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Job Req ID:  10557

Research Program Assistant

Classified Title: Research Program Assistant 
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB 
Starting Salary Range: $11.95-$16.44
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: 25hrs week - Monday - Friday 
Employee subgroup: S1 Hrly Non-Exmpt 
Location: 624 N. Broadway
Department name: 10001152-Research Project 
Personnel area: School of Public Health



The Department of Mental health is seeking a Research Program Assistant (mentor) that will assist with student recruitment, student assessments, and with delivering the RAP Club or Healthy Topics program.


Specific Duties/Responsibilities:


  • Will receive 8 hours of training in one of the programs.
  • Research Program Assistants will co-lead groups at one or more schools in the fall (about 9 hours total per school) and will participate in weekly supervision calls (about 6 hours total).
  • Leading a group at only one school would involve approximately 25-30 hours of work.
  • Assisting with recruitment and assessments will require additional hours.
  • Research Program Assistants can lead groups at more than one school


Minimum qualifications:


High School Diploma/GED. Some related experience.  Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.


JHU Equivalency Formula:  30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.


Preferred qualifications:


Some college courses preferred. Prefer some related coursework or administrative experience.  Ability to travel to different schools across Baltimore City; having a car is a plus.


Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:


  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to speak in front of groups
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to be on time, dependable, and professional
  • Interest in middle school students and ability to serve as a role model for youth







The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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