Department Name: 40113:Opioid Abuse Research Strategic Invstmnt
The University of Kentucky is seeking a Community Program Manager for the NIH HEALing Communities grant. This is a four-year grant aimed at decreasing opioid overdose deaths by 40 percent. Ultimately four Community Program Managers will be hired to provide critical oversight and direction to 16 regional sites throughout Kentucky. Each Community Program Manager will be responsible for 4-5 regional sites and provide direct supervision to the 4-5 Community Coordinators and 4-5 Implementation Facilitators. This pivotal role will ensure the study is implemented and conducted according to the specific protocol, provide excellent communication about ongoing study activities, and assure best practices are being optimized for data collection. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of the leadership team positioned to bring together talented and dedicated individuals from the university community, Kentucky state government, treatment providers, the criminal justice system, and public health departments to address one of the nation's biggest public health crises.
The Community Program Manager will be responsible for all project management activities aimed to optimize operations for the multiple regional sites. These responsibilities include:
Providing direct supervision to 4-5 Community Care Coordinators and 4-5 Implementation Facilitators as well as indirect guidance to all members of the Community Care Teams.
Translating leadership decisions into action through the Community Care Teams and ensuring alignment, consistency, fidelity and research progress across the NIH HEALing Communities counties.
Ensuring day-to-day operations and allocation of resources (i.e. staffing) for the Community Care Teams and Implementation Facilitators.
Developing and updating documentation of key operational protocols, including quality expectations and best practices.
Leading work groups to proactively address potential issues and/or obstacles before they negatively impact research success.
Effectively communicate information to all essential stakeholders including scientific leads, administrative leadership, regional Community Care Teams, Implementation Facilitators, and community partners.
Candidates must possess a strong project management skill set, have extensive leadership experience, excellent collaboration, communication (oral & written), initiative, emotional intelligence, and relationship management abilities. Candidates must also possess a high level of integrity and a strong work ethic.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Expereince in managing large-scale research projects with human subjects. Graduate degree in related field desirable.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.