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Program Specialist – St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Clinical Investigations Program

St. Jude
Memphis, Tennessee
Start date
Oct 20, 2023

The Program Specialist is responsible for coordinating, engaging in, and providing limited oversight of projects, processes, and policies and procedures essential to the success of departmental programs. The Clinical Investigations Program Specialist will work with the Assistant and Associate Deans to provide critical curriculum delivery, student, and administrative support for the Master of Science (MSc) in Clinical Investigations (CI) Program.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Supporting St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences faculty engaged with the MSc CI program with scheduling, planning, and offering required CI courses
  • Liaising with St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences faculty and the St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences instructional design team on presenting the online/distance education portions of courses to students, including preparing and maintaining materials needed by the Instructional Designer for courses in the Canvas LMS
  • Working with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital partners and stakeholders to identify and secure resources necessary for curriculum delivery (e.g., Biomedical Library, Information Services, Strategic Communication, Education, and Outreach)
  • Overseeing the student enrollment/onboarding and graduation/offboarding processes
  • Maintaining and updating the CI program academic calendar
  • Organizing program-level events and workshops for students and/or faculty
  • Maintaining and updating all required forms [e.g., laptop election form, thesis committee and meeting forms, intent to graduate forms], ensuring timely form submissions, and communicating associated requirements to students and faculty
  • Overseeing the membership, scheduling, and communications surrounding CI program standing committees
  • Working closely with students and faculty to act as a first point of contact regarding administrative questions or needs
  • Providing administrative support directly to the program Associate Dean(s) in their roles as Graduate School Academic Officers
  • Assisting the Assistant and Associate Deans with designing evaluation measures, assessment metrics, and data gathering
  • Assisting the Assistant Dean and Graduate School Recruiter in planning and hosting recruitment events, and sending communications to potential applicants to the program

Minimum Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master’s degree preferred

Minimum Experience

  • 1+ years in program coordination and/or project management
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Experience using online database programs and/or online learning management systems
  • Knowledge of higher education and graduate education preferred
  • Experience working with faculty preferred

St Jude Employees receive:

  • Excellent healthcare plans with zero to low health premium cost
  • Onsite health clinic, pharmacy, and exercise facilities
  • Paid parental leave and adoption assistance
  • Immigration Services
  • Tuition Reimbursement

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is consistently named as one of Fortune magazine and’s “Best Places to Work,” as well as “Best Workplace for Women” and “Best Workplace for Diversity.” We are in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee, a vibrant and friendly city at the historic American crossroads of music, trade, food, and culture. Mild winters and beautiful green outdoor spaces are part of the reasons why Forbes recently named Memphis the 4th happiest city in which to work. Low cost of living and high quality of life are other attractions; Money magazine listed Memphis as one of the least expensive cities in which to raise a child. St. Jude salaries are highly competitive.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has a diverse, global patient population and workforce, built on the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our founder Danny Thomas envisioned a hospital that would treat children of the world—regardless of race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.  Learn more about our history and commitment.

Today, we continue the mission to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. As we accelerate this progress globally, we believe our legacy of diversity, equity and inclusion is foundational to success.  With the commitment of leaders at all levels of the organization, we strive to ensure the St. Jude culture, leadership approaches and talent processes are equitable and culturally responsive.  View our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report to learn about the hospital’s roots in diversity, equity and inclusion, where we are today and our aspirations for an even better future.

Other Information

St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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