Work Study CDC FWS Position Program Management Support

Clayton State University
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Job Title: Work Study CDC FWS Position Program Management Support
Location: Clayton State University
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 230568
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Located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta, Clayton State University offers employees a diverse environment which fosters both professional and personal development. The university is committed to cultivating an environment of engaged, experienced-based learning, enriched by active community service. Clayton State offers multiple Bachelor and Master Degree programs which currently enrolls over 6,900 students in challenging campus and on-line courses.

The campus is situated just 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta on 214 beautiful acres, making access to the metropolitan area a breeze. We’ve been named a Top Workplace in Atlanta by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution for six consecutive years. And we also were named one of 79 higher education institutions across the nation in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of 2017 Great Colleges to Work For.

Job Summary

The Epidemiology Research and Innovations Branch (ERIB), within the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP) at CDC, leads public health scientific research and evaluation to address knowledge gaps essential to the prevention of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and other adverse events. One of the ways ERIB achieves its goal is through developing and funding public health programs that focus on innovative ways to prevent and control infectious diseases.

The team responsible for the management of multiple extramural programs is requesting a program assistant to support activities relating to ERIB’s work within DHQP. The candidate will be trained in public health program planning, management, and improvement. The candidate will work closely with Subject Matter Experts on specific scientific projects aimed at reducing antibiotic resistance (AR) and HAIs. The candidate will provide technical and scientific project oversite and management for a group of healthcare research projects. Specifically, the candidate will gain valuable experience in the development and implementation of research programs that focus on healthcare-associated infections.

    Responsibilities The selected individual’s responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

    • Expanding an evaluation database to capture awardee impact in the field of infection control and HAI prevention.
    • Assisting with program evaluation data entry and analysis
    • Coordinating tasks and providing project management and oversite for cross-division projects.
    • Implementing and maintaining a document management process and platform where information can be created, shared, organized, and stored efficiently and appropriately.
    • Developing financial and summary reports tracking awardee programmatic requests, approvals, and progress.
    • Supporting the coordination of pre-award and post-award management activities, including tracking notices of awards, prior approval requests, data management plans, progress reports, and invoicing.
    • Assisting in the coordination and development of program meetings and activities.
    • Providing other support duties as needed.

    The candidate will collaborate with CDC staff on various cross-cutting programs and projects funded through contract mechanisms (SHEPheRD) and cooperative agreements such as the Prevention Epicenters Program and the Emerging Infections Program. The CDC mentor will teach the candidate how to increase the efficiency and delivery of innovative public health research programs.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Applicants with a General Public Health-related background preferred and an interest and/or previous experience in program/project management and analyses of public health research are preferred.

    Conditions of Employment

    Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Clayton State University, as determined by Clayton State University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

    Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Clayton State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Clayton State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Clayton State University Office of Human Resources at (678) 466-4230. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Disability Resource Center at: (678) 466-5445.


    As an outstanding comprehensive metropolitan university located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta, Clayton State University has come a long way since its inception 40 years ago.clayton_state_university1.jpg

    The University first opened in September 1969 as Clayton Junior College with Dr. Harry S. Downs as founding president and an enrollment of 942 students. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia elevated it to baccalaureate status as Clayton State College in 1986 and university status as Clayton College & State University in 1996. The school’s current designation as Clayton State University was approved in 2005.

    clayton_state_university2.jpgSince Downs’ retirement in January 1994, the University has had two presidents; Dr. Richard A. Skinner, who took office upon Downs’ retirement, and Dr. Thomas K. Harden, who took office in June 2000. When Harden was named chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Dr. Thomas J. "Tim" Hynes, Jr., was appointed interim president, starting on May 18, 2009. The current enrollment is in excess of 6,000 students and the school provides a multitude of undergraduate degree credit programs that—in the words of the university’s mission statement—provides "career-oriented education with a solid liberal arts foundation."

    In addition to more than doubling its undergraduate degrees over the past 10 years, Clayton State also has added seven graduate programs in the past three years. The first, the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, began in 2006. Since then, the Master of Science in Nursing, the Master of Health Administration and the Master of Business Administration all began in 2007, and the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programs, MAT - English and MAT - Mathematics, in 2009. The Master of Archival Studies is scheduled to begin in 2010.

    The past five years at Clayton State have also been highlighted by the establishment of the first joint state and federal archives facilities adjacent to campus, the institution of a comprehensive strategic planning process, the reaffirmation of the University’s accreditation by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the opening of the Clayton State – Fayette instructional site in Peachtree City. In a six week period between August and October 2008, the University dedicated three new buildings; the University’s first student housing, the Student Activities Center and a new building for the AACSB-accredited School of Business.


    Clayton State is also home to Spivey Hall, the finest small performance facility in the Southeast. First opened in 1991, Spivey Hall is known locally, nationally and internationally for presenting the best in jazz and classical music as well as an education outreach program that serves tens of thousands of school children from throughout metro Atlanta annually.

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