Job Summary: This position is an essential role in the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH). As a leader in international education and research, VIGH seeks to improve health and well-being of people living in low-resource settings. Our team has a dynamic reach across local, national and international communities. We are seeking a Program Manager to work directly alongside our leadership to further advance our research, education and training programs.
This role will serve as the face of the Institute and will be responsible with fostering strong partnerships and collaborations with internal and external partners. Critical skills required for this position include the ability to independently coordinate numerous activities to support programmatic and administrative needs of the Institute and affiliated faculty.
A global perspective and high level of professionalism are needed as this position will interact with a diverse population of partners from the academic health care field across Vanderbilt, the local community, nationally and internationally.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:
Coordinate communication between multi-institution (US and International) partner groups focused on specific VIGH priorities.
Under the Director of VIGH, coordinate and manage the multi-department and multi-institution relationships essential for transdisciplinary global health priorities with multiple funding sources.
Represent program leadership and investigators with defined scope and authority.
Promote growth of existing programs and support leadership in developing new programs.
Support leadership on matters of strategic importance, which will include developing goals and objectives, policies and procedures for assigned programs.
Facilitate strategic planning activities, documenting and analyzing feedback to filter initiatives
Serve as point of contact for the Institute leadership and foster relationships. Representing VIGH under the Director, this position will work with senior staff in departments, centers, institutes across VUMC, VU, NGOs, and other academic institutions to coordinate collaborations and facilitate communications related to transdisciplinary global health programs.
Continuously engage in process improvement activities to ensure high quality.
Lead and influence team members to accomplish assigned goals; dispatching programmatic conversations among the team.
Facilitate programmatic and administrative support activities for Institute leadership and faculty.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements: This position requires a bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years of related experience.
Preferred qualifications include but are not limited to the following:
Master's degree in public health, social sciences, public administration, business, or related
Public health research experience
Program management experience
Effective communicator with diplomacy and professionalism
Commitment to high quality and continuous improvement
Ability to solve complex problems and provide exceptional service to stakeholders
Additional Information: This is a full-time position.
Salary is dependent upon education and experience.
Background screens will be performed and education will be verified prior to employment. Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation.
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