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Position Summary: The University of New Mexico's Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is committed to democratizing medical knowledge and getting best practice care to underserved people all over the world. Project ECHO is funded in part by grants from the GE Foundation, the Helmsley Charitable Trust, the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation, the Merck Foundation, and the US Government and has received support from the NM Legislature, the University of New Mexico, and the New Mexico Department of Health. Project ECHO's vision 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 achieve this goal.
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 currently has an extraordinary position of a Director of Research and Evaluation to join the ECHO Institute. The Director of Research and Evaluation will lead the team at the ECHO Institute focused on performing research and evaluation on ECHO programs, as well as anchoring a global community of researchers working on ECHO programs. The ECHO Institute has recently developed a strategic plan that will map out the key goals, objectives and activities to move the ECHO Institute from our current operations to reach 1 billion people by 2025.
The Director of Research and Evaluation will possess content expertise, and participate personally in research and lead a team who perform this research. In addition, the individual will anchor external collaborators, who will bring additional specific expertise, by identifying external collaborators, managing their engagement with the work and supervising deliverables resulting from this work.
The chosen candidate will lead the research, measurement and evaluation functions with minimal direction, and lead the Institute's research program coordinating among our faculty and external collaborators and partners. The successful individual must possess strong research and leadership skills and have a proven track record of success at securing funding for research; and designing implementing, evaluating and publishing research in a relevant discipline; such as, health services research, epidemiology, population sciences, behavioral and community interventions, health disparities, survivor-ship or health care delivery research.
The ECHO Institute is looking for a Director with a PhD, MD or PhD/MD in a relevant field. The successful individual will lead programs or initiatives, and perform data, quantitative and qualitative analyses. This individual must also be able to collaborate with the Institute's strategic team; 1) to ensure that the research components of the proposals prepared by them are appropriately designed, and 2) work with the strategic team to identify and pursue funding opportunities specifically targeted to research, measurement & evaluation.
Successful candidate may be required to submit to a post-offer, pre-employment physical examination/medical history check, depending on location and nature of position.
National certification specific to the field of research may be required in some cases.
Additional Requirements: *This position will also include supervising duties. *Due to cyclical business needs, this position may require national and international travel.
Campus: Health Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
Benefits Eligble: 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.
Department: Project ECHO (259B)
Employment Type: Staff
Staff Type: Term - Full-Time
Term End Date: 06/30/2019
Pay: $5687.64 - $8531.47 (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: No
For Best Consideration Date: 10/12/2018
Application Instructions: Please submit a current resume and a cover letter. On the resume, please include whether previous job listed were full time or part time positions. If part time, please include amount of hours worked each week. Please also include month and year for start and end dates for each job listed. Instructions for cover letter: please describe how you meet the preferred qualifications in the posting. Official transcripts, High School diploma or GED certificate will be required for hire. Please see minimum qualifications for specifics.
Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree; at least 9 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.