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Assistant Director (Program Management Leader), IU Center for Global Health Equity

Company: Indiana University
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

DepartmentCENTER FOR GLOBAL HEALTH (IN-CGLH-IUINA) Department InformationThe Indiana University Center for Global Health Equity (Center) develops mutually beneficial partnerships across disciplines, schools, and countries to create and implement sustainable programs that improve health and human flourishing in underserved areas worldwide. Its flagship global health partnership is the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH), which represents a 30-year partnership with Moi University in Kenya and a consortium of academic partners in the US, Canada and Europe. As the lead of the AMPATH consortium, the Center provides strategic leadership, administrative and management support to AMPATH including its research program in Kenya and to new replication partnerships in Ghana, Mexico and Nepal.Job SummaryDepartment-Specific Responsibilities

  • Serves as the administrative leader of the IU Center for Global Health Equity's research program and report to the Director of Research.
  • Under the Director of Research, leads the Center in its research operations and designing and implementing the Center's strategic plan for research.
  • Provides direction and leadership on strategic planning, program monitoring and evaluation, public relations, and oversees the financial, legal, business, communications and logistical operations for the Center's research programs.
  • Serves as co-Assistant Director for the AMPATH Kenya Research Program alongside their direct counterpart based at Moi University in Kenya.
  • Oversees (alongside their Kenyan counterpart and under the direction of the Co-Directors of Research at AMPATH) the logistical and administrative operations of the AMPATH Kenya research program and the research program office staff based at the Center.
  • Supports the Center's engagement in new research partnerships as part of AMPATH Global (with new partnerships in Ghana, Mexico and Nepal) and ongoing and new global health research partnerships across the broader university.
  • Works and collaborates with the Director of Research at the Center to develop a strategic and business plan for the Center's research programs and initiatives and ensure that goals, objectives, and budgets are being met.
  • Participates in leadership meetings with key stakeholders and program leadership.
  • Oversees research operations of the Center including logistical and daily operations, business and financial activities.
  • Supervises research program staff at the Center, including but not limited to 2 Program Managers, and a Program Coordinator. This includes analyzing, monitoring and evaluating performance of assigned staff, providing direct supervision and support to staff, and overseeing hiring and training of new program staff.
  • Develops, implements, and oversees systems for program performance tracking including tracking global health research awards, publications, trainees, and clinical impact on global health programs and ensuring regular program progress reporting requirements are met for the Center and AMPATH Kenya research programs.
  • Serves as the primary administrative lead for the AMPATH Global Research Replication Working Group that supports collaborative research programs in Ghana, Mexico and Nepal.
  • Serves as primary administrative liaison for the Center's research programs and key administrative units in the School of Medicine and the larger university including, but not limited to, Offices of Research Administration, Compliance, Financial Services, and General Counsel.
  • Serves as the research liaison for the Center and AMPATH Kenya with the Indiana Institute for Global Health, Inc.
  • Designs, implements, coordinates, and leads a comprehensive strategy to increase global health research engagement, infrastructure, and support for global health research core operations of the IU Center for Global Health Equity, AMPATH Kenya, and AMPATH Global across schools and departments at Indiana University.
  • Travels to research program sites a minimum of 2 times per year to expand global health research opportunities, strengthen operational support and infrastructure for research, and oversees successful research program operations and program implementation.
  • Stays up to date on institutional, regulatory and sponsor guidelines and policies related to global health research and the Center's research programs and ensure compliance.
  • Other activities as assigned by the Director of Research, IU Center for Global Health Equity.General Responsibilities
    • Provides day-to-day operational management of support staff.
    • Establishes short-term operational objectives.
    • Identifies operational issues and/or areas of improvement and implements solutions to improve processes and/or operational efficiency.
    • Analyzes, monitors, and evaluates performance of assigned staff; establishes work priorities, conducts performance reviews, and provides corrective action as needed.
    • Ensures adequate staffing and effective scheduling; participates and informs employment decisions for assigned staff.
    • Provides direct supervision and oversight of assigned staff and activities; impacts, and is held accountable for, the performance of team and/or assigned staff.
    • Ensures and provides training to assigned staff to improve user support operations; researches and identifies development opportunities for assigned staff.
    • Keeps next-level leader(s) informed of trends as well as significant problems.QualificationsCombinations of related education and experience may be considered. Education beyond the minimum required may be substituted for work experience. Work experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted for education. EDUCATIONRequired
      • Bachelor's degree preferably in business, management or related field. Preferred
        • Master's degree in public health, public administration, management or related field.WORK EXPERIENCERequired
          • 2 years of program management or related experience.Preferred
            • 5 years of program management leadership or related experience.
            • Experience with strategic planning and program management, program evaluation, and grant writing and administration in public health or related field.
            • International experience working in low- to middle-income countries. SKILLSRequired
              • Proficient communication skills.
              • Ability to work cross culturally.
              • Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
              • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
              • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
              • Excellent organizational skills.
              • Excellent collaboration and team building skills.
              • Effectively coaches and delivers constructive feedback.
              • Instills commitment to organizational goals.Preferred
                • Demonstrates high level of decision-making and autonomy while carrying out responsibilities. Working Conditions / DemandsThis role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.This position requires a valid current passport and the ability to travel internationally, nationally, and locally. Additional InformationThis position is not eligible for Visa sponsorship or Visa extension.Work LocationIndianapolis, IndianaThis position is eligible to work a hybrid schedule (mix between remote and in-person work). This is subject to change based on university policy and business needs.Benefits OverviewFor full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
                  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
                  • Dental insurance
                  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
                  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
                  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
                  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
                  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
                  • 10 paid holidays per year
                  • Generous Paid Time Off
                  • Paid Parental Leave
                  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.Job ClassificationCareer Level: OperationalFLSA: ExemptJob Function: General AdministrationJob Family: Program ManagementClick here to learn more about Indiana University's Job Framework.Posting DisclaimerThis posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.Equal Employment OpportunityIndiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.Campus Safety and SecurityThe Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at or by visiting IUPD.Contact UsRequest SupportTelephone: 812-856-1234

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