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Job Title: Program Manager – children and families program area
Job Number: PM – FY2018
Organization: KDH Research and Communication
Posted: 8/2/2018
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA   
Position Description: JOB POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES Under the supervision of a senior research associate, the program manager’s primary responsibility will be to support the execution of three projects in our children and families program area. These projects focus on developing materials to prevent youth vaping, increasing self- advocacy skills for high school and college students with cochlear implants, developing promotores training materials to support parents of children with special health care needs, and other related efforts.

To execute these projects, this person will: • Manage project workflow and administrative tasks, including multiple contractors and consultants. • Develop and ensure adherence to project workplans with myriad deliverables, all of which must be met on time and with high quality. • Manage projects with attention to timelines, contingencies, and possible challenges. • Troubleshoot and present possible solutions to anticipated problems before they arise. • Coordinate expert panel and work group input, including planning meetings; preparing meeting materials; and reviewing, analyzing, and applying findings to program development. • Ensure the highest quality client service and communication. • Supervise and mentor the work of research assistants on the projects. • Write up project results, prepare reports for submission, and sometimes present results to clients or at conferences. • Assist in conceptualizing, researching, and writing proposals to secure additional funding. • Complete other tasks, as assigned.

The salary range for this position is $45,000 to $65,000. The position is fully funded for one year, with possible extension contingent on successful completion of project tasks and/or award of additional funding.

Qualifications: JOB POSITION QUALIFICATIONS Qualifications for this position include: 1) a master’s degree in public health, public policy, psychology, economics, or a related social science field, or equivalent experience in a research organization similar to KDHRC; 2) at least two years post-master’s degree experience with research/project management; and 3) excellent writing abilities, interpersonal skills, and analytic skills

Organization Description: ABOUT KDH RESEARCH & COMMUNICATION KDH Research & Communication (KDHRC) is a non-partisan, public health, and public policy research institution that develops and evaluates programs to improve the health and well-being of the nation’s youth, families, and communities. Our development activities include the construction of interactive curricula, multimedia toolkits to build knowledge and skills, and new media to effectively communicate information. Our evaluation activities focus on the production and dissemination of objective and timely scientific information that addresses public health and public policy problems. KDHRC takes scholarship seriously and presents the results of our research in journal articles and research briefs and at top national conferences.

KDHRC has a broad portfolio of grants and contracts from the federal government, advertising agencies, professional membership organizations, and other agencies and organizations. We use this funding to work in our four program areas: • Drug Abuse Education and Prevention: Investigates emerging trends in substance abuse and measures the effectiveness of social marketing, universal school-based prevention, and science education as methods to reach youth with persuasive information on the risks of illicit drug use. • Health and Science Literacy: Explores creative approaches to help people access, understand, and apply health and science information to make protective decisions about their health and well-being. • Vulnerable Populations: Develops, evaluates, and disseminates programs to improve the health and quality of life of children with special needs and their families, underserved communities, and other vulnerable populations. • Organizational Studies: Identifies and studies strategies for public institutions and nonprofit organizations to deliver health and social services effectively.

KDHRC’s office is located on Peachtree Street in vibrant Midtown Atlanta. We offer highly competitive compensation and benefit packages to our employees.

Closing Date: 11/2/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Laura Gover,  Program Manager – children and families program area
Contact Location: 378 5th St. NE
Apt 3
Atlanta   GA  30361
United States
Contact Location: 378 5th St. NE
  Apt 3
  Atlanta   GA  30361
  United States
Contact Phone: 404-998-9171 
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How to Apply: TO APPLY To apply for this position, send your resume and a cover letter that clearly discusses your experience and its applicability to the position to We will not review generic cover letters. Your email must include the position title and position number in the email subject line. The application deadline for this position is August 15, 2018. KDHRC will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. No telephone calls or site visits please, please.

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