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Project Lead, Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 23140

Updated: June 10, 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 Lead. 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):

Budget/Resource Planning and Management

  • Accountable for fiscal management including expenditures and sound bookkeeping/accounting procedures

  • Administer funds according to approved budget and monitor monthly expenditures

  • Provide the funder with a comprehensive report on project expenditures

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

  • Monitors projects and plans and reports any variance from expected outcomes to the Principal Investigators

  • Collaborates with the Principal Investigators, staff and key stakeholders to meet financial targets

Strategic and Operational Planning

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

  • Organizes meetings, committees, locations, agendas, goals and next-steps

  • 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

  • Organizes meetings, committees, locations, agendas, and goals

  • Develop and oversee the implementation of key initiatives as part of the project planning and grant preparation. Determine resources (fiscal and human) required for various initiatives and allocate resources as required

  • Develop infographics and relevant material for posters and advertisements; assist with presenting as required

Project Implementation

  • This will require rapidly identifying stakeholders, working with them to design projects, rolling out projects, collecting key data elements, and analyzing and interpreting data

Program Planning & Development

  • Leads, manages, and participates in projects as assigned

  • Analyzes issues, and defines project objectives, scope, implementation plans, resource requirements, and timelines

  • Designs and manages all assigned phases of projects and programs

  • Leads 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.) and manages the communication between various levels of stakeholders and the risks associated with sharing and/or releasing sensitive information

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Must possess a master's degree, Project Management and a minimum of 5 years experience as a project/program manager or team lead
  • Aa combination of project management experience and project management education may be considered
  • Minimum of 2 years CAM clinic management experience is required
  • Must have knowledge of mental health/addiction care and understanding of health care, clinical research, and randomized controlled trials
  • Must have experience working with health care providers and consumer groups, ideally experience with patient and/or family engagement in research
  • Experience with Data Management and working with REDCap is required
  • Experience with change management and demonstrated ability to facilitate change is required
  • Must possess superior leadership skills, including demonstrated ability and comfort with decision making responsibilities, coaching and teaching, and the ability to motivate, inspire and build confidence in others to achieve common goals
  • Must have high level skills in organizational management and ability to manage multiple priorities and a heavy workload
  • Highly developed skills in project management and coordination including planning, development, implementation, and evaluation are required
  • Strong interpersonal skills are required
  • Must possess ability to quickly comprehend the nature and scope of projects and activities being undertaken in order to anticipate own work, re-scheduling that might be required and information that needs to be transmitted to other staff
  • Excellent analytical and evidence-based decision-making skills are 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

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

 

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