Program Coordinator - Board on Health Sciences Policy
The Board on Health Sciences Policy oversees and guides a program of activities that is intended to encourage and sustain the continuous vigor of the basic biomedical and clinical research enterprises needed to ensure and improve the health and resilience of the public. In conducting these activities, consideration is given to the ethical, legal, and social contexts of scientific and technologic advances and to the balance between scientific opportunities and public needs. The goals of the Board on Health Sciences Policy are to:
◾Foster the emerging fields of research in the health and biomedical sciences;
◾Strengthen the role of science in policy and decision-making;
◾Promote and improve the education of health and research professionals and of the general public;
◾Ensure an adequate workforce in biomedical and clinical research;
◾Strengthen the preparedness, resilience, and sustainability of communities; and
◾Address issues in biomedical ethics.
Coordinates and oversees the work of support staff handling clerical, administrative, and logistical aspects of meetings. Provides work direction and assists with the daily supervision of support staff and temporary help, ensuring administrative responsibilities are successfully carried out through subordinate staff. Compiles and summarizes information for the development/revision of a variety of documents. Participates in research efforts. Serves as liaison between program or board and related external customers, members, sponsors, and organizations on clerical and administrative matters.
Incumbent coordinates the work of subordinate staff to successfully provide administrative support for programs. Proceeds on own initiative in compliance with policies, procedures, and practices, but receives guidance or expertise from supervisor or higher-level staff when needed. Provides guidance and work direction to subordinate employees. Incumbent may establish processes/procedures to ensure the effective and efficient operation of routine clerical and administrative functions.
1. Organizes and coordinates overall administrative facets of programs/projects, including identifying workflow needs, developing procedures and recordkeeping systems, and ensuring administrative aspects of programs/projects are successfully executed.
2. Oversees program support employees in handling logistical arrangements for meetings, including compilation and production of agenda books and briefing materials, coordination of travel and lodging arrangements, and selection of venue, menu, and support services. Invites presenters and participants. Oversees support and administrative activities during meetings, including providing assistance and resolving issues. Prepares written summaries.
3. Supervises and serves as mentor and resource to support staff. Assigns tasks, provides work direction, and offers guidance and feedback to support staff. Supervises temporary employees. Interprets and ensures consistent application of organizational policies.
4. Communicates with committee, forum, and workshop members and other external program or project contacts. Facilitates the flow of information among members, consultants, program or project sponsors, and staff. Researches and responds to inquiries from staff, members, sponsors, etc.
5. Performs literature searches. Gathers references. Participates in research efforts including collection, assembly, and tabulation of data and summarizing literature.
6. Compiles and summarizes information for the development/revision of a variety of documents. Performs administrative tasks including writing and editing correspondence, coordinating mailings, and creating and maintaining records and databases. May serve as Timesheet Coordinator.
7. Provides assistance to senior staff in the response to review and participates in dissemination activities.
8. Formats text and publications and enters revisions into text. Collaborates with printers/publishers on the publication and distribution of materials.
9. Performs administrative-related Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) compliance tasks and ensures administrative activities are in compliance.
10. Performs financial tasks related to assigned programs/projects. Prepares vouchers and reviews and approves travel expense reports. Tracks and monitors spending.
11. Updates applicable databases and systems on a timely basis and ensures documents and files are accurately maintained and archived. Maintains email and distribution lists.
12. Updates and maintains web pages and prepares newsletters and other promotional materials.
Any qualification to be considered equivalent, in lieu of stated minimum, requires the prior approval of the Office of Human Resources.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Some functions in this description may be specific to a particular unit of the National Academies and not applicable to other units.