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Program Specialist (Hybrid) - Health Sciences & Technology Academy

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Morgantown, West Virginia
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West Virginia University School of Medicine (Health Sciences & Technology Academy) is currently accepting applications for a Program Specialist.

About the Opportunity

As a Program Specialist under general direction of the director, you will develop, administer, and promoteHSTA student clubs and programs which are geared toward academic enrichment and commuity service in the regions where HSTA students reside.

You will also serveas the staff person for the local governing board. Additional information on HSTA may be found at the HSTA website:

We strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU offers generous benefits, including:

  • 37.5-hour work week
  • 13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
  • 24 annual leave (vacation) days per year
  • 18 sick days per year

    (for when you're ill, for when you need time to care for sick family, for your own, or your family's, regularly scheduled medical appointments. Who is family for the purpose of this leave? A lot of people in your life including immediate relatives and in-laws as well as others considered to be members of your household living under the same roof)
  • WVU offers a range of health insurance and other benefits (this position is a benefits-eligible non-classified staff position)
  • 401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking for more retirement benefits information? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQ's.
  • Wellness programs

What you'll do:

  • Assists the Director, District Assistant Director, and local HSTA Board on accomplishing the goals and objectives of project development and completion
  • Travels to and coordinates and assists with all HSTA club and community program activities aimed towards the achievement of program goals, i.e. secures facilities, transportation, food, and equipment, as needed
  • Assists or facilitates gathering resources necessary to carry specific project to completion, i.e. recruits professional healthcare providers as rold models and business-industry leaders to support HSTA
  • Recruits teachers, students, parents, healthcare providers, and resource personnel for HSTA clubs in the region
  • Coordinates networking of resources needed for program goals
  • Assesses the educational needs of communities through formal and informal studies, surveys, and other research instruments
  • Advises students, parents, and teachers of program resources and goals, financial aid, health profession career opportunities, and access to higher education
  • Maintains regular conact with participating University faculty, HSTA teachers, public school administrators, parents, and students
  • Cooperates and communicates with program staff and affiliates who arrange activities and carry out special projects at other HSTA sites
  • Assists the local governing board in preparing the programs' policies, budget, and operating procedures
  • Monitors project expenditures in order to comply with budet limitations
  • Assists in the creation and maintenance of a records system that includes studentsand resources to projects and ensures their accuracy and timeliness
  • Ensures all projects are completed in accordance with University and HSTA standards
  • Writes, designs, and distributes promotional marterials, including brochures, flyers, print, and media announcements
  • Writes and co-administers grants and proposals
  • Coordinates and writes reports on the progress of the project for review by project director
  • Prepare final project documentation for presentation to project director

  • Master's Degree in Business, Education, Counseling, Liberal Arts, or a related field preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and directly-related experience
  • Six (6) months inHuman Services, Education, Social Services, or an appropriate field
  • Thorough knowledge of school districts, health care providers, and other health education organizations in Preston, Barbour, Tucker, and Taylor counties
  • Leadership skills:
    • Visionary
    • Pro-active
    • Productive
    • Self-starter
    • Positive thinker
    • Assertive
    • Possessthe ability to work cooperatively, collaboratively, and effectively with all types of people
  • Ability to see that daily details are taken care of and that the global goals are being pursued
  • Ability to plan and coordinate, implement, and evaluate programs
  • Budget management skills
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office
  • Experience with Redcap not necessary, but preferred
  • Ability to analyze complex information and explain information to others
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


  • Valid U.S. Driver's License

About WVU

Why WVU?

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley - the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU's academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

To learn more about West Virginia University, visit View current career opportunities at

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

Job Posting: Oct 10, 2022

Posting Classification: Non-Classified

Exemption Status: Exempt

Benefits Eligible: Yes
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