PROJECT COORD (Durham, NC, US, 27710)

Duke University
 Durham, NC

School of Medicine Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation's top medical schools. Ranked sixth among medical schools in the nation, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe. Composed of more than 2,500 faculty physicians and researchers, more than 1,300 students, and more than 6,000 staff, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University Health System and the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) comprise Duke Health. a world-class academic medical center. The Health System encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

This is a one-year position with the possibility of extension depending on alternate funding sources.

Occupational Summary

Plan, coordinate and administer activities for teen pregnancy prevention and sexually transmitted infection prevention through the Personal Responsibility Education Program grant awarded to Duke University. Implement the Making Proud Choices-Youth in Out of Home Care evidence-based curriculum to adjudicated and at-risk adolescents living in transitional facilities in Montgomery and Vance Counties in North Carolina.

Program activities focus on educating adolescents with sound behavioral and cognitive learning theories. Participants learn to make proud and responsible decisions concerning their sexual health. Program coordinator must be able to engage vulnerable adolescent populations in interactive and dynamic ways. Develop, coordinate and implement additional activities on Adult Preparation Subjects including: Adolescent Development, Healthy Life Skills, Healthy Relationships and Money Management.

Work Performed

(35%)Attend Making Proud Choices training for certification in this evidence-based curriculum. Plan, coordinate and administer activities for Making Proud Choices curriculum including lecture, powerpoint slides, and other activites listed in the curriculum. Develop additional lesson plans on sexual health and well-being as needed. Implement all procedures, processes, services and systems through Duke and PREP grant systems. Attend regularly planned meetings and site visits with PREP grant consultants from state funder.

(15%) Prepare PREP budgets and grants; monitor, verify and reconcile expenditure of budgeted funds as appropriate. Meet monthly with Duke Finance Team.

(2.5%) Budget for and coordinate events and other related programs for program participants including a graduation celebration or group outing when allowable. Develop and coordinate new ideas and concepts for program themes, materials and resources to supplement, expand or replace existing program components. Maintain 20 hours of professional development per year.

(2.5%) Maintain program information for PREP grants on DGHI and/or CHPIR website and in annual reporting. Create resource list for adolescents which include, local health department, mental health services, rape crisis, and other resources as needed.

(15%) Maintain liaison with other programs, offices and departments at Duke University to coordinate program business and to accomplish program objectives; interface with external organizations such as Juvenile Justice Coalitions, Health Departments, Mental Health organizations, Sexual Assault Response Agencies and others as appropriate to ensure cooperative efforts are enhanced and available resources are utilized. Lead Community Advisory Council meetings held quarterly. Recruit new members to maintain diverse representation of community and agencies listed above.

(5%) Complete monthly data entry for program activities and participant attendance on state website. Data monitoring and handling systems to determine consistency of data collected from various sources; recommend changes and modification to systems as required to ensure timeliness, accuracy and efficiency.

(10%)Ensure that state funder and Duke University protocol are strictly followed during pre and post survey completion for minor confidential participants. Prepare semi-annual and other reports for the program consultants and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations and/or conclusions to PI and/or funder.

(10%) Assist in project sustainability with grant writing and proposal submission for funding; building relationships with site coordinators, Community Advisory Council, and other community leaders and organizations with similar focus.

(5%) Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications at this Level



Work requires communication and analytical skills normally acquired through a 4-year college education specializing in health education, human sexuality education, gender studies, public health, psychology, social work, sociology, or related fields.




Work requires a general knowledge of research methods, procedures and activities normally acquired through 1 year of social science research experience.





Work requires excellent presentation skills, and the ability to work with vulnerable adolescent populations. Must enjoy working with adolescents as well as discussing sensitive topics. Experience with trauma-informed and culturally responsive approaches preferred.


Valid driver’s license required.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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