The West Virginia University School of Public Health is seeking applications for a Project Director located in Charleston, WV. This position is responsible for managing the needs analysis and infrastructure development planning activities to fulfill the goals of the project.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Serves as the primary client point of contact for the Medicaid Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity Grant.
Facilitates initial discussions with clients, examines research industry standards/benchmarks, and/or surveys other institutions to develop project options and alternatives for consideration.
In conjunction with the client, develops the Statement of Work that outlines project goals and requirements for potential engagements under the Grant.
Prepares resource allocation assessments for future project management consulting engagements.
Prepares contracts and oversees the timely completion of all necessary paperwork for relevant consulting engagements.
Ensures client's needs are met throughout the consultant engagement.
Ensures timely invoice preparation and billing to clients.
Approves project work plan, goals and objectives, and resource requirements.
Coordinates and facilitates routine project team meetings and individual meetings with project team members to ensure timelines are met.
Serves on project steering committees to ensure open communication.
Ensures organization wide communication related to project updates/progress.
Provides supervision to project team members.
Provides monthly project(s) status to the Principal Investigator, as requested or required.
Serves as a University representative and liaison to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources for the planning and performance of projects, programs and activities related to the substance abuse treatment capacity grant.
Conducts or directs special projects as assigned. Acts in other matters and capacities as delegated by the principal investigator.
Serves in a supervisory role for associated technical and support personnel.
Master's degree in public health, health professional field or equivalent;
Five (5) years' program management experience, including project budgeting and planning
Five (5) year's experience leading and coordinating large projects within the academic and governmental sectors.
Three (3) years' experience within a public health organization is desired
Experience leading and coordinating large projects within the academic and governmental sectors.
Excellent oral and written communications.
Extensive knowledge and experience in substance use treatment, public health, and project management.
Experience working with Medicaid in a leadership capacity.
Ability to project and maintain a positive and collaborative attitude.
Demonstrated understanding of the synergy between academic, clinical, governmental, and private sector systems for purposes of healthcare related initiatives and models.
Knowledge and experience of healthcare systems.
About WVU At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://hr.wvu.edu/.
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Job Posting: Jan 3, 2020
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 190262
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.