Program Manager (0378U) - CITRIS
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 4/22/21
With support from industry and private gifts, the State of California has invested in the establishment of four Governor Gray Davis Institutes for Science and Innovation. As one of these institutes, the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) is a$300 M university, industry, and government partnership charged with having, through its research in information technology, a highly-visible, profound impact on the quality of life of the people, the growth of California-based industry, and the improved effectiveness of many agencies of the State. CITRIS is a four-campus institute comprising the Berkeley, Davis, Santa Cruz, and Merced campuses of the University of California. In addition to the Colleges of Engineering on these campuses, numerous other academic departments (e.g., The Informaton School, the School of Architecture, Boalt School of Law, the Haas School of Business, School of Public Health, UCD School of Nursing, UCD School of Medicine and many others) are involved in the research of the Institute. Berkeley is the lead campus for the institute and all operational, administrative, and financial matters for the Institute are provided or coordinated from that campus.
The candidate will serve as Program Manager of the ACTIVATE program within the CITRIS Health Initiative and its efforts focused on telehealth, services, sensors, robotics and data science. The candidate will coordinate the development of a telehealth program for vulnerable populations. Duties will include 1) supporting the Principal Investigators, 2) coordinating and implementing ACTIVATE with community, industry and academic partners, 3) ensuring that project activities work seamlessly, as appropriate, across all CITRIS campuses, 4) acting as a CITRIS liaison to UC clinical programs, 5) organizing conferences, workshops, etc. in telehealth, and 6) assisting in expanding the ACTIVATE program statewide and/or nationally. In particular, the incumbent will do the following:
The candidate will serve as Program Manager of the ACTIVATE program, providing technical and operational facilitation of technology-enabled health research programs across all four campuses.
***This is a one-year contract position***
- Coordinate and facilitate the launching, expansion and organization of healthcare initiatives in CITRIS and the integration of the ACTIVATE telehealth projects into CITRIS.
- Participate in grant writing for program and research and education support.
- Engage and network with the broad healthcare, public health community, including the technology and healthcare industries, as well as public sector, private non-profit, and private philanthropic institutions.
- Help manage the ACTIVATE program and prepare progress reports and papers from the research programs and contracts.
- Direct the ACTIVATE program to focus on technology-enabled health programs for at-risk populations related to telehealth and data science.
- Oversee the organizational collaboration of ACTIVATE with CITRIS Health initiative and collaborating institutions and organizations.
- Regularly leads projects of critical importance to the campus unit; these projects are designed to be conducted in collaboration with other research partners, including community, private sector partners/consultants and those on other CITRIS campuses.
- May coordinate programs with wide program impact, to include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources for the ACTIVATE program.
40% Under supervision of Principal Investigators, plans, develops and executes ACTIVATE program in keeping with mission and vision of CITRIS, collaborating with health industry, faculty and their students. Acts as a liaison between CITRIS and UC Davis Medical Center in all aspects of the program.
25% Under supervision by the Principal Investigators, designs and develops major technology and clinical program components, oversees the technical execution of programs once funded.
10% Promotes financing of program activities and ensuring ongoing sustainability of program; identifies and develops funding from multiple external sources.
10% Identifies proposal and funding opportunities, supports proposal preparation in collaboration with CITRIS faculty, and authors sections of proposals as appropriate. Incumbent will also work with the UC departments in submitting the proposal, including the Sponsored Projects Office, Engineering Research Support Organization, human subjects committee, etc. to ensure compliance with UC proposal guidelines.
10% Organizes and/or presents at professional conferences and community partners. Presents seminars/workshops and participates with faculty on ACTIVATE with the aim of increasing ACTIVATE adoption.
5% Other duties and tasks as required.
***This is a one-year contract position***
- PhD in life science, engineering or scientific discipline, health and social services and/or a Master's degree from an appropriate discipline, e.g. business, engineering, public health and / or equivalent experience / training.
- Industry experience in areas related to healthcare, as well as technologies for healthcare, as evidenced by references, speeches, accomplishments, etc.
- Travel is a key part of this position, and a valid driver's license is required.
- Academic background and recognized expertise in healthcare and telehealth technology and services.
- Outstanding ability to communicate and persuade clearly and effectively in many media and formats (oral, writing, email, presentation, proposal, etc.).
- Demonstrated and excellent ability to persuade and influence without the need to invoke authority.
- Experience with corporate strategy and organizational management of technology investments in business and healthcare services.
- Demonstrated experience in building collaborations between academia, tech industry, healthcare industry, government, and/or non-profits for proposals, projects, or larger initiatives.
- Demonstrated technical skills and academic knowledge to suggest approaches to solving novel problems at the intersection of health services, medicine, nursing, telehealth, and information technology services.
- Ability to coordinate the varied and sometimes competing requirements associated with managing an innovative program in a university environment.
- Ability to respond to short term, often unexpected, opportunities for program development provided by faculty participants or external supporters or advisors.
- Sound negotiation skills.
- Ability and willingness to travel, sometimes internationally (as COVID restrictions allow).
- Experience in academic research in healthcare, public health and aging/long-term care preferred.
- Ability to develop convincing materials (slide presentations and public relations literature, for example) to clearly and effectively communicate the goals and vision of the program to potential students, investigators, supporters, and advisors. Ability to convey concepts with simple, easy to understand images preferred.
- Proven ability to work with dynamic and diverse group of faculty, staff and students in a university environment.
- Grant writing experience preferred.
Salary & Benefits
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- The salary range designated for this position: $120,000 - $139,000; however, starting salary will be commensurate with experience.
- This is a one-year contract position. Contract positions may be extended based on operational demand. Contract positions are eligible to participate in the health and welfare programs offered by UC Berkeley.
Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience.
Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring, and humane environment in which these values can thrive.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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