This position will be responsible for independently managing, as a program coordinator, several areas within an international multi-disciplinary research and training program on infectious diseases of a senior faculty member in the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH). In addition, the position entails providing advisory support in epidemiology and guidance to students from Yale and international sites who are implementing their investigations abroad. The majority of these projects are conducted in Brazil.
- Coordinating the implementation of NIH-supported Global Health Fellows training program and research projects at international sites. These activities include recruiting fellows, implementing fellowships, establishing subcontracts and budget plans, collaborating with leadership and staff at international sites to evaluate the progress of research and training, and preparing progress reports.
- Coordinating and monitoring of a NIH-supported grant on birth defects related to ZIKV infection throughout Americas. These activities include coordination of monthly meetings with collaborating sites and NIH, managing the budget plan among international sites, and evaluating the progress of research.
- Coordination and support for established grants. These activities include establishing subcontracts and budget plans, collaborating with staff to evaluate the progress of research and training, overview accounting activities of grants and preparing progress reports.
- Providing advisory support to undergraduates, MPH and PhD students as they develop their global health research projects, including support to submit IRB protocols and implement and evaluate their research projects at international sites.
- Oversees the advancement and growth of the program. Gives direction and leadership supporting the philosophy, mission, strategy, and annual goals and objectives. Assumes primary accountability for disseminating and publishing all program information to create public awareness and support of the program.
- Works closely with leadership, internal and external colleagues, and community residents to further develop and implement strategic plans.
- Identifies, solicits, and cultivates community partnerships and collaborations to assist in the development and growth of the program. Develops the metrics to identify and measure the success of the program. Responsible for measurements of grant success and related evaluation.
- Assists in identifying and evaluating potential future funding sources, and contributes to the submission of grants and contracts supporting the program, including the annual submission and writing of all content areas and budgetary sections of grant applications. Develops and manages the program’s operating budget.
- Develops the administrative infrastructure of the program. Manages human resource and administrative functions of the program, including staffing and hiring, supervision, performance development, counseling and discipline, if warranted. Oversees and manages information systems, facilities, and space needs.
- Investigates, identifies, implements, and oversees the maintenance of systems to gather, track, and report information to support the initiatives of the program. Tracks all program activities and regularly informs leadership of progress on each initiative. Recommends structural or programmatic adjustments, changes or additions based on full knowledge of missions, goals, and objectives.
- Initiates, designs, and manages the compilation of program communications; identifying outreach potential, and promoting philanthropic and collaborative support of the program. Contributes to the development and assists in the management of content on the program’s website and monitors all changes and additions to the editorial content.
- May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in a related field and four years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Excellent communication (written and verbal) and management skills.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Demonstrated ability in project coordination, especially international projects and contracts.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Demonstrated ability in coordination of clinical protocols and establishment of IRB protocols.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
- Knowledge and experience on database and epidemiological software tools.
- Experience with writing grants, grants management and grant submissions.
- Fluent in Portuguese and/or Spanish.
Background Check Requirements
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
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