Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Centene Center for Health Transformation. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
The Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis seeks to hire a qualified individual for the Centene Center for Health Transformation, an industry-academic partnership dedicated to bringing evidence-based methods and behavioral science into healthcare.
This person will manage project and strategic plan implementation, research administration and operational activities, and reporting and dissemination efforts working closely with the Center’s Principal Investigator, Co-Investigators, and administrative leadership team. She or he will provide leadership on the daily operations and strategic directions for the Center, manage Center projects and programs, and serve as a central liaison and coordinator. She or he will supervise staff and students working on relevant Center projects and work collaboratively to meet Center goals and outcomes. Finally, this person will be instrumental in growing organizational culture and community within a robust and expanding Center across domains and priorities.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serve as a day-to-day point person for facilitating decision-making and execution of the Center’s vision, strategy, and objectives
Serve as primary liaison between project cores and with funder counterparts ensuring communication is maintained
Oversee project progress and ensure that projects and initiatives are soundly planned and managed
Share knowledge, information and best practices across Center staff and research cores to enhance collaboration and impact
Support data requests from faculty directors and staff
Support and supervise staff and students as appropriate ensuring needs are met
Plan meetings and events along with administrative core
Assist with management of Center’s organizational structure and hiring process
Lead efforts to build cohesiveness and community across Center staff and project team members
Organize professional development initiatives for researchers, staff, fellows, and students in conjunction with partner Centers, Brown School, and University wide efforts and resources
Contribute to external and digital communications and communications infrastructure in partnership with Center staff and industry partners
Reporting and dissemination
Lead the reporting, development, and collection of monthly and quarterly progress memos for funders as well as internal and external bi-annual and annual reports
Identify and develop measures and metrics to communicate Center successes and opportunities for growth
Contribute to representing the Center at meetings and conferences to communicate Center accomplishments, share information about Center research, and establish strategic partnerships
Contribute to effective dissemination of Center’s research results through vehicles including peer-review articles, briefs, presentations, fact sheets, web tools, and others
Represent Center director as needed
Strategic plan and resource allocation management
Implement, monitor, and update strategic plan and processes for the Center in collaboration with center director and administrative leadership team
Allocate and modify Center operations to support the strategic directions
Act as point-of-contact liaison to University and external administrative offices with employee matters, infrastructure, research review process (IRB), and other needs
Investigate and support pursuit of new funding and development of grant proposals aligned with research goals
Lead annual report development and dissemination as well as other project specific or regular updates and progress memos as needed
Promote and nurture professional development across staff, graduate-level fellows, student workers, and other project team members
Other Duties as assigned
Master’s in public health, social work, social sciences, public policy, business administration, or similar degree
3 years of relevant full-time work experience including substantial project management experience
Mastery of Microsoft Office suite, comfortable learning new software and platforms
Familiarity with healthcare programs and policy at state and federal levels, specifically Medicaid
Robust understanding of health systems and healthcare plan business and clinical operations
Partnership building experience, especially within healthcare industry and/or academic settings
Significant research and administration experience, including supervisory experience and managing large projects in a fast-paced environment
Project management, organizational development Communications, messaging, and marketing as it relates to research and advancing organizational priorities and strategic aims
Public speaking and presenting research results and projects
Familiarity working with data, statistics and analytics
This person must have the ability to function independently as a professional and leader as well as collaboratively. She or he must have the ability to:
Identify administrative needs and implement solutions
Plan and carry out work without supervision
Lead and organize the work of others
Operate with a high degree of decision making authority and independent judgment
Additional valued skills include:
Strong oral and written communication skills
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Highly dependable and organized
Close attention to detail
Grant writing and management
Ability to handle multiple and high-level tasks simultaneously
Demonstrated ability to handle confidential materials and maintain confidentiality
Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, funders, and partners
The hiring range for this position is $52,943 - $68,816 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, 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.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.