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. 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 Masters 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
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.
Manage the day-to-day operations and priorities of Faculty Scholarship Program:
Provide program support for the VUSN Faculty Scholarship Program and related functions
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
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 main 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.
Hires, trains, and directs student assistants, volunteers, and administrative assistants in collaboration with Assistant Director.
Experience and Skills:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education is necessary
Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education is preferred
Experience with database implementation and ongoing operations
Proficiency with REDCap
Skills in research design and statistical analysis
Experience in managing data in Excel, SPSS
Understanding of faculty workload processes in academic setting preferred
Familiarity with grant submission processes
Skill with manuscript preparation and submission, including use of EndNote publishing and bibliography software
3+ years of related experience is necessary
Strong interpersonal and communication skills are strongly preferred
Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities strongly preferred.
Experience with Outlook and Microsoft Office is necessary
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are. We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.
Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Please note, all candidates selected for an offer of employment are subject to pre-employment background checks, which may include but are not limited to, based on the role for which they have been selected: criminal history, education verification, social media review, motor vehicle records, credit history, and professional license verification.
Internal Number: 10000131
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.