Administrative/Support, Information Technology, Project/Program Management/Planning, Staff/Administrative
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for six consecutive years. The Department of Global Health was established in 2007, bridging the schools of Medicine and Public Health, with a mandate to harness the expertise and interdisciplinary power of all UW schools and colleges. Our mission is to improve health for all through research, education, training, and service; to understand and address the causes of disease and health inequities at multiple levels; and to collaborate with partners to develop and sustain locally-led, quality health systems, programs and policies. Driven by tremendous interest among both students and faculty, the Department has grown explosively to more than 400 graduate students and hundreds more undergraduates. We have more than 380 faculty and 1,000 staff working on projects across 130 countries with our deepest ties in United States, Kenya, Uganda, Peru, Mozambique, India, South Africa, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Nicaragua. At the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. The Department recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. The Department encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability and age. The Department strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.The UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is one of several Centers for AIDS Research funded by the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. The UW/Fred Hutch CFAR has consistently rated in the top 3 in the U.S. for HIV/AIDS research and employs some of the most eminent researchers and educators in the field. The ultimate goal of the CFAR is to facilitate HIV/AIDS research to bring us closer to a cure for the disease. We accomplish this by supporting HIV/AIDS research at our four consortium institutions (UW, Fred Hutch, Seattle Children's, Infectious Disease Research Institute), and our local, regional, and international affiliates in locations such as Kenya, Peru, Mozambique, Uganda, and South Africa. A very important part of our mission is to support HIV research career development of early career investigators. Come join our team and make your own contribution toward ending the global HIV epidemic!The Department of Global Health and the UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100% FTE) CFAR Program Specialist. This position will have a comprehensive range of responsibilities for CFAR, including award program management, career development and community engagement event planning, communications, strategic planning support, and management of key data systems. Additional core competencies for this position include strong communication and organizational skills, professionalism, and independent problem solving.This position will be located at the Ninth & Jefferson Building on the Harborview Medical Center Campus, and will report to the Associate Director of the UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research.Since 1996, the rate of combined funding within the Academic Medical Center is substantially higher (AIDS/STD funding has increased 10-fold). The level of funding for AIDS and STD research at the UW and Fred Hutch is one of the highest in the U.S. The UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research has played a key role in catalyzing this dramatic increase in funding for AIDS and STD research at the UW and our partner institutions. It is increasingly essential to have qualified personnel to manage this program for a high priority area at UW. A strong managerial team at the CFAR also assures that experienced people are available to serve as advisors to UW as the university continues to build its reputation and portfolio as an organization of global leadership.RESPONSIBILITIES:Award Program Management (40% FTE)*Manage 6-7 annual CFAR award competitions, to include all aspects of the application and review process, including working directly with the CFAR Developmental Core Director, prospective applicants, and reviewers to ensure a rigorous and successful process. *Develop and execute plans for inter-CFAR conference participation by CFAR junior researchers, including promoting funding opportunities to prospective applicants, facilitating application reviews, and facilitating communication between our awardees and other CFAR sponsors.Career Development and Community Engagement Event Management (20% FTE)*Managing and staffing events across the CFAR Developmental Core, including the annual STD/AIDS Research Symposium and poster session, Mock Study Sections, manuscript workshops and other events and seminars as needed.*Providing support to the CFAR Community Engagement Faculty Lead in executing community engagement activities such as task force planning events, Community Action Board meetings, facilitating connections between research and community based organizations, research dissemination events in the community, and connecting with other HIV research related programs around community engagement.Communications (20% FTE)* Manage, implement, and develop new channels, processes, and tools for the CFAR communications plan, including web, email, electronic newsletters, social media, and printed materials. Provide communications support for related HIV and STI research and training programs. Communicate and connect with program donors.Strategic Planning and Data Systems (20% FTE)* Manage membership and core user data systems for the entire CFAR program, to ensure that all data is collected to fulfill program objectives and reporting requirements. Perform ongoing updates and design modifications to database, summarize data for grant applications and progress reports, and manage member recruitment.* Provide meeting assistance to CFAR leadership for strategic planning activities. These include monthly, quarterly, and annual meetings of CFAR leadership, together with advisors across the U.S. and internationally. Occasionally arrange travel for external visitors and organize additional events as needed.REQUIREMENTS: *Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Public Health, or related field and two to three years of program and fiscal administration experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.*Demonstrated expertise with Microsoft Office suite, particularly Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. *Ability to work independently, take initiative and ownership of work, successfully prioritize, and manage multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment.*Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and follow through. Strong written and verbal communication skills.Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.DESIRED EXPERIENCE*Experience managing the operation of a specialized or technical program.*Experience with relevant UW administrative systems.*Experience with communications work, including web editing and social media.*Experience with community engagement.*High level of accountability - drives for results, displays a sense of ownership, and is passionate about attaining goals and surpassing expectations.*Proactive problem solver and communicator, with a desire to improve systems.*Comfortable in collaborative setting and working within and across cultures.*Familiar with biomedical research terminology.*Interest in or familiarity with HIV/STI research.Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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