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University of Rochester Analyst/Programmer - 232343 in Rochester, New York

Analyst/Programmer Job ID 232343

Location School of Medicine & Dentistry Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 053 Psychiatry M&D Research


8 AM-5 PM


Position Overview:

With guidance from the Administrator of this program and the faculty member responsible for the Dissemination Core, the Dissemination Coordinator will collaborate with the team assigned to identify and adapt evidence-based practices (EBPs) for rural community implementation in order to strategically design communication of those practices through assorted dissemination modalities. These modalities will include, but are not limited to, a dedicated program website, webinars, podcasts, newsletters, infographics, toolkits, blog posts and others to be evaluated and defined.

The Dissemination Coordinator assists other grant team members with developing and carrying out both strategic and tactical decisions relative to all dissemination methods and will consistently evaluate and adjust both method and content based upon learnings from website analytics, program data and community feedback that indicate which modalities are yielding the most effective reach and results under the grant.

The Dissemination Coordinator develops and sustains relationships at many intersections within this project. This includes being the direct interface with the URMC public relations (PR) and social media teams to understand and adhere to guidelines and to provide ongoing direction about representation of this program in all externally facing publications and social media presence. Additionally, the Dissemination Coordinator works closely with the research team tasked with identifying evidence-based practices (EBPs) to understand the practices that have been chosen and to plan for productive communication of those practices to the selected service areas. This requires thought-leadership about selecting methods to communicate these EBPs based upon our knowledge of those service areas gained through outreach and community needs assessment (e.g. literacy, socioeconomic challenges, social determinants of health, etc.). The Dissemination Coordinator works closely with the Technical Writer to represent the chosen EBPs in a way that is engaging and understandable to varied audiences.

The purpose of the HRSA grant is to reduce the morbidity and mortality of substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), in rural communities at the highest risk for these conditions. Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Rural Centers of Excellence on Substance Use Disorders (RCORP-RCOE) will provide up to three years of funding to support three RCOE on SUD. The purpose of RCORP-RCOE is to support the identification, translation, dissemination, and implementation of evidence-based programs and best practices “related to the treatment for and prevention of substance use disorders within rural communities, with a focus on the current opioid crisis and developing methods to address future substance use disorder epidemics.”

NOTE: This position is an end-dated position and is expected to last for August 31, 2022, subject to the availability of grant funding.


Under general direction and with latitude for exercise of independent judgment:

Dissemination Planning and Activities (60%)

Using the grant work plan as a guide, and in close coordination with the faculty member who has oversight for the Dissemination Core:

  • Provides strategic direction and oversight for creation of webinars and podcasts as well as publishing of newsletters, infographics, toolkits, and other written media in collaboration with grant team members and faculty; works closely with the Technical Writer to develop those materials in adherence to the project work plan. (25%)

  • Manages and interacts on program-related social media outlets (e.g. Twitter) including making decisions about linkage to and tagging of other rural health activities or outlets, related URMC programs, and driving traffic to new website content. This includes daily monitoring and proactive posting/tweeting on these outlets. (10%)

  • Collaborates with the team assigned to identify Evidence Based Practices to understand those practices chosen and to translate them into engaging and accessible messages that will be disseminated through the chosen modalities. (5%)

  • Works closely with Community Outreach Coordinator to explore and present alternative methods for distribution of information over time. (5%)

  • Collaborates strategically with URMC public relations and social media teams to design and release messaging about the grant and program and to drive targeted interest and traffic to program-related assets, including the website. (5%)

  • Conducts literature review and other research to evaluate dissemination methods that may be useful and accessible with rural populations and integrates those findings into planning for future information sharing. (5%)

  • Manages work using designated Program Management tools (e.g. Smart sheet, Asana, etc.) to reflect current status of deliverables. (5%)

Website Development and Maintenance (40%)

  • Assists in developing and carrying out the strategy for and the tactical information contained on the program website by collaborating closely with the subcontractor responsible for building and maintaining that website, making key design and content decisions, and working closely with the Technical Writer to develop the necessary text and materials. (25%)

  • Identifies characteristics (e.g. length of webinar or podcast) and type (e.g. infographics) that are most accessible and most utilized by the audiences served through mining and evaluating website analytics as well as reports provided by the program data analyst relative to improvements in morbidity/mortality or engagement rates in those geographies served. (10%)

  • Maintains and evolves website design and content based on needs of the population as discovered by community outreach efforts (5%).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline such as Computer Science, Business, Mathematics, Statistics, Science or Engineering, and 2-3 years of related experience required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrated skills and interest in media and web design. Creative approach, with appreciation of communication design.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; highly organized.

  • Able to take direction but also critical thinker; able to work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Software and computer skills: Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, web design and publishing applications, and Google Analytics.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Clear understanding of rural populations including challenges to access is preferred.

  • An understanding of the substance use and mental health challenges that face rural communities, as well as many of the common approaches to patient / community engagement and treatment would be an asset.

  • Master's degree, equivalent course work, or specialized experience in an appropriate field related to the assignment is desirable.

    NOTE: This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as required.

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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