Requisition ID: P01475519
Department: Clinical & Translational Science Institute
Hiring Range: DOE
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Health Sciences Campus
The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.
We are recruiting a qualified professional to support our team as the Evaluation Improvement (EI) Project Specialist!
The Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI) is a $60M academic-community enterprise with an NIH grant through June 2020 to support, promote and accelerate scientific discoveries and their application in real-life settings to improve human and community health.
Evaluation & Improvement (EI) activities are an important component of SC CTSI and program assessment. A major area of emphasis is obtaining, analyzing, and integrating data to enable increased strategic focus for the Institute. EI efforts will support decision making within the SC CTSI and as well as identify areas of success and challenges to share across the national network. The EI Project Specialist will support EI activities institute wide.
The EI Project Specialist will assist the EI Staff in providing programmatic evaluation and improvement support to individual programs including collection of identified metrics, developing evaluation plans, and assisting with report development; coordinate the completion of the annual review and goal planning process for the SC CTSI; communicate plans and timeline to programs; facilitate data capture and electronic tracking of program success; provide analysis of program data; manage progress and outcomes reporting; carryout scientific research using program data and prepare results for publication; coordinate administrative tasks necessary to carry out evaluation and tracking activities for SC CTSI.
Analytical: Advanced analytical skills with demonstrated experience in: development of data collection tools as determined by project need; proven data management skills, experience with quantitative and qualitative analytical tools; experience coordinating and completing scientific research projects, and assessment and implementation of best approaches to compile, analyze and present data
Communication: Excellent communication skills as evidenced by preparation of oral and written materials including presentations, proposals, reports, and memoranda both technical and confidential in nature are required.
Organizational: Exceptionally well-organized with demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize multiple assignments and responsibilities; Experience maintaining well-organized, easily accessible program shared files
Time and Resource Management: Demonstrated experience completion of multiple projects and priorities within assigned timeframe and under pressure of deadlines
Quality of Work: Must have close attention to detail and meticulously prepare assigned reports, plans, and other deliverables within assigned timeframe
50% Coordinate EI data collection to fulfill program evaluation requirements and assist with the EI /CTSA research agenda
Coordinate EI data collection and management
Use advanced analytical skills to analyze data
Assist with planning, analyzing and preparing program evaluation research projects for the SC CTSI Director's Team
Implements systems to share programs' progress to increase accountability and a shared sense of accomplishment
Assist with scientific research of CTSA data, assist senior EI staff to design and carry out research projects, analyze results, prepare publications
30%Coordinate EI projects by ensuring timelines are met and resources are deployed appropriately through the use of project management tools and methodologies
Coordinates with program staff in achieving goals through communications and coordination
Develops presentations, reports, templates and e-mails for purposes of providing updates and communications to team members, stakeholders, and senior leadership
20%Manage Annual Review and Goal Planning:
Coordinates annual program planning and reviews to support a data-driven, performance-based review and budget allocation process
Coordinates the submission of the Annual Progress Report (APR) for the NIH
Develops summary reports of program progress against metrics
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Bachelor’s degree Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Field of Expertise:
Directly related project or administrative experience.