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Biomedical Science Training Grants Administrator Rochester

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester NY United States

2 months ago

Biomedical Science Training Grants Administrator


National Technical Institute for the Deaf

NTID Deaf Health Care & Biomedical Science Hub

Job Summary

The Biomedical Science Training Grants Administrator will manage all aspects of both NIH-supported training grant programs under general direction, and participate in executing the mission of the programs and of the expanding the Deaf Hub, with an emphasis on the pipeline of deaf and hard-of-hearing biomedical scientists at RIT. Reports to the Director of Biomedical Science Research Mentoring.

Job Responsibilities
• Administer all aspects of biomedical science training grants, including trainees’ overall progress, outside parties (evaluators, speakers, external committee members, and federal grant programs), and basic crisis management.
• Lead creation and dissemination of information about the RIT U-RISE and Bridges programs. Work with the Hub team and the Marketing, Communication and Media Services department to develop outreach materials and distribute materials to potential trainees. Develop content for the two training grant programs’ websites, analyze usage and areas for improvement, and manage updates independently as needed. Prepare trainees for conferences and extramural lab rotations, including printing posters, helping to arrange for hotels, and any other travel or program needs.
• Develop and deliver curriculum for trainees’ professional development as scientists, and lead events related to both programs, including scientific symposia, doctoral readiness meetings, networking events, professional development, committee meetings, and core team meetings. Lead preparation for these events, including supervision of student workers in completing all necessary tasks. Collect, analyze, and summarize data related to attendance and success of these events.
• Develop plans and materials for the USOAR! Program (and other similar new endeavors as they arise), a new component of the U-RISE grant, and facilitate roll-out of these materials, in conjunction with involved researchers. Collect, analyze, and summarize data on success of these programs.
• Design and maintain a recordkeeping system for essential and sometimes confidential data and documents, including Individualized Development Plans, Research Portfolios, and program evaluation data; analyze and prepare summaries of relevant data. Compile data and relevant information for reporting in systems such as the NIH reporting system. Maintain records of details of meetings and events.
• Supervise (non-trainee) student workers including an undergraduate assistant and Deaf Graduate Student Liaison. Manage office space and usage. Manage the programs’ offices.
• Participate in relevant professional developmental activities including RIT and professional conference workshops and online training events, and events hosted by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (within NIH) for training program personnel responsible for serving underrepresented minorities.
• Assist the Deaf Hub leadership with its healthcare mentoring efforts
• Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
• Proficiency in American Sign Language and effective communication skills.
• Demonstrated knowledge in the following areas: communication, interpersonal interactions, organization and multi-tasking, time management, budget management, telecommunications, and writing.
• Development of short- and long-term program plans.
• Experience in managing multiple projects.
• Ability to compile, collect and analyze data for program review and reporting.
• Sensitivity to ethnic, socioeconomic and communication diversity.
• Strong computing skills, including email applications, ability to effectively use and learn new social media applications and file sharing such as Google Drive
• Strong presentation skills

Preferred Qualifications
• Master’s degree and degrees, minors, or concentrations that relate to relevant competencies, such as Human Resource Management, Program Administration, Crisis Management, Psychology, Education/Mentoring, IT/Computer Science, Database Management, ASL/Deaf Studies, and/or General Science/Research Disciplines.
• Experience maintaining databases for recordkeeping, experience contributing to website layout and design, and experience contributing to PowerPoint presentation content, layout, and design. Experience with publishing software is a plus.
• Experience working with students at the university level.
• Experience related to administration of federal grants

Required Minimum Education Level

Bachelors or Equivalent Experience

Work Location

Henrietta Campus — 100%



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Required Application Documents

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References

What do we believe at RIT?

Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.

As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).

Department/College Description

The Deaf Health Care and Biomedical Science Hub (Deaf Hub) aims to improve the healthcare training experience through mentoring students and professionals, to increase universal access in the health system by working with the community of health professionals, and to strive for better health of deaf and hard-of-hearing people informed by research. The Deaf Hub works towards the long-term goal of increasing the number of deaf and hard-of-hearing people entering health care and biomedical science careers.
The Deaf Hub achieves its goals in six categories by:
• Mentoring deaf and hard-of-hearing students interested in a career in health care or biomedical science.
• Supporting the continued success of existing biomedical and healthcare conferences for deaf and hard-of-hearing trainees and professionals.
• Providing professional development and training opportunities for healthcare professionals.
• Improving the health care and biomedical knowledge and sign language skills of American Sign Language interpreters.
• Developing health systems employers' awareness of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals as qualified for a career in health care and biomedical science, including how they can be hired and successfully integrated into the healthcare workforce.
• Supporting the dissemination of accessible content to help healthcare professionals work efficiently with their deaf and hard-of-hearing patients.

More information about the Deaf Hub can be found on their website (

One major component of the Deaf Hub is the set of training grant programs, including RIT U-RISE for undergraduate students and Rochester Bridges to the Doctorate for graduate students. The training grant programs work in partnership with multiple units of RIT/NTID, including but not limited to: NTID Science and Mathematics Department Laboratory Science Technology Program, NTID Co-op and Career Center, NTID Academic Affairs, the NTID Office of the Associate Dean of Research, NTID American Sign Language and Interpreting Education Department, NTID Communication Studies and Services, NTID Marketing Communications, NTID Admissions, RIT’s Sponsored Research Services, Sponsored Programs Accounting, Financial Aid, and multiple colleges at RIT. In addition, outside RIT the training programs work closely with National Institutes of Health (NIH) and multiple programs at the University of Rochester, as well as external committee members and evaluators at multiple institutions across the United States.

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Additional Details

The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to [email protected]. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis
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