Program Specialist

University of New Mexico’s Project ECHO
  • Location
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 06

Position description

The University of New Mexico’s Project ECHO has an amazing opportunity for you to join our International team as a Program Specialist! This position will support the planning, development, and implementation of ECHO programs internationally and/or domestically, working closely with external partners and Global Health team members to meet grant deliverables of various awards and subawards addressing multiple diseases, topics, and issues.

We are looking for an individual who possesses strong interpersonal skills and extraordinary competency in verbal and written communication strategies to effectively communicate and collaborate with a wide range of constituents of varying cultures. Our partners are around the world and flexibility is required to support their needs, including work outside normal business hours.

As a successful Program Specialist, you will support Project ECHO’s Sr Program Manager and play a critical role in:
•Supporting the operational planning, establishment, execution, and evaluation of global ECHO programs with partners mainly in Europe and Africa, and possibly in the Eastern Mediterranean, Southeast Asia, Latin America and North America regions as part the of overall mission, goals, and objectives

•Planning and coordinating the day-to-day logistical components of different
ECHO programs, including:
o IRB, CME, CPE, and CNE applications
o Mass email communications
o Program monitoring and evaluation
o Data entry and visualization
o Day-to-day session planning and coordinating with participants, didactic presenters, and case presenters

•Participating in stakeholder meetings, including governmental agencies such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USAID, and other funding partners
•Serving as a liaison between the ECHO Institute teams (Research and Data, Surveys, Finance, IT, etc.) and program participants, hub team specialists, planning partners, and a variety of other program stakeholders
•Supporting the collection, compilation, and analysis of program activity data; developing, writing, editing, and presenting brief and comprehensive statistical and narrative program reports and evaluations
•May supervise administrative staff to help with day-to-day tasks

This position requires flexibility and excellent prioritization skills; one who performs well with minimal supervision with the ability to thrive and problem solve in a fast-paced working environment with competing deadlines.

Project ECHO empowers local community providers to improve the well-being of people around the world. 

Project ECHO is committed to democratizing medical knowledge and getting best practice care to underserved people all over the world. We are dedicated to making knowledge accessible and have expanded our portfolio of programs to include COVID-19 response, education, first responder resiliency, behavioral health and addiction.  We are funded in part by grants from the GE Foundation, the Helmsley Charitable Trust, the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation, the Merck Foundation, Robert Wood and the US Government.  We have received support from the NM Legislature and the New Mexico Department of Health. 

Project ECHO prides itself on being a values-based organization.  Our seven values include: Service to the Underserved, Democratization of 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's goal is to touch the lives of 1 billion people by 2025 and we are looking for mission-driven high performers who share similar values to join our team and help us achieve this goal.

We work with partners all over the world and work hours outside of normal business hours may be required. We are fortunate to have access to advanced technology, which will require some teleworking.  

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment

  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.
  • If located at the UNM Children's Campus, successful candidate must pass a comprehensive post-offer, pre-employment criminal and New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) fingerprint background check, and a continued successful status will be verified by periodic future background checks.

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

•Fluent in another language (speaking, reading, listening, and writing): French, Portuguese, or Swahili
•Experience working globally
•Experience with Salesforce, Trello, Power BI, Box, Slack, Mailchimp and/or Zoom
•Bachelor's degree in a related field

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