Essential Functions: Job Purpose:Represents program leadership, ensures program compliance and serves as primary point of contact for the Maximizing Access to Research Careers program on behalf of Wayne State University, partnering institutions, including primary investigators, internal and external advisory boards, faculty and student participants, program evaluators, external funding resources, and other stakeholders associated with the program. The Maximizing Access to Research Careers program at Wayne State University is a dynamic scholarship program grant funded by the National Institutes of Health and designed to build a cohort of research-oriented students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. The program is designed for students interested in pursuing careers as biomedical scientists and planning or considering PhD or MD/PhD programs in the biomedical sciences after graduation. Reports to Director. Essential Functions:Develops, coordinates and oversees the Maximizing Access to Research Careers program learning community, including planning, organizing, and promoting the program. Committed to the success of the program and works as needed to ensure positive results and effective programming. Coordinates structured training activities such as authentic research experience, academic enhancement, skills development, and mentoring for Maximizing Access to Research Careers trainees.Provides support for activities such as selection for competitive programs (i.e. admission to the Maximizing Access to Research Careers programs and pre-Maximizing Access to Research Careers programs).Facilitates activities associated with the learning community run by the Maximizing Access to Research Careers program. Schedules and organizes meetings/events including logistics, technology, and presenters. Ensures materials and other essentials are available and used correctly (video conferencing, audio/visual recordings). Creates/maintains program agenda, handouts, and meeting minutes.Assists with accounting/recordkeeping and grant management functions for the Maximizing Access to Research Careers program. Maintains financial and administrative records for the program. Generates reports shared with the National Institutes of Health and works with Sponsored Program Administration to ensure that National Institutes of Health requirements are followed and met. Partners with data management group to track and evaluate student success. Updates program database with accomplishments of Maximizing Access to Research Careers program scholars.Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Education:Requires a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a scientific field from an accredited college or university. An advanced degree (Master's degree, PhD) in a scientific field is highly preferred. Experience:Intermediate (3 to 4 years job-related experience)Requires a minimum of 3 to 4 years educational program coordination/facilitation experience, including demonstrated success working with under-represented undergraduate students.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:Considerable knowledge of National Institutes of Health programming guidelines is highly preferred.Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills. Ability to plan, organize and effectively present ideas and concepts to diverse groups on complex and technical topics. Must demonstrate a high level of diplomacy and professionalism.Ability to work independently while establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with wide variety of constituents. Ability to engage and influence others and foster collaboration, teamwork, and innovation. Strong organizational skills with ability to coordinate multiple tasks, work efficiently and independently with minimal direction, and meet deadlines with high level of accuracy and attention to detail. Ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing situations. Experience researching topics to gain knowledge and understanding when information gaps exist. Ability to manage several projects simultaneously, prioritize and plan work activities while meeting respective deadlines. Strong organizational and time-management skills. Ability to evaluate, interpret, and present complex information effectively in professionally prepared documents or presentations. Makes valid and reliable evaluation of information. Propose and evaluate alternative solutions to achieve organizational goals. Demonstrated knowledge using basic and advanced features with the Microsoft Office suite of programs. Knowledge of university procedures, external funder requirements and guidelines, and the ability to interface effectively with various units across campus. Ability to manage electronic surveys using online systems such as Qualtrics, Doodle, and SurveyMonkey. Ability to initiate problem solving while exhibiting good judgement and a realistic understanding of issues; review facts and weigh options in keeping with the university's best interests. Anticipate implications and consequences, and take appropriate action to be prepared for contingencies.Awareness of multicultural issues and broad knowledge of diversity across the information industry. Willingness and ability to lead, serve, and engage others in a multicultural environment. Able to provide collaborative support to Maximizing Access to Research Careers program. Committed to the success of the program and eager to provide assistance to ensure positive results and effective programming for all activities.
Internal Number: 76_208834
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.