Research Program Specialist

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 29 Sep 2023

Posting Information
Posting Information

Department AHEC-400101
Career Area Accounting/Finance/Auditing
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Posting Open Date 09/20/2023
Application Deadline 09/29/2023
Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Position Title University Program Specialist - Journey
Salary Grade Equivalent GN11
Working Title Research Program Specialist
Position Number 00037149
Vacancy ID P018173
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
M-F 8am-5pm
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $45,000-$65,000
Pay Band Information
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Position Summary Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service. 
Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.
Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.
Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.
Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.
Position Summary
This position manages program and grant deliverables for the Health Careers and Workforce Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (HCWDEI) service line and assists with NC AHEC’s statewide DEI initiatives. This position will serve as the statewide program office contact and liaison to the 9 NC AHEC regional offices and Duke University team. The person is responsible for ensuring all grant related data collection, grant reporting and coordination of DEI-related communication occurs in consultation with the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). The position provides support to the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in pre-college programs, which presently includes the Pathways to Health Careers and the NC AHEC Scholars Program for college students in health professions training programs. This position works with confidential and sensitive information and must be able to prioritize competing deadlines and tasks associated with statewide service delivery across the NC AHEC regions.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
The selected candidate must possess experience with grants in the entire lifecycle and previous experience should be from a program management perspective. Must have demonstrated experience with program data collection and evaluation. The ability to communicate complex technical and program ideas to internal/external program workers via written and verbal communication is required. Must be able to manage multiple priorities without a great deal of oversight and daily intervention. Experience using an automated data collection system (CRM) for data entry and reporting is essential. Must be able to work with individuals at all levels and be an effective communicator, verbally and in writing, to diverse audiences. A demonstrated dedication to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in a previous role is essential.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Required Licenses/Certifications
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities
Not Applicable.
Position/Schedule Requirements
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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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