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University of Rochester COV-IDD Manager - 228302 in Rochester, New York

COV-IDD Manager Job ID 228302

Location School of Medicine & Dentistry Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 055 Neuroscience


8 AM-4:30 PM


General Purpose:

To provide leadership of the NIH Grant entitled - COV-IDD: Testing for COVID-19 in high risk children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (COV-IDD), including delineation of issues, organization of process, supervision of research and data gathering, and interaction with faculty and staff to assure appropriate input to facilitate grant objectives. This position supports the planning and decision making with our partner, the Mary Cariola Center as well as community partners, health care institutions and regulatory agencies in order to further mutual interests. This is a two-year grant supporting $5,000,000 in activities.

Specific Responsibilities:

The incumbent has authority and responsibility for design and implementation of the COV-IDD structure. This role will collaborate with COV-IDD Principal Investigators for the programs, working with both Medical Center and the Mary Cariola Center to finalize structure and function of the COV-IDD Program. This role will coordinate development and support of timely implementation of a strategic plan for the grant in rapid succession. They will direct the day-to-day activities of the COV-IDD program; direct the activities of 20+ individuals across the institution who will have responsibilities on this award to assure successful, and appropriate deployment of resources to support the management of the Program.

With wide latitude and expectations of independent judgment, initiative and administrative direction, the incumbent will:

25% Works with the COV-IDD Principal Investigators and Executive Director of the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience and has primary responsibility for initiating, formulating and monitoring the COV-IDD Program development. Formulates program concepts. Provides supporting data for decision-making. Recommends strategic and tactical approaches to program planning. Acts as an expert resource to key committees and task forces created to further program goals and provides the appropriate liaison to Medical Center leadership as needed. Interprets policy, regulations, etc., to other University departments and the general public. Participates with Principal Investigators in the planning and design of program changes.

25% Utilizes Lean Principles to establish appropriate operational workflows. Facilitates development of new and/or expanded services to achieve COV-IDD Program goals. This includes:

  • Providing leadership to facilitate communication and decision making across stakeholders

  • Providing direction on grant requirements to Mary Cariola Center Principal Investigator, the key partner with the University of Rochester on this endeavor

  • Organizing and distributing information to all stakeholders to allow for collaborative, efficient development of workflows

  • Tracking milestones and completion of deliverables to assure adherence to timelines

25% Ensures processes operate effectively including operations management, decision management, resource management, financial management, information management and facilities management. Ongoing monitoring, coordination and continuous improvement of all activities. Develops and controls research project and operating budgets. Maintains liaison with the principal investigators and various departments. Carries out research and prepares and presents analytical reports on recommendations for program or policy changes.

10% Represents the University of Rochester to outside organizations involved in COV-IDD activities as delegated. Acts as advocate for the University of Rochester Medical Center to the COV-IDD population. Acts as a resource in working with other departments of the University and Medical Center. Represents the COV-IDD Program to professional organizations in cooperative programs with other institutions and in fund raising or grant negotiations with public or private organizations for this cause.

10% Establishes process to support the procurement and administration of additional grant-based initiatives to support the IDD population. Works with academic divisions and departments to leverage research and analytical resources to further goals.

5% Other projects and job duties as assigned.

Requirements :

  • Bachelor's degree and 5 years relevant experience including at least 2 years at a managerial level; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's degree, equivalent course work, or specialized experience in an appropriate field related to the assignment is desirable.

  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills, including strong writing ability.

  • Strong attention to detail, analytical, and critical thinking ability.

  • Ability to work both independently as well as lead and collaborate within teams.

  • Ability to travel to various locations for meetings.

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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