Program Director - Gastroenterology, Liver Research, Nephrology (Job Id: 42198)

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Job ID: 42198

Location: Medicine Dept

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in a related field and five years of related experience.  Additional experience may be used on a one-to-one basis to offset the educational requirements.  The university offers market competitive salary and benefits.  Grade EH. Salary Minimum $56,064

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in managing complex research grants, budget creation and adherence, financial analysis, HR actions, staff supervision.

Position Description

The Program Director will oversee all operations of the Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition and Liver Research divisions within the Department of Medicine.  This includes being responsible for clinical and research program budgets, establishing and implementing short- and long-term goals and objectives, and supervising and/or performing all fiscal, administrative, and human resource operations under the direction of the division chiefs and Department of Medicine leadership.  This position is responsible for the financial management of over $3.5M in clinical funding as well as other University revenue sources.

The Program Director will also oversee the administrative tasks related to all post-award research efforts for the Department of Medicine divisions of Liver Research and Nephrology & Hypertension, including financial management of over $13M in federal grant funding.  This position will also be responsible for the completion of special projects under the direction of both the Chair and Executive Director of the Department of Medicine. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement strategic planning, succession planning, and goal setting for Gastroenterology and Liver based on feedback from division and department leadership; also analyze systems, policies, and procedures to initiate change to improve division efficiency and accuracy
  • Work with Liver and Nephrology Research PIs to develop annual grant budgets, monitor fiscal expenditures, provide analysis for reporting, and ensure compliance with HRSA/NIH/Sponsored Program rules; also work with PIs and Pre-Award Research Coordinator on grant and contract proposal budgets
  • Prepare the Gastroenterology and Liver budgets for review and approval by division chiefs and School of Medicine finance/budget team; monitor revenue and expense actuals for adherence to budget, adjust division spending policy, when necessary, submit BRR/BTRs as needed, and provide budget reports and analysis for faculty and leadership; also includes reporting to the Foundation on spending for gifts and endowments to ensure agreements are being followed
  • Work with Gastroenterology clinical partners (ULP, UL Hospital, Norton, Jewish, Kindred, VA) and division leadership on activities related to the practice including providing support and documentation to leadership for contract negotiations, create and execute clinical budgets allocated to UofL, monitor clinical billing, ensure contractual obligations are being met by all parties, and oversee UofL staff that provide a service to clinical partners
  • Oversee all Gastroenterology and Liver purchasing activities and Nephrology grant purchasing activities, including approving ProCard/Travel Card transactions, Journal Vouchers, and PeopleSoft Financial activities like travel/expense requests, pay requests, and requisitions
  • Support all employees in Gastroenterology, Liver, and Nephrology research on division and University policies and procedures for finance, HR, payroll, and research activities related to their job and train employees as needed
  • Complete and/or supervise all HR, Payroll, and Provider Credentialing activities for Gastroenterology and Liver, working with DOM HR, Faculty Affairs, and Credentialing Coordinators as needed
  • Oversee Gastroenterology and Liver faculty goals as they relate to clinical and research output and provide feedback to faculty to ensure those goals are being met or exceeded
  • Perform related duties and special projects as assigned, including training and supporting new staff in other Department of Medicine divisions
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