The Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH) is a multidisciplinary collaboration of five research and health care institutions including the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Minnesota Department of Health, the National Farm Medicine Center at the Marshfield Clinic, and the Migrant Clinicians Network. The primary role of the Center Coordinator is to serve as the program manager working directly under the Center Director and as part of the leadership team to provide oversight and direction and facilitate the successful integration of research, education and outreach efforts across the center. This is a .5 FTE position.
50% Center Coordinator.
Assist the Center Director on implementation of the strategic plan, budgetary oversight, and compliance with IRB and grant reporting requirements. Plan and lead weekly meetings with the leadership team. Plan and facilitate information gathering, assist with editing and integration to produce center-wide progress reports to funders and other stakeholders. Assist with grant writing and editing for renewals and/or new proposals.
Facilitate internal communications, plan and co-lead quarterly center meetings, foster collaboration and networking to identify opportunities, share expertise, and promote synergy across the center. Serve as the key point of contact for project teams, outreach and evaluation. Collaborate with the leadership team to develop and share strategies that promote greater equity, diversity and inclusiveness. Coordinate and oversee the knowledge management system for the center.
Manage and oversee the planning and execution of annual stakeholder events, such as the annual forum, NORA Symposium. Plan and co-facilitate External Advisory Board communications and meetings.
Provide administrative oversight for the Emerging Issues program. Assist with scanning, identification and prioritization of potential issues. Provide oversight for proposal solicitation/review/award of partnership projects. Monitor projects for progress updates, deliverables and other outcomes; facilitate coordination/integration with outreach core and/or communications activities.
Prepare or oversee IRB submissions for UMASH Center; knowledgeable in all aspects of the research process to be a resource to center investigators/staff/partnership project awardees. Provide assistance or oversight for research activities conducted by evaluation, outreach or planning/administrative core. May contribute to peer-reviewed publications.
Represent UMASH as a member of the NIOSH Ag Center Evaluator, Coordinator and Outreach and at other professional conferences, meetings, and partnership building events. Prepare and present about the UMASH Center and activities to external stakeholders, potential new partners, and others.
30 % Outreach and Engagement
Collaborate with the Outreach Director to identify UMASH success stories and develop stories of impact and strategic communications for sharing with stakeholders. Co-lead oversight of the website, assist with content creation and reviews of existing content, development of quarterly newsletters, and assist with the review process for new outreach materials. Serve as liaison to project teams to solicit updates, assist with drafting/reviewing research briefs, and identify strategies for sharing project highlights and outcomes. Provide additional administrative support as needed when the Outreach Director is off-site for outreach events.
Collaborate with Evaluation Core to serve as liaison for the Evaluation Director and graduate research assistant(s) to provide support and assistance with recruitment and on-boarding activities, project planning, access to resources, historical data, implementation, and integration into Center activities. Facilitate access to and/or communications with external stakeholder
Requires BA/BS with at least 8 years of experience or advanced degree with 6 years of experience typically responsible for managing a department of notable size, complexity, or significance that, in part, affects how well the organization to which the incumbent belongs operates.
Skills to support Center organizational development and implementation of strategic plan
Ability to lead a team of Center staff and students
Advanced degree in Public Health, Education, Organizational Development, or related field
Experience supervising and mentoring graduate/undergraduate students and staff
Skills for planning and facilitating meetings/events with external collaborators and stakeholders
Experience in higher education, non-profit, or public sector.
Experience in working in a multi-disciplinary Center or distributed organizational structure
Strong computer skills and experience with a variety of platforms, tools, and resources for effective collaboration, knowledge management
Grant writing; experience reviewing research proposals
Excellent communications skills to support communicating research findings and center outcomes to a broad audience (funders, academics, lay audiences)
Internal Number: 337462
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