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Staff Specialist - Psychiatry Child Div - NC PAL

Work Arrangement: 
Requisition Number:  179612
Regular or Temporary:  Regular

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  MEDICAL CENTER
Date:  May 12, 2023

School of Medicine:


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The Staff Specialist will support implementation of the North Carolina - Psychiatry Access Line (NC-PAL) programs by planning, coordinating and administering program activities. The Program Coordinator will work under guidance from the NC-PAL Administrative Lead(s) and Directors to align with overall vision and goals for the program, and collaborate with Program Coordinator peer(s) to support consistency in program implementation.







Program Administration and Communications


  • Support development and utilization of program management tools.
  • Coordinate staff, committee, department, and other administrative meetings (ex. across Duke, UNC and the Department of Health and Human Services)
  • Budget for and coordinate public events and other related programs, including:
  • Statewide stakeholder meetings
  • Local, state and national opportunities to promote program awareness, sustainability and expansion
  • Develop and draft materials to communicate program goals and achievements to stakeholders and funders
  • Maintain liaison with programs, offices and departments at Duke to coordinate program activities
  • Coordinate public relations activities (ex. newsletters, website design, promotional materials, presentations, publications, press releases, ads and fliers)
  • Develop plans and schedules for release of publicity materials
  • Prepare financial and budgetary documentation (ex. timecards, procurement, charges, etc.)
  • Draft written reports for funders





Program Development

  • Develop and coordinate new ideas and concepts for program themes, materials and resources to supplement, expand or replace existing program components.
  • Provide program coordination leadership for specified activities to achieve program goals (ex. Family Partner intervention)
  • Develop and implement procedures, processes, services and systems
  • Train team in proper methods and procedures and ensure correctness of work
  • Support equity and inclusion initiatives, including but not limited to staff development and recruitment efforts
  • Support Department and Division objectives through leadership of and participation in staff wellness initiatives and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committees
  • Disseminate and encourage staff education opportunities




Program Monitoring and Evaluation


  • Pull and clean routine data collected from NC-PAL programs
  • Coordinate with the Administrative Lead(s), Directors, and Data & Reporting Team to:
  • Monitor and evaluate program effectiveness using qualitative and quantitative research techniques
  • Investigate trends, and recommend and implement modifications to improve program effectiveness and reach
  • Prepare data summaries
  • Maintain IRB protocols and coordinate with CRU as needed
  • Prepare and present program data for dissemination via academic papers, posters, conferences; participate in data analysis and writing





Professional development

  • Participate in continuous quality improvement efforts, regular supervisory conferences, and other professional development efforts identified in conjunction with supervisor(s)





Minimum Qualifications



Work requires knowledge of basic mathematical, research and communications principles normally acquired through two years of postsecondary education.




Work generally requires four years of clerical or research experience OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE to acquire strong skills in administrative or project research responsibilities as well as accepted office management, communications and research practices. A bachelor's degree in a field of study directly related to the specific position may be substituted for the education and two years of the experience requirement.


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