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Aministrative Director Clinical & Translational Science Institute-CN
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Job Description



Minimum Education
Master's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences

Masters Degree (Public Health, Clinical Research Administration, or Business Administration preferred)

Minimum Work Experience
5 Year(s)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Completion of a master's degree in public health, clinical research administration, or other related area with five years directly related research experience; or Doctoral degree with 4 years of relevant experience including supervisory experience. This position requires an individual with skills and experience across multiple disciplines including business development and business growth, academic program administration, strategic planning and execution as well as research compliance and regulatory affairs. Demonstrated knowledge of translating research. Demonstrated creative thinking and leadership skills needed to turn ideas into action. Demonstrated ability to think about problems constructively, and to identify and create new opportunities for exploration and growth. Evidence of the ability to communicate clearly and effectively. Strong leadership and negotiation skills. Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work in a team environment. Highest degree of professionalism and integrity. Strong knowledge of Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs) including NIH, FDA, and as well as Office of Management and Budget Circulars (A-21, A-110, A-133) in addition to federal grant budgeting and submission guidelines and other regulatory agency requirements. Previous experience with managing/conducting NIH-funded clinical research, industry-sponsored clinical trials, and investigator-initiated clinical protocols is required. Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills are essential. Ability to prioritize work in a fast-paced, complex environment with multiple and conflicting interests. Ability to work across teams and with a variety of projects and constituencies. Evidence of progressively increasing responsibilities and experience of successfully working in an academic health science center is important for this position. Supervisory experience and operations management, budget management, strategic planning and business development experience required. Pediatrics experience preferred 

Functional Accountabilities

Execution of Vision and Strategy into Optimal Organizational Performance

  • Oversee CTSI-CN programs and prioritize resource allocation in a complex matrix environment with competing priorities to ensure operational efficiency.
  • Optimize the research infrastructure that supports clinical and translational research at CNHS/GW aligning with needs of academic and industry sponsors to improve translational processes.
  • Participate in CTSA committees and activities in order to advise institutional leadership on trends and policies affecting CTR operations.
  • Develop initiatives that most effectively serve our broad range of constituencies and accelerates discoveries into applications that advance the health of children and their families.
  • Plan, implement, direct and evaluate administrative units on a strategic and operational level to ensure the CTSI-CN receives continued funding through the NCATS CTSA Program.
  • E nsure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, communications, and systems.
  • Ensure effective systems to track progress and impact, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the NIH, CTSI-CN External Advisory Board, Executive Committee, Internal Leadership Advisory Committee, and other constituents.
  • Demonstrate ethical and professional practices.

Organizational Administration and Project Management

  • Design, establish, and maintain the CTSI-CN organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the CTSI-CN's goals and objectives.
  • Responsible for intra- and inter-institutional coordination, NIH grantsmanship, and assurance of operational compliance with institutional, federal, and grant guidelines/regulations with regards to grant management and human subject protection.
  • Develops and manages project policies, procedures, templates, and other shared documentation (organizational process assets)
  • Ensure adherence to the organization's daily activities and long-term plans to established policies and guidelines.
  • Stimulate social accountability and community stewardship.
  • Recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
  • Coordinates communication across cores/modules.
  • Partner in the planning, development and management of the CTSI-CN core/module budgets.
  • Incorporate budget considerations in all planning and decision making.

Management of Personnel and Partnerships

  • Sees oneself as a leader of others, from forming a top team that possesses balanced capabilities to setting the mission, values and norms, as well as holding the team members accountable individually and as a group for results
  • Establishes, builds and sustains professional contacts for the purpose of building networks of people with similar goals that support similar interests
  • Oversee recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of staff.
  • Lead, coach, develop, engage, and retain CTSI-CN's high-performance senior management team and staff.
  • Use external presence and relationships to garner new collaborative opportunities that support similar interests.
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger infrastructure.
  • Consistently utilize cost effective resources.
  • Forge and maintain relations of trust with partners and external authorities.

Responsible Conduct of Research

  • Ensure compliance with standards for the responsible conduct of research, research ethics and integrity, safety and compliance, including data security, privacy, confidentiality and human subjects protection.
  • Plan, conduct, and manage research projects within the federal, local and institutional regulations, policies and prodecure, guidelines and standards under the direction of the principal investigator.
  • Ensures the timely filing of regulatory documents as designated by the PI and monitors compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Responsible for appropriate use of research funds and resources.
  • Ensure compliance with all annual training requirements.
  • Partner with Compliance Program staff to foster a culture of compliance and the development and implementation of action plans in preparation or response to external or internal audits.
  • Maintain professional growth and development and enhance quality improvement initiatives and regulatory compliance through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of the latest trends in field of expertise.

Budget and Finance Management

  • Monitor grant project budgets.
  • Ensure program activities and expenditures are in compliance with the terms of grants and/or granting agencies.
  • Accountable for study team compliance with clinical research billing policies and procedures.
  • Develop recommendations to facilitate meeting budget requirements.
  • Consistently utilize cost effective resources.
  • Consistently meet budget and staffing requirements.
  • Incorporate budget considerations in all planning and decision making.

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.