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Program Administrator, Children's Health Initiative

Category: Research
Cambridge, MA

Department: SAMHSA E-SOC Yr 1
Employment Type: Part Time
Job Type: Non-Union
Work Shift: Days
Work Days: M-F
Hours/Week: 20
Date Posted: 07/26/2017
Requisition Number: hrq-73214

Job Details

  • Please note that this is a part-time position. 


    Job Purpose

    As a key member of the E-SOC Leadership Team, under the direction of the Principle Investigator, the Program Administrator will have a variety of responsibilities, including, but not limited to managing research staff, project operations and performance measurement for a four year federal grant to develop and evaluate integrated pediatric mental health services for children and families within CHA.

    Job - Specific Duties and Responsibilities:


    • As a key member of the E-SOC program staff, the Program Administrator will have a variety of responsibilities, including, but not limited to serving as the Key Contact for other CHA departments (IT, HR, etc.) as well as for external  stakeholders (funders, state agency representatives, family organizations), under the direction of the PI.
    • The role also involves managing project operations for a four year grant to develop and evaluate an integrated pediatric mental health program for children and families cared for at CHA.
    • This position requires the Program Administrator to have exceptional managerial and leadership skills, a strong data collection skill-set and experience analyzing data; this position also requires budget experience and finance skills.
    • The Program Administrator will be responsible for overseeing field research; this entails coordinating data collection procedures and activities at different sites, designing and implementing protocols and procedures, supervising the Research Coordinator and collaborating with site-based staff involved with the project.
    • The Program Administrator will work with senior researchers regarding research design and implementation, as well as preparing internal and external reports, and peer reviewed articles.
    • Other general duties include preparing substantive aspects of research grant proposals and IRB applications, and conducting analyses for various other projects, and other duties as requested by the Principle Investigator.



    • Education/Training:
      • Masters Degree (MBA, MPP, MPH) and previous experience managing a large research project strongly preferred. 
    • Work Experience:
      • The applicant should have a strong interest in scientific research, in general, and mental health and/or child health related research, specifically. Experience with grant application process preferred. Experience working in a research setting required.
      • Experience managing large applied research projects or project of comparable scale and complexity.
      • The candidate for this position must have highly developed organizational and research skills, excellent computer and IT skills, and the ability to work both in a team environment and to function independently, yet collaboratively.
      • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills also required.
      • Experience with budget planning, managing financial data, and analytic skills strongly desirable











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