School of Nursing & Health Studies - Collaborative
The Senior Project Manager at the Collaborative to Advance Health Services (the Collaborative) at the School of Nursing and Health Studies in the University of Missouri-Kansas City will combine the ability to function independently and within a diverse interdisciplinary team. The Senior Project Manager will facilitate processes and product development to ensure the Collaborative achieves its vision, mission, and strategic plan and that its programs meet the diverse needs and interests of its funders, partners and other stakeholders. The Senior Project Manager will provide leadership, strategic direction and management of moderate to high complexity projects.
We are looking for a self-directed critical thinker willing to learn the ropes before taking the reins. Our environment is fast-paced and ever-changing. Strong candidates will be quick learners and nimble multi-taskers. Our team members expand their creative, problem-solving wings as they grow in their roles; however, the fun, creative, thinking work is often times paired with the nitty gritty logistics and coordination jobs. Our most successful and satisfied team members are well-rounded and able to embrace a range of work responsibilities. We believe all people deserve access to high-quality health services. If you are passionate about this vision too, you will fit in here!
Provide leadership in program and resource development for the Prevention Technical Transfer Center. Direct national health-related initiatives, create and manage project teams, and serve as a resource for project development and completion.
Participate in and represent the Collaborative in high-level meetings for high-visibility projects. Facilitate collaboration and communication among key stakeholders, including federal government officials.
Lead planning, project development and related activities for high-quality, appropriate training and technical assistance activities that build the capacity of the healthcare workforce and those who directly support them to implement evidence-based and emerging, promising practices.
Design technical assistance plans using evidence-based implementation strategies based on the most current implementation science literature to respond to requests in a way that will meet the needs of diverse stakeholders.
Work in concert with the Project Director and Associate Directors to write strong, competitive federal grant applications; progress reports, and project budgets (as needed).
Write and edit materials for various print media and internet-based platforms.
Perform other duties that may be necessary or in the best interest of the federally grant-funded programs.
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Master's degree in nursing, health education, public administration/public health fields preferred.
Demonstrated success in managing projects similar in scope and size.
SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED
Demonstrated capacity to participate in cohesive work groups while also able to work independently with minimum supervision.
Organized and able to keep orderly records.
Demonstrated strategic thinking and analytical ability
Excellent problem-solving skills including identifying and recommending solutions
Flexible and able to think creatively when using new tactics or strategies
Detail-oriented with strong follow-up skills
Ability to work with multiple projects, priorities and deadlines
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Ability to work effectively with individuals with diverse cultural and educational backgrounds.
Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and adept at learning new software and technologies (e.g., Zoom Conferencing, Adobe Acrobat, SPSS, Qualtrics).
Full Time/Part Time
$47,476 - $65,468, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.
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Amount of Travel and any other Special Conditions or Requirements:
Local, regional, and national travel estimated at 5 - 10%
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