Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community.
UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Staff members are encouraged to take an active role to engage in the institution's efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the workplace. The successful candidate is expected to foster an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are respected and welcomed. Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Classification Title : Health Policy Project Manager
Department : NC Center for Health and Wellness
Full-Time/Part-Time : Full-Time
Months per Year : 12 Months
This position is funded by an 18-month grant from the Dogwood Health Trust. The purpose of this project is to establish a health policy research center/institute at UNC Asheville and to support research, education, and cross sector conversations to inform health policy (health care and public health related policy) decision-making in NC.
The Health Policy Project Manager will be responsible for managing grant deliverables, working collaboratively with the two health policy experts to support grant deliverables, conduct research to inform NC health policy, convening meetings, documenting progress and disseminating information, managing subcontracts, preparing reports, and coordinating communication among faculty/staff, health care leaders, community leaders, student stakeholders, and current and future funders.
This position will work with a variety of on campus and external constituents in both the local and state community to ensure the success of the Health Policy project/program.
The employee in this position is expected to work collaboratively as a member of the NC Center for Health and Wellness team.
The position will be based in the Asheville area, with the option to work remotely to start, and with occasional travel to other areas of North Carolina (especially rural counties and the triangle) expected.
Minimum Education/Experience/Skill :
A Master's Degree in public health, health administration, public policy, health or behavioral economics or similar field.
May consider a Bachelor's degree in public health, political science or sociology with equivalent experience in health policy, health administration or public health.
All degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.
Preferred Education/Experience/Skill :
Three to five years of experience in health care, health research, health promotion, or public health settings.
Highly organized with strong verbal and excellent written communication skills.
Experience in leadership or project management, preferably in a health setting.
Experience with conducting or supporting research in public health, health policy or health care.
Experience in grant writing and/or fund development.
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UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.
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About The University of North Carolina at Asheville
As the only dedicated liberal arts institution in the University of North Carolina system, UNC Asheville kindles learning by offering students an intellectually rigorous education that builds critical thinking and workforce skills to last a lifetime. Small class size, award-winning faculty and a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program foster innovation as well as recognition.The cornerstone of a liberal arts education is the ability to explore the connections between many different subjects as well as the options available. So learning here expands well beyond the classroom walls. Focusing on undergraduate studies, we help students dig into learning, whether they participate in faculty-mentored research projects, undertake career-related internships, study abroad, or join service projects aimed at improving the quality of life at home and around the world. We encourage everyone to seek challenges, seize opportunities and become a doer as well as a thinker.At UNC Asheville, we’ve created an environment for exploring the world as well as more than 30 different majors. About 3,900 undergraduate students and about 330 full- and part-time faculty bring the campus alive with ...a genuine hunger to understand and contribute to the human experience. Amid the culturally rich setting of Asheville, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s all designed to spark a lifelong quest to know more — a fire that will grow brighter in the future.