This is a full-time/exempt term position lasting six months to one year.
Envision Cayce is a $600-million redevelopment initiative for one of Nashville, TN's largest and oldest public housing properties and is designed to de-concentrate and break the cycle of poverty. Over the next several years, the Cayce Homes neighborhood will undergo a one-for-one replacement of existing low-income units and add new affordable, workforce, and market-rate housing units. The redevelopment features several new amenities including a park, pharmacy, K-8 school, and library. Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has partnered with the Nashville housing authority, the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) to evaluate the effects of Envision Cayce on residents' health and well-being.
The VUMC Department of Health Policy is seeking a qualified Project Manager candidate with proven organizational skills, community organizing experience, and research management expertise. Under the direction of Drs. Carrie Fry and Kevin Griffith (co-Principal Investigators), the candidate will assist with the planning and execution of a community-engaged, equitable evaluation of Envision Cayce. The candidate will be directly involved with study protocol development, recruitment of research participants, grant writing, oversee the collection and management of research data (e.g., administrative data, focus groups, interviews), and traditional project management activities including development of a project management plan, stakeholder communication, task planning and sequencing, tracking of project progress and the status of deliverables, and facilitation of project meetings.
This position requires a person who can work well with a number of internal and external stakeholders, take initiative to proactively investigate and navigate enterprise processes, and ensure completion of deliverables in a timely manner. The successful candidate should be extremely organized, efficient, detail oriented, a team player, and a self-starter. Additionally, the candidate should possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be able to think and function independently, and be able to multi-task while remaining on schedule. The candidate should have experience with community organizing, social justice, and how the built environment affects individual health and well-being. Excellent time management and planning skills are essential. Proficiency with MS Office programs is needed.
Vanderbilt University's new Department of Health Policy brings together a broad group of health policy scholars devoted to developing health policy solutions that can have a profound impact. The Department builds on a history of strong collaborative relationships with the Tennessee Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and several frontline policy makers to develop health policy solutions for our nation's most pressing health care challenges.
The combination of a major research university and preeminent medical center gives Department faculty incredible opportunities to build relationships with frontline care providers and policymakers which can lead to breakthrough discoveries. The Department fosters a deep belief that research and innovative thinking should guide health policy relationships and help policymakers understand implications. For more information, please visit https://www.vumc.org/health-policy/.
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Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:
Perform project management activities including managing project budgets and schedules, overseeing the development and submission of deliverables, and managing staff associated with the Envision Cayce evaluation
Coordinate ongoing communications via e-mail discussions, Zoom conference calls, etc. with project partners and funding agencies
Ensure compliance with regulatory and ethical reporting (e.g., institutional review board continuing reviews)
Coordinate with ground team to plan and oversee execution of focus groups and household surveys. The successful candidate may assist the ground team as needed with survey data collection.
Oversee data management activities of analysts assigned to this project
Assist with grant cycle management including grant-writing; tracking of invitations to apply, reminders, and deadlines; and following the progress of completed grant submissions.
Provide weekly updates to principal investigators
Plan, organize, and manage resources necessary for the successful completion of specific program goals and objectives
Determine the necessary processes for program objectives, disseminate relevant information and task appropriate audiences, track progress
Please complete the online application and include your current resume and a cover letter.
This is a full-time, one-year term position with an extension contingent on funding. A Term position is a staff position that exists for a period longer than six months but is not expected to last beyond one year.
Salary is dependent upon education and experience.
Background screens will be performed, and education will be verified prior to employment. Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation.
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