Operations/Scientific Working Group & Committee Lead

at ICF in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Operations/Scientific Working Group & Committee Lead

The Operations lead will manage the operational components of a Clinical Data Coordinating Center for a high-profile scientific program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Operations Lead will manage a team of scientific working group/committee coordinators and program tracking. The Operations lead will work with coordinators to ensure effective communication, tracking and follow-up across working groups and committees. The Operations lead will be responsible for assessing opportunities to enhance productivity, managing progress, and resolving issues to meet deadlines, promoting best practices, providing training, and ensuring standard operating procedures and documentation. The Operation Lead will support the following tasks:

+ Develop documentation, tracking mechanisms and communications for administrative coordination team.

+ Provide QA and QC and enforce standards for committee coordinator activities including logistical and administrative support for meetings including scheduling, developing meeting materials, disseminating information, and taking minutes.

+ Work with committee leads to track action items and ongoing committee issues/tasks.

+ Liaison with IT Lead to plan new releases and updates to the websites and assist with the creation and execution of test plans to test new features.

+ Develop and update communication templates and standard operating procedures.

+ Work with Project Manager to develop and maintain Standard operating procedures, training materials and documentation.

+ Contribute to risk planning and reporting tasks.

+ Assist coordinators with troubleshooting and ensure cross-committee tasks are tracked and aligned.

+ Identify new system features to improve user experience, provide support to test new features and collaborate with IT resources to report and resolve website and user issues.

+ Attend and facilitate as needed meetings with clients and external partners.

+ Manage a team of 5-6 coordinators including performance management, professional development, and training.

+ Serve as committee coordinator for high profile executive committees and/or program meetings.

Required Qualifications Experience and Skills

+ Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

+ At least 6 years of relevant professional experience providing operations support and coordinating for large federal or federally funded programs.

+ Exceptional organizational skills and experience managing and coordinating projects/tasks

+ Experience managing a team and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders.

+ Experience developing timelines and tracking tools

+ Excellent writing skills and experience developing and working collaboratively to produce SOP’s and other process documentation.

+ Experience managing client expectations and excellent client communication skills

Preferred qualifications

+ Experience working for a data coordinating center for a large scientific consortium

+ Experience supporting scientific committees or working groups

+ Experience working with technical or Ph. D level professionals

+ Experience working at or with NIH or HHS

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world’s toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy ( .

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Job Posting: JC216026071

Posted On: Jun 12, 2022

Updated On: Aug 19, 2022