Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington is the third largest department within the School of Medicine with 285 full-time faculty members, 515 clinical faculty members, and over 200 staff. Department faculty provide clinical services in 5 hospitals, 14 primary care locations, and several outpatient sites in addition to tele psychiatry consultations to more than 150 clinics in Washington and beyond. As the only academic Psychiatry department serving the five state WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho), the Department's highly competitive residency training programs in Psychiatry and Psychology train the next generation of Mental Health Professionals and Researchers. The Department's robust research portfolio totals about $30 million in grants and contracts per year for projects ranging from basic and clinical neurosciences to treatment development, health services research, and population health. The Department is recognized as an international leader in developing, testing, and implementing Collaborative Care, an integrated care model increasingly seen as a solution for population-based mental health care. Other areas of excellence include Addictions, Autism, and Services for High Risk Youth, Neurosciences, and Trauma. The Department is also developing innovative new programs in Technology and Mental Health, Global Mental Health, Maternal and Child Mental Health, and Targeted Intervention Development.
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences currently has an outstanding opportunity for a full time PROGRAM OPERATIONS SPECIALIST.
The Program Operations Specialist oversees all aspects of the finances and administration of the Military Suicide Research Consortium (MSRC) Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Core. This Core is a center created by the MSRC and the Military Operational Medicine Research Program (MOMRP) to facilitate the dissemination of evidence based practices and research developed by the MSRC across the Department of Defense social and clinical programs, as well as affiliated military and Veteran organizations. This position manages execution of program policies, operations, budgets, grant applicants and publications for the program. The position is recognized by key personnel (including Directors for the Military Operational Medicine Research Program, the Defense Centers of Excellence, the Defense Suicide Prevention Office, and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs) collaborators and grant sponsors as being central to the mission of MSRC - D&I Core and relieves the D&I Director and core faculty of detailed fiscal, operational and administrative tasks. Training is a key part of the MSRC D&I Core mission - planning, developing, implementing and evaluating training of military treatment personnel and programs about MSRC evidence-based practices and suicide prevention as well as planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating training about training (i.e. educating academic, military, and Veteran partners of MSRC on what education and training methods are effective and how to use effective training methods in the trainings they provide on MSRC interventions). To achieve this end, in addition to the financial and administrative responsibilities of the Core described above, the Program Operations Specialist will plan, develop, organize, and evaluate MSRC D&I Core trainings and provide consultation to MSRC partners on the training methods they will use.
The Program Operations Specialist exercises substantial responsibility to ensure program success, utilizes specialized knowledge of the specific program to allocate resources and establish policies, methods, and procedures for the program, and ensures that program conforms to institutional and department policies and regulations.
RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION 45%
Manage shared data collection and files, ensuring quality of information and appropriate access by stakeholders. Manage data collection and analysis.
Establish and utilize effective evaluation processes. Establish and utilize effective communication processes given the multi-site faculty and operations of this Core
Assess progress rigorously, take steps to keep projects on track and integrated, keeping the PI and rest of the team informed.
Prepare grant progress reports and contribute to publishing.
Assist MSRC investigators to receive timely and actionable consultation from D&I and economic analysis experts as well as relevant DoD/VA and community organizations.
Co-create an action plan with tools or templates of how the D&I Core will facilitate dissemination of research findings for implementation into practice. Co-create training curriculum for MSRC D&I Core post-doctoral fellows and other trainees along with PI and MSRC D&I faculty and consultants. Coordinate the implementation and evaluation of this training curriculum.
Manage MRSRC D&I budget which includes preparing progress reports, budgets forecasting and reconciliation as well as providing reports on an as needed basis
Strategic Oversight and Planning 30%
Create project strategies and plans, develop policies and procedures, identify marketing opportunities and implement marketing strategies, communicate timelines, and identify work assignments to accomplish the aims.
Provide administrative leadership in support of the Core including development of administrative scope of work, timelines, and deliverables. Support the MSRC in communication of deliverables.
Establish and maintain ongoing relationships and partnerships with agencies and organizations that can support D&I in military and veteran settings and with military communities.
Implement effective communication channels with team members, partner sites, subcontractors, granting agencies and tech support.
CURRICULUM CREATION, IMPLMENTATION AND MANAGEMENT 20%
Plan, develop, and implement curricula for in person workshops, online modules, and national training programs based on current, effective, and innovative adult education methods. Coordinate with MSRC D&I Research staff on the evaluation of these curricula. Develop/facilitate a wide range of relevant D&I training opportunities for MSRC Investigators, military partners, and trainees. Coordinate with MSRC D&I research staff on evaluation of these projects. Maintain and update library of relevant adult education methods and develop training programs and written guides for MSRC partners based on effective and innovative adult education research. Maintain and update library of relevant D&I methods and training programs and written guides for MSRC partners based on effective and innovative D&I research
Development and management website content including a range of D&I guides and online training content
Use the latest technologies to develop presentations and workshops in collaboration with other stakeholders. Coordinate with MSRC D&I research staff on evaluation of these technologies for different purposes.
Procure sites, educational materials, and supplies, and manage all aspects of MSRC D&I training events.
In coordination with MSRC D&I research staff, develop, create and implement evaluation and assessment surveys and survey protocols using pragmatic online tools such as REDCap, LifeWIRE, and Catalyst. Coordinate with MSRC D&I research staff on evaluation of these evaluation methods to not only quality improvement within the Core but also to make recommendations to MSRC partners on the best pragmatic evaluation tools.
Bachelor's degree in adult education or related field
2-3 years' experience in related research
Strong administrative experience in an academic research setting or equivalent education and experience
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience with military settings and context; Experience in the area of suicide prevention; Education about research and research methods; Knowledge of dissemination and implementation of psycho-social evidence-based practices
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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