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Senior Program Assistant - Board on Global Health

  • National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
  • $69,530.00 - 102,960.00 / Year *
  • 3125 V St NE
  • Washington, DC 20022
  • Full-Time



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Job Description Summary:BOARD SUMMARY
The health of the world knows no boundaries, and health events in one area impact far beyond local populations. In light of this, the Board on Global Health (BGH) carries out activities and studies aimed at advancing the health of people worldwide.
The Board on Global Health is charged with monitoring the broad field of global health and the pursuit of critical concerns in three major areas:
1. U.S. policies and programs in global health;
2. Health problems in developing countries; and
3. Health issues of mutual concern to the United States and other industrialized and industrializing societies.
The mission of the Board is to provide expert analysis and judgments to the National Academies, the United States government, and to other appropriate audiences, on the meaning to the United States of health developments beyond its borders, and areas of U.S. international health investment that are most likely to benefit the health of the U.S. population and promote global well-being, security, and economic development.
PROJECT SUMMARY
The position described here is to join the staff team supporting a consensus study by the Committee on Mutual Recognition Agreements in the Regulation of Medicines. These experts will serve as volunteers to address critical national issues and provide unbiased advice to the federal government, other policy and decision makers, and the public. Broadly, the task for this consensus committee is to review and assess the use of mutual recognition agreements, the agreements which allow regulators to rely on information from their counterparts at foreign drug regulatory agencies, in medicines regulation.
POSITION SUMMARY
Performs complex clerical and administrative duties for assigned program(s) or project(s) under minimal supervision. Coordinates logistical and administrative aspects of meetings. Writes, edits, and formats routine correspondence. Interfaces with committee members and performs duties involving committee activities. Plans administrative aspects of unit and committee, forum, and other types of meeting. May participate in research efforts including collection, assembly, and tabulation of data, as well as researching and summarizing literature. May guide work of program assistants and temporary staff.
Under minimal supervision, primary function is the performance of clerical and administrative tasks requiring the consideration of multiple variables to determine proper course of action. Secondary function may involve basic research activities. Uses pre-determined guidelines to assist in decision-making. Incumbent may lead and provide functional guidance to lower level support employees.
Job Description:
1. Performs routine and complex clerical and administrative tasks including word processing, copying, faxing, filing, answering and screening calls, writing and editing correspondence, and compiling and coordinating mailings. Creates, maintains, and updates records, databases, and files. May serve as timesheet coordinator.
2. Coordinates logistical arrangements for committee meetings, forums, workshops, etc. Assembles and reproduces agenda books and briefing materials. Provides administrative support for meetings. Coordinates travel and lodging arrangements. Selects menu and arranges for support services. Registers attendees. Provides assistance at meetings and resolves issues.
3. Performs basic research activities, including literature searches for staff and committee members. Gathers references. May participate in other research efforts including collection, assembly, and tabulation of data and summarizing literature.
4. Prepares vouchers and reviews and processes travel expense reports in compliance with applicable policies and procedures.
5. Inputs edits and proofreads reports. Formats text and publications. Coordinates with printers/publishers to have materials printed.
6. Responds to inquiries and follows-up on communications. Communicates with members, sponsors, or other external customers, answering questions and providing information.
7. Performs administrative-related Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) compliance tasks.
8. Attends meetings, training classes, and workshops.
9. Mentors and trains new support staff. Coordinates temporary help and may supervise work of temporary staff.
10. Updates applicable databases and systems on a timely basis and ensures documents and files are accurately maintained and archived. Maintains email and distribution lists.
11. Where applicable, updates and maintains web pages.
NONESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Related duties and special projects as assigned.
JOB SPECIFICATIONS
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to plan and support extensive meeting activities. Ability to solve problems with supervisory consultation or by following procedures. Ability to prioritize work and the flexibility to change directions as the job dictates. Ability to work successfully in a team environment. Ability to develop relationships with co-workers and employees in other National Academies' departments through effective communication. Good communication and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to effectively interact with all levels of employees.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent knowledge.
Minimum Experience: Four years of related experience.
Physical Capabilities: Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time. Ability to travel.
Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: None.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Reports to program coordinator/officer/director. Supervisor is available to organize work, set objectives, and to assist in problem resolution.
Work Environment: Office environment, with occasional travel between National Academies' facilities and to off-site meeting/sponsor locations.
Employee Type:Employee
Scheduled Weekly Hours:37.5
City/State:Washington, District of Columbia
Associated topics: aseptic technique, bacteria, biopharmaceutical, histologist, histology, immuno oncology, immunology, patient, pharmacology, therapeutic


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