Diabetes Project Manager

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UNC Asheville Overview: UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Staff members are encouraged to take an active role to engage in the institution's efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the workplace. The successful candidate will be expected to foster an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are respected and welcomed.

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community.

UNC Asheville's commitment to increasing and sustaining the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is reflected in our strategic plan goals of diversity and inclusion, and social sustainability. (http://www3.unca.edu/spcms3/) Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Title: Diabetes Project Manager
Division: Academic Affairs
Department: NC Center for Health and Wellness
Position Summary: This position is funded by a three-year federal grant from the Administration for Community Living. The purpose of this project is to increase the sustainability of Chronic Disease Self-Management Education ( CDSME ) programs for older adults and adults with chronic conditions and to improve pathways for Medicare reimbursement of these programs including Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support ( DSMES ) programs and Medical Nutrition Therapy. The Diabetes Project Manager will be responsible for managing grant deliverables, facilitating partner accreditation through American Association of Diabetes Educators and expanding reimbursement pathways for these programs, convening meetings, managing subcontracts, preparing reports, and coordinating communication among partners and the funder. The employee in this position will be expected to work collaboratively as a member of the NC Center for Health and Wellness ( NCCHW ) team.

This position will require day and overnight travel to support Area Agencies on Aging across NC. Due to the work related to this position, the North Carolina Center for Health and Wellness ( NCCHW ) seeks applicants willing to live in the eastern NC area with responsibility for telecommuting from areas accessible to I-95 (eastern NC).
Position Number: 000498
Months per Year: 12 Months
FLSA: Exempt
Full Time/Part_Time: Full-Time
Full-Time/Part-Time/Intermittent:
Salary Information:

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number: E0181
Required Education/Experience/Skills:

  • Registered Dietitian, currently licensed to practice in NC with expertise in diabetes support and care.
  • Master's degree in public health, nutrition, or a related field.
  • May consider a Bachelor's degree in nutrition or closely related field with one to three years of experience in public health, providing medical nutrition therapy, providing diabetes education, and/or billing Medicare for diabetes education.
  • All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Preferred Education/Experience/Skills:
  • Certification as a Diabetes Educator is desirable
  • Three to five years of experience in clinical, nutrition promotion, or public health settings.
  • Highly organized with strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in project management, preferably in a health setting.
  • Experience in grant writing and/or fund development.
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of individuals in a wide variety of settings.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
  • Experience working in public health and/or medical nutrition therapy.
  • Knowledge of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support ( DSMES ) accreditation and Medicare billing processes.
  • Skill in providing medical nutrition therapy.
  • Detail oriented and able to work with a variety of clinical and community-based partners.
  • Highly skilled in written and verbal communications.
  • Skill in the use of distance technology (skype, google hangout, go-to-meetings, etc).
  • Able to prioritize and manage the project deliverables.
  • Skill in problem solving and development of templates and toolkits to improve efficiencies.
  • Able to work as a member of the NCCHW team, including collaboration with project managers from the Healthy Aging NC initiative.

Recruitment Range: $49,000-$53,000
Work Schedule and Hours: Typical work week is Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; occasional night and weekend work may be needed to meet the needs of the department.

This position will require day and overnight travel in the eastern NC area with responsibility for telecommuting from areas accessible to I-95 (eastern NC). The employee will also be expected to travel to the UNC Asheville campus periodically.
Posting Date: 07/08/2019
Closing date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
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Special Instructions to the Applicant: Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. ( EST ) on the closing date for each specific position. Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned.

Official verification from each college/university you have attended are required upon employment, and will be requested directly from the college/university by Human Resources or from the National Student Clearinghouse. Any expense will be the responsibility of the employee. Educational degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution.

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training and experience requirements, management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

It is the policy of UNC Asheville to conduct pre-employment background investigations on all candidates selected for employment. If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice.

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Posted: 7/19/2019
Application Due: 9/17/2019
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