Employer: University of Illinois
Hiring Department: National Center for Rural Health Professions
Job Title: Associate Director, Rural Health & Center Development
Additional Information: https://uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/2550?c=uic
This position is a key member of the NCRHP leadership team, providing input into the center's direction, management, and overall operations. The Associate Director will be integrally involved in day to-day and long-term activities of the center, including center operations; budgetary decision-making; center staffing; center direction; policy initiatives, the development of white papers and peer-reviewed publications. Grant writing and implementation; educational initiatives; and development of community partnerships. The scope of the position goes beyond the Rockford campus to statewide, national, and international programs and initiatives. This includes the management of grants in collaboration with the Business Manager.
Duties & Responsibilities
Support Center operations, including budgets and personnel.
Manage research efforts of state, local, and federal grants.
Support the deliverables of the World Health Organization/Pan-American Health Organization's Collaborating Centre for Medical Education.
Provide consultation and leadership of local, state, national, and international health outcomes-focused activities
Established strategic partnerships with an emphasis on health policy work.
Serve as Primary Investigator and Co-Investigator of grant-funded projects.
Secure and manage externally funded programs.
Write for publication and disseminate program results.
Identify appropriate grant opportunities.
Manage operations of the grant application process, including leading the multidisciplinary writing team and ensuring grant components are addressed per application requirements.
Assist in Rural Health Professions Program curriculum development.
Teach for Public Health Certificates, Medical Education, and Rural Health Professions programs.
Advise students in areas of content expertise
Establish and maintain relationships with collaborating hospitals and key community partners throughout the state, nationally, and internationally.
Lead community capacity development initiatives to address rural health disparities and improve health outcomes.
Serve as consultant on grants.
Manage and develop Center evaluation projects.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
- A minimum of a master’s degree in public/community health, health policy, behavioral or social sciences, or a related discipline
- Supervisory experience
- Knowledge of and experience working with rural health workforce issues.
- Understanding of public and community health concepts.
- Experience with program management and evaluation.
- A minimum of 5 years of experience in upper-level administration, including staff, program, and budget management.
- Demonstrated success in securing and managing external grant funds.
- Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
- Terminal degree in public/community health, behavioral or social sciences, or related discipline
- Experience presenting at professional conferences
- Successful publication record and experience conducting community-based research
- Knowledge of curriculum design, development, implementation, and evaluation in higher education
- Knowledge of the SPSS statistical software package
- Experience working in health policy