Community Resource and Assessment Specialist

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Work type: Full-Time Staff
Location: Macon, GA
Categories: Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts

Position Title

Community Resource and Assessment Specialist


Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center


School of Medicine

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Macon, GA

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Working alongside the Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center staff and leadership, the Community Resource & Assessment Specialist will work to increase the effectiveness of initiatives by assessing strengths, opportunities, needs, and disparities in rural healthcare. The Community Resource & Assessment Specialist will help identify appropriate resources to fill the gaps in access, education, etc. and work collaboratively with the Center team to create a community-driven approach to improve the health of rural Georgians. Needs assessment skills are crucial for the successful applicant. The ideal candidate has a clear understanding of data collection and application strategies, especially as it applies to process efficiencies and project outcomes. The Specialist will work independently to develop an extensive understanding of internal, local, state, and national data and health resources to leverage in pursuit of the Centers strategic goals. The successful applicant will join a dynamic and fast-paced team focused on improving the health of those living in Georgia’s 120 counties designated as rural. The Resource Specialist will work with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders to build relationships, leverage collaborations, and increase efficiencies. The Specialist is an integral part of the Center’s interdepartmental team, working closely with the Data Team and the Field Representatives.

Required Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in Statistics, Social Sciences, Biomedical Sciences or related field is required along with three years of relevant experience with strategic planning program development and assessment, and continuous quality improvement. Experience working directly with stakeholders is also required. Candidates with a master's degree in Healthcare Administration, Public Health, Social Work, Organizational Leadership, or related field are highly desirable. The successful candidate must have the ability to work independently or in a group to identify areas of strength and targets for improvement. Must be able to work in a fast-paced, and dynamic environment, meet deadlines, prioritize tasks and think critically about complex situations. Must demonstrate exceptional skills in leading group discussion, group facilitation, and managing various subject matter using a range of strategies. Must be culturally-competent and have exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to build meaningful, long-term, professional relationships among diverse stakeholders. Must be able to clearly communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders and build consensus.

Candidates must have a valid driver's license as this position requires some travel.

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Externally Funded

This position is contingent on external funding and the length of employment in this position is dependent on continuation of these funds.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

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Required Documents

Resume, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have a bachelor's degree?
2. Do you have a valid driver's license?

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.

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