UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Staff members are encouraged to take an active role to engage in the institution's efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the workplace. The successful candidate will be expected to foster an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are respected and welcomed.
Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community.
UNC Asheville's commitment to increasing and sustaining the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is reflected in our strategic plan goals of diversity and inclusion, and social sustainability. (http://www3.unca.edu/spcms3/) Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Classification Title : University Program Specialist
Department : NC Center for Health and Wellness
Full-Time/Part-Time : Full-Time
Months per Year : 12 Months
This position is funded by a federal grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The purpose of this project is improve arthritis management and quality of life for individuals with arthritis across North Carolina. The Arthritis and Chronic Pain Project Manager will be responsible for managing grant deliverables, which include: increasing the availability and participation in evidence-based programs offered through NCCHW's Healthy Aging NC (HANC) initiative; expanding innovative and systems-based approaches to healthcare provider counseling on physical activity for arthritis management; promoting walking in collaboration with the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance, Office of State Human Resources, and other partners; raising awareness about arthritis burden and management; collaborating with NCCHWHANC staff to sustain programs across the continuum of care; and integrating HANC programs into new healthcare initiatives. Duties will include collaborating with the NCCHWHANC team on information technology and funding pathways for programs offered by a statewide network of partners, convening meetings, documenting progress and disseminating information, managing subcontracts, preparing reports, and coordinating communication among partners and the funder. The employee in this position will be expected to work collaboratively as a member of the NC Center for Health and Wellness team. With partners located across NC, this position will require some day and overnight travel.
Minimum Education/Experience/Skill :
Bachelor's degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Preferred Education/Experience/Skill :
Bachelor's degree in health care administration, public health, health promotion, health communication, health education, exercise physiology, aging, or similar
A Master's Degree in one of the subject areas listed above is highly desirable.
Highly organized with strong verbal and written communication skills.
Experience in project management, preferably in a health setting.
Ability to work with a wide variety of individuals in a wide variety of settings.
Experience with health coaching and/or counseling.
Knowledge of reimbursement systems for health programs and/or knowledge of current innovations in healthcare reform (Medicaid, Medicare, etc.), especially as it relates to value-based care.
Experience in program evaluation and/or business development, such as the creation of business plans, value proposition statements, return on investment data, etc.
Experience in the development of worksite wellness for large institutions.
Experience in grant writing and/or fund development.
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UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.
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About The University of North Carolina at Asheville
As the only dedicated liberal arts institution in the University of North Carolina system, UNC Asheville kindles learning by offering students an intellectually rigorous education that builds critical thinking and workforce skills to last a lifetime. Small class size, award-winning faculty and a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program foster innovation as well as recognition.The cornerstone of a liberal arts education is the ability to explore the connections between many different subjects as well as the options available. So learning here expands well beyond the classroom walls. Focusing on undergraduate studies, we help students dig into learning, whether they participate in faculty-mentored research projects, undertake career-related internships, study abroad, or join service projects aimed at improving the quality of life at home and around the world. We encourage everyone to seek challenges, seize opportunities and become a doer as well as a thinker.At UNC Asheville, we’ve created an environment for exploring the world as well as more than 30 different majors. About 3,900 undergraduate students and about 330 full- and part-time faculty bring the campus alive with ...a genuine hunger to understand and contribute to the human experience. Amid the culturally rich setting of Asheville, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s all designed to spark a lifelong quest to know more — a fire that will grow brighter in the future.
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