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Children's Mercy Kansas City Asst Dir, ORI Operations in Kansas City, Missouri

Thanks for your interest in Children's Mercy!

Thank you for considering Children’s Mercy! Half a million times a year, a child comes to our doors. We take care of them all, fulfilling our non-profit mission. Joining the CM team means being a part of a caring environment where people are passionate about helping children get well. Whether clinical or non-clinical, we are all here for the same reason – our patients and their families! Read more below about this position and apply if you feel this organization and job are a fit for you.


The ORI Assistant Director of Operations is responsible for applying CM LEAN System practices in managing performance and continuous improvement efforts related to business processes required to support administration of research oversight committees (IRB, IACUC & IBC) as well as additional ancillary ORI services (ORI Translation Program, ORI Fellowship Program). This role leads the ORI services structure with integrated standard operations and practices across the three research oversight committees, to accomplish consistent and reliable process control, rigorous oversight of staff performance and productivity, and best possible customer experience for research investigators. The incumbent is accountable for day to day oversight management of ORI people, processes and projects. This is intended to promote and maintain focused ownership of ORI service programs outcomes for ORI Program Manager roles. This role functions to assure that ORI Director priorities and responsibilities remain forward focused around mission critical areas of greatest risk and greatest impact on ORI effectiveness, outcomes and deliverables.

At Children’s Mercy, we are committed to ensuring that everyone feels welcomed within our walls. A successful candidate for this position will join us as we strive to create a workplace that reflects the community we serve, as well as our core values of kindness, curiosity, inclusion, team and integrity.


  • People management

  • Process management

  • Project management


  • Bachelor's Degree Master's degree preferred and 3-5 years experience LEAN business practices, performance management, continuous improvement

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Preferred

Starting Pay

Our pay ranges are market competitive. The pay range for this job begins at $37.76, but your offer will be determined based on your education and experience.

EEO Employer/Disabled/Vet

Children’s Mercy hires individuals based on their job skills, expertise and ability to maintain professional relationships with fellow employees, patients, parents and visitors. A personal interview, formal education and training, previous work experience, references and a criminal background investigation all are factors used to select the best candidates. The hospital does not discriminate against prospective or current employees based on the race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, creed, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry or veteran status. A drug screen will be performed upon hire. Children’s Mercy is smoke and tobacco free.

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

CM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our patients and families come from all walks of life, and so do we. We know that our greatest strengths come from the people who make up our team so we hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our hospital stronger and our patient care more compassionate.

If you share our values and our enthusiasm for service, you will find a home at CM. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring, including education, ideas, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, languages spoken, veteran status, color, religion, disability and beliefs.

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Requisition ID 2021-15237

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago (6/2/2021 4:25 PM)

Posting Category Research


Shift Day shift

Work Type Full Time 60-80

Work Days M-F

FLSA Status Exempt

Location : NameMAIN CAMPUS

Recruiter : Full Name: First Last Julie Aust