Research Program Manager
Job ID: R0029195 | Project Management | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Division of Outreach in the University of Virginia Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences seeks a Research Program Manager to work on funded Project ECHO initiatives. Project ECHO is a collaborative learning network that connects primary care providers in the community with specialists at the University to participate in case-based learning and guided practice through telementoring.

Virtual learning sessions are held regularly via Zoom. The position of program manager will require coordination in time of faculty at UVA who will present content and lead discussions with learners and with the community providers to accommodate their clinical schedules and facilitate engaged learning. The job of program manager includes coordinating scheduling of guest presenters and faculty facilitators, ensuring application for continuing medical education credits is completed in a timely manner, advertising ECHO sessions through email campaigns and outreach to professional and academic societies and networks throughout the state, managing the learning management system and resource library for each session, and compiling and writing reports for funders and state agencies.

Weekly meetings with faculty lead, content developers, CME Office and various stakeholders will be required, as well as email and in-person outreach to academic divisions within the UVA and clinical sites throughout the state.

  • Recruit participants as spokes for the learning series.
  • Coordinate scheduling of sessions with hub and spoke sites.
  • Manage the Connect Learning Management System, keeping it up to date with session information, resources, learning content and video links.
  • Approve registration and ensure timely communication with participants using the Connect Learning Management System.
  • Facilitate sessions and follow up with learners and presenters following sessions.
  • Manage IT and communication issues that arise during the session.
  • Update resources and recordings in the resource library.
  • Write and disseminate post-participation surveys following completion of a learning series.
  • Provide periodic updates about topics, attendance, case presentations and outreach initiatives to funders and stakeholders.
  • Work with the Division of Outreach team to initiate and expand the use of ECHO to further the goals of the division.
  • Work with the Division of Outreach Team to seek and secure funding to secure and extend the use of ECHO.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree and at least 4 years of related experience in project management.
  • 8 years of related experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Experience facilitating webinars and virtual meetings.
  • Strong attention to details and the ability to organize, upload and quality check resources for dissemination.

  • Clinical background or experience in a healthcare setting
  • Experience with Project ECHO – Immersion training
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) certification

The selected applicant will be required to complete a background check prior to their first day of employment per university policy and complete a health screening.

This is a restricted position and continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance.

For questions about the application process, please contact Rhiannon O'Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter,

COVID Vaccination Requirement

Due to the scope of President Biden's Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.

If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.

Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.

Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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