The Project Management Consultant will lead and manage various business, evaluation, and data management activities, including mixed methods research and learning management processes, and serve as a subject matter expert on the State Opioid and Stimulant Response (SOS 3.0) Evaluation project. Position responsibilities include serving as the SOS 3.0 Evaluation project management lead, steering overall project management structure and activities; building relationships and serving as a liaison with Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), SOS 3.0 funded programs, GPRA collectors across the state, and project partners in ensuring that program objectives and evaluation project priorities are operationalized; providing primary evaluation support to the SOS 3.0 project team and state partners; guiding development of, and maintaining, a relational database that supports evaluation, workforce development, and implementation activities; contributing to and approving technical reports and stakeholder communications; applying developed industry knowledge and advanced understanding of concepts, principles and technical capabilities to manage project components; serving as a subject matter expert on substance use disorder (SUD) harm reduction and treatment program evaluation; guiding project management of training activities, including the development of an on-demand training curriculum for providers; and project development, including grant and proposal writing (additional details included in Responsibilities (Duties) section below).
The Project Management Consultant responsibilities may include project-related research and technical assistance, including literature reviews, qualitative data collection, interview and focus group facilitation, survey and interview instrument design and testing, and intermediate data analysis (dependent on project needs and proficiency with data analysis software); directing the development of contracting documents such as subawards and purchase orders; regularly reviewing and approving the work product of team members; and contributing to and being responsible for developing project budgets in collaboration with PIs. Additional responsibilities may include providing mentorship/staff development to other colleagues (e.g., Project Manager or Senior Project Manager); identifying funding opportunities and leading efforts to apply for funding opportunities; serving as a Principal Investigator; and leading sponsor communication to guide project scope development and establishing project goals, objectives, and budget needs.
Minimum Education Required:
Bachelors degree in a relevant field or equivalent is required.
A minimum of six years of relevant experience with a bachelors degree or four years of relevant experience with a masters or doctoral degree is required. Prior experience in healthcare, policy and/or program design is required. Expert level knowledge of Microsoft Office, meeting facilitation software (e.g., Teams/Zoom) and other project management tools (e.g., Gantt chart, etc.) is required. Requires successful completion of a background check.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Advanced degree in a related field is preferred. Training and/or experience in substance use disorder, Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) data collection, program evaluation methodology, including survey design, or a mixed methods approach to evaluation, is preferred. Use of data calculation software, such as Excel, statistical analysis software, such as STATA or SAS, and/or data collection and management software, such as REDCap, is preferred.
The Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Centers mission is to identify, research, and spread innovative practices to improve access to quality healthcare for all Ohioans through partnerships with healthcare, state, and academic leaders. The GRCs current work encompasses critical issues and challenges in public health and health services, including maternal and infant mortality, the ongoing opioid crisis, behavioral health, Ohios ACA Medicaid expansion, management of chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension, health equity, and health system payment innovation. See more about GRCs project work here: https://grc.osu.edu/Projects.
The GRC is a family-friendly workplace committed to diversity, equity and inclusion which supports remote, in-person and hybrid work arrangements. Our philosophy is to provide staff with the training, mentorship and professional development opportunities needed to meet their professional goals, and to proactively develop GRCs future leadership from within the organization.
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