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Job Title: Program Director - Center for Health Equity Practice
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Organization: MPHI
Posted: 6/6/2019
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Okemos,     
Position Description: Title: Program Director - Center for Health Equity Practice Commensurate with Experience / Posted thru 6-30-19

Employee Name: TBD

Supervisor: May Darwish-Yassine

Purpose: Directs and oversees the pla planning, implementation, operation, and eva evaluation of projects within the Center for Hea Health Equity Practice (CHEP), a program ded dedicated to help public health entities and pra practitioners adopt a health equity and soc social justice framework for their practice thr through applied research, data management and and analysis of basic to complex data sets, pro program evaluation, and the coordination and tra training for in public health. Responsible for for developing and implementing research and dem demonstration projects, facilitating com community collaboration, evaluating results, ens ensuring efficient operation of program ini initiatives, and contributing to the overall mis missions of the CHEP and MPHI.

Duties and Responsibilities: • Provide administrative direction and l leadership in the design, development, i implementation and evaluation of applied r research, program evaluation, and d demonstration projects within the Center of H Health Equity Practice. • Lead and coordinate program a activities, including analyzing project n needs, developing workplans and timelines a and writing progress and evaluation reports. E Ensures service and contract obligation a and/or goals are met. • Document and report on project a activities and status to the Chief Program O Officer, including project development a activities. • Provide oversight for the r recruitment, hiring, supervision, e evaluation, and development of personnel. • Provide administrative, personal and s scholarly leadership and direction to staff i in the areas of project development, m management, and technical, scientific, and p programmatic principles. • Obtain investigator-initiated g grants, complete successfully for contracts, a and expand the resource based available for s support of CHEP and MPHI projects and i infrastructure. • Provide financial oversight, i including development and management of b budgets, tracking of project expenses, and o obtaining funding to ensure sound fiscal r responsibility of the program. Maintain a b balance between program income and expenses. • Develop and maintain continuous q quality improvement to administrative and o operation systems to facilitate the e efficiency and integrity of CHEP. • Ensure compliance with MPHI I Institution Research Review Board and HIPAA P Privacy Panel policies and procedures. • Monitor the quality of all project a activities and deliverables; monitor and e ensure client satisfaction. • Ensure compliance with MPHI and CHEP p policies and procedures. • Develop program priorities, goals a and strategic action plans. • Serve as a liaison between MPHI and C CHEP, and its partners, clients, and c contractors in the generation, development, i implementation, and evaluation of projects. • Disseminate through meetings with c clients and contractors, publications, p professional conferences, teaching, c community meetings, and other public policy f forums, the findings and implications of C CHEP projects. • Generate public confidence, i interest, and participation in program a activities and projects. Influence a authorities to act favorably for CHEP p projects. • Responds to citizen groups, l legislative communities, and media members r regarding program. • Review relevant state and federal l legislation, state and federal guidelines, l literature and other p professional/educational information to keep a abreast of developments in program area. • Serves on task forces, committees, e etc., as necessary to achieve the desired o outcomes of specific project and facilitate t the development of linkages between the I Institute and other organizations engaged in s similar activities at the national and r regional levels. • Establish and maintain positive, strong, c strong, credible, professional and interpers interpersonal relationships with all parties relevant relevant relevant to MPHI projects, including governmen government and university officials and faculty, faculty, and foundation representatives. Maintain Maintain and represent the best interests of MPHI at a

at a MPHI at all times.


Education: A Master’s degree in public health, social science or related field is required. A Doctorate degree is highly preferred.

Experience: A minimum of 8 years of related and and progressively more responsible exp experience in program planning and man management; grant writing and management; and and administrative leadership.

Important Skills and Characteristics: • Excellent communication, written, a and organizational skills. • Strong interpersonal and small group i interaction capabilities; ability to work in t team situations. • Strong mentoring, negotiation, and l leadership skills. • Demonstrated ability to be an e effective supervisor. • Sensitivity to political issues. • Ability to plan, organize and e effectively present ideas and concepts to a w wide variety of groups in a culturally s sensitive way. • Ability to assimilate information f from a variety of sources, analyze i information, and recommend course of action t to be taken. • Ability to work well under pressure, w with short timeframes and multiple, c completing demands. • Creativity in problem-solving. • Commitment to timely completion of pr projects and responsibilities.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements: Must have ability to work at a computer and operate normal office equipment. The position may require moderate physical effort including lifting materials and equipment of <50# and involves viewing a CRT or VDT screen 25% to 75% of the time. Standard office environment. May require valid vehicle operator’s license where needed to perform duties of the position. May require travel (local and out-state) including overnight stays for multi-day trip trips.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS: Su Supervisors hire, discipline and conduct the pe performance review of support staff, or make ef effective recommendations for their hire, di discipline and performance review.

IMPACT ON PROJECTS, SERVICES AND OPERATIONS: The conduct of this position has a substantial impact on the reputation and continued viability of both CHEP and MPHI. This position supports the overall missions of CHEP and MPHI and increases the projects and resources available. This position interacts with CHEP and MPHI clients, potential clients, and other MPHI Program Directors concerning projects that influence MPHI’s reputation, financial positi position, and its ability to respond approp appropriately to the interest of its clients.


Contact Person/Group Frequency Purpose Chief Program Officer As Needed Planning and status updates Program Staff Weekly Supervision, Planning, Problem-Solving, Mentoring MPHI Program Directors Monthly Coo Coordination, Planning Clients/Funders Monthly Development, Neg Negotiation, Project Management Consultants Weekly to Monthly D Development, Negotiation, Project Ma Management

“For purposes of employment standards, this classification is “Exempt” from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.”


Organization Description:

Closing Date: 9/6/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Angela Crozier,  Program Director - Center for Health Equity Practice
Contact Location: 2436 Woodlake Circle
Suite 300
Okemos   MI  48864
United States
Contact Location: 2436 Woodlake Circle
  Suite 300
  Okemos   MI  48864
  United States
Contact Phone: 5173248349 
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