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Project Coordinator, Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 23137

Updated: June 9, 2021

Location: Foothills Campus

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Overview

The Community Health Sciences in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Project Coordinator. This Fixed Term Recurring Part-time position is for approximately 8 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator.

CHIP is a publicly funded Complementary Health Integration Project, providing proven Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) services specifically aiming for the improvement of pain, mental health, and addiction related health issues.

This is a recurring part-time position with variable hours.  Recurring part-time employees are hourly employees engaged to perform work on an irregular schedule.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

Leadership

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key project stakeholders. Especially for external stakeholders

  • Provide primary support to the project Principal Investigators, identifying key strategic and governance issues, planning meetings and ensuring their decisions and requests are addressed and implemented

  • Foster effective team work among the project team

  • Ability to demonstrate and explain how work is performed to individuals in other positions performing similar work mentoring and direction to others

Operational Planning and Management

  • Leads, manages, or participates in projects as assigned

  • Provides input into the day-to-day operational aspects of a project/program, including identifying and resolving issues and conflicts. Prepares project/program related communication (e.g. reports, briefings, correspondence, presentations, etc.)

  • Manages the communication between various levels of stakeholders and the risks associated with sharing and/or releasing sensitive information

  • Organization of important and sensitive materials

  • Ensures support for the overall project vision

  • Contributes to the formulation of policies, developing programs and /or administering programs

  • Supporting and coordination of programs and projects as well as assigned committee work

  • Sets agendas and coordinates meetings with the appropriate committees, and provides timely, effective communication between the various committees and multiple partners

Budget/Resource Planning and Management 

  • Working closely with the Principal Investigator in the coordination of project resources

  • Monitor research funding and budgeting resources, collaborating with the Principal Investigator

  • Completion of required financial and progress reporting to funding agencies

  • Support the preparation and monitoring of budgets for the research projects including operational activities consistent with the plans and general guidelines

  • Monitor projects and plans and report any variance from expected outcomes to the Principal Investigators

  • Collaborate with the Principal Investigators, Project Lead, staff and key stakeholders to meet financial targets

Strategic and Operational Planning

  • Responsible for the coordination and administration of research projects

  • In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, develop the structure, objectives, and policies of the research project, evaluating research activities and recommending improvements when appropriate

  • Establish Good Clinical Practice (i.e. Operations coordination)

  • Develop study material such as Case Report Forms, database development, Manual of Operations and SOPs

  • Supports the development and implementation of planning and program development processes

  • Determine resources (fiscal and human) required for various initiatives and allocate resources as required

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree, Complementary & Alternative Medicine related degree is required
  • Must be an Alberta Registered Acupuncturist
  • A minimum of 10 years related complementary and alternative medicine is required
  • Extensive knowledge of theory and practical application of research policies and procedures is required
  • Must possess the ability to plan and direct research and administrative activities within a team environment
  • Must possess the ability to provide support to other members of the team and related units or teams
  • Must possess the ability to solve complex problems
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) are required
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are required
  • Demonstrated proficiency in budgeting, resource planning and grant applications is required
  • Understanding of safety codes, technical equipment and quality assurance procedures, as related to specialization is required

Application Deadline:  June 16, 2021

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist/Advisor Job Family, Phase III.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

About the University of Calgary

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