Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the The Genome Institute. The position is located at 4444 Forest Park. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Plans and coordinates the day-to-day administrative, operational and fiscal activities of MGI’s Outreach Programs.
The Washington University McDonnell Genome Institute’s (MGI) Outreach Programs cover three areas: (1) research-based training in genomics sciences for undergraduates during the summer and post-baccalaureate students during the academic year;� (2) academic, research, and professional development training to high school students through partnership with under-served high school, Boys and Girls Clubs, and Community Groups; (3) strategic partnership with community health agencies and individual community members to advance genomics education and engagement throughout greater St, Louis. The Program Coordinator position will be responsible for the management and supervision of MGI’s outreach efforts in coordination with the PI leadership team. The Program Coordinator will directly supervise the team staff members and will act as the primary point person for outreach efforts within MGI. This position will be dedicated to educational and clinical efforts that seek to increase the impact of MGI and Washington University on the health and education of the greater St. Louis community.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serves as a principal liaison between students, faculty, staff, other departments, and/or external contacts on day-to-day operational, and administrative issues of the programs; facilitates seminars, meetings, special projects, and problem resolution.
Develops and maintains positive working relationships and collaborative efforts with our community partners.
Develops and implements activities, including, but not limited to, seminars, conferences, workshops, short courses, public events and other related programs; develops new ideas and concepts for program themes, materials and resources to supplement, expand or replace existing program components.
Partners with the faculty leaders to design, develop, and implement educational programs at the high school, college, and post-baccalaureate level focused on STEM and genetics and genomics.
Facilitates team meetings to ensure goals are met. Presents and disseminates information on relevant topics. Attends all team and community leadership meetings as needed to coordinate and expand the program.
Facilitates community-based events including lectures, town hall discussions, and health education activities.
Attends meetings with teachers, school counselors, and school administrators to assist in development of educational outreach activities.
Attends professional conferences for program development and recruiting.
Participates in person or by phone call/virtual in the development of educational plans relevant to MGI’s outreach activities.
Coordinates activities of support staff, consultants, faculty, and/or volunteers engaged in implementation and administration of program objectives.
Partners with the faculty leaders to provide strategic leadership, motivation, guidance and direction for MGI outreach staff and educators in order to fulfill the mission of the MGI Outreach office and day to day work.
Supervises and coordinates the recruitment and selection of program participants.
Supervises on-boarding, housing, travel, and other program-sponsored activities for students and faculty leadership.
Monitors and evaluates program effectiveness, investigates trends, and recommends and implements modifications to improve program effectiveness.
Tracks meetings, outcomes of school interventions, instances of school policy changes.
Maintains follow up with schools and families to determine necessary accommodations to improve patients’ academic performance, attendance, social performance.
Writes, edits, and coordinates development of course catalogs, promotional materials, educational materials, training manuals, newsletters, and/or brochures, as appropriate to the program; coordinates and/or participates in public relations activities.
Assists in completing and facilitating required paperwork, unique to each activity and community group.
Leads the revision process for all educational materials, providing content revision and peer review.
Assists in the preparation of budgets and grants; monitors, verifies and reconciles expenditure of budgeted funds as appropriate; may participate in other fundraising activities.
Actively pursues new sources of revenue and funding – local, state, private, and federal.
Monitors program/project revenues and expenses for cost effectiveness of program.
Strategic and Financial Management, partnering with leadership to ensure the MGI’s outreach activities reach and leverage all relevant community partners and are sustainable and evidence-based.
Collects and analyzes data; prepares scheduled and special reports; maintains program/project records and statistical information.
Performs or delegates clerical and administrative support tasks, including creation, typing, and editing of program correspondence, purchasing documents, reports, program handbooks, brochures and other publications.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Assists administrative team at MGI with compliance and other tasks as assigned.
Other duties as assigned.�
High school diploma or equivalent high school certification.
Two to four years of related experience.
Master's level education.
Competency in basic computer programming skills and basic genetics and genomics concepts.
Experience in delivery of services to high schools and community groups.
Supervisory experience of a multidisciplinary team.
Strong ability to create key partnerships and collaboration.
Demonstrated competence and experience in working with diverse populations, ideally within secondary education settings.
Program planning, implementation, and evaluation experience.
Strong verbal communication, presentation, and written skills.
Grant writing experience.
Human subjects research experience.
Experience in a medical, research or educational environment preferred.
The hiring range for this position is $19.18 - $24.47 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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