Aug 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Duties: The Administrative Director provides administrative oversight and leadership of a health services research center in coordination with the Philadelphia VA Medical Center (PVAMC). The Administrative Director provides a wide range of support to ensure that the organizational, programmatic, and educational goals of the academic research center are designed, implemented, and managed effectively to support the center's primary mission to reduce disparities and promote equity in health and health care for vulnerable veteran populations. Duties include planning, promoting and developing administrative and assessment programs in defined areas impacting over 60 core and non-core research investigators (MDs and/or PhD) and their staff involved in health services research. This individual will provide guidance and assistance for administration of research programs serving as a liaison between the University of Pennsylvania and the PVAMC. The Administrative Director is responsible for providing advice to research investigators for various research funding opportunities, facilitating VA and Penn research collaborations, and promoting networking with other collaborators and investigators interested in conducting research within the VA. The Administrative Director regularly reports to the Center's Director and external funding institutions, tracking activities and accomplishments and ensuring that processes are in place to anticipate changes , balance potential fiscal and resource constraints, and maintain continued progress in research the research mission.

Qualifications: The minimum of a Master's Degree in health services research, social or administrative sciences or related field and 5 to 7 years of experience in project management in health services research or a related area or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience overseeing and planning budgets. Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to develop and maintain internal and external relationships regarding research and administration. Ability to work among a team of high level scientists and physicians, while facilitating effective communication between staff and faculty.

Reference Number: 40-26367

Salary Grade: 029

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: DM-General Internal Medicine

Special Requirements:

Job Family: B-Executive/Managerial Administration

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