The Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine is seeking a Senior Program Specialist. The Senior Program Specialist will research and implement interventions statewide to reduce health disparities in jurisdictions and regions of the State to achieve quality health equity. This position is located in the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) in the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (MHHD). With minimal supervision, this position manages all aspects, including day to day operations, project management, and compliance of health equity programs, as well as provides technical assistance support. The Senior Program Specialist is recognized as an expert and operates with substantial latitude for un-reviewed actions or decisions. Reviews progress with management and may supervise and mentor other staff.
This is an exempt, contractual position and offers a generous benefits package that includes 10 vacation days, personal, holiday, and sick leave; comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; and limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB.
Independently manages the day-to-day activities and events of health equity programs. Develops and implements health equity programs that foster collaborative approaches with local health departments, local health disparities programs, MDH service delivery programs, and health facilities and other agencies to reduce health disparities.
In collaboration with leadership, plans, develops, administers and coordinates new or revised goals and objectives for health equity programs. Ensures that goals, objectives, and deliverables specified are accomplished in accordance within priorities, time and funding limitations, or other specifications. Evaluates program effectiveness in order to develop and implement new or improved methods.
Researches and develops resources for cultural competency training and education, technical assistance, leadership development and program evaluation. Provides training and technical assistance on cultural competency for internal and external partners. Coordinate programs focused on linguistic competence, health literacy, the National CLAS standards, and leadership development.
Assists with identifying and obtaining grant funds to expand the scope of program reach to a variety of public health and medical care services delivery programs throughout the State.
Assists with performance monitoring and provision of technical assistance for health disparities grants managed by MHHD.
Leads development and content of speeches, presentations, articles or other forms of content dissemination. Contributes substantially in the development and implementation of communication and dissemination strategies, including providing oversight to social marketing strategy, making media appearances, and maintaining content on website.
Supports health equity programs by conducting, compiling, and synthesizing research, best practices, and data on specific topics at the request of the leadership. Develops and manages databases used to collect and analyze technical assistance and programmatic data.
Monitors and maintains relationships with contractors, local jurisdictions, state agencies, legislature, and sponsors to ensure compliance with work plan and deliverables.
Leads the preparation of final program and financial reports for submission to management or outside agencies to include reporting on work of University of Maryland, all subcontractors, and applicable consultants regarding operation of the programs.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Health Administration, or other related field.
Preferred Education: Master's degree in Public Health, Health Administration, or other related field.
Experience: Three (3) years' programmatic experience coordinating health disparities community-based health programs.
OR Consideration may be given for a unique combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Possesses a knowledge of position requirements and able to perform position in compliance with all requirements/regulations/laws. Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences. Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology. Skill in relevant PC applications and program such as a Microsoft Office. Maintains productivity and uses knowledge strategies to increase knowledge base. Ability to provide cultural competency, health literacy and other health disparities related education and training to diverse audiences.
Ability to work independently under minimal supervision. Ability to delegate work and train/mentor personnel. Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles. Ability to effectively attend to various duties on simultaneous assignments. Ability to develop new methods for operation and/or streamlining of processes. Skill in exercising initiative, resourcefulness, and sound judgment with an ability to solve problems and make decisions. Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects necessary to implementation a specific organizational program.
Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Writes and presents information in a clear and concise way. Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding.
Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Capable of interacting pleasantly and positively with other to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience.
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E1431E
Employee ClassEmployee Class : Exempt Contingent IIExempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Medicine - Epidemiology and Public Health
Job Posting: Dec 7, 2018
Unposting Date: Dec 15, 2018, 4:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 97721
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.