The Violence and Injury Prevention - Mental Health Promotion (VIP-MHP) Branch at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is hiring for the following two positions:
Motor Vehicle Safety Coordinator
This primary purpose of this position is to serve as the motor vehicle safety coordinator for the VIP-MHP Branch, with a focus on providing technical assistance and training to local partners engaged in motor vehicle safety work, collaborating with other state agencies to improve motor vehicle safety in Colorado, and coordinating state-level task forces and work groups. This position will:
- Actively participate in statewide work groups and task forces and/or coalitions related to impaired driving, motorcycle safety, teen driving, traffic records, and injury prevention;
- Lead meetings or subcommittees and give presentations to these task forces and work groups, which are made up of diverse professions;
- Build and maintain relationships at the community and state levels in order to support implementation and evaluation of motor vehicle safety projects; and
- Collaborate with other VIP-MHP Branch programs as needed to further the goals of the Branch such as helping to coordinate components of the State Violence and Injury Prevention Program (SVIPP) work plan and working with Child Fatality Prevention System (CFPS) program staff to provide technical assistance to local child fatality review teams.
School Recruitment and Data Collection Coordinator
The purpose of the School Recruitment and Data Collection Coordinator is to serve as the school recruitment and data collection coordinator for a Centers of Disease Control and Prevention-funded research grant titled, "The Impact of Sources of Strength, a Primary Prevention Youth Suicide Program, on Sexual Violence Perpetration among Colorado High School Students." This position will be responsible for the coordination and successful execution of all activities related to school recruitment and data collection for the research project. Activities include:
- Recruitment of 24 schools across Colorado
- Development of memorandums of agreement with participating schools
- Supervision of temporary research assistants
- Data collection from all participating schools across the state, inclusive of leading data collection sessions with young people
- Coordination of efforts with researchers from the University of Florida and the University of Rochester, and participation on the Research Advisory Team.
- Work with young people and use of a positive youth development approach to engage youth participants.