Program Specialist

University of New Mexico
  • Location
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 30

Position description

Requisition ID: req7870

Working Title:
Program Specialist

Position Grade:

Position Summary:
The University of New Mexico's Project ECHO is seeking a pro-active and collaborative Program Specialist to join our team in support of our global programs related to HIV, TB, laboratory services and global health security. If you possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate across cultures, as well as experience working in developing countries, preferably Africa, you are the person we are seeking. You will work closely with the Program Planning Manager for our international initiatives to coordinate and support the implementation of grant-funded programs. You will also support grant writing for new initiatives and contribute to report writing for current grants. The Program Specialist will be involved in training of international partners during our monthly ECHO Immersion training events in Albuquerque and in their countries.

As a Program Specialist, you will possess the following key skills and abilities:

• Project management and record keeping

• Coordinating video calls with a variety of stakeholders and providing meeting summaries

• Supporting partners on the use of Project ECHO specific software

• Persistence in following up with stakeholders

• Critical thinking, problem solving and organizational skills

Other characteristics include for this position:

  • Ability to grasp new concepts quickly and efficiently
  • Comfortable with developing and giving presentations
  • Possess a high degree of flexibility adjusting to changes in priorities
  • Self-motivated and working well with low level of supervision

This position will require some domestic and international travel and availability for early morning video conference calls with our African partners as well as occasional evening meetings.

Project ECHO prides itself on being a values based organization. Our seven values include: Service to the Underserved, Demonopolize Knowledge, Mutual Trust and Respect, Teamwork, Excellence and Accountability, Innovation and Learning and Joy of Work. We strive to find individuals who can embrace and exemplify these values.

Project ECHO is grant funded and has received support from the NM Legislature, the University of New Mexico and the New Mexico Department of Health. We are growing exponentially, serving communities around the globe. By joining our team, you will be part of a movement that is leading the way in technology-based healthcare initiatives.

Join our team and be a part of our vision to touch the lives of 1 billion people by 2025!

See the Position Description for additional information.

Health Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM

Project ECHO (259B)

Employment Type:

Staff Type:
Term - Full-Time

Term End Date:


$2986.30 - $4478.93 (Monthly)

Benefits Eligible:
This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.

ERB Statement:
Temporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.

Background Check Required:

For Best Consideration Date:

Application Instructions:
Please provide and resume and cover letter. Please also provide a writing sample describing involvement in an international project or other project you have implemented and challenges encountered (1-2 pages)


Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED; at least 6 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications: • Bachelor's degree

• Previous work experience [6+ months] in developing countries, especially Africa

• Superior written and verbal communication skills with different cultures and a wide range of backgrounds

• Ability to communicate in multiple languages is a plus [French and Spanish]

• Interest in Global Health and education



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