Brain Injury Advisory Council Coordinator

Brain Injury Advisory Council Coordinator

• Job No:
• Classification:Research Professional 2
• Grade:Grade 79
• Work type:Hybrid, On Campus, Staff Full-time
• Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
• School/Business unit:UAA College of Health
• Location:Anchorage
• Categories: Health Profession, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:
The Center for Human Development is seeking applications for a Brain Injury Advisory Council Coordinator. This position requires experience with project coordination, community outreach and engagement, consensus-building, as well as applied research and public policy. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with knowledge of brain injury, who has strong facilitation and communication skills. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, has public policy and/or board experience and has knowledge of research ethics and protocols.

10Create reports for dissemination and use in publications. This position is responsible to draft full reports of assigned evaluation and research projects and will assist in the presentation of evaluation and research findings.Essential 20Support the advocacy efforts of the TABI Advisory Council and follow public policy related to brain injury and disability rights. This position is responsible to implement strategies to improve the status of individuals with brain injury in the key advocacy issues identified by the TABI Advisory Council membership. An advocacy update will be provided to the Trust annually.Essential 25Conduct research and evaluation activities under the general direction of the PI/Project Director. This position is responsible for developing research and evaluation tools, developing data collection processes, and conducting basic analysis using computerized tools, for both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Research activities for this position may include analyzing incidence data, conducting needs assessments, and evaluating project outcomes. This position is responsible for disseminating brain injury data and project outcomes to the Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injury (TABI) Advisory Council for state planning and to the Alaska mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) to be used in the Comprehensive Integrated Mental Health Plan.Essential 40Coordinate the TABI Advisory Council and state planning activities. This includes coordinating monthly TABI Advisory Council meetings, attending council subcommittees, attending meetings of partner boards, supporting the development of state plan documents, hosting public comment for the state plan, and disseminating the state plan. This position will collaborate with the Trust, TABI Advisory Council, partner boards, and other key partners in key planning activities and will support the development of an annual report to the Trust on planning activities.Essential 5Assist in writing grant proposals to secure additional funding. This position is responsible to assist the CHD community services team, research team, and TABI Advisory Council to write grant proposals.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Ability to successfully coordinate the work of others.
Ability to write reports and contribute to grant proposals.
Knowledge of brain injury, including common causes, symptoms, and available services. Ability to develop training content and resources related to brain injury.
Ability to communicate effectively with outside organizations, staff, and professionals.
Knowledge of or prior experience with diverse cultures, and communication styles.
Knowledge of state advisory boards and board engagement. Ability to exercise good judgement and maintain confidentiality. Ability to create accessible documents and meetings.
Skilled in facilitation and consensus building.
Knowledge of fiscal restrictions associated with research funding.
Ability to develop, co-ordinate, and manage research projects.
Ability to solve complex research questions/problem.
Knowledge of ethical research principles and the Institutional Review Board process.
Knowledge of public policy issues relevant to Trust beneficiaries.

Typical Experience:
Substantial experience in a setting working with people with disabilities.
Experience in brain injury, injury prevention, public policy, and/or research and evaluation activities.
Experience in project coordination, community outreach, and group facilitation.

Required Education or Training:
Bachelor's degree and one year research or work experience in a field relevant to
the position (e.g. disability, brain injury, public policy, injury prevention), or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, 12-month, term-funded, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and New hires will be placed on the, Grade 79, based on education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.

Applications will be accepted for review on January 9, 2023. To ensure full consideration, please apply by 11:55pm (Alaska Standard Time) on day before review date (January 8, 2023).

This is not a remote position. This position is physically located in Anchorage Alaska. This will be a hybrid position and employee will be expected to come into the office a minimum of two days per week.

About the Center for Human Development:
The Center for Human Development (CHD) is a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities in Education, Research, and Service (UCEDDs) authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000. Since CHD is the only UCEDD in Alaska, we serve the entire state.

The UAA Center for Human Development has 4 major functions:

• Interdisciplinary education
• Community training and technical assistance
• Research
• Information dissemination

These activities are designed to increase the independence, productivity, and community integration and inclusion for individuals with

disabilities. CHD's projects and activities are not limited to developmental disabilities; they focus on a wide range of disabilities, ages, and issues.

Position Information:
This position will support CHD's brain injury projects and the Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injury Advisory Council.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Betty Hernandez, HR Coordinator, College of Health, at or (907) 786-0902.

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