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Employer: Massachusetts General Hospital
Located in: Boston, Massachusetts
Degree Required: Bachelors
GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
Reporting to the director of the Community Psychiatry Program for Research in Implementation
and Dissemination of Evidence-Based Treatments (Community Psychiatry PRIDE) at the
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the program coordinator will oversee the center’s portfolio
of implementation and dissemination projects. The program coordinator will be responsible for
supervising lab personnel, administrative activities, and grant submissions. The person filling this
role will work in conjunction with the research leadership team, which includes the director and the
postdoctoral fellow, to further develop research proposals and implement community research
projects. This is a position ideal for an individual interested in pursuing a career in research
administration or long-term program management for a wide range of clinical trials.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Strategic and Financial Planning
• Play a key role during program design, planning, and implementation to ensure consistency
with the center’s mission and goals.
• Delivers timely and meaningful reports and updates to the leadership team, and keeps
appropriate staff informed of development issues and opportunities.
• Utilizes project management fundamentals to implement major priorities and ensure all
projects comply with Partners Healthcare and MGH policy and procedure.
• Oversees and manages annual budgets, including developing, revising, and reporting on
• Develops a comprehensive set of personnel performance metrics and regularly reports on
key performance indicators in order to standardize the measurement of Community
Psychiatry PRIDE’s internal and external activity.
• Assists principal investigators in identifying key research objectives, milestones and hurdles
limiting the success of the portfolio. Ensure achievement of milestones on time and within
• Develops and maintains partnerships with community collaborators and research teams and
serve as a liaison between these groups and principal investigators.
• Assists with the development of Community Psychiatry PRIDE’s research program
alongside the research leadership team.
• Manages all research budgets
• Prepares, submits, and monitors IRB proposals
• Oversees and manages workflow of the lab
• Develops and supervise the editing, production and publication of all newsletters,
magazines, and other public documents.
• Oversees Community Psychiatry PRIDE’s website and ensures that it promotes current and
• Manages the marketing and communications budget and tracks expenditures, ensuring the
most effective use of resources.
• Liaises with Department of Psychiatry administrators, and other MGH and Partners
departments, as necessary.
Fundraising and Donor Relations
• Develops and oversees all marketing, communications, branding, and PR activities for
Community Psychiatry PRIDE to support the organization’s varied stakeholders: funders,
MGH collaborators, and external partners. This includes developing a detailed project plan,
creating promotional materials, targeting specific audiences, and tracking the outcome of the
• Writes and manages grant applications and assists in the cultivation of individual donors.
Bachelor’s degree required in health or business-related field. Past research and administrative experience
preferred. Spanish-speaking applicants preferred. Masters preferred. 3-5 years of related experience.
SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
• Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task effectively
• Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to supervise staff.
• Preference will be given to individuals with knowledge of research and administrative
software such as InfoED, Taleo, Peoplesoft, RedCap, SPSS, SAS, etc. In addition to
individuals with familiarity to national grant submission processes such as NIH and PCORI
• Excellent communication skills both orally and written to provide the appropriate level of
advocacy for funds and grant applications.
• Ability to proactively identify issues/projects and initiate plans to address them.
• Demonstrated forthrightness and integrity. Ability to develop a common vision for diverse
constituents, communicates effectively, and takes ownership and responsibility for activities.
• Superior relationship-building skills.
• Superior project management and budgeting skills.
• Ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
• Ability to work with diverse study populations
• Knowledge of data collection standards, entry, and maintenance of study documentation
• Knowledge of regulatory IRB procedures
• Proficient in SPSS, SAS, and/or R
• Ability to multi-task, set priorities, and work independently
• Ability to explain technical concepts to varying levels of research staff
Normal office conditions.
Regular supervision of 2 full-time Clinical Research Coordinators. General lab workflow management and
Management of lab budgets, grant budgets, salaries, and procurement.
Department Manager: Simona Anderson Date: August 2018
Posted on 02/05/2019
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