Reporting to the Director of the Pilot and Collaborative Studies Resource (PCSR) and Associate Directors for Finance and Administration and Programs and Communication and the of the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, the candidate will work independently and pro-actively towards continued program development, implementation, enhancement and pre- and post-award management of several pilot award programs.
The Irving Institute is home to Columbia University's Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), which was launched by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2006 and has expanded to over 50 academic medical institutions across the United States.
The Senior Program Manager will be directly responsible for independently developing, monitoring, and managing multiple pilot funding programs with complex, overlapping schedules and oversee the administration of other pilot funding programs within the Irving Institute that are not managed by PCSR, working closely with other pilot Program Managers on program content, templates, and best practices.
Oversee all aspects of the pilot application and award cycles including; planning the master timeline for pilot funding opportunities and guaranteeing the schedule is adhered to; drafting pilot funding opportunity requests for applications (RFAs); ensuring that RFAs are advertised effectively to potential applicants across Columbia University's campuses; serving as primary contact for applicant questions and inquiries; and coordinating application review process and convening of selection committee meetings.
Program development, evaluation and continuous improvement (including maintaining pilot award data, informational website, web-based grants management application and review system, and all corresponding materials), as well as events management (including open houses, luncheons, poster sessions, selection committee meetings, trainings, workshops and seminars).
Announcing pilot awardees and monitoring pilot awardee progress and collecting project outcomes to be reported in annual progress reports, the Common Metrics initiative and other presentations and reports, as needed.
Serve as a member of the larger Irving Institute Program Manager's team including working with other program managers of the Irving Institute to fully execute Irving Institute goals and mission. The Senior Program Manager will join the Irving Institute administrative core in providing support for major Irving Institute events including the annual External Advisory Board, Internal Advisory Committee, retreats and symposia, as needed.
Perform general administrative functions including document preparation, filing, and scanning.
Performs related duties & responsibilities as assigned/requested.
Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree and at least 4 years of experience, 3 of those years in an academic setting. Candidates with experience in program development, management, and oversight of peer review or admissions process will be viewed as extremely competitive.
Demonstrated achievement in project management, organizational and follow-through skills, superior interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, close attention to detail, high degree of proficiency with computer software (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, project management tools), ability to quickly learn new computer programs, strong work ethic, ability to work independently, experience interacting with all levels of faculty, management and staff, and ability to manage multiple programs and initiatives.
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