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Job Summary: Provides program oversight and support to each partner institution and acts as strategic administrator for the Upstate Medical Legal Partnership (MLP), which is the collaboration between Furman's Institute for the Advancement of Community Health, Prisma Health, and South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS).
Note: This application requires both a resume/CV and a cover letter. Applications submitted without a cover letter will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.
Directs day-to-day operations and communications of the Upstate MLP, including oversight of progress towards MLP implementation goals and coordination of program activities across partnering organizations.
Develops and maintains strategic relationships with community partners to augment MLP services.
Engages in local, statewide, and regional advocacy efforts to augment long-term program impact and financial sustainability.
Leads the strategic assessment of MLP grant opportunities across partnering organizations and facilitates collaborative development of grant applications to support MLP programming.
Coordinates with the Director of Community Action to oversee the MLP budget.
Coordinates management of grants activities and budgets with Principal Investigators at partner institutions.
With partner organization leadership, provides input on and coordinates MLP strategic planning process and provides updates to relevant stakeholders.
Convenes and facilitates monthly meetings of the MLP Operations team.
Serves as primary liaison and convenes quarterly meetings of the MLP Executive Committee.
Leads development and execution of internal and external communications efforts, in partnership with organizational communications staff.
Serves as a point of contact for community partners that seek to engage with the MLP and keeps an inventory of partnership opportunities.
With physician champions and practice managers, provides support to MLP Coordinators to promote alignment with strategic goals, ensure cohesive operations, and provide regular feedback to staff through the employee performance review process.
Collaborates with the MLP Legal Director, Medical Director, and physician champions to ensure alignment with program goals.
Leads MLP trainings and outreach efforts within the three partnering organizations and in the community.
Develops and facilitates high-impact Furman undergraduate and graduate student learning experiences, including placement, training, and mentorship.
Supports on-campus MLP educational offerings such as May X and CEL-designated courses at Furman University.
As a member of the IACH Community Action Team, consults and advises on MLP-related evaluation efforts to ensure alignment with program goals.
Develops and leads MLP presentations to community organizations, funders, and other stakeholders.
Completes performance review process with supervisor to understand job performance and expectations and how they fit into the institute and university goals; Follows safety procedures.
Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically present in the description. The intent of this job classification description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions in this classification and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.
Daily contact with MLP Staff including attorneys, health system employees, and clients associated with MLP cases.
This role has matrixed reporting relationships with the MLP program coordinators. Additionally, all MLP student interns report to this role.
Continuous contact with members of own work unit to plan, coordinate, problem solve, exchange information, and make suggestions related to mutual and institutional goals.
Frequent interaction with Furman and Health Sciences Center faculty and staff, foundations, and community organizations to exchange information, engage in creative problem solving and explore opportunities for new initiatives.
Responsibility for Final Decisions:
Responsible for own work.
Reviews work to ensure compliance with policies, procedures, and deadlines.
Tasks involve interpretation of data and/or procedures to address problems or situations that are not clearly defined.
Work involves non-routine/diverse work not defined by procedures.
Tasks often involve multiple procedures with interrelated processes and steps before rendering final decisions.
Work includes decisions regarding programs and allocation of resources.
Spends time planning and assigning priorities of several ongoing assignments.
Reports To: IACH Director of Community Action Director, IACH.
Work is performed independently except where the interpretation of law, policy, rule, complex procedure or request for exception is required.
Master's Degree Required in Public Health, Social work, or other relevant fields of study.
Minimum of 5 years of related experience.
Program management experience required.
Experience in successful management of multiple responsibilities in a medical or legal professional work environment.
Experience in direct patient interaction and assessment preferred.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to supervise and motivate others.
Strong organizational skills.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Work is performed under usual office conditions.
Position requires both on-campus and off-campus presence in both the IACH and MLP Program offices.
Job Posting End Date (if date is blank, posting is open ended):
Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.
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