This position is for a Program Manager for LeaRRN: the Learning Health Systems (LHS) Rehabilitation Research Network, a new Resource Center funded by National Center on Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR). LeaRRNâ™s mission is to improve the quality, outcomes and value of rehabilitation care by fostering stakeholder-partnered research within and across LHSs. LeaRRN will be organized across three major universities and consists of multiple components, with synergistic goals and activities. Â LeaRRN will provide training to promote core LHS research competencies, support research innovation by convening health system stakeholders to first identify priority topics to improve the quality and value of rehabilitation care. Through mentored collaborations and mentored pilot studies, health systems and researchers will collaborate to address these topics. Finally, through techniques development, LeaRRN will assess the needs of the rehabilitation research community, prioritize and design resources to respond to needs and evaluate impact.
The Program Manager will play a pivotal role in ensuring LeaRRNâ™s success.Â They will report to and work closely with LeaRRN Principal Investigator, Linda Resnik, Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice. They will manage LeaRRN operations and provide day-to-day administrative support for LeaRRN administrative activities. The Program Manager will serve as the point person for LeaRRN communications, triaging and responding to telephone, email and website inquiries. They will participate in strategic planning, financial administration, center evaluation and reporting activities, and provide operational leadership and logistical support of LeaRRNâ™s array of didactic activities. They will participate in promotion and dissemination activities and support pilot and mentored collaborative opportunities and techniques development work. Additionally, the Program Manager will assist in planning and logistical support at LeaRRN stakeholder engagement and scientific conferences, and may travel to 1-2 national meetings per year to represent the Center.
Education and Experience
Bachelorâ™s degree 5-7 years of project management experience
Preferred: Masterâ™s degree with 3-5 years of project management experience
Experience working with remote teams
Experience developing training and dissemination materials
Preferred: Experience in the field of rehabilitation or health systems administration
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with large groups of diverse people
Works well both independently and as part of a team
Ability to hold self and others accountable for completing tasks in a timely manner and to a high standard
Ability to use practical and mature judgement to resolve low to medium level conflicts or issues as they arise
Extremely organized with precise attention to detail
Possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment
Ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines
Ability to think critically and use large amounts of information to make inferences about the â˜bigger pictureâ™
Ability to exercise restraint and discretion in matters that are confidential or otherwise sensitive
Mastery of Windows, MS Office software (especially Excel, Powerpoint, and Word), common internet browsers
Preferred: Knowledge of health systems administration
Preferred: Experience working with IRB applications
Preferred: Knowledge of one or more dimensions of rehabilitation care
This is a 100% grant funded fixed-term position with an end date of 3/31/25.
Physical Demands -Â This is largely a sedentary role that involves sitting most of the time. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. The employee might occasionally lift or move office products and supplies, up to 10 pounds.
Criminal and educational background check required.
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Internal Number: REQ165377
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