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Project Coordinator - National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS)

Work Arrangement:  Hybrid (On-Site and Remote mix)
Requisition Number:  197520
Regular or Temporary:  Regular

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  MEDICAL CENTER
Date:  Jul 14, 2022
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Position location: Duke University in Durham, NC.

(This position will be a combination of remote and on-site.)


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) is a combination of remote and on-site work. 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 and partners with the NCCTS Associate Director for NCTSN Relations and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). This position will:

· Collaborate with the NCCTS Associate Director for NCTSN Relations and DEI to plan, document, facilitate and manage follow up for various meetings. This includes meeting coordination efforts (e.g. Category II meetings, DEI related meetings, anti-racism meetings); prepare agendas, meeting slides, and minutes; coordinate logistics including hosting the monthly meetings (Zoom, in-person, or other); and track items for follow up.

· Develop and implement a support framework for the NCCTS Associate Director for NCTSN Relations and DEI.

· Create a process for scheduling meetings, assist with time management, and maintain calendars. Coordinate complex scheduling, across multiple time zones. Coordinate conference and network travel.

· Serve as a coordinator and implementation/operations partner to the NCCTS Associate Director for NCTSN Relations and DEI to accomplish project goals across NCCTS programs and network-wide initiatives specific to efforts focused on DEI and anti-racism.

· Collaborate with the NCCTS Associate Director for NCTSN Relations and DEI and other team members to improve coordination and alignment between the various DEI and anti-racism efforts in the NCCTS and NCTSN to ensure organizational goals and targets are met.

· Coordinate participation in various network meetings and collaborative groups specific to DEI and NCTSN Relations

· Create and maintain relationships with NCCTS staff, NCTSN members, and leaders in the greater child trauma field.

· Coordinate Duke requirements for faculty reporting, training, certifications, etc.


Application instructions and requirements:

Submit application via the Duke HR website: Please also send cover letter and résumé to:

Applications that do not include both a résumé and cover letter are incomplete and will not be considered.


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 in child mental health/trauma preferred.


Bachelor’s degree and 5 years’ experience in a related field preferred (mental health, social work, public health, health care administration, or education, and knowledge of child traumatic stress and/or anti-racism and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion).


Salary is dependent on education and experience.


Minimum Qualifications




Work requires communication and analytical skills normally acquired through a 4 year college education.




Work requires a general knowledge of research methods, procedures and OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE experience. activities normally acquired through 1 year of social science research


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