The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) established the Office of Discovery and Translation (ODAT) in 2011 to accelerate the translation and implementation of health-related innovations through funding and support programs. Since this time, ODAT has become a center of expertise for the development and administration of funding programs focused on advancing research and discoveries to improve human health.
We seek an experienced, senior-level program manager to lead the operational program development, administration, and management activities for ODAT funding programs. This position will be working in a hybrid setting. An opportunity for fully/mostly remote may be possible.
This individual will serve as the lead program manager for all ODAT-administered programs. They will be responsible for ensuring a streamlined, organized and efficient operation for administration of the various funding programs.
Program Management (50%) • Oversee all aspects of current funding programs, including: program announcements, proposal submission and review, review follow-up, award setup, documentation, tracking, and compliance • Evaluate, recommend, and establish new strategic partnerships to expand programs and initiatives • Track and report on program budgets • Ensure program compliance with internal control procedures and regulations • Monitor alignment of program achievements with intended outcomes • Recommend and implement modifications to programs and processes as necessary • Participate in negotiations with other departments, centers, institutes, or programs to maintain or evaluate/modify the terms and conditions of existing ODAT collaborative initiatives • Conduct proactive outreach to identify promising projects, and to promote faculty engagement with ODAT programs
Project Management (40%) • Utilize scientific and technical knowledge to evaluate new technologies and project plans • Facilitate project team meetings and provide recommendations to project teams • Interface with external consultants and internal partners to facilitate the evaluation of projects • Track project milestones and project spending
Development and Implementation of Tools and Resources (10%) • Develop and manage a network of UMN and external expert advisors to provide the necessary guidance for individual projects • Evaluate and establish contracts with external service providers • Design, lead, and manage educational programs focusing on desired program outcomes • Develop program-level communication strategies • Contribute to peer-reviewed publications, reports, briefings, presentations, and social media to disseminate program outcomes
Values • Teamwork and collaboration • Wanting to make a difference • Being flexible
All required qualifications must be documented in application materials.
Required Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree and at least 8 years of experience or advanced degree and 6 years of experience • Experience in program and project management • Ability to work independently, with guidance in only the most complex roles • Willingness to take initiative, high level of self-motivation, and ease working independently or as part of a team • Strong collaborative and consultative skills • Effective, persuasive communicator, both verbal and written • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
Desirable Qualifications • Advanced degree in the health sciences • Knowledge and experience in technology development, regulatory principles, and commercialization • Experience managing academic grant programs with Federal funding sources • Experience working in a higher education and/or healthcare system environment
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