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Job Title: Director of Program Services
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Organization: CDC Foundation
Posted: 11/26/2019
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Position Description: Overview The Director of Program Services (DPS) for Noninfectious Disease (NID) Programs leads and monitors project and program initiation and closeout, reviews program/project performance, and sets departmental standards for outcome-driven complex public health programs – comprised of multiple, temporary, unique, and related projects. The DPS works in collaboration with NID leadership, program officers, and other internal and external stakeholders to ensure effective program and project initiation, performance, and closeout. With minimal supervision, discretion, and independent judgment, the DPS is responsible for the coordinated initiation, monitoring, and closeout of programs directed toward the CDC Foundation’s strategic and business objectives. Qualifications and Necessary Skills 1. Minimum of 10 years of project management or related professional experience with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required with emphasis on business administration preferred. Or, minimum of 8 years of project management or related professional experience with a Master’s degree in business administration or related field from an accredited college or university required. 2. Knowledge and skills needed to review programs/projects to improve on-time, on- budget performance. 3. Ability to make decisions that accomplish organizational, departmental, and programmatic strategic objectives. 4. Advanced skills in program initiation; budget development, modeling, and management; program review; compliance; communication; and creative problem solving. 5. Experience and proficiency handling public-private partnerships (or functional equivalent collaborations). 6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills with experience preparing, writing, and editing complex documents such as detailed reports to donors and briefing documents for internal leadership, donors, and other stakeholders/partners. 7. Strong analytical and technical skills such as monitoring and evaluating the completion of deliverables and financial performance of portfolios comprised of diverse programs and projects. 8. Experience with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and software packages used to manage day-to-day business activities such as accounting and project management, preferred. 9. Ability to represent the CDC Foundation and its partners, leading discussions and negotiations concerning program initiation, implementation, closeout, and evaluation. 10. Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills; collegial, energetic, and able to develop productive relationships with colleagues, donors, stakeholders, and partners. 11. Sound judgment and maturity, exemplified by consistent professionalism in dealing with individuals at all levels both internally and externally.

Duties and Responsibilities 1. Monitor and manage NID program/project pipeline, including tracking new opportunities, monitoring timelines and deliverables for existing projects and programs, ensuring appropriate project and program staffing, and ensuring timely and accurate closeout of projects and programs. 2. Lead the conceptualization, initiation, ongoing performance review, and closeout of NID programs/projects that span internal departments, organizations, geographic regions, and cultures. 3. Ensure appropriate NID program/project organization, staffing, kickoff, and handoff by leading project and program set up, internal and external staff recruitment, and engagement with partners and stakeholders. 4. Lead assurance of program/project adherence to organizational and departmental standards, compliance with donor agreement requirements, and appropriate tracking toward meeting milestones and deliverables within budget parameters. 5. Lead department-wide program/project closeout including review and submission of all project deliverables and reports, budget review, development of final and after-action reports, and closeout in all internal systems. 6. Review and provide guidance on preparation, finalization, and submission of narrative and financial reports or updates to donors in collaboration with departmental staff and leadership. 7. Lead department-level implementation of organizational standards around project initiation, implementation, and closeout, with an emphasis on budget management, milestones and deliverables management, relationship building, strategic planning, and auditing/evaluating program impact and performance. 8. Lead department-level implementation of organizational standards around project and program recruitment, hiring, supervision, and off boarding of field employees. 9. Lead NID trainings on the ERP, key operational systems, and departmental and organizational policies/procedures. 10. Develop NID standards around supporting emerging organizational strategic imperatives. 11. Serve as tactical lead for departmental operations. 12. Serve as the operational liaison with other internal departments and external stakeholders and partners. 13. Supervise staff assigned to departmental operational activities. 14. Participates in and/or leads special projects and other duties as assigned.


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.

Relocation is not provided.

Closing Date: 2/26/2020
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Contact Name: Davida Collins,  Director of Program Services
Contact Location: 600 Peachtree Street NW
STE 1000
Atlanta   GA  30308
United States
Contact Location: 600 Peachtree Street NW
  STE 1000
  Atlanta   GA  30308
  United States
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How to Apply: All applicants must apply via CDC Foundation Webpage.

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