University of New Mexico

Job: Program Manager (0833345)

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Jobing Description

Position Summary
The UNM Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) is seeking a knowledgeable, detail-oriented Community Health Specialist to join our dynamic team.
The Program Manager will serve as a Rural Health Project Manager and will be both a community-based and academic-based liaison and interpretive information resource for UNM investigators, the broader community, and other targeted constituencies with respect to human research projects being conducted through the CTSC.
The duties and responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with the Sr. Program Manager of the CTSC CERC to plan, coordinate, and implement the CTSC component activities, research, and special projects designed to achieve the overall mission, goals, and objectives of the program (as listed above)
  • Work collaboratively with the Health Extension Rural Office (HERO) agents and community health workers (CHWs) to recruit for specific studies in their respective communities
  • Offer community members an opportunity to register with the existing CTSC Clinical Research Volunteer Registry, a web portal that enables volunteers to provide PHI so they can be matched to a relevant, ongoing, clinical study; this position will require travel, including some overnight stays, throughout the state
  • Conduct bidirectional educational workshops to train participating CTSA hubs in the others' specific, unique expertise and strengths in rural health research techniques
  • Serve as primary liaison for community-based research projects for the scientific and clinical communities as required; utilize current knowledge of the field to enhance communications and understanding of the CERC program projects among the targeted community
  • Create, produce and deliver a range of promotional, educational and informational presentations and/or resource materials related to the CERC; participate, as appropriate, in the presentation and/or dissemination of results, to include attendance at meetings and conferences, and/or development of website materials
  • Plan, develop, and implement strategies for identifying and generating funding and/or resource opportunities for program activities, to include development of grant and other fund-raising proposals; provide technical assistance in the design and development of grant applications, presentations and manuscripts
  • Oversee, coordinate, and/or perform complex data acquisition, manipulation, reduction, and analysis in support of projects being administered by the CTSC; develop, write, edit, and present comprehensive program reports and evaluations
  • May lead, guide, and train staff/student employees, interns, and/or volunteers performing related work; may participate in the recruitment of volunteers, as appropriate to the area of operation
  • Dependent upon study requirements, travel may be required

    TERM APPOINTMENT; FUNDING AVAILABLE THROUGH 03/31/2017; CONTINUANCE BEYOND THAT DATE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY OF ADDITIONAL FUNDING. The UNM Clinical Research Center (CTSC and GCRC) has over 35 years of continuous funding as a well-established NIH FUNDED research center.

    This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Prospective Employee page for a more complete explanation of UNM benefits.

    Skills / Requirements

    Minimum Qualifications
    Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

    Bachelor's degree; at least 2 years of management level experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Or 60 college level credits; at least 4 years of experience 2 of which are management level experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. OR High school diploma or GED; at least 6 years of experience 2 of which are management level experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in health-related field
  • Experience preparing reports and other paperwork under strict deadlines; excellent writing abilities
  • Experience with programmatic and research presentations to professional and community groups, including skills in translating highly technical research findings
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access
  • Experience working with rural communities
  • Experience working with Hispanic and/or Native American communities
  • Experience interacting with communities, clinicians, and academics including presentations
  • Experience with research processes, including data collection
  • Experience with mixed-methods research, including NVivo software

    Important Notes

    For Best Consideration

    Required Documents
    Resume, Cover Letter

    Special Instructions to Applicants
    Applicants must submit names of 3 present/past supervisors as references that the hiring official will be able to contact. Only past/present supervisory references are accepted. Failure to do so may delay and/or prevent you from being hired.

    Official transcripts, High school diploma or GED certificate will be required for hire. Please see minimum qualifications for specifics.