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Job No. 142916

  • Job Title:
  • COVID Prevention and Response Coordinator
  • Employer:
  • Roger Williams University
  • Location:
  • Briston , RI
  • Posting Date:
  • 30-Jul-2020
  • Description:
  • About Roger Williams University:
    Roger Williams University, located on the coast of Bristol, RI, is a forward-thinking private university with 45 undergraduate majors and more than a dozen graduate programs spanning the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. With small classes, direct access to faculty and boundless opportunities for real-world projects, RWU students develop the ability to think critically while simultaneously building the practical skills that today's employers demand. In the five years since launching its signature Affordable Excellence initiative, the University has established itself as a leader in American higher education by confronting the most pressing issues facing students and families - increasing costs that limit access to college, rising debt and the job readiness of graduates. In addition to its 4,000 undergraduates and 300 graduate students, RWU is home to a thriving University College based in Providence as well as Rhode Island's only law school.

    Job Description:
    The COVID Prevention and Response Coordinator will serve as the primary point person for designing, implementing and evaluating the University's COVID-19 prevention and response strategies working with the Director of Health Services and with a dotted line reporting relationship to the Vice President of Student Life.

    The incumbent will assess the need for and contribute towards the design, implementation, and analysis of COVID-19 related response protocols and mitigation procedures in accordance to public health best practices. The list of activities below reflects mitigation and containment needs identified in the RWU reopening plan submitted to the State of Rhode Island on June 12, 2020. The specific responsibilities of the role, however, will evolve depending on developments in scientific knowledge and with the pandemic epidemiology on campus and in the surrounding communities.

    Essential Characteristics/Functions

    Develop and maintain RWU Testing and Tracing protocols for employees and students, in coordination with RIDOH, RWU Testing/Tracing Team, Health Services, Environmental Health and Safety, and Human Resources.

    Coordinate and develop COVID-19 preparedness activities and help implement responses.

    In partnership with University Marketing and Communications team, collaborate on internal and external communications and reporting of RWU COVID-19 testing procedures and advisories regarding positive and symptomatic cases of employees and students.

    Oversee the University's quarantine and isolation procedures and support services for associated students.

    Help inform and guide the University's responses for emergency outbreak containment, and support the Emergency Response Team interventions specific to COVID-19 response.

    Work closely with Health Services, Environmental Health & Safety, Student Life, Academic Affairs and Public Health faculty and program experts to provide advice on best practices for mitigation strategies and outbreak containment.

    Design and implement evaluation measures of the University's Testing and Tracing protocols.

    Train and supervise student teams and professional staff members assigned to Screening, Contact Tracing, and COVID Support Services.

    Maintain ongoing professional development and continuing education on public health science and policy on COVID-19.

    Coordinate educational trainings for employees and students regarding COVID-19.

    Provide additional support for the University's COVID-19 response through RWU Health Services, as needed.

    Coordinate, in collaboration with designated Student Life personnel, communication necessary and appropriate with parents related to quarantine, isolation and transportation.

    Additional Functions

    Respect and maintain confidentiality, parameters of operation, professional protocols, and individual privacy.

    Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor or supervisor's designee.

    Master's Degree in Public Health or related field.
    Experience with infectious disease control.
  •  Contact information:
  • Roger Williams University
  • Briston, RI 02809
  • United States
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