Research Coordinator III - Community Programs

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Research Coordinator III - Community Programs

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Central Houston, Texas

Category: Research

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Requisition #: 2400012G

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

We seek a Full-Time Research Coordinator III to join the UTHealth School of Public Health's Department of Behavioral Sciences. This team includes community health workers, intervention and implementation researchers, statisticians, data collectors, and clinic and community-based organization partners across Texas. In this position, you will manage a large community-based breast and cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination intervention project, including coordinating CHW- and navigator delivery of the intervention activities, social marketing strategies, and community organization collaborations - to extend the reach of the evidence-based intervention to Latina women across four areas in Texas. You will also manage the day-to-day process and outcome evaluation activities and prepare reports summarizing progress to the funding agency.

Once you join us you won't want to leave . It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

The overall goal of the project, Salud en Mis Manos (SEMM): An Evidence-Based Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Program for Underserved Latinas (Lara S. Savas, PI) is to increase mammography, cervical screening, and HPV vaccination among underserved women in the South Texas Gulf Coast, Greater Houston area, and West Texas. The research coordinator will assist with the day-to-day research and intervention project management and will provide scientific direction to support evaluation activities. The multi-level, multi-component program includes behavioral intervention and social marketing components and is of considerable scope and complexity. Coordination activities include planning and oversight of intervention delivery, community outreach and partner engagement, and social marketing strategies. The Coordinator will also manage process and outcome evaluation activities and the preparation of reports to the funding agency. The coordinator will engage with the PI to ensure the implementation of the project in a manner that maintains within budget, funding goals, and objectives, on schedule, and of the highest quality.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Oversees all aspects of the program activities. Sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, and monitors project progress. Develops, implements, and manages intervention protocols and procedures.

  • Manages annual/grant budget, negotiates service contracts, manages invoices by contracting community organizations and clinics, and/or authorizes expenditures.

  • Ensures adherence to project protocols and tracking procedures to ensure the quality of work, completion of performance measurement, and grant delivery and reporting on objectives are met.

  • Engages in team science, ensuring collaborative partnerships. Coordinates our project team and community organizations and partners to coordinate project outreach in underserved communities to increase the reach of the CHW-delivered intervention and social marketing campaigns.

  • Oversees communications, internal and external, including community engagement activities. Working in conjunction with Public Affairs and liaising with UTHealth Communications, to create and promote program communication materials, which may include printed materials, website content and/or radio or television interviews to increase awareness of the SEMM program, cancer screening, and HPV vaccination recommendations.

  • Prepares PowerPoint slide decks and posters for professional meetings, and assists in writing and providing reference support for manuscripts for publication.

  • Prepares draft reports to the funding agency, and may assist in the preparation of grant proposals to governmental agencies.

  • Manages Human Resources activities for direct reports including recruitment and selection, hiring and terminating, training and development, performance evaluations, and salary planning.

  • Ensures project controls, tracking and performance measurement, and reporting and product delivery objectives are met.

  • Informs upper management of key activities and makes periodic progress reports.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal. Working knowledge of MS Office.


  • Proficiency in the use and development of surveys on REDCap and Qualtrics

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish – including reading, writing, and speaking.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or relevant experience in lieu of education. A Master's Degree is preferred.

Minimum Experience:

  • Five (5) years of relevant experience. May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

  • Previous experience working with community-based intervention research programs is strongly preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

This position may include work involving potentially hazardous chemical, biological or radioactive agents.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

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