Family Research


About the University of Georgia
Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 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 employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 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
The Office of Research encourages and supports innovative interdisciplinary research, scholarship and creative activities that contribute to the physical, emotional and economic well-being of the people of Georgia, the nation and the world. Through partnerships and collaborations, we seek to share knowledge, increase innovation, and deliver the products of our research to the marketplace.


College/Unit/Department website
https://research.uga.edu/


Posting Type
External


Retirement Plan
GDCP


Employment Type
Employee


Benefits Eligibility
Non-Benefits Eligible


Full/Part time
Part Time


Work Schedule



Additional Schedule Information
Hours may vary


Advertised Salary
Commensurate with Experience


Posting Date
11/05/2019


Open until filled
Yes


Closing Date



Proposed Starting Date
11/19/2019


Special Instructions to Applicants



Location of Vacancy
Other Middle Georgia Area


EEO Policy 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.





Position Information




Classification Title
Research Paraprofessional/Professional


FLSA
Non-Exempt


FTE
0.49


Minimum Qualifications
Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.


Preferred Qualifications



Position Summary
The primary responsibilities of a CRA are to engage eligible participants in CFR research projects and help to ensure a positive experience for the participants at each stage of the research process. Responsibilities include (1) identifying eligible participants, (2) recruiting participants into the study, (3) scheduling participants for research visits, (4) facilitating computer-based interviews, and (5) supporting retention efforts.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to implement procedures in compliance with research protocols. Demonstrate basic word processing and data entry skills. Exceptional organizational skills. High level of initiative.


Physical Demands
Travel to participants' homes and other community locations.
Sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, lifting up to 25 lbs and carrying up to 25 lbs.


Is driving a responsibility of this position?
Yes


Is this a Position of Trust?



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


Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?
Yes


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)
Yes


Credit and P-Card policy
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the website.





Duties/Responsibilities




Duties/Responsibilities
Conducting research visits in participants' homes (data collection/retention)


Percentage of time
50




Duties/Responsibilities
Contacting families for recruitment and retention purposes


Percentage of time
40




Duties/Responsibilities
Meeting with other community partners to support research


Percentage of time
5




Duties/Responsibilities
Attend training and periodic meetings; communication with CFR staff (e.g., project coordinator)


Percentage of time
5



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