Under the direction of Dean, Population and Precision Health and Director, Institute for Population and Precision Health, the Program Manager will primarily provide the dedicated financial, administrative, compliance management, research translation, training, and fundraising support for UChicago Research Bangladesh (URB), which lies within the Institute for Population and Precision Health (IPPH), at The University of Chicago. Other IPPH management support may be needed as they interface with URB and other IPPH initiatives. The Program Manager will be a creative, results driven, and collaborative administrator with the ability to generate solutions supporting institutional goals and objectives by applying new perspectives.
Oversees daily operation and works closely with senior leadership and stakeholders to develop and execute operational plans that align with institutional, divisional, IPPH, and URB strategic goals.
Oversees direct financial activities relevant to IPPH and URB, including administration of funds related to federal, nonfederal, and philanthropic funds.
Develops and manages budgets, including monitoring and reconciling accounts. Assists with fundraising and philanthropic activities, events and associated preparatory tasks. May select vendors and negotiate contracts.
Prepares and helps manage grant and contract proposals, IRB protocols, and ensure all records are in compliance. Develops financial reports and assists with seeking funding for grants.
Develops and implements office procedures and policies. Ensures compliance of staff with relevant office policies and guidelines.
Provides guidance on federal, institutional policies, legal, and Bangladesh government-related policies and procedures.
Develops and manages communications, which will include developing and managing digital, web and non-digital contents, preparing project related marketing materials (slides, brochures, presentations, etc.).
Manages special projects or functions essential to the organization including research translation locally and internationally.
Travels to Bangladesh and other overseas locations for interactions with URB local staff, community and institutional partners, as well as legal, Tax/Audit and Government stake-holders.
May supervise, hire, train, appraise, promote, discipline, and terminate office staff, including international staff. Directs and monitors the work of staff to ensure accuracy and timeliness of work.
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills (including cross-cultural competencies) including demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing with colleagues internationally where English is a second language.
Ability to work evenings and weekends.
Advanced skills in using computing resources.
Travel to Bangladesh and other countries.
Familiarity with general business practices.
Commitment to providing a high level of service and working in a team environment.
High degree of professionalism.
Attention to detail.
Ability to handle confidential information with utmost discretion.
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and under tight deadlines.
Strong analytical and organizational skills.
Education, Experience, and Certifications:
Bachelor's degree required.
Masterâ™s degree in Business Administration, Public Health, Health Administration or related field preferred.
A minimum of three years progressively responsible administrative experience.
Experience developing financial reports, managing budgets, or fiscal reporting.
Experience managing projects from end to end, including budget, planning, communication, and execution.
Experience working with an international entity or foreign embassy.
Familiar with Limited Liability Company (LLC) organizational structure.
Grants and contracts administration experience.
Experience in a University or a not-for-profit organization.
Experience with digital, web, or traditional marketing materials.
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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