KCOM - Regional Arthritis Center Coordinator/Healthy for Life Programs Director (Telecommute) (0.8

A.T. Still University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 19, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Grants & Contracts
Employment Type
Full Time

A.T. Still University's Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) is seeking a non-exempt Regional Arthritis Center Coordinator/Healthy for Life Programs Director. This position reports to the ATSU-KCOM AHEC Program Director & Associate Director. The individual is the lead staff member responsible for day-to-day management and operation of the Northeast Missouri Regional Arthritis Center (RAC) and Healthy for Life (HFL) programs. This individual works closely with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Chronic Disease Management Program Office, service organizations, community partners, and approved instructors and trainers for RAC and HFL programs in the 16-county northeast Missouri service region to assure required RAC and HFL services are provided. The individual is also responsible for development of grant applications and contracts supporting RAC and HFL services, in collaboration with the ATSU Office of Sponsored Programs; for managing the budgets for received grants and contacts; and for assuring that reports required by funding agencies are developed and submitted. The individual works with other staff members in the Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program Office to implement programs related to chronic disease management and healthy aging that engage health professions students, health care providers, and community members.

Position will offer telecommuting flexibility.

Major Job Duties
  • Coordinates delivery of RAC/HFL courses and programs offered in the 16-county service area in the northeast Missouri region to fulfill requirements of grants and contracts.
  • Manages finances for RAC/HFL programs, including budgets, purchase and payment requests, expenditure report, and invoicing of funding agencies.
  • Assures that requirements of grants and contracts that support RAC/HFL activities are met.
  • Attends Missouri Arthritis and Osteoporosis Program (MAOP) meetings and meetings of state, regional, and local advisory boards and coalition planning.
  • Participates in monthly conference calls with Missouri Arthritis and Osteoporosis (MAOP) state program director, web page/marketing personnel, and data collection staff.
  • Participates in face-to-face meetings of the statewide RAC Network.
  • Reviews and recommends approval of RAC and HFL employee time records.
  • Recruits and orients service organizations, community partners, and local agencies to support RAC/HFL courses and programs.
  • Recruits, orients, supervises, and communicates regularly with trainers, course leaders, and volunteers engaged in RAC/HFL courses and programs.
  • Assists trainers, course leaders, and community partners in recruiting participants for RAC/HFL courses.
  • Assures that course records are kept in compliance with DHSS, Self-Management Resource Center, and Arthritis Foundation standards and required reports are prepared and submitted.
  • Develops RAC/HFL annual work plan to meet requirements of grants and contracts.
  • Works with other staff members in the AHEC Program Office to implement programs related to chronic disease management and healthy aging that engage health professions students, health care providers, and community members.
  • Gathers/organizes/verifies database information and submits required semi-annual RAC reports.
  • Coordinates and provides course leader trainings and updates in the northeast Missouri service region, when certified for these tasks.
  • Conducts required meetings of partners, leaders, and community volunteers; prepares and distributes minutes of meetings and other necessary communications to RAC advisory board members and community leaders.
  • Distributes information needed to create better communications about RAC and HFL programs and activities throughout the 16-county northeast Missouri service region.
  • Meets with regional and state officials to ensure compliance and continuation of grants and contracts.
  • Works with ATSU Sponsored Program staff to write and submit proposals to funding agencies.
  • High school diploma, plus technical school or college certificate or degree in health-related field (e.g. LPN, RN, Social Work Education, Health Educator, Health Administration)
  • Knowledge of principles of chronic disease management and health education
  • Computer skills including proficiency with email, Windows, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, and Power Point), Google Suite, Adobe

  • Must be capable of coordinating multiple programs and managing leaders and volunteers at a variety of skill levels

  • Must have a reliable means of transportation for driving and transporting course materials/equipment throughout the 16-county region; mileage reimbursement is provided
  • Great people skills
  • Persistence to solution of problems/completion of tasks

  • Must be willing to work occasional evenings or weekends

The self-management training programs approved for delivery by the RAC/HFL program are standardized, evidence-based programs and must be managed and taught in compliance with guidelines set by outside agencies. There is extensive research validating the positive impact of these programs for participants and there is little flexibility allowed in delivering and managing the programs. Individuals who teach these courses must be approved and certified by the appropriate agencies. The individual filling this position must become approved/certified to teach these programs within six months of hire, if not already approved/certified when hired.

ATSU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverages, among more. If eligible, employee-elected benefits would begin the first of the month following hire date. For more information, please visit: atsu.edu/employment/benefits .

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