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The Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Center, within the Division of General Pediatrics, is seeking a Center Manager for assistance with overall management of the center and coordination of multiple research studies. The CHEAR Center includes 17 core research investigators and more than 40 research staff, fellows, and students. We conduct research and training in health outcomes and health policy across several core research themes, such as data science, emerging technologies, outcomes research, policy, and communications. Our work is multidisciplinary, encompassing epidemiology, health policy, health services research, general pediatrics and pediatric subspecialties. The successful candidate will enjoy working in a dynamic, collaborative environment and must have excellent organizational, planning and communication skills. This position reports directly to the Center Faculty Director. This position is funded through center funds.
In partnership with the Center Faculty Director, develops and contributes to the overall strategy, direction, and vision of the Center. Leads the coordination, launch, implementation, and expansion of new strategic initiatives.
Leads in the development, implementation, and administration of a variety of special projects and activities as directed and assigned by CHEAR Center leadership.
Leads, directs, and oversees special projects and initiatives for the Center, in partnership with the division administrator.
In partnership with the division administrator, coordinates and prepares documents and reports relating to Center’s project- and research-related initiatives, including preparation of the annual report to the department.
Leads activities for faculty recruitment and research staff hiring/management with the division administrator and division HR specialist. Provides guidance and advice to research investigators in matters of research administration, including identifying research funding opportunities for investigators and ensuring that projects are adequately scoped and staffed.
Center liaison to the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, the School of Public Health, and other departments/units for the encouragement of scientific collaborations. Leads continuing current collaborations and identifying and developing new partnerships in the Health Services Research community at the University of Michigan and external research partners (e.g., the Michigan Department of Health and other governmental agencies).
Leads, coordinates and implements all activities for the new postdoctoral fellowship training program, including management of application process, assignment of mentors, and processes required documentation. Coordinates related educational activities including the Health Services Research Seminar, the Work in Progress seminar, the Fellows seminar, the Working Group on Modeling Health and Economic Outcomes Seminar, and the Summer Internship Program.
Leads in the creation, development, and implementation of a comprehensive communication strategy for the Center, including website, social media, press releases, visual abstracts, other promotional materials. Oversees implementation of these communication strategies including a social media strategic framework to disseminate research findings, strategies to foster collaborations, and development of a public presence for the Center. Supervises research and administrative staff in these communication activities.
In conjunction with Center Leadership, serve as lead in the design process for new suite of reporting tools. This includes the development and implementation of a comprehensive group of materials to support relationships with external stakeholders, including formal and informal progress reports.
Facilitates faculty engagement through organization of meetings and retreats, and oversees public relations and conference/program planning for the Center. Includes complex meeting scheduling, selecting and identifying topics of discussion for the development of relevant agendas, selects and prepares materials for discussion, preparation of minutes, serving as host for both internal and external collaborators and stakeholders.
Provides administrative management of the Center’s Administrative Assistant pool.
Serves as staff lead for a research staff of 20+. (providing educational programming, identifying professional development opportunities, matching research staff with project and PI needs).
Demonstrated previous experience performing budgeting and financial management activities. Familiarity with pre-award and post-award processes for sponsored research
Ability to organize, set priorities, and manage multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines; ability to manage multiple and competing priorities in a dynamic environment.
Ability to analyze, compare and evaluate various courses of action and make independent decisions on matters of significance, free from immediate direction, within the scope of their responsibilities
Excellent oral and written communication skills, and experience presenting
Proven ability to function as a member of a team, build effective working relationships and demonstrate initiative
Demonstrated ability to take initiative and tolerate a moderate degree of ambiguity while still working collaboratively as part of a team
Experienced in using Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint
Minimum 10 years of related experience, i.e. published in a field of specialty and academic knowledge in a field or discipline.
Master’s Degree in public health, health services research, health policy, public policy, or other health research related field or comparable work-related experience
Experience working in a research environment; Background or training in health services research, biostatistics, or similar methods desirable but not required; Experience managing electronic health data and user interfaces; Experience developing infrastructure for using Epic/MiChart data for research.
Working knowledge of academic healthcare
Interest in healthcare, especially population health
Monday - Friday days (not to exceed 40 hours/week)
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