The Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Program Coordinator. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 2 years (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.
Reporting to the Operations Director of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute, this position requires independent work, strategic leadership, decision making, time management and superior organizational skills. It is dynamic and has a broad scope that requires a diversity of skills and experience. The Program Coordinator will lead the development, implementation and evaluation of a highly complex initiative with a high volume of work, competing priorities, and diversity of stakeholders.
The Program Coordinator is accountable for the planning, execution and oversight of the Data Initiative. The Program Coordinator will chair a program steering committee, co-chair four independent working groups, oversee two "quick win" projects, and liaise with relevant external stakeholders to ensure the success of the initiative.
The Program Coordinator plays a vital role in the growth of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute. The Data Initiative is the corner stone of the Institute's working to achieve better clinical decision making through rigorous research and reporting.
Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):
Data Integration, Governance and Analysis
Lead the development and implementation of a technical solution to align 4 independent data assets
Identify existing data governance policies from parallel initiative (e.g. Alberta Tomorrow Project) in order to inform the creation of a robust data governance policy for the Initiative
Lead liaison between clinicians/researchers and data analysts to set up data analysis plans and facilitate the interpretation of the results in the clinical context
Analyse and manipulate data as required
Provide technical expertise for all grant applications and publications
Play a leadership role in the Mozell Family Analysis Core and the Department of Cardiac Sciences data team
Lead the creation of a strategic plan for the Initiative
Ensure that the strategic plan is linked to the vision, mission and objectives of the Libin Institute
Establish core metrics and mechanisms for tracking them
Program & Project Management
Lead the development of a program charter and facilitate the creation of detailed, actionable project plans for the 4 unique working groups and two quick win projects (heart failure readmission, choosing wisely)
Establish, implement, track and report on program and project process and successes
Provide technical expertise related to data visualization and business intelligence to create relevant decision support tools for the program steering committee
Ability to work with a diversity of stakeholders - clinicians, researchers, analysts, people with lived experience, and senior administrative leaders
Actively facilitate connections between Libin members and with other members of Cumming School of Medicine and other relevant University Department (e.g. computer science)
Qualifications / Requirements:
Minimum Master Degree in a Computer Science, Data Science or epidemiology or related fields. PhD preferred
5 years of demonstrated experience working with a diversity of stakeholders, ideally in a clinical or research setting is required
Existing knowledge about data integration (technical components - e.g. software), data governance (e.g. access and utilization policies), and/or data analysis would be an asset
Knowledge and ability to lead the development of robust project plans
Leadership experience is essential
A high level of flexibility and ability to adapt to changing workloads and priorities is required
Must have the ability to interact consistently in a diplomatic, flexible and timely fashion with stakeholders
Must maintain and respect the confidential nature of the work
Able to learn quickly, and work independently with minimal supervision
Strong knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), and University applications
Knowledge and ability to maintain a SharePoint database is an asset
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong time management, organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills
Application Deadline: April 16, 2020
We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.
This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist/Advisor Job Family, Phase III.
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