Job Summary : Works within the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health Education and Training team on the creation, coordination, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of international programs, events, and services. Provides supervision and management of projects, team members, and partner institutions.
Manages Program Operations:
Oversees day-to-day operations of the VECD program, which includes faculty, staff, and trainees at 4 domestic institutions and 17 international sites in 14 countries, as well as a network of >900 alumni
Develops, revises, and communicates program guidelines to 17 international sites and 20-30 VECD trainees per year (primarily PhD- and MD-level fellows from the U.S. and LMICs)
Develops and facilitates online seminars and other recurring events for trainees, site leaders, and program staff and faculty
Creates and maintains standard operating protocols
Assists with forecasting annual budgets and scopes of work for each trainee
Represents VECD at domestic and international conferences and workshops, includes domestic and international travel
Assists with post-award management, including establishment and management of subcontracts (~30/year)
Works with Senior Program Manager and Principal Investigators on financial and programmatic reports to funding agencies
Writes grant and contract proposals to develop additional funding sources
Fosters and maintains effective working relationships with domestic and international partners and organizations
Manages project and program documentation in an efficient and organized manner
Takes responsibility for finding solutions to issues that arise and effectively communicates resolutions to all parties involved
Maintains the highest level of responsiveness and service in all communications
Independently manages workflow to achieve and maintain excellent performance standards
Compliance and Process Improvement:
Creates and implements monitoring and evaluation plans for ongoing projects
Gathers and analyzes feedback from program participants, including domestic and international VECD trainees, international site leaders, and other program staff and faculty
Ensures human subjects training and other ethics approvals are obtained in accordance with NIH and VUMC policies, including advising trainees and sites on Institutional Review Board approvals
Conducts ongoing process improvement/quality assurance analyses and prepares reports for study teams and funding agencies
Works with funding agency to recommend, implement, and evaluate program changes
Develops, facilitates, and assists with logistics and execution of events in the U.S. and at international sites, including the annual orientation event at the NIH for all VECD fellows, international workshops,
Manages, directs, and supervises supporting event/meeting personnel
Plans and adheres to event budgets and reviews expenses within VUMC and Federal guidelines
Negotiates contracts with providers/suppliers in accordance with VUMC and Federal guidelines
Minimum Requirements : Bachelor's degree or the equivalent and 3 years' experience required. Master's degree preferred
The ideal candidate will demonstrate characteristics of an effective team member and provide meaningful contributions as follows:
Understands, supports, and commits to team and departmental goals
Willingly exerts extra effort when necessary to accomplish team and departmental goals
Supports a climate of trust, openness and honest communication
Can distinguish critical needs and problems from less urgent ones
Demonstrates ability to prioritize tasks and issues
Offers suggestions for improvement of processes and procedures
Additional Information : This is a full-time exempt position.
This position will include travel (including international travel) up to 10% per year to represent VECD at conferences, plan and execute domestic and international conferences and workshops, and perform site visits as needed.
Department Summary :
The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) builds capacity through interdisciplinary global health education and training programs , conducts implementation science and research, and provides technical assistance service to government and civil sector organizations in countries supported by the President's Emergency Plan for HIV/AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through an an affiliated organization, Friends in Global Health (FGH) . As a leader in international education and research, VIGH seeks to improve health and well-being of people living in low-resource settings. Our work reflects this commitment. For more information, please visit https://www.vumc.org/global-health/ .
VUMC Recent Accomplishments:
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
· US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
· Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.
· Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
· The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
· National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
· Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Middle Tennessee
· Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
· American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
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