Research Associate 3 - Library Ambassador Cohort Coordinator (2022-1392)

Oak Ridge, TN or Remote (US Based Locations)
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Salary: $77,979 - $108,451
Created: September 23, 2022


PURPOSE: The purpose of the library ambassador cohort coordinator is to work directly with Minority-Serving Institution’s (MSIs) library grantees to assess their health science library data needs, assist in implementing data skills and dataset (e.g., All of Us Researcher Workbench) focused training at institutions, communicating with grantees to provide technical assistance and resources, and mentoring/coaching grantees to achieve project goals and objectives. This position will lead dissemination strategies of the Library Ambassador Training Program with MSIs Library Ambassadors through professional publications, presentations, and other venues. Some occasional travel is required.


  • Day-to-day communications, mentoring/coaching, of up to 20 staff at MSI Libraries; assessing qualitative and quantitative (e.g., survey’s, interviews) data to determine institution needs and ensuring institutions have the necessary resources (e.g., data training) throughout the program.


  • Develop, test, evaluate, and disseminate customized communication messaging, materials, resources, instructional, and informational activities for librarians at MSIs and minority librarian affinity groups.


  • Collaborating and advising training teams on the types, development, and delivery of datasets training to library users including other library staff, faculty, students, and campus communities.


  • Facilitation of the Request for Proposals (RFP) process to include developing criteria and requirements for MSI grantees, developing, promoting and disseminating funding announcements, and participating in the selection process of grantees.


  • Marketing and dissemination of the Library Ambassador training program to “library associated” professional organizations and groups.


  • Other tasks as assigned

Bachelor's degree in business, scientific, technical, education or related field and 6-9 years of job-related experience. Master of Library Science (MLS), Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) or Management Information System (MIS) preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience performing duties as described may be substituted for the minimum requirements.

  • Strong experience as an academic health sciences librarian and preferably having attended an MSI or have worked at an MSI academic Library (health science librarian is a requirement).
  • Experience in developing specific messaging to promote awareness and usage of datasets.
  • Experience in marketing communication messages and leading communication activities (e.g., campaigns at MSIs).
  • Skilled at creating culturally appropriate messaging, materials, and instructional and informational activities.
  • Experience serving as a representative of an academic program.
  • Ability to collaborate and advise on recommended training types and instructs for dataset focused trainings for MSI libraries.
  • Ability to mentor/coach/build capacity in peers or equivalents and ensuring needed resources by assessing their needs throughout the program.
  • Ability to coach, influence, guide, mentor library staff with diverse abilities, and backgrounds to ensure personal and individual campus cultures are represented and amplified by library staff.
  • Ability to coordinate communications, resources, technical assistance, and training across multiple grantees and stakeholders.
  • Skills in coordinating and collaborating across teams to achieve common goals and objectives.
  • Experience in facilitating proposal process, to include proposal development of criteria and requirements, and the review and selection process.
  • Experience in tracking and reporting activity outcomes and metrics and analyzing data from activities to refine activities.
  • Experience in working with minority and diverse population groups, in academia settings.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, writing, and communication skills, including ability to develop and deliver presentations and trainings.
  • Ability to work well as an individual and a team member in a fast-paced team environment, and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, and representatives of federal, public, and non-governmental organizations.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Must possess excellent customer relations/customer service skills.

*The candidate’s starting salary will be determined upon hire and ORAU will use salary survey data, internal comparators, and the candidate’s qualifications to determine salary.


ORAU has a strategic approach to providing total rewards to employees through a fair, equitable, and competitive total compensation package. The goal of our total rewards system is to integrate compensation, benefits, work-life balance, performance, recognition, development, and career opportunities to attract, engage, and retain the talent required to achieve ORAU’s business objectives. The benefit component of our total rewards program supports business goals by offering the following benefits based on employee eligibility:

  • Legally required benefits
  • Group Health insurance including: Medical, Prescription, Dental, and Vision
  • Retirement plan contribution matching
  • Disability insurance
  • Group life insurance
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Section 125 reimbursement accounts
  • Other voluntary employee paid benefit and insurance offerings

The ORAU total reward package also promotes work-life balance. Mindful of the need for employees to care for themselves and their families, ORAU offers the following additional work-life benefits based on employee eligibility:

  • Telework
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Flexible work schedules or compressed work weeks
  • Occupational Health and Wellness Programs
  • Employee Assistance Program

Last updated: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 19:44 UTC