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Rural Programs Program Manager - UW School of Medicine- Office of Rural Programs

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Location: Seattle , Wa
Full-time position
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #11414
Posted: May 8, 2017

The UW School of Medicine, Office of Academic Affairs, Curriculum, has an outstanding opportunity for a TRUST and RUOP Programs Specialist (Program Operations Specialist).

The TRUST and RUOP Programs Specialist will be responsible for the administration and management of two programs within the UW Office of Rural Programs:

The Targeted Rural Underserved Track (TRUST) provides WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) medical students with a continuous connection between underserved communities, medical education, and health professionals in the state.  Throughout their four-year medical education, TRUST students have multiple opportunities to receive mentorship and to connect with a rural community.  Among these opportunities, TRUST students will engage in a five-month clinical continuity experience during their third year of medical school.  The UWSOM accepts over 30 students in the TRUST program annually.

The Rural/Underserved Opportunities Program (RUOP) is a four-week, elective immersion experience in community medicine for students between their first and second years of medical school. Typically 130-170 students participate in the program each year. During their 4-week rotation, students live in rural or urban underserved communities throughout Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI). Students work with local physicians and other health professionals providing care to underserved populations. Administered by the UW Office of Rural Programs as part of Academic Affairs, RUOP is a collaborative effort of the UW School of Medicine, WWAMI university campuses and the Area Health Education Centers.

The TRUST and RUOP Programs Specialist requires substantial discretion, independent judgment, and complex problem solving skills.  This position provides critical communication with over 40 TRUST/WRITE (WWAMI Rural Integrated Training Experience) faculty, over 160 medical students, WWAMI Area Health Education Centers, seven WWAMI Regional Deans and twelve administrators, Vice Dean for Academic, Regional and Rural Affairs, Director of Curriculum, Dean of Rural Affairs, School of Medicine faculty, and staff, physician preceptors throughout WWAMI, hospital administrators, medical organization leadership, medical students and the general public.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent AND two years of experience in the program specialty OR equivalent education/experience.
  • Excellent public speaking and writing skills, networking abilities, strong time management skills.
  • Excellent computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; proficiency with Microsoft Outlook email and calendar functions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and work a flexible schedule with some evening and/or weekend work.  Ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic, evolving environment.
  • Well-developed organizational abilities and ability to multi-task and perform competently under pressure. 
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Experience with event planning.

  • Experience with UW Catalyst Web Tools such as Collect It, WebQ; Canvas; Ariba; E-Value, etc.  

    Conditions of Employment:  
  • The position requires the employee to work beyond a normal work week (e.g. more than 40 hours a week) and intermittently requires evening and weekend time to meet project deadlines and attend meetings.    
  • Travel in the WWAMI region (minimal).


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