Overview

The East Tennessee State University College of Public Health is recruiting three (3) Community Data Support Specialists for 15 month full-time grant positions, with benefits, within its Center for Rural Health Research. Community Data Support Specialists will provide technical assistance on data collection, management and reporting for community-based organizations located within each Tennessee Grand Division, with one position located in Johnson City, one in Nashville, and one in Memphis. Successful candidates will work closely with Grand Division Coordinating Centers at ETSU, Meharry Medical College, and the UT Health Science Center of Memphis, to support community-based organizations funded through a Tennessee Department of Health grant to address COVID-19 disparities among racial and ethnic populations and rural populations throughout Tennessee. Essential functions include, but are not limited to: • Establishes working relationships with Coordinating Center-funded community based organizations within assigned grand division. • Trains community based organizations on data definitions, data collection, and data entry. • Works with Coordinating Center-funded community based organizations within assigned grand division to ensure accurate data collection and entry. • Provides technical assistance to Coordinating Center-funded community based organizations within assigned grand division to support data collection and entry. • Coordinates Center staff within assigned grand division to support outreach and connectivity to community based organizations. ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all of our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities • Ability to support community-based organization initiatives, provision of technical assistance, and a strong understanding of data collection to support program evaluation. • Ability to work with community-based organizations to ensure understanding of data definitions, and accurate and timely data reporting and management. Required Qualifications • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution preferably in health sciences, business, or healthcare management or Bachelor’s degree with demonstrated equivalent and relevant experience. • Training and/or experience in research design/methods, program planning, data management, and/or program evaluation. Preferred Qualifications • Experience working with community-and/or faith-based organizations. Posting Number: AS00826P FLSA Status Exempt Special Instructions to Applicants Three positions to be filled. All positions at East Tennessee State University are contingent upon sufficient funding. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants

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About East Tennessee State University

ETSU was classified as a Carnegie Doctoral University: High Research Activity (R2) in 2018 and had 14,435 students in AY 2019-20. Clinical and health-related academic programs are organized as ETSU Health, which includes health professions programs in the College of Public Health, the College of Nursing, the James H. Quillen College of Medicine, the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, and the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences. ETSU Health and the College of Public Health have strong research and practice affiliations with the largest regional health system, Ballad Health, and with state and local public health agencies.
The CEPH-accredited College of Public Health is home to a diverse range of graduate and undergraduate degree programs, research centers, and projects. Faculty enjoy collaborative relationships with four other health-related colleges within the University’s Academic Health Sciences Center, the Mountain Home VA Medical Center, and the region’s public health and health care systems. The College of Public Health is home to five centers and institutes focused on health improvement in the region and nation: The Addiction Science Center, the Center for Rural Health Research, the Center for Applied Research and Evaluation in Women’s Health, the Tennessee Public Health Training Center and the Tennessee Institute for Public Health.
Housed within the College of Public Health, the Center for Rural Health Research works to fulfill its mission of engaging rural communities to advance health and improve quality of life. The Center conducts studies that are local, regional, statewide and national in scope, for partners that include the state of Tennessee, Ballad Health System, the Appalachian Regional Commission, and the Health Resources and Services Administration, which recently awarded ETSU one of seven federally funded Rural Health Research Centers. Through subcontracts with other national partners, the center is conducting additional work for the Centers for Disease Control, National Institutes of Health, American Medical Association and others.
ETSU is located in Johnson City, one of the Tri-Cities of Northeast Tennessee. The larger region, known as the Appalachian Highlands, is adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is a 4-6-hour drive from Nashville, Washington, DC, Atlanta, and the Research Triangle of North Carolina. Johnson City is frequently ranked among the best small towns in the U.S., with affordable housing, an accessible regional airport, excellent schools, and outstanding cultural and outdoor recreational activities. Clinical care in Washington County is consistently ranked among the best in Tennessee. To apply, please visit the ETSU Electronic Jobs Portal at https://jobs.etsu.edu/postings/19421.