Healthy Appalachia Program Manager

University of Virginia's College at Wise   Wise, VA   Full-time     Other
Posted on February 6, 2024
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Healthy Appalachia Program Manager

The University of Virginia's College at Wise invites applications for a Program Manager for Healthy Appalachia. This position will work with the Southwest Virginia Health Authority Leadership and Healthy Appalachia Institute (HAI) to oversee day-to-day operations of the grant-funded program "Virginia Consortium to Advance Healthcare in Appalachia" under a three-year award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This position will support preparation of a regional Blueprint for Health, and will promote its adoption by key stakeholders in the region to build capacity and infrastructure to improve health outcomes for the population of Southwest Virginia. It will use USDA funds to further develop the regional telehealth infrastructure, to expand training programs, to facilitate requisite partnerships that improve access to care, and to augment the skills of the SW Virginia regional healthcare workforce consistent with its legislative authority.

The Program Manager will coordinate the activities of the SVHA Board and the Healthy Appalachia Institute to meet program goals and objectives, and to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations and requirements. The Manager will coordinate activities and communications with the other members of the Consortium, including HAI, UVA Health, Ballad Health, Tri-Area Community Health, and the Health Wagon, as well as regional stakeholders to advance the strategies and recommendations of the Blueprint. The Program Manager will also prepare technical and financial reports required by the USDA, and manage the program budget.

A bachelor's degree is required with a master's degree in public health or business management preferred. Three years of experience is required, particularly with financial management systems. Additionally, candidates must possess strong communication and coordination skills, the ability to oversee expenditures in accordance with federal and state regulations, and MS Office Suite skills. Experience with federal grant management and oversight and MS Project is preferred.

To apply, please visit UVA Jobs ( and complete the online application process, attaching a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.

UVA Wise is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence, affordable access, and unwavering support of a collaborative and diverse community.  Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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