Colorado Nonprofit Association

Medical Education Grants Specialist

National Jewish Health is seeking a Medical Education Grants Specialist
to join our dynamic, collaborative and award-winning Professional
Education team. The candidate selected for this role will be a team
player who is detail-oriented and motivated to learn. This position will
impact the institution and patient health through grant development and
submission, budget management, and evaluation of innovative continuing
education programs for a variety of healthcare professional learners.
The ideal candidate will display a high level of strategic thinking with
excellent oral and written communication.  Experience with grants,
marketing, budget development, and/or sales is preferred. Excellent
organizational skills are mandatory, as is the ability to work under
pressure with accuracy.  Must be focused, efficient, analytical and make
decisions independently.
 

What do we do?
National Jewish Health is accredited to provide continuing education to
physicians, pharmacists, and registered nurses. The award-winning
Office of Professional Education develops high quality educational
activities in a variety of formats to meet the needs of these healthcare
provider groups both internally and across the United States.
 

Why National Jewish Health?
As the leading respiratory hospital in the nation, National Jewish
Health places a priority on education, with a mission to heal, to
discover and to educate as a preeminent healthcare institution. If you
believe in Breathing Science is Life, we invite you to join our team.
 

Position Summary

The Medical Education Grants Specialist works independently under the
direction of the Associate Director, Educational Strategy to secure
funding for continuing medical education initiatives and joint
sponsorship. Collaborates on business development efforts and secures
funding for accredited continuing medical education programs and
initiatives through, the design, development and submission of grant
proposals. Conducts regular research on available funding opportunities.
Coordinates the submission of grant proposals, outcomes summaries, and
program reconciliations. Communicates grant requirements to team members
and in outcomes and financial reporting.  Develops relationships with
and serves as a liaison to internal and external stakeholders to
maximize funding and collaboration opportunities related to National
Jewish Health educational programs. 
 

Essential Duties  

  1. Researches
    and monitors availability of funding for CME/CE programs from
    pharmaceutical, medical device, biotech, medical education companies,
    and foundations, and shares this information in a timely manner with the
    Educational Strategy team. 
     
  2. Understands
    and employs adult learning theory, educational design principles, and
    appropriate assessment of learning outcomes as they relate to the
    planning and execution of educational programs and Joint Sponsorships.
     
  3. Develops
    clear proposals, budgets, and supporting documentation for proposals.
    Prepares grants for submission to potential funders.
     
  4. Builds and maintains effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.  
  5. Develops
    information and materials for and participate in presentations of
    capabilities and outcomes reports to supporters and other stakeholders.
     
  6. Evaluates
    and responds in a timely manner to supporter correspondence and joint
    sponsorship opportunities with a focus on proposed project timelines,
    budgets, contractual arrangements, and sources of educational funding.
      
     
  7. Negotiates and reviews contracts related to Joint Sponsorships, partnerships and collaborations.  
  8. Assists in maintaining an up-to-date centralized system for tracking financial transactions and funder/partner communications.  
  9. Maintains
    excellent contract and financial management skills and the ability to
    work and communicate effectively with all levels of personnel required
    for the planning and execution educational programs and Joint
    Sponsorships.
     

Competencies  

  1. Accountability: Accepts
    full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member;
    displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a
    strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to
    commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health.
     
  2. Attention to Detail:
    Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how
    small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking
    processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time. Setting high
    standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility
    and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks;
    self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards
    imposed.
     
  3. Business Acumen:
    Using economic, financial, market, and industry data to understand and
    improve business results; using one’s understanding of major business
    functions, industry trends, and own organization’s position to
    contribute to effective business strategies and tactics.
     
  4. Collaboration/Teamwork:
    Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals; works with employees
    within and across his/her department to achieve shared goals; treats
    others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor;
    values the contributions of others.
     
  5. Customer Focus:
    Ensuring that the customer perspective is a driving force behind
    business decisions and activities; crafting and implementing service
    practices that meet customers’ and own organization’s needs.
     
  6. Managing Work and Time / Project Management:
    Effectively managing one’s time and resources to ensure that work is
    completed efficiently. Effectively manages project(s) by appropriately
    focusing attention on the critical few priorities; effectively creates
    and executes against project timelines based on priorities, resource
    availability, and other project requirements (i.e., budget); effectively
    evaluates planned approaches, determines feasibility, and makes
    adjustments when needed.
     

Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility

None
 

Travel

10-15%
 

Core Values  

  1. Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time. 
  2. Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others. 
  3. Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly. 
  4. Be
    in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the
    Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date
    annually.
     
  5. Fosters
    an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are
    valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the
    institution.
     
  6. Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures.  
  7. Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures. 
  8. Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements. 

Minimum Qualifications  

  1. Education:
    Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred in English,
    Marketing, Public Health, Continuing Education, Business or related
    field.
     
  2. Work Experience:
    A minimum of three (3) years of continuing medical education,
    pharmaceutical sales, business development, marketing or similar
    experience required. Experience in continuing medical education
    preferred.  Experience in writing grants or business development
    proposals required.
     
  3. Special Training, Certification or Licensure: Certified Healthcare CPD Professionals (CHCP) credential or the Healthcare CPD Associate Certificate preferred. 

  

Salary Range: $63,000 – $70,000