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Project Coordinator

Location: Durham
Position Type: Full-time
Closing Date: December 27, 2021

The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS), co-located at UCLA and Duke University is the coordinating center for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). The NCCTS is seeking applicants for the position of NCCTS Project Coordinator. The NCCTS leads, coordinates and facilitates national collaborations and initiatives across child servicing systems and multiple topical domains; producing child trauma resources, products, reports and information for providers, treatment developers, families and stakeholders. Please note that the NCCTS does not provide direct clinical services to children and families. This position (NCCTS Project Coordinator) currently allows remote work and is anticipated to be a combination of remote and on-site in the future. Position is located at Duke University in Durham, NC.

The NCTSN is a unique federally funded initiative that seeks to improve the quality, effectiveness and availability of care and services for children and families who are exposed to a wide range of traumatic experiences, including physical and sexual abuse; domestic, school and community violence; natural disasters and terrorism; and life-threatening injury and illness. Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in child traumatic stress, and attention to cultural perspectives, the NCTSN supports the development and broad adoption of evidence-based and trauma-informed treatments. The NCTSN is a collaboration of 140 academic, clinical, and community service centers across the U.S.

The NCCTS Project Coordinator supports the NCCTS-Duke Co-Director and Director for NCTSN Relations. This position will:
• Plan, implement and coordinate a framework for coordination and support for the NCCTS Co-Director and Director for NCTSN Relations.
• Serve as a coordinator and implementation/operations partner to the NCCTS Co-Director and Director for NCTSN Relations. Plan, coordinate and administer activities across NCCTS programs and network-wide initiatives. Make operational decisions based on knowledge of supervisor’s primary projects. Coordinate participation with NCTSN Advisory Board meeting; NCTSN Category II meetings, NCTSN Steering Committee, and engagement with various network groups.
• Position requires creating and maintaining relationships throughout the NCTSN with Network members (clinicians, developers, families), and with leaders in the greater child trauma field.
• Plan and execute regular day to day activities and communications related to Co-Director’s and Director for NCTSN Relations’ priority projects, such as Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives. Summarize various materials related to child trauma. Partner with NCCTS Co-Director and Director for NCTSN Relations to track, report progress, and identify opportunities and barriers within path to project goals.
• Coordinate and conduct administrative needs related to multiple Duke requirements for management of faculty reporting and training requirements, certifications, etc.
• Create and maintain a process for scheduling individual meetings, project meetings, group collaborations, and other events. Schedule meetings, assist with time management, and maintain calendar. Interface with NCCTS finance and administration. Coordinate meeting essentials such as agendas, notes, and follow up. Coordinate conference and network travel.
• Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Application instructions and requirements:
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Work requires: excellent communication and writing skills; high level administrative and coordination skills; general knowledge of project management and support of project teams; experience scheduling meetings over multiple time zones; experience coordinating large projects, working with multiple stakeholders, and contributors. Academic or professional experience with child mental health/trauma preferred.

Master’s degree and 5 years’ experience in a related field preferred (mental health, social work, public health, health care administration, and knowledge of child traumatic stress).

Salary is dependent on education and experience.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Duke University is committed to the principles of excellence, fairness, and respect for all people. As part of this commitment, Duke actively values diversity in the workplace, and seeks to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone.

Position location: Duke University in Durham, NC. (This position currently allows remote work and is anticipated to be a combination of remote and on-site in the future.)
Req #: 162365 (Project Coordinator)