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Job Title: Program Manager, Vanderbilt Global Neurosurgery Program
Job Number: 2006605
Organization: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Posted: 7/20/2020
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Care - General
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Nashville,  TN    USA
Position Description: The Vanderbilt Global Neurosurgery Program seeks to improve the delivery of neurosurgical care via partnerships with hospitals and surgeons in low-resourced settings, aimed at enhancing training and promoting scientific discovery. The VGNP seeks to fill the Program Manager position with a motivated individual interested in and capable of coordinating a multi- institutional, international network of neurosurgeons, clinicians, and scientists.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

General - Organize and coordinate the multifaceted activities of the VGNP, including those related to neurosurgical education, training, and research in LMIC - Interface with appropriate offices (Legal, Contracts, Procurement) to establish subaward and consultant agreements, MOUs, etc. with partners in various countries - Manage finances for the VGNP, including annual budget - Manage detailed calendar of meetings, conferences, deadlines and other events related to VGNP activities and personnel - Assist with the development of presentations for VGNP faculty and fellows - Travel to international partner sites in LMICs to implement and monitor VGNP activities and initiatives with or without accompanying VGNP faculty (up to 6 weeks of international travel annually) - Maintain and update website and social media platforms for VGNP - Other roles and responsibilities as assigned- it is expected that these may evolve over time

Education/Training, Research, and Clinical Activities - Coordinate scientific mission of the VGNP, under the guidance of the VGNP Academic Director - Liaise with scientific partners at Vanderbilt and LMIC institutions to achieve short- and long-term research objectives and benchmarks - Directly manage all processes related to VGNP partners traveling to LMIC for clinical, educational, and research activities. This includes, but is not limited to: o Ensure Vanderbilt travelers obtain required visas and medical licenses as needed and register with government travel agencies o Work with LMIC sites to coordinate visits by Vanderbilt travelers to LMIC, and LMIC travelers to Vanderbilt o Coordinate pre-departure orientation and post-return activities, including reviewing and approving expense reports - Organize and coordinate international clinical conferences (e.g. Tumor Board, Epilepsy Conference) and collaborative research meetings via teleconference; take and disseminate minutes; identify and direct ensuing action-items - Coordinate day-to-day VGNP-related activities of members (core and transient) of the program, including dedicated faculty, residents, students, and interns - Liaise with on-site LMIC partners to ensure adherence to education/training/clinical protocols, including appropriate documentation and reporting - Manage clinical outcomes data across multiple centers, ensure adherence to collaborative research agreements - Assist with writing and submission of scientific manuscripts - Promote the exposure and participation of VGNP at scientific meetings (identify conferences, track deadlines, assist with abstract submission)

Grants/Funding - Assist with administrative efforts in identifying grant opportunities and prepare grant submissions for VGNP Faculty - Work closely with pre- and post-award staff teams in the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health and the Vanderbilt Section of Surgical Sciences - Plan and implement meetings to meet grant submission objectives and timelines - Assist with progress reports to funding agencies - Organize and coordinate annual fundraiser for the VGNP in coordination with the Department of Neurosurgery and other stakeholders

Qualifications: Minimum Requirements: - Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) - Minimum three years of relevant work experience.

Preferred skills and qualifications include: - Master of Public Health (MPH), or similar degree, preferred. Or bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of three years of experience working with international programs and/or global health disparities - Experience in international program development, evaluation, and monitoring, preferred - Scientific writing proficiency, preferred - Experience with NIH/extramural grant preparation and submission, preferred - Expertise in data management (eg. REDCap), preferred - Ability to exhibit cultural competence with international partners, including those in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia - Ability to simultaneously coordinate multiple projects across institutions (including different time zones, cultures, and technological capabilities) - Experience and comfort navigating complexities of foreign travel to and within low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) - Extensive understanding of neurosurgery and the neurosciences is not necessary - Exceptional ability to go above and beyond to ensure problem resolution and project completion

Organization Description: The Vanderbilt Department of Neurological Surgery is an active, vibrant, energetic department focused on academic and clinical excellence. It is our mission to recruit and retain the very best faculty, residents, and staff, and to foster their development as one collaborative team. We provide high-quality patient care while educating tomorrow’s neurosurgical leaders and advancing research in the neurosciences both in the U.S. and in international settings.

The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) builds capacity through interdisciplinary global health education and training programs, conducts implementation science and research, and provides technical assistance service to government and civil sector organizations in countries supported by the President’s Emergency Plan for HIV/AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through an an affiliated organization, Friends in Global Health (FGH). As a leader in international education and research, VIGH seeks to improve health and well being of people living in low-resource settings. Our work reflects this commitment. For additional information, please visit

Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

Closing Date: 10/20/2020
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Contact Name: Donna Ingles,  Program Manager, Vanderbilt Global Neurosurgery Program
Contact Location: 2525 West End Ave, Suite 750

Nashville   TN  37203
United States
Contact Location: 2525 West End Ave, Suite 750
  Nashville   TN  37203
  United States
Contact Phone: 6153433555 
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