Salary is commensurate with experience and education
Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted by 10/26/2017.
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The Department of Global Health was established in 2007, bridging the University of Washington schools of medicine and public health, with a mandate to harness the expertise and interdisciplinary power of all UW schools and colleges. Our mission is to improve health for all through research, education, training, and service; to understand and address the causes of disease and health inequities at multiple levels; and to collaborate with partners to develop and sustain locally-led, quality health systems, programs and policies. The Department has grown exponentially over the past 10 years to ~400 faculty, 1100+ staff, and 500+ students, working in 130 countries, with our deepest ties in the United States, Kenya, Uganda, Peru, Mozambique, India, South Africa, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Nicaragua. At the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and equity for all.
The Department of Global Health has an outstanding opportunity for a Program Manager position. This position oversees all programmatic activities related to the Interdisciplinary Pathobiology Graduate Program. Activities include pre- and currently enrolled student advising; budget authority and oversight; grant, report, and fellowship support, submission, acquisition, and management; program operations include; participation on faculty committees including steering, admissions, curriculum; student affairs, and Graduate Student Advisory, student recruitment and program marketing; career development, alumni relations; among other tasks.
This position oversees all aspects of the Interdisciplinary Pathobiology Graduate Program. The graduate program grants PhD's in Pathobiology. Enrollment is approximately 30 students per year. The Pathobiology Graduate Program and subsequent demands on the Graduate Program Manager have some very unique and complex components that differentiate this program and manager position from other academic units on campus. Contingent upon satisfactory academic progress all enrolled Pabio students are supported via their positions as Research Assistants. The funding for these positions are provided through Global Health for their first year rotations and on subsequent years through subcontracts with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, Center for Infectious Disease Research, Seattle Children's Research Institute, Western Fisheries Research Center, Infectious Disease Research Institute, Training Grants and other sources based on each student's placement in their PI's lab. As a result, the Pabio Graduate Program directly manages the resources which support all in-coming graduate students in RA or TA appointments with stipends and tuition support. Subsequent years of support are typically provided in full through research grants, and large federal training grants. In addition the Pathobiology Program currently has an NIH Training Grant that funds 3 predoctoral Pabio students and 3 postdoctoral fellows. The Graduate Program Manager oversees and manages the Training Grant for the program as well.
The Graduate Program Manager is responsible for overseeing all Graduate Program activities, ensuring graduate students are appropriately placed on correct budgets, and overseeing letters of appointment in compliance with UW graduate student union requirements. The Graduate Program Manager conducts student advising and counseling, pre-admission recruitment, marketing, career development, and alumni relations. The position requires participation on faculty committees and works closely with other graduate student entities on campus. The size, scope and complexities of the Graduate Program require a much greater and expanded role of the Manager beyond more limited activities of student recruitment and advising found in other units across campus. Faculty for the Pabio graduate program are housed at more than 5 different locations in the greater Seattle area and come from a variety of Departments at the University of Washington. Sites include Center for Infectious Disease Research, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, Harborview, Infectious Disease Research Institute, and the UW Seattle campus. Students conduct the majority of their study off site in their PI's lab. To successfully manage all aspects of the Pabio program, the manager is required to interface and build relationships with administrative staff at all sites as well as the faculty and students in these locations. The Program Manager is also required to make professional judgments based on the policies from all of these different locations that apply to students and/or faculty.
The Graduate Program Manager is responsible for academic advising to current graduate students (approximately 30 students per year) as well as providing the faculty, Chair, Steering Committee and staff with guidance regarding academic policies and procedures. Duties include:
Know, understand, communicate and apply UW, Graduate School, School of Public Health, Pabio, and Pabio degree program policies and requirements to assist appointed faculty-level Graduate Program Coordinator, department faculty, and graduate students.
Synthesize existing policies into guidelines and timelines for dissemination to students and faculty.
Identify emerging issues that need scrutiny, discussion, or action.
Draft new policies for review and action.
Raise student concerns and issues to the Program Director, Steering Committee and Administrator for review and action.
Monitor and track student progress on a continuing basis.
Provide advising to students on degree or program requirements or standards.
Provide individual counseling to students who are having academic or personal problems and refer to appropriate faculty or University services for help if appropriate.
Draft disciplinary memos to students outlining academic deficiencies, academic expectations, and future courses of action. Advise faculty advisors on disciplinary process, range of options, and appropriate steps.
Act as advisor to student organizations and student groups (help providing background and understanding, defining priorities, organizing events, providing logistical and financial support, ongoing advice and feedback).
Orient new students to program and support continuing students' progress towards meeting degree requirements (identify policy, requirements, milestones, etc).
Understand academic student employee (ASE) labor contract and ensure compliance with requirements.
Provide staff support for teaching activities. Staff department's curriculum committee, serve as liaison to the Dean's Office and Curriculum Office to support curriculum activities and accreditation requirements.
Provide support to Pabio 590 seminar chair
Manage Overall Academic Program Operations:
Plan and provide overall management of events including seminar series, quarterly research student symposium, student orientation, open house for admissions and annual retreat.
Update and maintain program website
Manage Pathobiology Training Grant
Manage quarterly invoicing and sharing of expenditures with affiliated sites.
Manage the establishment of new affiliation agreements with affiliated sites when necessary.
Track and review expenses on program budgets in MyFD.
Calculate teaching FTE for PABIO courses and coordinate payment to instructors.
Time Schedule construction for PABIO courses.
Manage disbursement of gift funds to fellowship recipients and coordinate with SPH Advancement.
Identify and track individual student funding for the duration of their time in program.
Direct payroll coordinator to set up initial student payroll appointments; modify, update or terminate payroll when necessary. Research or identify how to solve unique situations (short or partial appointments, supplementation, using unusual or restricted budgets).
Track academic programs' use of departmental funding allocations; update the program director on spending and discuss financial options.
Identify scholarship and fellowship opportunities and inform/encourage students using email, web pages, or conversations. Counsel them on application process and help them through it.
Work with students who write/write fellowships (develop budgets, advise on best practices for tracking money or establishing budgets, help set up payments of stipends or tuition or insurance)
Draft routine and ad hoc reports
Serve on external committees including the Biomedical Minority Recruitment Task force, student services group for School of Public Health and other committees as needed
Represent the pathobiology program on inter-program projects within Global Health including plans to create a student and faculty database, and other process improvement projects as needed
Work with administrative staff at affiliated sites to set up funding and support for students and faculty activities
Process reimbursements for students and faculty
Reconcile Procard transactions monthly
Manage graduate student admissions and recruitment:
Respond to questions about the program, career opportunities, or the admissions process itself using email, phone, or through individual meetings.
Supervise processing of applications and coordination of visits
Track applicants and offers; monitor commitment of department's financial support to funding available to give regular status reports to program directors.
Initiate contact with top applicants to answer their questions, connect them to faculty, monitor status of decision, and encourage acceptance of offers; meet with them when they visit and support recruitment efforts thru follow up phone calls and emails.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Bachelor's Degree in Education, Counseling/Psychology, Public Administration or related field plus 4 years additional experience as follows:
Two years' experience in managing academic programs at the graduate level.
Two years of student counseling, teaching or related experience.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and proven ability to work with multiple constituencies and people of diverse backgrounds.
Able to work independently, problem solve effectively with administrators, faculty, staff and students.
Maintain student confidentiality.
Be highly organized, detail oriented and able to streamline and prioritize work utilizing several core staff.
Demonstrated computer skills including MS Office: WORD, EXCEL, ACCESS, POWERPOINT
Background in process improvement and working effectively with change
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Proficiency at University of Washington systems including OPUS, SDB, SharePoint, FIN, MyFinancial Desktop (MyFD) and knowledge of University policies and procedures.
Experience with NIH systems including ERA commons and Xtrain.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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