University of Utah Programs Manager in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 10/13/2020
Requisition Number PRN24514B
Job Title Manager, Program(s)
Working Title Programs Manager
Job Grade F
FLSA Code Administrative
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
VP Area President
Department 01852 - HCI David Wetter Research Prog
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 47600 to 80000
Open Until Filled Yes
The Center for Health Outcomes and Population Equity ( HOPE ) at the University of Utah and the Huntsman Cancer Institute is accepting applications for a Programs Manager. The Center for HOPE , headed by Dr. David Wetter, conducts community-based and clinical research that focuses on health inequities, behavioral risk factors, cancer screening and vaccination, and use of state of the science mobile health technologies for both assessment and intervention. Special populations of interest include Latinos, American Indians/Alaska Natives, LGBTQ+, low socioeconomic status individuals, and rural/frontier. The Programs Manager will have the opportunity to participate in NIH - and PCORI -funded intervention, mechanism, and dissemination/implementation studies. Treatment approaches being investigated by our team include smartphone apps, motivational enhancement therapies, mindfulness meditation, cognitive behavioral interventions, provider reminders, patient reminders, and health care system changes. Assessment approaches include on-body human sensing technologies, ecological momentary assessments, and GPS / GIS . Study designs include Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trials ( SMART ), Micro-Randomized Trials ( MRT ), and longitudinal cohorts.
The successful candidate will join an established research team with a large portfolio of federally-funded intervention, mechanism, and dissemination/implementation studies. The programs manager is responsible for assisting the Principal Investigator and team leadership to plan, organize, direct, implement, and manage all aspects of the Center’s research and clinical projects. For interested candidates, there are outstanding opportunities for further developing quantitative analysis and statistical expertise via workshops, courses, and with our collaborators across campus. Salary is competitive with excellent fringe benefits.
This position is considered Category IIA : Not required on campus and has the ability to telework remotely for the duration of the University of Utah’s response to COVID -19. An employee hired into this role will be responsible for providing space, telephone, printing, networking and/or internet capabilities at the telecommute location and agree to the terms of the University of Utah campus and Health Academics COVID -19 Telecommuting Agreement.
1.Assists in project implementation and management of the Center’s research and clinical projects.
2.Attends project meetings with research partners, provides on-site training to partners on research and clinical procedures necessary for project implementation, and serves as a liaison between the Center and research partners.
3.Assists in the preparation of grant applications and the development and maintenance of project protocols, study procedures, data collection procedures, and study and outreach materials.
4.Assists in participant recruitment and oversees data collection and management.
5.Supports project management activities and performs project-relevant administrative tasks, such as preparing and submitting technical reports (e.g., IRB submission documents, annual and quarterly progress reports), ensuring IRB compliance, overseeing supplies inventory, communicating with research partners and other stakeholders about current and planned Center’s projects, scheduling and monitoring team members work schedule, and organizing and attending project meetings.
6.Both assists and leads the preparation of scientific manuscripts.
7.Reviews scientific literature and serves as a resource to provide clinical and scientific information needed for various Center’s initiatives.
8.Assists in the Center’s community engagement efforts.
Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Four to six years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of hiring department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department. Completion of provided supervisory training within one year of employment may be required. Master’s degree in a related area may be preferred.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Master’s degree in psychology, public health, or other relevant social or population sciences is strongly preferred. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop staff and to ensure the smooth operation of the Center. The successful candidate must have strong communication skills (both oral and written), organizational skills, computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and the willingness to learn and develop additional computer skills related to data collection and management (e.g., RedCap).
Type Benefited Staff
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This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.