The Research Program Specialist will be responsible for supporting multiple strategic programs that are outlined in FARE’s 5-year strategic plan. This person will be an integral team member and will be expected to play multiple different roles to help support the execution of the strategic plan. The Research Program Specialist will also support the on-going development, tracking, and implementation of the broader FARE research strategy which will be updated on an annual to semi-annual basis.
This position is responsible for coordinating operational and administrative activities in support of FARE’s research initiatives. The incumbent will utilize a considerable amount of independent initiative and judgment, responding in a timely manner to a diverse array of stakeholders and exercising a high level of business acumen, problem-solving, and analytic ability. The Research Program Specialist will assist with process development and improvement for all administrative operations. This position will report directly to the Senior Director of Program Management (Research & Innovation).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Schedule meetings, set agendas, moderate, and distribute minutes.
Serve as a focal point of communication; monitor general email accounts and triage as appropriate; maintain various directories, mailing lists, and calendars.
Establish systems and processes for effective and efficient document sharing and storage.
Track and ensure timely completion of research deliverables; identify and monitor action items.
Establish processes for monitoring engagement with external stakeholders (e.g., industry sponsors, academic medical centers).
Assist in the preparation of presentation materials.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
The ideal candidate will be attracted to the opportunity to be a part of a world-class team that is doing something to truly change the world for food allergy individuals.
Key qualifications and skills include:
Exceptional project management skills.
Ability to succeed in a fast-paced environment meeting the needs of multiple and diverse stakeholders with time-sensitive priorities.
Extraordinary personal, organizational, and training skills.
Demonstrable customer service skills, including the ability to use appropriate judgment, independent thinking, and creativity when resolving issues.
Must possess strong English communication and writing skills and be able to work independently and as part of a team.
Advanced computer and MS Office experience required; familiarly with project management systems highly desirable (e.g. Smartsheet).
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree preferred. Degree in health-related, biomedical, or social science field desirable.
A minimum of 2-3 years experience effectively supporting leadership.
A minimum of 2-3 years working experience in clinical trials or human subjects research.
Experience with strategic planning preferred.
Professional certification in project management (PMP) or clinical research (CCRP, CCRC) desirable.
Must have legal authorization to work in the United States.
FARE is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.
FARE is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. FARE does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
About Food Allergy Research & Education(FARE)
FARE’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments.
Our work is organized around three core tenets:
• LIFE. Support the ability of individuals with food allergies to live safe, productive lives with the respect of others through our education and advocacy initiatives.
• HEALTH. Enhance the healthcare access of individuals with food allergies to state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment.
• HOPE. Encourage and fund research in both industry and academia that promises new therapies to improve the allergic condition.