Job Opportunity – LGBT Research Program Manager

LGBT Research Program Manager


The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs is now accepting applications for a Program Manager to work on several large-scale
research projects related to LGBT health.
The Project Manager
will a
ssist the Principal Investigator of these studies, Dr. Ian Holloway, in all aspects of coordinating the projects and individual study team activities. Specifically, the Project Manager
will assist in the implementation of projects designed to gather, analyze, and present data about LGBT health disparities, including HIV, with the goal to improve access to services, reduce barriers to care, and influence policy to improve the lives of diverse
LGBT people.


Duties include (but are not limited to) the following:


Management of a large national study assessing the integration and acceptance of LGBT service members into the military. 


Management of a randomized controlled trial of a culturally tailored mobile technology HIV intervention to increase outreach, HIV testing and linkage to appropriate
HIV and social work services among high-risk Black young sexual minority men in Los Angeles County.


Assists in the design of study protocols. Recommends methods and procedures for data acquisition, management and quality control. Recommends statistical techniques for data analysis.
Contributes to the writing of reports, research papers, articles and other documentation of study results.


Oversees survey implementation, coordinates data collection and distribution of incentives to study participants.


Assists in building and maintaining study samples. Disseminates information about the projects. Screens participants by assessing eligibility for research protocols and potential
for commitment to project. Develops and implements sample enhancement strategies. Monitors participant progression throughout study and conducts evaluation at end of study.


Develops, maintains and engages with community leaders and professional colleagues who work with diverse LGBT populations. Represents the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs at
events, professional meetings, conferences and seminars.


Writes status reports of study efforts and works with investigators on the writing of articles, research papers and other documentation of study results.


Contributes to the documentation and update of study procedures. Coordinates design, revision, approval and production of research instruments and related materials such as consent


Advises on statistical techniques for data collection and analysis. Assists in the planning of data collection. Develops computer programs for data screening and analysis or recommends
and uses statistical software. Generates graphs, charts or tables to present analysis results and provides interpretation.


Stays current with pertinent literature and developments in field.


Job Qualifications:


The ideal candidate will have experiences working with diverse LGBT populations.  They will have experience in research methodology, statistical analysis, and project coordination and/or management.
 They will have experience managing large research projects.  They will have strong organizational skills, effective communication skills
and the enthusiasm and ability to connect with people from a variety of different backgrounds.  They will have experience managing a team of research assistants.  Must be
deadline-driven, detail-oriented, and possess excellent analytic, written communication, and public speaking capabilities. The candidate should be able to work independently and posses a high
degree of initiative, diplomacy, and professionalism.


Preferred Qualifications:


Preferred Education:               Master’s Degree in social sciences or related field

Preferred Experience:             Experience with
community relations, outreach, and partnership-building preferred. Experience with LGBT populations preferred.


The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs:


The Departments of Social Welfare, Urban Planning, and Public Policy constitute the recently renamed UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs, in recognition of a $50 million gift to the
School. Much of this gift is being used to establish endowments to strengthen the School’s academic base, support emerging research areas, and attract the best faculty, staff and students.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination policy and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.


Salary: $45,000 – $50,000 with benefits. This is a full-time, non-exempt, contract position.


Requisition Number:          

Primary Hiring Contact:     Holloway, Ian

Department:                          0350-SOCIAL WELFARE    

Job Classification:               ADMINISTRATIVE ANALYST    

Working Title:                      Program Manager                   

Posting Expiration Date:     03-31-2016    

Earliest Start Date: