The Evaluation Sciences Unit (ESU) in the Department of Medicine at Stanford University is seeking a highly motivated and hard-working professional to join their team as Research Operations Program Manager for the purpose of developing, and administering standard operating procedures and strategic plans for key operations within the ESU. This includes the staffing, evaluation and impact of the ESU and growth to accommodate partnerships. The successful candidate will join a vibrant team of scientists working on a wide variety of collaborative projects in healthcare delivery and will work closely with the ESU directors and other unit leaders. The role of this position is to support the team and ESU directors in strategic development and to oversee key operations for the entire unit. Basic knowledge of evaluation and implementation science in the health care delivery setting is desirable. Managing the program: Provide day-to-day management of the working team and collaborators, update leadership (PI's) on a regular basis, and escalate obstacles to leadership as needed. In this day-to-day leadership role, the Program Manager also assumes overall accountability for efficient, timely and fiscally prudent delivery across the program. The Program Manager is also responsible for ensuring continuous improvement within the program, and codifying processes and learnings to help build capabilities across the program.
Leading the work of the team: Leading the work of a team, providing direction as well as feedback on their work products. The team structure includes multiple principal investigators, junior and senior research staff, and students.
Developing and managing relationships:Developing and managing relationships and deliverables with collaborators, including pilot sponsors, research collaborators/PI's, and funders. Develop and deliver presentation materials for new funding and partnership opportunities. Ensure faculty, students and staff are engaged and collaborating to complete program deliverables. Serve as the liaison with international collaborators across academia, healthcare organizations, non-profit foundations, and industry.
Contribute significantly to strategic planning activities for the ESU through regular ESU leadership meetings
Develop SOPs for operational activities and identify new areas for skills and/or other training; develop new training materials and/or arrange for training.
Develop processes to provide centralized operational support for projects such as contracting with external partners/clients/vendors.
Oversee onboarding processes and procedures for unit
Supervise content creation and maintenance of the ESU website
Organize/coordinate ESU regular team meetings
Supervise Research Admin work related to operational support
* - Other duties may also be assigned DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
MPH, MSc or other higher relevant degree
3-5 years research and/or business operations experience in an academic environment
Strong expertise in project/program administration/management including designing and implementing new projects/programs, goal setting, monitoring execution, and stakeholder management.
Familiarity with general healthcare research and/or implementation science
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Strong people skills and works well in a team as well as independently
Ability to work in a fast changing environment
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Demonstrated ability to prioritize own work and multi-task.
Demonstrated excellent organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.
Relevant subject matter knowledge.
Ability to direct the work of others, for jobs requiring supervision.
Rarely lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Occasional evening and weekend hours.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Location: School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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