This position will lead the development and implementation of an educational program and be responsible for oversight of daily operations related to implementation of the project. The program is directed by faculty in the Bioethics Research Center and is supported by a newly awarded NIH R25 grant. The educational program will develop leadership and management skills for scientists and will include digital learning and remotely delivered mentoring. The educational objective is to prepare early-career researchers to conduct rigorous, responsible research and create supportive, inclusive research environments without having to learn these important skills for career success solely through trial-and-error. As a member of the key leadership team, the position will lead and execute project activities in collaboration with the program directors, co-directors, faculty, and advisory boards. The program manager must have experience planning, managing, and evaluating complex initiatives, preferably educational or workforce training initiatives, which require coordinating multiple elements, people, timelines, and resources. The position is responsible for the effective and timely development and launch of the program, along with monitoring its successful implementation, evaluation, and refinement. The position will also manage recruitment, outreach, and sustainability planning to ensure that the program thrives beyond the 5-year grant period. This position will work as a member of the leadership team to proactively manage program visibility, viability, and effectiveness to ensure long term fiscal stability.
This position is in an academic environment; team members are currently working remotely with the potential for hybrid work with some days in the academic office environment.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Oversee the implementation of the R25 Educational Research Grant. Operation tasks include: planning and coordinating all program components, meeting grant requirements and deliverables, preparing and submitting reports, coordinating personnel, and project evaluation.
Coordinate the activities of the program personnel, faculty directors, co-directors, advisory committees, faculty mentors, and external vendors (e.g., learning platform or web development companies) to develop curriculum and learning environment, mentoring program, recruitment plan, outreach, and sustainability plan.
Create, monitor, and manage project plan and work breakdown structures for all project work streams including: course module development and implementation, communications and marketing, learning management system development, program evaluation, recruitment, outreach, and sustainability planning.
Monitor and track project milestones and deliverables, and develop timeframes to facilitate successful completion of project activities and deliverables.
Oversee and execute the design, development, maintenance, and refinement of e-learning content (e.g., instructional materials, video, audio and other multimedia content, and evaluation forms) and manage digital learning platform and other instructional technology requirements.
Engage in strategic planning, in consultation with program directors, for program recruitment, dissemination, and outreach and identify new opportunities to advance the programâ™s mission.
Oversee and execute project communication and outreach plans, such as digital marketing materials, recruitment campaigns, social media, and website design, development and maintenance.
Oversee and execute writing and preparation of program manuals, educational materials, marketing materials, program outreach materials, and manuscripts.
Ensure high-quality education and mentoring through ongoing program evaluation; develop and implement satisfaction and learning assessments; analyze and report results; monitor and track recruitment, participation, and retention of learners.
Facilitate project meetings and manage action items to ensure follow-up and report progress towards program milestones to program directors.
Work collaboratively within the multidisciplinary Bioethics Research Center with all program personnel and partners.
Oversee the work of research assistants and/or other project staff.
Create, enhance, and maintain key internal and external partnerships to identify opportunities for collaboration.
Perform tasks related to the job, such as regular attendance at Bioethics Research Center personnel meetings and timely compilation of data and report requests from program directors.
Masterâ™s degree in management, education, higher education, administration, organizational leadership or a related field.
3-5 years of experience in program or project management.
Experience in a medical, research or educational environment.
Knowledge of program development, program administration, or complex project management and experience executing program grants, designing instruction, and working collaboratively as well as independently.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Computer skills in Microsoft Office (including PowerPoint, Excel, and Word) are essential.
Ability to plan effectively, establish priorities, meet deadlines, troubleshoot, creatively solve problems, and demonstrate a high level of attention to details.
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and educational software, instructional technologies, survey software (e.g., Qualtrics, RedCap), website development (e.g., WordPress) is highly desired.
A positive attitude, strong work ethic, dependability, and ability to be flexible and adapt to obstacles.
Knowledge of program development, grant or report writing, staff supervision and computer skills.
Experience in delivery of services to youth, project administration, staff supervision, and youth advocacy.
$57,500.00 - $89,300.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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