The OHSU School of Nursing (SON) is dedicated to excellence in nursing education through lifelong learning; compassionate, high-quality care of individuals and communities; and the comprehensive pursuit of knowledge and discovery. The SON Wy’east Pathway Program Director oversees the development and daily project management of the Nursing Wy’east Pathway Program (NWPP) in partnership with the Northwest Native American Center of Excellence (NNACoE). Designing and tracking program activities and outcomes and directing communication across stakeholder groups is an essential function of this role. Strong project management skills are critical, as well as an understanding of mixed methods evaluation approaches and data management.
The Northwest Native American Center of Excellence (NNACoE) sits within the Department of Family Medicine at OHSU. The goal of NNACoE is to recruit, train, and retain American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students and faculty to diversify the health professions workforce toward promoting and providing high-quality, safe, and accessible healthcare. NNACoE supports AI/ANs at key moments along the education continuum, beginning as early as middle school and continuing through early faculty development.
We value candidates with relevant life experiences and experience working with AI/AN communities. Research shows that women and people of color are less likely to apply for positions unless they believe they meet all of the qualifications in a job description. Please think broadly about your relevant experience for this role. If you are passionate about uplifting the communities we serve, we encourage you to apply.
Function/Duties of Position
Program Planning and Oversight (25% of Duties):
- Partners with the Nursing Wy’east Operations Team (NWOT), SON faculty and staff, and NNACoE staff within the Department of Family Medicine.
- Monitors fiscal management of the Nursing Wy’east Pathway Program (NWPP) and related projects.
- Oversees workflow based on the work plan.
- Oversees updates for NWPP stakeholder groups.
- Oversees all NWPP reports and coordinates program meetings and retreats.
Communications Management (25% of Duties):
- Develops and implement the NWPP communications plan(s) to ensure timely and effective communication of project progress to all appropriate internal and external stakeholders.
- Oversees the NWPP activities calendar, ensuring synergy between activities and projects.
- Develops and maintain the NWPP website.
- Oversees implementation of social media activities across all channels, making suggestions for new channels as appropriate.
- Oversees development of digital media content, identifying vendors internally and externally as needed to achieve goals.
- Works with NWPP partners to ensure smooth and effective communication.
- Supports and participates in the drafting of manuscripts, presentations, posters, newsletter contributions, grant progress reports, blog posts, social media, and other critical cross-project communication.
- Maintains communication and partnership with NNACoE staff.
Public Relations Management (15% of Duties):
- Partners with the SON Operations Team to maintain partner relationships (academic, community, tribal, NPO, NGO, etc.) to ensure effective communication of project goals and timelines.
- Directs visits by partners and implements key actions and outcomes from partner meetings and follow-up items as needed.
- Partners with others within the SON, across OHSU, and external stakeholders to effectively advocate for and inform about projects.
- Serves as a liaison to SON administrative staff and provides other resources for project teams.
Research and Evaluation (15% of Duties):
- Participates in the development and oversees the implementation of the NWPP vision, goals, and objectives in partnership with the Nursing Wy’east Operations Team, including sustaining and expanding programs, initiating new projects and programs, and developing new infrastructure.
- Identifies and develops new training opportunities for AI/AN learners and supports faculty development at the SON in partnership with the Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Diversity.
- Supports and participates in evaluation and research as a member of the NWPP Evaluation Team.
- Directs outreach to current and potential partners and works together on grant proposal submissions.
Team Management and Logistics Support (5% of Duties):
- May have direct supervisory responsibilities.
- Manages travel, bibliography, evaluation activities, research compliance, etc. for NWPP team members.
- Directs logistics for team meetings and maintains notes/minutes.
- Directs the development of NWPP operations procedures and manuals.
- Reports project status and escalates for resolution of issues to Program Director (supervisor) and NWOT.
Learner Management (10% of Duties):
- Participates in and/or supports outreach and recruitment of AI/AN learners, faculty, and staff.
- Provides intensive advising, mentorship, and regular communication with NWPP learners.
- Connects NWPP learners with NWPP, NNACoE, and OHSU resources, services, and activities.
Other duties as assigned (5% of duties)
- Master’s in a relevant field, AND
- 1 year of relevant experience, OR
- Equivalent combination of training and experience
- Ability to take initiative, prioritize tasks, work independently, use good judgment and monitor completion of project tasks.
- Project management knowledge and experience.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and with internal partners and move projects forward.
- Knowledge of the principles, concepts, frameworks, methods, and techniques of program evaluation and monitoring.
- 3 years of experience coordinating or managing research.
- Demonstrated ability to form relationships with stakeholders and community partners.
Job Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Competencies):
- Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, judgment, and discretion.
- Ability to understand and navigate through academic culture and environment and manage expectations.
- Ability to prioritize multiple tasks at one time.
- Must have excellent communication, analytical, and organizational skills – both written and verbal.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team while resolving problems.
- Must be proficient with computers running MAC or Windows and PC applications (e.g. MS Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint).
- Must have demonstrated excellent customer service skills both on the phone and in person
- Must possess energy and drive to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
- Ability to use tact and diplomacy to maintain effective working relationships
- Code of conduct
- Respect in the workplace
- Applicable policies, procedures, and negotiations related to position, department, or OHSU as a whole
- History of previous and current relationships and partnerships with Tribal organizations
Job Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Competencies):
- Proficient with project management tracking tools such as Smartsheet
- OHSU RCR, HIPAA and respect, laboratory and general safety education
As one of Portland’s largest and premier employers, OHSU is committed to providing comprehensive, affordable, and customizable benefits for our employees. OHSU’s medical plans offer comprehensive coverage with access to the best physicians and hospitals, including the award-winning care we provide at OHSU. Most full-time employees do not pay any amount for employee-only coverage for medical, dental, and vision coverage. Our total rewards package includes 26 days of PTO*, 9 paid holidays*, professional development/training opportunities, employee discount programs, retirement plans, and options for tuition reimbursement in addition to many other benefits.
*Prorated based on FTE.
- May include travel to stakeholder sites, and events and courses during non-standard business hours.
Physical Demands & Equipment Usage:
- Ability to use hands to work with a computer with long periods of sitting and/or standing. This function can be very repetitive.
All are welcome
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