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Job Title: Senior Program Officer
Job Number:
Organization: CDC Foundation
Posted: 11/6/2018
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA   
Position Description: Overview

The Senior Program Officer (SPO) – Level 1 implements outcome-driven complex public health programs – comprised of multiple, temporary, unique, and related projects – in collaboration with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), donors, and other internal and external stakeholders. With minimal supervision, discretion, and independent judgment, the SPO is responsible for the coordinated management of programs directed toward the CDC Foundation’s strategic and business objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

Conceptualize, plan, execute, monitor, and close programs that span internal departments, organizations, geographic regions, and cultures for the designated team. Based on programmatic needs, hires, recruits, and supervises field employees with a particular emphasis on ongoing performance management and directing. Based on programmatic needs, hires, recruits, supervises, and mentors no more than 1 Program Officer, Program Specialist, and/or other CDC Foundation Programs Department staff on the designated team with a particular emphasis on ongoing performance management, education, coaching, and directing. Serves as programmatic liaison for and between internal and external stakeholders. Manages significant matters such as program development, program budgeting, and auditing/evaluating program impact and performance. Formulates program-related goals, objectives, operating policies, strategic plans, guidelines, governance, standards, and priorities to ensure consistency with departmental standard operating procedures. Contributes to resource mobilization efforts such as developing sub-contractor teaming agreements or letters of intent as well as reviewing proposals for programs in consultation and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. Prepares, finalizes, and submits narrative and financial reports or updates to donors in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. Prepares, negotiates, and monitors program-related contracts and agreements. Represents the CDC Foundation at technical, policy, and strategic planning meetings with internal and external stakeholders. Travels domestically or internationally as needed to represent the designated programs and the CDC Foundation (up to 20% annually). Participates in and/or leads special projects and other duties as assigned.

To apply: Resumes will be accepted through November 20, 2018

Qualifications: Qualifications and Necessary Skills

Master’s degree in public health, public administration, or related field from an accredited college or university required. Minimum of 7 years of public health and related professional experience. Knowledge and skills needed to be effective in the program/project, donor, and stakeholder environments in international or domestic contexts. Ability to make decisions that accomplish organizational and programmatic strategic objectives. Advanced skills in budget management, cross-cultural awareness, communication, influence, negotiation, conflict resolution, and creative problem solving. Experience and proficiency handling public-private partnerships (or functional equivalent collaborations). Excellent written and verbal communication skills with particular experience preparing, writing, and editing complex documents such as detailed reports to donors; briefing documents for CDC, donors, and other stakeholders/partners; and peer-reviewed articles. Strong technical skills including word processing, spreadsheet, and database management. Experience with enterprise resource planning systems and software packages used to manage day-to-day business activities such as accounting, procurement, and project management preferred. Ability to represent the CDC Foundation and its partners, leading discussions and negotiations concerning program planning, implementation, and evaluation. Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills; collegial, energetic, and able to develop productive relationships with colleagues, donors, stakeholders, and partners. Sound judgment and maturity, exemplified by consistent professionalism in dealing with individuals at all levels both internally and externally.

Organization Description: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law.

We comply with all applicable laws including E.O. 11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria in accordance with 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-300.5(a)(12) and 60-741.5(a)(7). As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.

The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment.

Relocation expenses are not included.

Closing Date: 11/20/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Davida Collins,  Senior Program Officer
Contact Location: 600 Peachtree Street NW

Atlanta   GA  30308
United States
Contact Location: 600 Peachtree Street NW
  Atlanta   GA  30308
  United States
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How to Apply: All applicants must apply via our Foundation site at

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