Program Manager/Perinatal Research

Lexington, KY
Oct 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Transformational Program Director will lead a team of providers, educators, and staff to develop and direct strategic plans for process improvement within health delivery and educational settings, with an emphasis on substance use disorder treatment, education, training, and care. This position will be responsible for directing operations of multiple programs and initiatives, and providing day to day leadership management for all aspects of the programs; responsible for planning, facilitation, organization, and oversight of project meetings among team members, project collaborators, and potential program partnerships within the University state and nation. The incumbent will determine program needs and delegate responsibilities to team members and coordinators as appropriate to meet the goals and milestones of the Center and maintain responsibility for continued program development of current projects as well as identification of new funding opportunities, initiatives, and partnerships to support the Center. This position will direct all program administrative responsibilities such as progress reports, program travel, project purchases, and respective requirements specific to the project needs.

He/she will manage and develop new initiatives through creative and futuristic planning pertaining to substance use, and advise on administrative aspects of program operations to resolve complex issues, while communicating with internal and external partners on all aspects of collaborative projects. Further, the Transformation Program Director will assess community readiness for implementation of new programs and services, while ensuring timely and consistent communication to key community, academic, and legislative stakeholders on progress, impacts, and changes within the substance-use landscape. He/she will share the vision of program transformation and identify external partnership opportunities and opportunities to expand to new program sites. The overall goal of the Transformation Program Director is to identify optimal treatment for persons experiencing substance use disorder through curricular development, program initiatives, policy creation, and dissemination to reduce adverse health outcomes. This will be possible through data outcome analysis, programmatic evaluation, and dissemination of findings.

IEBC (Internal Employee Being Considered)

Job Title
Program Manager/Perinatal Research

Requisition Number

Working Title
Transformational Program Director, Perinatal Research and Wellness Center

Department Name

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

5 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Long periods of sitting and/or standing.


Days, Monday - Friday.
Some Evenings and Weekends as workload requires.


Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, high-level management experience, multitasking, organization, innovation, flexibility, discernment, planning, visionary, time management, and data analysis.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Minimum of 5 years of experience working in the treatment of substance use disorders, women's health, curriculum development, and current knowledge of state and federal policy. Knowledge and experience working with research projects involving human subjects and protected populations. Experience counseling women with substance use disorders in health care and therapeutic justice settings (i.e. drug court, probation).

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How many years of paid employment experience do you have in counseling women with substance use disorders in health care and therapeutic justice settings? (i.e. drug court, probation)
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  2. * How many years of paid employment experience do you have working in the treatment of substance use disorders with women's health?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  3. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter


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