Full-Time at Northern Arizona University, Vice President for Research
posted on July 17, 2012
• This position is grant funded and subject to the availability of funds. Not subject to layoff or recall status.
• To serve as a liaison between the Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention (NACP), the Flagstaff Native American community, Hopi Cancer Support Services, and other cancer prevention programs in Northern Arizona. Facilitate the aims of NACP, including: a) identifying cancer prevention education and research needs and priorities for Native Americans, b) providing training and supervision for NACP Community Health Representatives, and c) planning and conducting cancer prevention education and research for the local Native American communities. The Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention is a grant funded partnership with the Arizona Cancer Center at the University of Arizona.
• Job Duties:
• Coordinate, monitor or supervise the activities of NACP Outreach programs.
• Develop and schedule program work plans in accordance with specifications and funding limitations; oversee daily operations and coordinate activities of program, and work with faculty director to determine priorities.
• Prepare or assist in preparation of proposals for funding and funding continuation from outside sponsors.
• Confer with and advise staff, students and others to provide technical advice, problem solving assistance, answers to questions and program goals and policy interpretation; refer to appropriate department person when unable to respond.
• Coordinate activities of program with interrelated activities of other NAU programs, departments or staff to ensure optimum efficiency and compliance with appropriate policies, procedures and specifications.
• Prepare periodic progress reports, financial statements and records on program activities, progress, status or other special reports for management or outside agencies.
• Evaluate program effectiveness to develop improved methods; devise evaluation methodology and implement; analyze results and recommend and/or take appropriate action.
• Serve as an advisor to internship students from NACP Summer Programs, and any other NACP students on the grant.
• Develop, compile data and write communications and promotional literature for distribution such as newsletters, brochures or flyers; coordinate process from development through printing and distribution.
• Develop and facilitate workshops, meetings or conferences; coordinate logistics, scheduling and participant communications.
• Interact and maintain liaison with students, faculty, staff and outside/community agencies in facilitating program objectives.
• In-state travel required for Annual Program Steering Committee Meeting and NACP Annual Retreat.
• In-state travel to local Native American Communities for program activities and coordination.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor's Degree required in Education, Health Promotion or related field; two years administrative/coordinative program experience; OR,
• Six years of progressively responsible administrative coordinative program experience; OR,
• Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.
• At least 2 years experience working with Native American Communities and/or students.
• At least 2 years experience organizing and implementing program with diverse populations.
• Master's Degree in appropriate field.
• Experience working with grant funding.
• Experience in working with Native American Communities and/or students.
• Experience working in a university setting.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
• Strong communication skills, excellent public relation skills.
• Ability to work independently, often without supervision.
• Ability to work on a complex campus wide grant.
• Knowledge of budgeting and accounting principles.
• Knowledge of organizational practices.
• Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
• Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
• Ability to function well as part of a team.
• Proficient in MS Packages, email, Internet, copier, fax, etc.
Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.
Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.
$32,826 - $33,000 depending on experience.
This is a Classified Staff (CLS) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at www.nau.edu/hr. Classified Staff employees are in a probationary status for their first six months at NAU.
Employees offered a position on or after July 20, 2011, will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan) after 90 days of employment. If you accept an offer on or after July 20, 2011, you will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 6 months after your start date. More information is available at: http://hr.nau.edu/node/10159.
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