Senior Study Coordinator
Job Details
Education Center - Los Angeles, CA
Full Time
Graduate Degree
Up to 25%
Nonprofit - Social Services


Under the direction of the Program Manager of Community-Based Research, the Senior Study Coordinator engages in research projects to strengthen the capacity of the HIV prevention, care and treatment workforce to inform public health and elected officials to fund and implement programs designed to reduce HIV-related morbidity, mortality, and health disparities.           



  • Supervise research staff, such as study coordinators and research assistants.
  • Oversee research activities, such as data collection, management, analysis, and dissemination.
  • Coordinate and conduct interviews with participants of research projects.
  • Develop research plans and protocols as needed.
  • Seek, establish, and maintain ongoing relationships with community-based research partners.
  • Develop research tools, including survey measures and qualitative interview schedules.
  • Provide training and expertise in community-based research to all staff.
  • Facilitate community advisory group meetings as required by research and/or evaluation contracts.
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data; manage databases.
  • Write research reports and co-author publications for peer reviewed journals and other scientific, agency, and community forums.
  • Present oral and written reports of research findings in appropriate venues and within given deadlines.
  • Assist with development of CBR proposals and funding applications.
  • Assist with development of culturally-tailored interventions for evaluation in research projects and proposals.
  • Provide technical assistance and continuing evaluation and training to APLA staff, volunteers and collaborators regarding research design and evaluation tools.
  • Develop systems to monitor APLA community-based research projects in order to achieve research goals and objectives.
  • Develop and oversee the research internship program including, recruiting, mentoring, and monitoring interns.
  • Conduct and evaluate needs assessments and evaluation programs for process and impact.
  • Consult on data collection, entry, and analyses techniques.






Training and Experience:

Master's degree in Public Health or related field and a minimum of five years experience in research or evaluation application, health education training, curricula and program development, and report writing. Experience recruiting and interviewing research participants. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Bilingual English/Spanish is preferred.


Knowledge of:

SPSS or other statistical software required; Managing databases is required; Use of qualitative analysis software required; qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis; advanced interviewing techniques; health education principles and behavior; health and social concerns of diverse populations, community resources in Los Angeles County, and HIV/AIDS related issues. Experience writing and implementing IRB protocol for research studies required. Experience in motivational interviewing preferred.


Ability to:

Maintain highest degree of confidentiality; work effectively and professionally with volunteers, employees, and professionals from a variety of disciplines; work independently with minimal direction; meet frequent deadlines in a rapidly changing environment; respond with sensitivity to diverse ethnic groups, and to the issues and concerns surrounding HIV/AIDS; use Excel or other spreadsheet applications; perform word processing functions in a Windows-based PC environment; report and orally present data in appropriate venues; maintain client confidentiality.



This is primarily an office position that requires only occasional bending, reaching, stooping, lifting and moving of office materials weighing 25 pounds or less. The position requires daily use of a personal computer and requires entering, viewing, and revising text and graphics on the computer terminal and on paper.



Must possess a valid California driver’s license; proof of auto liability insurance; and have the use of a personal vehicle for work related purposes.


Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.