Senior Program Manager, Research and Grants
FAIRFAX, VA SIR Foundation
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About SIR

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is a thriving professional medical society dedicated to optimizing patient care and improving lives through minimally invasive, image-guided treatments.

Located in Fairfax, Virginia, SIR represents one of the most innovative, exciting and competitive specialties in medicine today.

SIR is a 501(c)(6) professional association that supports more than 8,100 interventional radiology physicians, trainees, medical students, scientists and clinical professionals. SIR is also comprised of SIR’s 501(c)(3) Foundation, which focuses on research and fundraising to advance the future of interventional radiology. Together SIR and SIR Foundation have nearly 50 staff, combined annual revenues of $12.6 million, and assets of nearly $17 million.


SIR Foundation is growing, and we are in need of a Senior Program Manager, Research and Grants. This is a new role that will have an immediate impact by managing key initiatives that support the funding of research for programs that include clinical registries, research panels and other of inter-societal and membership-wide programs. The Senior Program Manager, Research and Grants role requires excellent project management skills and the desire to further our mission of fostering research that leads to improved patient care and quality of life.


Manage clinical registry and research programs

  • Develop and monitor quantifiable measures to evaluate membership engagement and clinical research goals based on the SIR and SIR Foundation Strategic Plan
  • Work closely with project principle investigators (PI), steering committees, Contract Research Organizations (CROs), and other professional societies, ensuring the successful, timely, and on budget completion of trial and registry projects 
  • Work with the leadership of the clinical research and registries division on projects/programs to build an effective mechanism for mentoring future clinical researchers
  • Serve as a resource on all clinical research programs and grants of the society and foundation while representing our organization at external meetings with industry, government and other stakeholders. 
  • Coordinate with registry staff to enhance recruitment efforts and participation retention
  • Plan, organize and execute the format of up to five expert research panel meetings annually 
  • Assist lead investigators of the expert panels with information about the expert panel process, obtain materials from panelists, and follow up for deliverables, including a proceedings paper and a subsequent application for funding 

Conduct ongoing assessments of registry objectives

  • Identify and work to remove barriers to participation for all potential participants
  • Identify, plan and lead implementation of new features for registries and new avenues of participation in the registry
  • Work closely with physician leaders to create and launch clinical research projects from regional to international in scope and serve as a resource to members who want to learn this process and how to become involved
  • Establish a very thorough understanding of all projects, with the ability to communicate the purpose, status and goals to others 

Communicate to appropriate internal and external stakeholders on registry activities

  • Identify creative communications: track researchers, identify connections, seek success stories, look for communications pieces to demonstrate the foundations impact on research development
  • Including, but not limited to recruitment, tools and other developments through the creation of various communication pieces such as social media, website, newsletter, etc.
  • Manage vendor relationships to ensure registry functionality, quality reporting, quality improvement, and operational simplicity, development and functionality
  • Ensure all registry efforts are well-coordinated and communicated across SIR and SIR Foundation staff, internal departments, and leadership
  • Build professional relationships with both public and private research organizations to increase our representation within their organizations


  • Prepare documents, slides, presentations, and other supporting for various leadership meetings
  • Draft articles and advertisements for print and web communications regarding clinical research programs and projects 
  • Draft project budgets and maintain oversight of project budgets
  • Some travel (approximately 5%) is required. One-week travel to annual meeting is required. Several local travel assignments for expert panel meetings and board meetings is required. 


  • Excellent project management skills
  • Working knowledge of performance measures and measures development 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Superior organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to appropriately interact at various levels, from junior staff through to senior management, within the organization, and as well with physician volunteers in a member-service environment. 


  • Bachelor of Science degree required; Master’s degree in relevant area preferred
  • Project management certification is highly desired
  • Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) certification is highly desired


  • At least 5+ years’ experience in managing clinical data registries and/or clinical quality improvement projects in a healthcare environment (ex. FDA, NIH, etc.)
  • Working understanding and knowledge of the health care industry, federal regulation, private and academic practice environments, and physician performance and quality improvement programs
  • Experience managing program budgets required
  • Experience with associations highly desired 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including PowerPoint, Excel and Word


Small, fast paced open office environment with moderate noise levels. Use of phones and computers for extended periods of time. Utilize office equipment and communication technologies for conference calls and teleconference meetings/webinars. Requires general mobility to move through the facility. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds. Frequent interaction with internal staff and physician members/board via phone, in person, email and other mediums. Normal sitting and standing activities for an office environment. Some travel primarily for Annual Meeting.

 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic SIR is allowing its staff to work remotely on a temporary basis.

SIR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.