Outreach Specialist

University Of Southern California Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 2 months ago

The mission of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is to improve the well-being of vulnerable individuals and communities, advance social and economic justice, and eradicate pressing societal problems in complex and culturally diverse urban environments throughout Southern California, the nation and the world. Our mission is achieved through value-driven, scholarly and creative social work education, research, and professional leadership.

Serving a population of over 500 employees that are located across the country, the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is seeking a Research Project Interviewer to assist with the daily operations of a newly funded grant, Depression, Meth Use and Safe Sex Behaviors: Assessing the Feasibility and Acceptability of a HIV Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Young Adult Latina Women. This project aims to assess the feasibility and acceptability of the implementation of the FASTLANE II intervention program among a population of young women in San Antonio, TX. Research Project Interviewer duties include recruiting and retaining active methamphetamine using Mexican American women in San Antonio, Texas; obtaining outcome data (depression, sex risk and methamphetamine use) for a new population in a new setting; and explore participant's perceptions of the acceptability of the FASTLANE II intervention.

The Research Project Interviewer will be responsible for recruitment of the target population, implementation of the FASTLANE II protocol and conducting interviews. This person will be cross-trained in pre/post-test HIV counseling and informed consent procedures.

Accountabilities include, but not limited to:

  • Recruitment of participants

  • Scheduling of interviews

  • Developing rapport with participants

  • Conducting surveys and ethnographic interviews

  • Data entry

  • Other duties, as assigned

  • Field work will take place in San Antonio, Texas. The Research Project Interviewer will work under the Field Director and will assist the Field Director in all other recruitment and data collection tasks.

Preferred Education and Qualifications:
  • Fluent in English and Spanish - ability to read, write, and speak.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Science field, such as Social Work, Public Health, or other related discipline.

  • 1+ year of research experience.

  • Previous recruitment experience for social science research studies.

  • Prior experience conducting research in, or familiarity, with immigrant communities.

  • Comfortable working with diverse populations.

  • Ability to be flexible in accepting work assignments.

  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

A strong candidate will have strong communication skills, be dependable, a self-starter, able to work both independently and with a team, in a fast paced and high-volume work environment, with deadline pressures.

Position Details: *This is a Fixed-Term, Grant/Gift Funded, Part-Time position (20 hours/ week) through December 11, 2020.

We look forward to reviewing your application!

Minimum Education: High school or equivalent

Minimum Experience: 0 - 6 months

Minimum Field of Expertise: Knowledge of data collection procedures and some experience with data analysis. Excellent interpersonal skills needed for interaction with participants.

USC 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, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at uschr@usc.edu. Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

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