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Senior Program Manager, Grant Funding - Boston University School of Medicine

14 Sep 2021 1:00 PM | NAMEC Staff (Administrator)

General Description/Blurb

The person in this position takes a strategic role in identifying, developing, managing, and submitting grant funding proposals, with input from faculty, staff, and medical writers, which align with potential funding from pharmaceutical companies and BUSM's CME/CNE educational focus/strategy. With the overall goal of maximizing the BUSM CME potential for grant awards, the person in this position will identify funding opportunities by scanning pharmaceutical CME/CNE grant portals and other websites with grant opportunities and speaking with faculty and CME/CNE staff. The Senior Program Manager will develop proposals through the management of resources including faculty advisors, medical writers, CME staff input into educational design and budgets, and staff assistance with submission and tracking. The Senior Program Manager will remain abreast of accreditation trends and industry regulations. The person in this role will coordinate transition of funded projects to program managers, in support of compliant, on-budget, and high quality execution of the projects. The Senior Program Manager will also work with faculty and BUSM grant offices to explore federal and foundation grant opportunities.

50% Source, manage, and schedule resources as needed to meet proposal funding deadlines - resources to include medical writers, faculty advisors, target audience representatives, distribution partners, potential educational partners, and CME staff to assist with educational design, budgeting, and proposal submission. Submit multiple grants (ideally 4 – 5 separate initiatives) per month depending upon funding opportunities. Respond to requests for additional information from pharmaceutical companies during grant review and execution process.

30% Write components of the proposals to include executive summary, educational objectives, target audience, educational design, distribution plan, BUSM experience - ie. the CME/CNE framework. Research and build budget.

10% Identify pharmaceutical grants, federal grants, foundation interests, or state grant opportunities that match BUSM core competencies and strategic goals through environmental scanning, discussion with faculty and CME/CNE Office team, and networking with educational partners and potential collaborators.

10% Coordinate transition of funded projects to program managers as mutually determined with the CME Director, in support of compliant, on-budget, on-time, and high quality program execution. Transition activities conducted in partnership with program managers include faculty recruitment; vendor contracting; establishing budgets, timelines, and outcomes processes and reporting schedules.

Experience – The successful candidate will have three to five years successful grant development experience within the continuing medical education or related field. This position requires the ability to identify, facilitate, and guide the development and strategy of large interdisciplinary funding proposals.

The Grant Funding Manager must have excellent oral and written communication skills, project management expertise, and thorough understanding of adult education and educational design principles. Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred.

Applicants should email Julie White at

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