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Growth & Nutrition Program Specialist

University of Maryland Baltimore
Baltimore, MD

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The University of Maryland Baltimore School of Medicine is seeking a Growth and Nutrition Program Specialist to join the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Growth and Nutrition. The Division of Growth and Nutrition seeks to nurture children’s growth and development through research and practice. The Division conducts research in collaboration with community organizations to promote children’s health growth and development and coordinates a multidisciplinary Growth and Nutrition Practice for children with growth and/or feeding problems.  

UMB offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to eligible employees. This position receives an annual leave package starting with 22 accrued vacation days, 14 floating and observed holidays, 15 sick days, and 3 personal days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; professional learning and development opportunities; flexible schedules and teleworking options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.

In the Fall of 2021, UMB will require all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.

Essential Functions:

  • Contribute to assignments and projects that require significant evaluation, originality, and ingenuity.
  • Provide solutions to issues and judgment outside of pre-established guidelines or processes.
  • Develop and schedule program work plan in accordance with specifications and funding limitations in order to shape the program. Oversee daily operations; organize program activities; and set priorities.
  • Monitor and facilitate use of program funds to support needed resources. Make recommendations to program lead in use of funds.
  • Provide routine and non-routine technical advice, problem solving assistance, and answer questions. Interpret program goals and policies, and provide administrative support to the program team.
  • Assist in conceptualization, development, and preparation of written products such as training materials, website content, final progress reports, and promotional materials.
  • Recommend resources for the improvement of the University, school, and program.
  • Prepare and analyze program financial statements, expenditures, and budgets for management or outside agencies.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of recruiting plan for program participants, members, and volunteers. Develop and facilitate workshops, meetings or conferences; coordinate logistics, scheduling, and participant communications.
  • Assist in evaluating program effectiveness to develop improved methods; devise evaluation methodology and implements; analyze results and recommend and/or take appropriate action. Has the authority to formulate, affect, interpret, or implement policies or procedures to ensure effective operation of the program.
  • Using state of the art technology, use sophisticated searching techniques to conduct in depth research of literature reviews, online searches, and other research tasks to address client/community’s complex and unique information requests. Develop and maintain internet web site files and/or listings.
  • Interact and maintain liaison with students, faculty, staff and outside/community agencies in facilitating program objectives. Serve as a primary contact and thinks critically about all aspects of the program to resolve questions and make decisions related to the program.
  • Prepare or assist in preparation of funding grant proposal and/or funding continuation from outside sponsors for program.
  • Perform other administrative duties having a significant impact on the overall goals of program.

Education: Bachelor's degree.

Experience: Two (2) years administrative or program coordination experience.

Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience.

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at [email protected].

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact [email protected]. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff
Shift: Day Job
Organization: School of Medicine - Pediatrics
Job Posting: Jul 16, 2021
Unposting Date: Jul 30, 2021, 10:59:00 PM


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