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The Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Program Operations Specialist.
The Program Operations Specialist will be an integral member of the University of Washington STD Clinical Prevention Training Center (UW PTC) team to improve HIV prevention services nationwide with a focus on jurisdictions prioritized in the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative. The purpose of this position is to manage two CDC-funded projects. One will provide support, training, and technical assistance to improve HIV prevention services in STD specialty clinics; the other will develop and deliver online training and implementation for HIV prevention services in a variety of clinical settings. The Program Ops Specialist will work closely with the medical directors of these projects under the supervision of the Program Director who manages and coordinates activities for multiple infectious disease training centers at UW.
The Program Ops Specialist will have responsibility for developing, implementing, and coordinating critical components of the two programs, including STD clinic needs assessments, individualized training and technical assistance plans for STD specialty clinics, online education and training modules, organization and management of group videoconferences, and oversight of direct technical assistance to 3-5 specialty STD clinics.
The Program Ops Specialist will work effectively with federal funders, health department administrators, and medical professionals. The person in this position will need to be comfortable and able to communicate respectfully about HIV, STDs and other sexual health topics. They will need to bring a population-based perspective to improving STD specialty clinic services and implementing HIV prevention services and demonstrate understanding of delivery of technology-based education and training. Core skills required for this position include superior organization in planning, designing, and evaluating project activities; professionalism; initiative and independent decision-making; creativity and flexibility.
This position requires the ability to work independently and as part of a team, multitask, prioritize activities, and interact with clinical faculty and other healthcare professionals to implement program activities.
Position Dimensions and Impact to the University:
The UW is strongly committed to developing partnerships in HIV/STD education and training. The person in this position will represent the well-respected and longstanding UW Prevention Training Center and the UW Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases. The UW PTC is housed in the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, headed by Anna Wald, MD, MPH. Specifically, this position will increase the visibility of the UW's commitment to HIV/STD care, treatment, and training.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversee the planning, coordination, and implementation of a new, national online PrEP Training program
Monitor progress toward project goals for participating clinics and work with medical faculty and the medical director to identify training and TA needs
Oversee the planning, coordination, and facilitation of monthly videoconferences for STD Clinic staff throughout the United States
Document program activities in required CDC information and reporting systems
Coordinate communications and activities between UW staff, key stakeholders, and external partners/sites
Monitor and report progress toward evaluation and implementation activities (data info/reporting)
Work with the project data specialist to design and deliver reports of metrics requested by CDC every six months
Manage subcontract agreements and payments to external subject matter experts
Coordinate STD specialty clinic assessments, assist with development of individualized plans, and compile summary reports of the assessments and plans
Participate in program planning activities with the UW PTC, National Network of Prevention Training Centers, and CDC
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Bachelor's Degree in public health, business, or a related field and 3-4 years of experience in project management or related field. Experience can substitute for degree requirement.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Master's degree in public health, business, social work or a related field
Experience working in a health department or university setting
Experience implementing federally funded projects
Demonstrated experience working in programs serving diverse patient/client populations affected by HIV and STDs, including sexual and gender minorities, persons who inject drugs, and persons with mental health disorders
Experience with CDC grant management
Experience with University of Washington grant management and systems
Experience with integrating principles of equity, diversity and inclusion into training programs
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
In the immediate future, this position will work remotely. Once the pandemic subsides, the majority of activities will be conducted at the UW Ninth and Jefferson Building (NJB) but some telecommuting will be allowed. National travel may be required in the future.
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