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Research Recruitment Program Coordinator

Boys Town National Research Hospital Omaha, NE

Performs professional work of considerable difficulty in coordinating the recruitment efforts of the HSC and quality assurance program. Supervises and evaluates staff, tracks and reports productivity, and ensures that Core services reflect current best practices and meet the needs of investigators accessing the services.

SCHEDULE: Mon-Fri, Occasional Weekends


  • Coordinates all aspects of the Recruitment Program and ensures close collaboration with the Coordinator of the Clinical Measurement Program (CMP).

  • Oversees research participant recruitment efforts of the HSC, including ensuring community-based efforts that support the goals of increasing representation of children with Developmental Language Disorders (DLD), minority groups, and other priority participant groups in the database. Helps to secure audiologists, speech-language pathologists, or research assistants outside of the CORE to cover community screenings, as needed. Works in collaboration with the DLD research recruitment program to support the success of those efforts.

  • With input from the HSC Director, develops new and innovative recruiting strategies, including but not limited to social media, collaborations with other research centers, summer camp testing sessions, etc. Works closely with PIs to understand and tailor recruitment efforts to their needs.

  • With input from the HSC Director, develops new and innovative science communication strategies for the research community at BTNRH.

  • Provides input related to database upgrading and ensures the appropriate maintenance of the database and efficient extraction of data when requested by project leads and PIs. Develops online procedures for assessing participant satisfaction; assesses PI satisfaction with RP services.

  • Directly supervises RP staff, including regular oversight and ongoing monitoring of productivity and level of staffing needs. Conducts annual performance appraisals of direct report staff. Determines level of staffing need and hires additional staff as appropriate in collaboration with the HSC Director.

  • Provides routine data to the Core Use Committee regarding CORE use. Serves on the CUC and works with the committee to review, approve, and address new or revised CORE use application that involve recruitment needs. Prepares regular updates for the COBRE Administrative Core and annual updates for the COBRE External Advisory Committee and provides input for COBRE progress reports.

  • Conducts hearing and speech-language testing for CMP as needed.


  • Ability to provide leadership, supervision, and training for the staff of the center.

  • Ability to prepare budget projections, based on multiple revenue sources.

  • Ability to interact effectively with staff members of COBRE Leads and investigators across the Boys Town National Research Hospital (BTNRH) hearing and language science programs.

  • Ability to convey information to parents about their child's language and hearing abilities and information about contacts and resources for clinical interventions in a sensitive manner.

  • Ability to apply knowledge in the area of normal speech, hearing, and language development and speech/language and hearing disorders.

  • Ability to establish and maintain an environment that encourages teamwork, interdependence, communication and ethical actions.

  • Ability to communicate concisely, both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to remain flexible in duties performed.

  • Ability to operate a personal computer and use Microsoft Office Software, including Microsoft Excel and Word; Ability to use RedCap to develop and manage selected data entry forms.

  • Ability to operate all laboratory-based equipment.

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.


  • Masters, PhD, or AuD in Audiology, or PhD or Masters in Science/Arts in Speech-Language Pathology, Evaluation Science, or related field required.

  • Knowledge of procedural and IRB requirements that are specific to assessments in a research context required.

  • Means of transportation between BTNRH sites required.

About Boys Town:

Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

Date Posted March 16, 2023
Date Closes April 15, 2023
Requisition REQ-2023-960
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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