Performs the role of Field Recruiter and Interviewer; conducts research participant recruitment, retention and assessment for the Recruitment, Engagement, and Retention Center (RERC) for the Adolescent Trials Network (ATN) cooperative agreement and its linked research projects. This role may be primarily placed in collaborating community-based organizations, work in the field to recruit, enroll, and assess participants at 4-month intervals for the duration of the study.
Primary job functions include: (1) traveling to assigned project sites to identify and engage potential study participants; (2) recruitment, retention, and implementation of assessments using prepared questions; (3) data entry in real-time using mobile phone and web-based systems; (4) participant tracking and follow-up at pre-determined time points; and, (5) provide enrollment updates to RERC Director, Assessment Coordinator, and supervisor on an ongoing basis. The incumbent must have: skill in developing rapport with individuals, including young people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds; excellent organizational skills to assist the assessment team to meet goals within specified time period. Phlebotomy skills and bilingual Spanish/English language skills are preferred, but not required. Must have reliable transportation.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Must have reliable transportationAbility to work non-standard work schedule (weekdays, weekends, day-time and evenings), as assigned)Ability to travel back and forth between project sites and for meetings, as needed.Ability to use mobile phoneExcellent verbal and written communication skillsExperience in working independently and on teams to meet project timelinesAbility to maintain professional composure in fast-paced, multi-tasking environmentAbility to effectively manage multiple assignments and timely meet established deadlinesThorough understanding of research ethics and proceduresAbility to maintain participant confidentiality
Required Education and/or Experience
High School Diploma or equivalent and two years experience working with high risk youth populations, including LGBT, ethnic minority adolescents and young adults, specifically those who face challenges with homelessness and drug addictionMust have reliable transportation to and from work site. If using personal vehicle, must have valid U.S. Drivers license (with allowable restrictions) and must meet the Tulane University Motor Vehicle Policy criteria to become authorized as a driver
Bachelors degree in a health related field and two or more years directly related experiencePhlebotomy skillsBilingual Spanish/English language skills are preferredExperience working with high risk youth populations, including homeless, drug using, LGBT and ethnic minority adolescents and young adults
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Location/Region: New Orleans, LA (US)