Schedule Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30
Education Level Master's Degree in Health Sciences or related field.
Career Level Experienced - Manager
JD # JD00498
The CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) is a national prospective longitudinal birth cohort study with recruitment sites located in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Toronto. CHILD's National Coordinating Centre (NCC) is located at McMaster University and is currently seeking a Program Manager. This person will manage the NCC's Communications and Access and Publication Committee. They will also oversee Participant Engagement activities and the Trainee Development Program.
The Program Manager is responsible for managing a program within a unit or a department. Implements and manages program activities and facilitates ongoing program development and evaluation. Responsible for the overall quality of program services and responding to evaluation data to make ongoing program improvements. Participates in critical appraisal of research related to assessing the needs of the program. Responsible for managing the program budget and forecasting projected resource needs. Deals with stakeholders and participants on a provincial and national basis.
Purpose and key functions:
Analyze current program operations and identify areas for process improvement and development implementation plans.
Oversee the marketing, research and training aspects of the program. Coordinate training workshops involving participants both internal and external to the University.
Develop and implement knowledge transfer strategies and write a variety of communication and information dissemination documents.
Develop the content of documents used for administrative purposes such as application packages, acceptance letters, policies and procedures for the program.
Proofread and edit dissemination materials and data.
Design search strategies and conduct literature searches. Critically appraise published research according to evidence-based principles. Summarize research findings by authoring research abstracts and sections of manuscripts. Create poster presentations for national and international conferences.
Participate in research and scholarly activities related to assessing the needs and conducting evaluations of the program through data collection, critical appraisal and statistical analysis, and the dissemination of results to stakeholders and funding agencies.
Maintain and update the program's website content and contact management database. Track and monitor program participation rates.
Maintain a literature and bibliographic database.
Stay abreast of new research, methodology and critical appraisal techniques, and software releases for data analysis software. Attend training sessions and collaborate with database consultants.
Act as a liaison between stakeholders locally, provincially and nationally by coordinating the activities of an advisory board or steering committee.
Coordinate and facilitate workshops and organize strategic planning sessions.
Negotiate external services with suppliers and contractors.
Manage budget to ensure cost for program is on track, adjust budget forecasts summarizing financial reports and monitor expenditures.
Adapt to changes in funding availability or changing stipulation of granting agency or funder.
Gain cooperation of program partners and engagement of program participants.
Supervise and direct the activities of up to 4 continuing employees.
Master's degree in Health Sciences or a related field. Requires 4 years of relevant experience, including one year of supervisory experience
- Experience using Campaign Monitor and Google Analytics to track and evaluate communications effectiveness
- Experience creating knowledge translation videos
- Experience developing and maintaining a communication plan
- Experience writing researcher success stories, lay summaries, newsletters, brochures, press releases, website content, e-blasts, announcements, speeches, briefing notes, reports and corporate correspondence (Letters of Support for grant applications/awards; congratulations/ condolence letters; and correspondence)
- Experience working with the media, public relations, donors, and research partners (CIHR, institutional representatives)
- Experience supporting grant teams, committees and working groups
- Experience managing participant engagement activities
Access and Publication Committee Responsibilities:
- Develop, maintain, and implement communications plan and media protocols
- Write researcher profiles, lay summaries, knowledge translation video scripts, newsletters, backgrounders, brochures, posters, fact sheets, website content, e-blast stories, announcements, speeches, briefing notes, committee documents, reports, corporate correspondence (Letters of Support for grant applications/awards; congratulations/ condolence letters; and correspondence), attribution statements, grant applications, donor pitches and marketing materials
- Use surveys, Campaign Monitor and Google Analytics to track and evaluate communications effectiveness
- Act as the primary Public Relations contact for media by facilitating press releases, interviews, and donor activities
- Identify and monitor emerging media issues relevant to CHILD and prepare recommended action plans
- Maintain CHILD visibility at scientific, public and community conferences and events
- Support the development of corporate documents, toolkits, and reports
- Plan CHILD’s participation at conferences
Participant Engagement Responsibilities:
- Oversee NCC staff’s proposal reviews and cost quotations
- Manage communications with applicants
- Support data sharing and ensure acknowledgement of CHILD
- Create CHILDdb how-to guides and lead training
- Review proposals for risk
Trainee Development Program Responsibilities:
- Support Advisory Committee and Participant Engagement Committee
- Execute participant engagement activities
- Build out and administer CHILD Trainee Development Program
- Manage CHILD Study Research Rounds
- Oversee and support studentships
- Provide training in writing and communications to trainees
How To Apply
To apply for this job, please submit your application online.
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