Program Coordinator

The University of Iowa

This program coordinator position requires a proactive individual with excellent organizational, communication, and research abilities. The successful candidate will apply 25% of the FTE towards UME accreditation activities and continuous quality improvement. The other 75% of the FTE will be divided between research activities led by OCRME faculty and project coordination within academic committees.

We encourage applicants with developing research skills to apply. A willingness to learn and to develop strong research skills is a must. Our staff and faculty will train the successful candidate in data analysis software use and other software to execute needed tasks.

Specific Job Duties and Tasks

  • Support academic committees by facilitating and participating in workgroups.
  • Coordinate with OSAC/faculty and vendors for incentives for participation in program evaluation initiatives or research opportunities.
  • Assist lead program coordinator with analyzing program data.
  • Maintain calendar of monitoring and evaluation projects to follow-up for status updates.
  • Preparing meeting minutes and meeting documents to facilitate programmatic services.
  • Participate in meetings utilizing data analysis efforts.
  • Assist with report production and scholarship.
  • Support compliance by attending webinars by national accreditors and professional organizations.
  • Maintain compliance monitoring and evaluation materials for compliance standards.
  • Attend meetings with collegiate leadership to ensure maintenance of compliance standards.
  • Support continuous quality improvement (CQI) in undergraduate medical education by assist with data analysis, report writing, and presenting of data.
  • Analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Extract data from a variety of sources and well as assist in the collection of data from surveys, focus groups, and interviews.

Technical Competencies

  • Carries out assigned responsibilities that contribute to department's function within the organization.
  • Seeks guidance when assigned goals seem in conflict with other departments or overall strategy.
  • Works with awareness of own department key operating issues and its key players.
  • Is open to guidance regarding impact of own department work on other units in organization.
  • Seeks advice regarding relevant regulatory and reporting environments.
  • Contributes to short-term operational plans.
  • Monitors progress of work against plan as required to meet objectives.
  • Reports variances and makes agreed-upon corrections.
  • Under guidance, develops tactical plan for own direct responsibility.
  • Anticipates and adapts to plan changes.
  • Explains differences between a process and a project.
  • Describes key business processes in own area.
  • Identifies process management initiatives in own area.
  • Interprets process flow diagrams.
  • Collaborates with other departments (e.g. OSAC) when promoting a service.
  • Participates in the development of promotional materials.
  • Summarizes plans for the promotion of a specific service.

Educational Requirements:

In-progress or completed MA/MS in Public Health, Health Sciences Education, Higher Education, Educational Psychology, Social Sciences, or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in using relevant office and educational software (e.g. Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams)
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, including an aptitude for listening and the capacity to educate through both written and verbal communications
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Proficiency in teamwork and coordination as part of a dynamic, collegial team
  • Basic experience with data analysis – both qualitative and quantitative – either from course work or research projects

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with research projects
  • Experience with data analysis software (SPSS, STATA, R, etc.)
  • Experience with primary data collection
  • Experience with health professions education accreditation processes (e.g. LCME, ACGME)
  • Experience with healthcare education
  • Experience with data visualization software (e.g. Tableau)
  • Experience with project management software (e.g. Tasks by Planner)
  • Experience with online survey or data collection platforms (e.g. Qualtrics, REDCap)


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About the University of Iowa:

The University of Iowa is one of America's premier public research universities. Founded in 1847, it is the state's oldest institution of higher education and is located alongside the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City.

A member of the Association of American Universities since 1909 and the Big Ten Conference since 1899, the University of Iowa is home to one of the most acclaimed academic medical centers in the country, as well as globally recognized leadership in the study and craft of writing. Iowa is known for excellence in both the arts and sciences, offering world-class undergraduate, gradua te, and professional academic programs in a wide variety of fields. To learn more about the University of Iowa’s long history of distinction, go to:

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload the following documents and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and credential/education verification. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

Job ID: 97964

Posted 15 days ago

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