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The National Alliance of Research Associates Programs
The National Affiliate Director will orient all the activities necessary to accelerate the Research Associates Program. The Program Director will focus on the overall success, sustainability and growth of the RA Program.
- Builds strategic plans to maintain partnerships with emergency departments as NARAP Affiliates.
- Educate, train, advise, and update the Regional Directors on the best practices and provide up to date resources to run the RA program smoothly.
- Submit quarterly report to Associate Medical Officer on the progress of the RA program in various regions.
- Establish standard guidelines for Regional Directors to ensure consistency among all RA programs
- Formulate and implement plans to overcome hurdles in establishing or maintaining strategic partnerships and handling unanticipated events.
- In collaboration with Marketing and Advertising division, set-up campaigns to generate awareness about the NARAP RA Program model
- Support proactive plan to build awareness of NARAP among educational institutions and associations to aid in Affiliate development and RA recruitment
- Support the identification and cultivation of donors
- Provide specific guidelines to Regional Directors in order to initiate enhance, maintain and overcome issues during communication while encouraging Affiliates to participate in NARAP sponsored clinical research and data projects
- Assist in publishing and disseminating NARAP research
- Support submission and facilitation of and reporting on progress of clinical research grants, sponsorships and funding.
- Encourage NARAP and Affiliates respect and adhere to the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
- Create a community network that links emergency departments, universities/colleges and NARAP
- Promote skills mentioned in the program director’s handbook
- Guide, support and manage regional directors.
- Oversee regular communications between regional directors
- Implement a feedback system to measure the success of the RA Programs.
Skills and Experience
- Business acumen
- Ability to maintain workflow efficiently
- Strong communication and leadership skills
- Proficiency in MS Office
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
- Exhibit independent judgment in the development, implementation and evaluation of plans, procedures and policies.
- Ability to plan, direct and coordinate activities.
MBA or related fields
NARAP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the belief that every individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity.
About The National Alliance of Research Associates Programs
66 Lilalyn Drive, FAIRFIELD, CT 06825, US
Centered in the emergency departments across the country, the National Alliance of Research Associates Programs, Inc. is a non-profit clinical research organization facilitating large scale, national, multi-center studies to increase the quality of health care delivery nationally, especially in the areas of screening and prevention. Our work engages vast numbers of pre-health professional students as data collectors in the studies, providing enhanced clinical opportunities unique to the research setting while teaching the fundamentals of interacting with patients.
The National Alliance of Research Associates Programs (NARAP) tackles critical health system needs in a unique way utilizing untapped resources.
Two key endeavors, clinical research and facilitation of primary health care, markedly improve health care in the Unites States.
Think of these three big numbers: 1/2, 4, and 500,000
- More than half the U.S. population visits an emergency department as a patient or visitor each year.
- The average emergency department visit is 4 hours.
- By conservative estimate, each year more than 500,000 college students and post-baccalaureat students are "pre-med," not counting those headed to dentistry, physicians assistant, physical and occupational therapy, optometry, podiatry and other health professions.
If there were similar requirements for clinical experience for application to medical school as there are for most other health professional schools, on average 500 hours, this would result in 60,000,000 hours per year volunteered each year in activities like the RA programs. Even at minimum wage, this translates to a potential $435 million value in work by motivated, college- educated students
The National Alliance of Research Associates Programs, Inc. a 501(c)(3) designated non-profit organization, was created to bring pre-health professional students into the emergency department to serve as participant identifiers, data collectors and assistants for clinical research, particularly on studies concerning the emergency department, as a site to facilitate primary health care screening.
Our Vision is to have all emergency departments near colleges serve as a link in a national network for clinical research, a vehicle for primary health care screening and prevention, and a locus to foster the development of future health professionals. NARAP looks to change how we facilitate primary health for large segments of the U.S. population, how we conduct clinical research efficiently, rapidly and at low cost, and how we develop and select future doctors and health professionals.