The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is seeking a full-time Research Project Specialist for primary support of a 5-year Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) award focusing on improving the healthcare and health of older adults across Minnesota through education and community partnerships.
The Research Project Specialist will be responsible for the administrative function of this large and complex training grant. Administrative functions include, but are not limited to, strategic planning, budgets, communications/marketing, reporting requirements, and relationship-building.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Program Management 50%
Work closely with Project Leads to support and monitor the 13 MN GWEP projects and activities.
Develop processes and procedures, oversee implementation and provides day-to-day coordination for the GWEP activities.
Develop and manage comprehensive work plan to ensure projects are meeting timelines as outlined; track project status and provide regular updates to team.
Plan and facilitate monthly meetings with the Interprofessional Geriatrics Coordinating Council, a cross-disciplinary team of investigators.
Facilitate and coordinate communication across a large multi-disciplinary team.
Manage information; electronically track and report on projects; prepare written updates and project status reports; contribute to the development of regular reports to funding source and interested parties.
Reviews and monitors budget; forecasts expenses, oversees sub-award administration and reporting, and manages purchases.
Coordinate management of team activities and internal/external communications so that work plan objectives and tasks are completed on time and so that the office staff resources are used effectively.
Community Outreach 30%
Build and manage relationships between academia (school of medicine, nursing, public health, pharmacy, dentistry, social work); primary care training and delivery sites (CUHCC, 8 residency training clinics in the UMN DFMCH, and the 56 clinics in the M Health Fairview Primary Care Service Line); and 8 community based organizations.
Serve as the primary liaison with community organizations and Community Advisory Board; plan and facilitate Community Advisory Board meetings.
Create opportunities for collaborating across projects.
Other Responsibilities 20%
Work closely with the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (NCIPE), to coordinate tracking and evaluation activities.
Support faculty in all IP course development activities, web site support, and marketing efforts.
Work closely with team to develop dissemination plan for many audiences, including patients and families, health professionals, and though leaders at the national level.
Oversee confidential procedures and processes in accordance with University policies and procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
Excellent retirement plans with employer match
Disability and employer paid life insurance
Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
BA/BS in an education or health care related field with at least 6 years of relevant experience or an advanced degree plus at least 4 years of experience.
Demonstrated experience managing multi-organizational projects and partnerships.
Demonstrated project management skills leading to successful implementation of complex efforts.
Experience facilitating strategic planning initiatives and development of associated work plans for implementation of goals.
Demonstrated outstanding oral and written communication skills.
High-level of attention to detail and organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to work with health profession faculty, students, providers, investigators, and clinical faculty, working across the practice/education continuum.
Demonstrated ability to work with community partners; ability to lead diverse groups and connect with internal and external stakeholders.
Self-directed, with a demonstrated record of accomplishment leading projects and activities independently.
Advanced degree in education or health care related field.
Knowledge of and experience with geriatrics.
Experience working in an interprofessional education environment.
Experience working in a health profession higher education environment (student services, health sciences/program administration, training, etc.).
Certification in Project Management.
Experience with research and grants management.
Strong customer-facing experience, preferably with health professionals, investigators, faculty/academic and research support staff.
Internal Number: 331967
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.