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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Skin is something too easily taken for granted. But the truth is, when we take skin for granted, we’re taking human lives and futures for granted. At Dermatology Foundation (DF), we’ve never taken skin for granted. Since 1964, we’ve been supporting rising young investigators and working to advance science. Established by 8 leading dermatologists and scientists with the vision that to move the specialty forward, innovative research must always be supported, as the DF has grown, our commitment has never wavered. As a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we continue to work together to save skin and lives. The DF has awarded more than 2,440 research awards, investing over $80 million in dermatologic research with donations from our members, supporters, and friends. This investment in research has been matched with cutting-edge education, making sure dermatologists have what they need to advance care for patients today — and tomorrow.
Find out more at Dermatology Foundation.
ABOUT THE ROLE
This position is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Research Award Program (RAP). The Dermatology Foundation (DF) accomplishes its mission through the RAP: to advance patient care by supporting the research of promising new and mid-career investigators. In recent years, the DF has awarded approximately $2.8 million annually in funding for dermatologic research. DF research awards are highly valued due to their recognition of an individual’s strong potential and the financial support they provide at a critical time in an investigator’s early career.
The focus of this position is to plan, schedule and carry out all RAP administrative and service activities according to the DF’s program policies and high standards. This includes providing expert and timely responses to inquiries from applicants, recipients, dermatology program chairs and residency directors, and maintaining/updating the new research award grant system.
This position also provides project support to the Deputy Executive Director (DED) in the delivery of its educational programs and communications, on an as needed basis. This may include preparation of Board materials, Dermatology Focus, DF E-News, Clinical Symposium and other ad hoc projects.
A FEW ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Develops annual calendar and communications for all program activities
- Prepares and implements all program communications
- Ensures all aspects of program are covered and intended audiences are reached
- Updates instructional language for applicants
- Implements website and system information as needed to accommodate full cycle of program activities
- Maintains program policies, procedures and award descriptions to ensure the equitable and appropriate delivery of the program for all applicants, recipients and institutions
- Develops expertise in all aspects of the program to be a resource to DF colleagues, management, leadership and all institutional contacts
- Suggests policy reviews/changes to the DED for Board Liaison review
- Updates the program policies/procedures/award descriptions as directed by the Board or Board Liaisons
- Maintains records of program issues and policies to ensure proper implementation going forward
- Responds in a timely manner to all program inquiries and issues
- Research new program features as needed
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