The Chicago Center of HIV Elimination, embedded within the University of Chicago’s main campus in Hyde Park, is located in Chicago’s HIV epicenter. Of the 20 neighborhoods in the city with high annual HIV diagnosis rates (greater than 40 per 100,000), 13 of them are no more than eight miles from the University of Chicago. This area includes 4 of the 6 communities with the highest annual diagnosis rates in the city (Washington Park, West Englewood, Greater Grand Crossing and South Shore). Our position within the hardest hit neighborhoods in Chicago provides unique opportunities to advance HIV testing and prevention interventions locally, providing tangible results to those most affected and to improve the lives of those living with and without HIV infection. CCHE seeks to eliminate new HIV transmission events over the next 30 years (from 2011 to 2041) by using network science to target and integrate prevention as well as create structural and community-specific interventions.

Job Information

Job Summary:

Under limited supervision, the Project Assistant IV will provide excellent customer service to our clients and research participants during business hours at The Village. The Village is a research and testing facility that works with Black LGBTQ+ community members. The candidate must be able to handle high and low levels of activity. This position is geared towards a candidate who is interested in developing project coordination skills in a research institution setting.


  • Complete intake of all Village clientele to properly direct them to the appropriate research project.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to guests, clients, and research participants.
  • Ensure that visitors are routed accurately and efficiently.
  • Assist with the coordination of research, space and event calendars.
  • Ensure that study spaces are set up properly for research visits.
  • Maintain HIPAA compliance.
  • Assist with office projects, center documents and protocols and other duties as requested.
  • Recruit, enroll, and support clients in research engagement.
  • Input client and research participant data in RedCap and other databases.
  • Non-tradition and weekend hours.

This is an academic discretion position.


  • Demonstrated effective leadership and teaching skills required.
  • Strong organizational skills required.
  • Strong knowledge of Chicago social service resources required.
  • Strong knowledge of program subject matter required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team required.
  • Ability to manage stressful situations required.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Applications, including but not limited to Outlook, Excel, and Word required.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical skills required.
  • Ability to travel to various community venues across the metropolitan area required.
  • Ability to perform phlebotomy or a willingness to be trained in phlebotom required.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects required.
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours required.

Additional Requirements​​

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • One year of experience providing services to LGBTQ* populations.
  • Previous experience in HIV care, testing or treatment setting preferred.

Required Documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter 

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Salary Range: $19.81-$29.00

Full posting on the University of Chicago Career Website