Program Manager, Strategic Initiatives, BCCSU (Temporary)

REQ: 
PHC21-132356
Work Area: 
BCCSU, Remote Work
Base Site: 
1045 Howe
City: 
Vancouver
Status: 
Temporary Part Time
End Date: 
Jul 31, 2022 or return of incumbent
FTE: 
0.80
Job Category: 
Management/Non Union
Research
Category: 
Corporate
Hours: 
Flexible hours
As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Providence Health Care must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

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As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Providence Health Care must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.
As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Providence Health Care must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.
As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Providence Health Care must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.
Summary
Reporting to the Director or Associate Director— Education and Clinical Activities at the BCCSU, the Program Manager, Strategic Initiatives, is responsible for a number of clinically-focused programs and initiatives. This may include planning and governance, overseeing successful implementation and evaluation of clinical care guidance initiatives, research, grant facilitation, and building relationships with key stakeholders. The Program Manager is accountable for achieving successful delivery of activities by meeting organizational requirements according to time, quality/scope and budget constraints. Working with program leadership, the Program Manager will create program plans, work plans, funding proposals, policies, and procedures and partake in program evaluation. This position is accountable for overseeing the development of progress reports and updates to funding agencies (as required) and BCCSU leadership.


ORGANIZATION
The British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is a provincially networked organization with a mandate to develop, help implement, and evaluate evidence-based approaches to substance use and addiction. As a research centre of Providence Health Care Research Institute and a University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine Centre, the BCCSU’s vision is to transform substance use policies and care in BC by translating research into education and evidence-based care guidance. By supporting the collaborative development of evidence-based policies, guidelines and standards, the BCCSU seeks to improve the integration of best practices and care across the continuum of substance use, thereby serving all British Columbians. The BCCSU seeks to achieve these goals through integrated activities of its three core functions: research and evaluation, education and training, and clinical care guidance.
The BCCSU values and respects all members of its communities, each of whom individually and collaboratively make a contribution to transforming care, education, training, and research in this area.

Skills

Knowledge of the research process, including applying for funding, developing research proposals, working with research ethics boards, managing research studies from design, to data collection (qualitative and quantitative), to manuscript preparation, submission and publication.
Familiarity with concepts related to addiction medicine, public health research and the social determinants of health, and knowledge of the ways in which laws and policies have contributed to the marginalization of people who use drugs.
An understanding of and commitment to ongoing learning around anti-racism, cultural safety and humility, and reconciliation.
An understanding of the ways in which laws and policies have contributed to the marginalization of people who use drugs, or a willingness to learn
Comprehensive knowledge of project and team management and ability to coach staff in these skills.
Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and problem-solve in a fast-paced environment, and successfully manage and meet multiple urgent and long-term deadlines.
Effective leadership and supervisory skills, including the ability to motivate and support staff in achieving personal and team deliverables within tight deadlines.
Ability to develop and monitor employee work plans
Excellent stakeholder relation skills, including the ability to navigate conflicting views and perspectives with diplomacy and tact.
Demonstrated organizational skills and record keeping.
Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy.
High level of computer literacy, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and reference management software (e.g., EndNote). Experience with Adobe Creative Suite an asset.

Education

Master’s Degree in Health Sciences, Public Health, or Science with a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience working in an academic research setting (e.g., medical writer, grant facilitator, research coordinator, or project manager) or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
One (1) to three (3) years of experience in a supervisory or management role including experience in a health-related academic/research/education setting.
A minimum of three (3) years leading committee work and/or collaborative initiatives, including project management, research coordination and event planning.

Duties

Leads and/or supports the planning, development, and implementation of a number of clinically-focused initiatives, which may include clinical care guidelines, clinical practice tools, clinical education courses, education and training materials, evidence reviews, policy briefs, grant proposals, stewardship and progress reports, briefing notes, project summaries, presentations, website copy, and press materials. Projects and project teams may be local, provincial, national or international in scope.
Provides high-level oversight and project management for a variety of program initiatives.
Supervises staff including determining assignments and priorities, delegating and reassigning tasks as appropriate in order to meet timelines and deliverables. Provides training and orientation to assigned staff, works with staff to set goals and objectives, monitors and evaluates performance and/or collectively provides input into performance evaluations with other BCCSU leaders. Participates in disciplinary action if required up to and including terminations.
Works collaboratively within a team environment and interacts directly and independently with all relevant groups (internal and external) to ensure that all facets of projects assigned to the strategic initiatives team are managed appropriately.
Develops team and staff work plans, tracks progress, and provides status updates and progress reports to internal and external stakeholders (as required).
Responds to information requests and coordinates communication of responses with various departments within the organization.
Provides grant writing and facilitation support to the BCCSU. Contributes to the development, assembly and submission of grant funding proposals as per specific institutional guidelines (e.g., UBC, SFU, PHC).
Oversees budget requests for large scale projects within the BCCSU such as Health Canada, Ministry funding, grants, etc. Prepares applications for funding and is accountable for developing project budget proposals. May oversee project-specific budget allocations as required.
Engages in the development of knowledge translation materials and effective strategies for dissemination and implementation of program outcomes, including peer review journals, policy reports, and infographics.
Assists with the development and establishment of evidence-based public policy and program evaluation recommendations.
Establishes positive working relationships and partnerships with a diverse set of stakeholders, including regional and national government officials, healthcare providers, researchers, sponsors, and people who use substances.
Ensures optimal utilization of available resources such as equipment across projects as appropriate.
Performs other related duties as required.