Research Coordinator II

Updated: March 24, 2020
Job ID: 215798
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

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HJF is seeking a Research Coordinator II to support Military Emergency Medicine (MEM) and Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) located on Rockledge Drive in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MEM and CHAMP. 

This individual coordinates research activities and maintaining relationships with military research sites for the two research nutrition projects. This includes preparing tailored business presentations, briefing military leadership in person or remotely, monitoring status of project implementation and ability of sites in meeting critical milestones. Responsible to developing expertise on Go for Green (G4G) and Military Nutrition Environment (mNE); and conducting trainings and providing remote and hands-on assistance with implementation of programs at study sites.


  1. Establishes tailored timelines and critical milestones for each of the research sites for G4G and mNE programs. Tracks critical milestones, status, and needs of multiple research study sites.
  2. Coordinate activities related to program implementation across multiple staff members and local assets at project sites. Works closely with stakeholders at research sites and G4G/mNE team members to ensure seamless communication with external collaborators.
  3. Responsible for maintaining a system for filing and data collection for multiple research sites. Tracks key tasks for each selected research site.
  4. Engages with contacts at proposed research study sites to identify concepts of interest (remotely and via site visit). Prepares tailored presentations and materials for proposed research study sites; prepares letters of support.
  5. Serves as a consultant to the Services and research sites on implementation of program; as such develops expertise on G4G 2.0 program and other mNE interventions.
  6. Assists with tailoring research design to distinct pilot test; writes and prepares forms for the Institutional Review Board.
  7. May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent project coordination skills; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; excellent organizational skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office and Microsoft PowerPoint. Excellent skills teaching small groups about health related or program related topics. Knowledge of how to develop, implement and evaluate community-based health programs. Knowledge of health behavior change theories and/or health communications.

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, or public health required, Master’s degree preferred. 

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: 6-8 years of relevant experience required. 3 plus years experience and/or familiarity with Military culture and customs is strongly preferred. Experience in program implementation and evaluation preferred.

Work Environment: Set in an office environment. 

Travel: 20-35 % Travel

Background/Security: Eligibility to obtain and maintain a Tier I investigation/Public Trust and a Common Access Card (CAC).

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.  

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.