This position is for a Health Communications and Training Manager for the School of Pharmacy's Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU). This position requires that the incumbent work in a highly independent manner. The incumbent will be responsible for working collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team to directly manage staff involved in the Training and Communications functional group.
The incumbent will also be responsible for and expected to review and approve all writing deliverables produced by the team, and needs to be able to provide supervision and guidance to staff on scientific writing and communications to ensure a smooth functioning team and accurate work.
The incumbent will be responsible for: Managing 7-8 staff within the Training and Communications functional group at PERU who are conducting its work:
1. Utilizing the Systems Transformation Framework developed by PERU's Director to guide all funded work and PERU's operations.
2. Develop the functional group roles and responsibilities in accordance with the vision of the functional group.
3. Hire appropriate staff to the functional groups and ensure that staff are trained on the skills necessary to contribute within the group. Functional Group Managers are responsible for maintaining staff development plans.
4. Collaborate with Program Managers to allocate staff to ensure that all projects are properly staffed.
5. Supervise staff within the functional group and collaborate with Program Managers and Program Directors to ensure that staff are meeting all deadlines for their projects.
6. Provide staff development to staff within the functional group to build and maintain skill sets necessary for successful job completion.
7. Evaluate the technical performance of functional group members in collaboration with the Program Directors and Program Managers.
8. Conduct own work as guided by the Associate Director/Director to develop and deliver training and communications plans across all projects.
Project management, technical writing and communication skills are key to this position.
Strong management skills are necessary, ideally someone who has managed in a matrix environment or with a team of staff in varied positions. Must be able manage a staff team working in a fast-paced environment with writing deliverables that have quick turnaround times. Multiple sponsor deadlines sometimes lead to very high volume scientific writing that must be produced quickly and error free with high quality. Candidate must be well-versed in copy editing, as well as writing for both grants and academia.
We are looking for an experienced project/program manager with high-level technical writing skills. The incumbent needs to be very organized and have managed a diverse number of projects and personnel simultaneously in the past, ideally in healthcare-type settings. High-level presentation or facilitation skills and experience is a must; the candidate should be able to present information to important stakeholders both orally and graphically through a variety of media.
A degree in health sciences is preferred.
Combination of education and relevant experience will be considered in lieu of education, per University guidelines.
Organizational and communication skills are essential
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.V
Minimum Education Level Required: Master's
Minimum Experience Level Required: 5-6 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00
Hiring Range: TBD Based on qualifications
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
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