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Job Title: Program Specialist (Child Protection)
Job Number: 1800018N
Organization: University of Maryland, Baltimore Department of Pediatrics
Posted: 9/17/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Maternal and Child Health
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Baltimore,  MD    USA
Compensation: Up to $55,000, commensurate
Position Description: The University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine has an opportunity for a Program Specialist for the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child Protection. The Program Specialist will assist with program design, management and implementation of the Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) Project. This position is expected to function independently, exercise discretion, and contribute to assignments and projects that require significant evaluation, originality, and ingenuity. The Program Specialist provides solutions to issues and judgment outside of pre-established guidelines or processes.

The Division of Child Protection, also known as the Center for Families, is focused on the problem of child abuse and neglect, providing support and consults for children who have been abused or neglected or may be at risk. The SEEK Project aims to help detect child abuse and neglect at primary care visits.

This is a contractual position and offers a generous benefits package that includes 10 vacation days, 11 personal and holidays, 5 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; and limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB.

Essential Functions

Develop and schedule program work plan in accordance with specifications and funding limitations; oversee daily operations and coordinate activities of program; determine priorities.
Develop training materials, conference presentations and articles.
Facilitate meetings or conferences; coordinate logistics, scheduling and participant communications.
Interact and maintain liaison with students, faculty, staff, professional groups and outside/community agencies in facilitating program objectives.
Confer with and advise staff, students and others to provide technical advice, problem solving assistance, answers to questions and program goals and policy interpretation; refer to appropriate department person when unable to respond.
Coordinate activities of program with interrelated activities of other programs, departments or staff to ensure optimum efficiency and compliance with appropriate policies, procedures and specifications.
Prepare periodic reports, financial statements and records on program activities, progress, status or other special reports for management or outside agencies.
Evaluate program effectiveness to develop improved methods; devise evaluation methodology and implements; analyze results and recommend and/or take appropriate action.
Monitor and approve program expenditures ensuring that budget allocations are not overspent.
Prepare or assist in preparation of proposal for funding and/or funding continuation from outside sponsors.
Facilitate Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) activities.
Collaborate with private software companies helping to disseminate SEEK; maintain and develop the SEEK website.

Qualifications: Education: Bachelor’s degree in public health, business administration, public administration, or related field.

Preferred Education: Master's of Public Health.

Experience: Two (2) years’ experience in program coordination. Experience in a medical and/or academic environment or child healthcare or welfare systems is preferred. Ideal candidates would have experience exercising creativity in project development.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Possesses a knowledge of position requirements and able to perform position in compliance with all requirements/regulations/laws. Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences. Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology. Maintains productivity and uses knowledge strategies to increase knowledge base.
Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Writes and presents information in a clear and concise way. Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding.
Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Capable of interacting pleasantly and positively with other to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers.

Hiring Range: $47,135 to $55,000; final salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

If accommodations are needed, contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 10/8/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Rebecca Greenwell,  Program Specialist (Child Protection)
Contact Location:

Baltimore   MD  21201
United States
Contact Location:
  Baltimore   MD  21201
  United States
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How to Apply: Fill out at application at the link provided and attach a resume and cover letter stating interest in the position.

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