The Program Manager is a part of the Center for Research Development and Scholarship (CRDS) at Vanderbilt University and is a key position responsible for the daily management of CRDS operations related to the Faculty Scholarship Program and Clinical Faculty Scholarship Activities. This position serves as the central hub of communication and independently manages programs and/or activities for the work unit by serving as a liaison with internal/external groups, maintaining workflow processes, external materials, and websites related to the program. The Program Manager will also assist faculty with scholarship initiatives including clinical project work, IRB submissions, manuscript preparation and submission, REDCap database development, and data analysis. In addition, this position provides administrative support to the Associate Dean for Clinical Scholarship.
Our research mission is to transform the discipline of nursing through research, practice, and partnerships and to contribute to the social advancement and health of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. Vanderbilt School of Nursing (VUSN) supports the development of innovative research programs within VUSN that align strategically with other Vanderbilt University initiatives and that address national priorities to promote and protect health.
The Center for Research Development and Scholarship is directed by Dr. Mariann R. Piano, Senior Associate Dean for Research. The need for and direction of CRDS's services are determined through input from the faculty and postdoctoral fellows through formal monthly email solicitations of ideas and quarterly meetings devoted to research support issues to which all faculty and CRDS staff contribute. CRDS's staff functions cooperatively and most have been cross trained within pre- and post-award grants management areas. Within the school, CRDS provides a full range of services and resources for faculty and postdoctoral fellows' projects.
The Center for Research Development and Scholarship supports many activities related to pre-award and post-award, federal, and non-federal grant submission and other scholarship activities. In addition, CRDS serves as the main section for which tenure-track faculty are appointed and receive mentorship.
With a history dating back to 1908, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has a long-standing reputation for excellence in nursing teaching, practice, informatics, and research. The school offers graduate level education in the Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and the Doctor of Philosophy* (*degree awarded through the Graduate School).
VUSN is a community that welcomes staff, students, faculty, and colleagues from many different professional and personal backgrounds. The vast diversity of thought and experience you will find here will not only enrich your work environment, it will also serve as a valuable foundation as you seek and fulfill your professional goals.
Duties and Responsibilities
Manage the day-to-day operations and priorities of Faculty Scholarship Program:
Assist faculty applying for and receiving support from the VUSN Faculty Scholarship Program to pursue scholarship initiatives including clinical project work, IRB submission, and manuscript preparation and submission, among other support needs
Provide program support for the VUSN Faculty Scholarship Program and related functions
Assist faculty with REDCap database development, data analysis, and project reports
Interface with the Faculty Scholarship Review Committee to facilitate proposal reviews
Assist faculty with clinical grant submissions
Assist faculty with external award applications
Assist to coordinate VUSN's participation in VU Immersion for undergraduate student experiences with VUSN research, community service, simulation, and clinical project work opportunities
Assist to coordinate VUSN Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) project opportunities with VUMC and external initiatives
Develop and implement systems and processes to establish and maintain records for the program.
Serve as department representative in addressing issues and questions related to the programs, which may include representing the department on various committees
Serve as a primary contact and resource to VUSN faculty, staff, students, and visitors for daily operations of the program
Maintain inventory of office supplies for the department, handle special requests, and receive departmental shipments and mail
Make One Card purchases for departmental accounts and reconcile monthly expenditures and One Card purchases
Facilitate contracts for procurement of services, supplies, and equipment according to the University purchasing policies and guidelines
Assist the Financial Unit Manager (FUM) in the management of the program specific budget
Provide administrative support to the Associate Dean for Clinical Scholarship:
Exercise independent judgement when coordinating and prioritizing the Associate Dean for Clinical Scholarship's calendar, emails, meeting requests, and speaking engagements
Consult with and advise the Associate Dean for Clinical Scholarship on VU/VUSN policies and procedures, as well as other issues related to faculty and VUSN communities
Communicate on behalf of the Associate Dean for Clinical Scholarship
Provide technical and editorial support to the Associate Dean for Clinical Scholarship
Internal Number: 2000947
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, the dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and the creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry, equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.