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University of Rochester Program Manager, FL Rural Immunization Initiative - 229159 in Rochester, New York

Program Manager, FL Rural Immunization Initiative Job ID 229159

Location Health Sciences Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Temporary Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 055 Ctr Comm Health & Prevention

Temporary Position until May 10, 2022


Temporary Position Until May 10, 2022


The Program Manager (PM) will have programmatic and fiscal oversight of the CDC-funded Finger Lakes Rural Immunization Initiative (FLRII) in collaboration with a team of investigators, will manage all project activities and evaluation, and will serve as liaison between the Centers for Disease Control, the Finger Lakes Hub and Task Force, and the project team. As PM, they will ensure compliance with grant requirements and provide overall project management for the grant, including budget management and tracking. The PM will also be the lead liaison between the research team and the community, focusing on COVID-19 vaccine awareness, education, and vaccine strategies for the 9-county Finger Lakes Region, (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates) especially focusing on rural populations. The PM will possess a thorough knowledge of vaccines, strategies for their use and activities related to increasing confidence and desire to be vaccinated. The PM will work with community partners and other collaborators to increase vaccine awareness, knowledge and acceptance of COVID-19 vaccine throughout the Finger Lakes region. The PM will work with a variety of partners including local health departments, community organizations, physicians and other providers. The PM will be expected to communicate the value of vaccine and to understand and communicate opportunities to improve access and uptake. The PM will report to Nancy M. Bennett, MD, MS, Lead for the FLRII. The FLRII is a one year grant.


Directs the planning, implementation, coordination, operation and evaluation of all required activities of the FLRII. This will include managing staff, data reporting / tracking, resource attainment, budget tracking and reconciliation, community building and relationships, legislative priorities and advocacy, marketing and communications, event management, outreach and recruitment, and human subjects’ research. Provides professional direction within the project. Maintains a working knowledge of the area(s) of expertise by reviewing research literature and abstracts, participating in and attending pertinent meetings and seminars.

Identifies and implements best practices, prioritizing any potential problem areas. Conducts ongoing program evaluation to ensure performance measures and program goals are met. Assures timely, accurate collection and submission of all data, monthly reports, billing requests, and vouchers. Maintains a working knowledge of COVID-19 vaccination and vaccine hesitancy by reviewing research literature and facilitating and attending pertinent meetings and seminars. Establishes guidelines for distribution of expenses. Provides budget information and prepares financial reports based on the cost factors of the project.

Represents the CTSI, URMC and vaccine Hub and Task Force in community and professional settings to promote vaccine education, patient navigation, and vaccine services throughout the Finger Lakes Region with a focus on rural areas and strategies for ensuring vaccination. Builds and maintains collaborative relationships with health, human service, educational and other community organizations necessary to implement the activities and services of the programs. Educates clinical providers and community partners about COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccine to encourage vaccination.

Oversees budgets, and authorizes program expenditures. Monitors grant accounting to ensure accurate management of expenses, integrity of accounts and compliance with funder requirements. Provides quarterly operations reports to CDC, as required, including performance reports, outreach and recruitment activities, and progress toward work plan objectives.

Oversees hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of program staff and team members. Communicates effectively and routinely with Director and program staff, community partners, clinical providers and program funders. Facilitates and encourages productive, supportive relationships to ensure timely completion of work plan goals and achievement of performance measures. Initiates the development and routine review of annual budgets and work plans containing specific, measurable and realistic goals, objectives, activities and performance measures. Maintains a strong and collaborative relationship with the Vaccine Hub and Task Force.

Other projects and job duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree (Masters degree preferred) in Public Health, Business Administration, or related field and at least 5 years of related experience. Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience in health program management preferred.

  • Knowledge of immunization delivery and specific knowledge of COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines. Public health background helpful.

  • Excellent presentation, organizational, program delivery, and evaluation skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including written communication.

  • Ability to work effectively with people of different cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds.

  • Comfortable with computers and learning new programs. Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

  • Ability to travel within the Finger Lakes Region.

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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