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Research Program Manager




North Carolina Community Health Center Association


Raleigh, North Carolina • All Counties

Date Needed:

May 16, 2024

Organization Website:

Type Of Position:

Full Time

Education Required:


Experience Required:

1-2 year(s)

Date Of Job Posting:

April 16, 2024

Job Description:

The Research Program Manager will support NCCHCA’s Research Department grant and project deliverables, as well as cross-cutting activities that support the Clinically Integrated Network’s (Carolina Medical Home Network) efforts for data integration and performance improvement. They will play a critical role in identifying opportunities, developing project plans, managing ongoing deliverables, and analyzing data. They will coordinate the day-to-day operations of the FDA U01 grants on Clinical Trial Equity and work directly with the Director of Research to identify further funding opportunities to enhance this work and as well as identifying dissemination opportunities such as publications and speaking engagements. The Research Informaticist will collaborate and advocate for NCCHCA’s FQHC members and patients by identifying project funding and clinical trial opportunities for organizations and patients, respectively. This position will prioritize equity and value based care, and the ideal candidate has a passion for improving the health of underserved communities and designing projects to capture and disseminate meaningful data and results.

Qualification Requirements

  • Experience with project management and development
  • Experience with data collection, management, basic analysis, and presentation
  • Demonstrates analytical, project management, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork, communication, verbal and written skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Minimum Qualifications (Degrees/Certificates)

  • Masters level or higher STEM degree, degree in clinical informatics, public health, nursing, social work, or other health related field
  • Project Management experience and/or training and experience in business management

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to organize projects and maintain infrastructure tracking, monitoring, analyzing project-level outcomes and develop new infrastructure when needed
  • Understanding of process improvement and ability to lead small quality improvement trials (PDSA cycles) to capture performance data
  • Able to effectively write progress reports and proposals
  • Highly-motivated and able to use critical thinking/problem-solving skills
  • Ability to collect and integrate data from multiple sources
  • Investigate data to find patterns and trends to achieve research goals
  • Convert data into usable information for the research team and partners
  • Detail oriented with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities and able to analyze needs and program requirements to create an operational design solution
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to convey information effectively in multiple modalities and methods
  • Ability to market NCCHCA research department via appropriate venues and with appropriate partners and able to lead meetings with follow up
  • Understanding of budgetary processes including cost monitoring
  • Experience with Value-Based Care and Payment preferred
  • Competence in Microsoft Office applications particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Preferred experience with healthcare analytics or statistical concepts (ex. SAS)
  • Experience with healthcare, preferably employment in an FQHC or FQHC-LA a plus
  • Familiarity with data visualization software

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Yes

Essential Functions

  • Ability to function independently and make decisions while maintaining effective communication with supervisor
  • Maintains effective professional relationships with health center staff, stakeholders, partners and NCCHCA staff
  • Uses skills and knowledge to assist research partners and health centers to identify, apply, manage, and deliver on research projects
  • Participates in professional organizations and maintains a professional network among colleagues

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, stand, sit, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard reach, stoop kneel to install computer equipment or AV
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work and distant vision requirements
  • Light to moderate lifting is required
  • Ability to uphold the stress of traveling
  • Regular, predictable attendance is required

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic)
  • Ability to work in a confined area
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time or drive long distances


This position is funded through a grant.  Continuation of this position is dependent upon grant renewal.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the position.  All employees may have other duties assigned at any time.






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