American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), a membership organization dedicated to the advancement of women's health care in Washington, DC, is currently seeking a Projects and Grant Program Director to oversee the general operations of the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) program implementation and related special projects and grants. This is a 100% grant-funded position.
The intention of this role is to: oversee the successful implementation of programs; oversee the various convening and stakeholder forums in each program to ensure best practices, and compelling meeting objectives; ensure governance and financial compliance with contracting partners and to manage direct report staff; foster collaboration between the AIM Program and related severe maternal morbidity (SMM) special projects and grant work at ACOG and program teams in various programmatic areas. The Projects and Grant Program Director provides clinical leadership and input as well as mentorship and support for the AIM Project Director and the AIM staff members.
- Provide strategic guidance on a wide variety of implementation programs impacting Women's Health programs.
- Provide guidance and oversight on grant applications impacting women's health programs. Review all scopes of work, all proposed budgets, and provide general oversight on resources allocation specifically staffing and in-directs to ensure proper funding amounts are requested.
- Advocate for resources and support for issues and programs with ACOG and with other organizations and agencies, including funders.
- Initiate and facilitate communication and cooperation between program staff and other ACOG staff, committees and members to leverage exceptional ACOG work from other departments in order to support the program work.
- Represent the College and develop and maintain positive relationships and communication with ACOG members, ACOG Districts and Sections, government agencies, and other relevant agencies and organizations, medical and non-medical, in the areas of women's health addressed by specific programs.
- Oversee budget development and analysis, allocation and stewardship of resources.
- Supervise the recruitment, training and supervision of new and existing staff. Including but not limited to assigning projects and tasks and ensuring adherence to organizational standards, procedures, and requirements.
- Remain aware of project-related issues, scope changes, variances and contingencies that may arise during implementation and execution and establish plans to communicate these to funders and ACOG leadership when appropriate.
- Monitor the execution of work plans, timelines, and content for funding proposals, including AIM strategies, outcomes and vision.
- Assist the AIM Project Director and Senior Nurse Project Manager in prioritizing activities and funding requests and foster collaboration between the work.
- Represent AIM and ACOG Advocacy work at internal and external meetings, conferences, and panels when needed or when clinical input and representation is required.
- Ensure Project compliance with organizational and funder requirements, reporting, and standards.
- Identify, foster, and maintain new and existing collaborative relationships with other ACOG departments and divisions, ACOG section and district leadership, expert advisors, training sites, and colleague organizations.
- Identify, foster, and maintain new and existing collaborative relationships with external partners.
- Respond to or delegate responses to member and public requests for technical assistance and other guidance.
- Encourage staff ownership and initiative of project and program activities by seeking staff input, supporting staff ideas, appropriately delegating responsibilities, and monitoring results.
- Respond to congressional, media and funder inquiries on AIM and special project activities.
- Bacehlor's degree in health-relateed field is required; Master's degree in health-related field, clinical and quality improvement experience preferred.
- Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience and minimum of 5 years managing employees
- Experience in clinical settings and quality improvement experience preferred.
- Experience in program management with demonstrated success in running highly reliable teams and delivering on programmatic objectives.
- Demonstrated computer literacy, proficient in MS Word for Windows, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook;
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize and adapt to changing needs and manage time effectively, including working under pressure and managing multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Effective in communicating to individuals at all levels (written, verbal).
- Must be organized, manage priorities, and detail and deadline oriented.
- Must be highly motivated, take initiative, and maintain professionalism.
- Capable of using sound judgment in problem solving skills and resolving problems. Ability to investigate issues, ask appropriate questions and recommend alternative solutions, as appropriate.
- Must be comfortable working in a collaborative environment
- Ability to travel and work long hours when necessary.
- Experience in working with state-local public health systems and community-based organizations preferred.
- Broad understanding of issues regarding access to and quality of maternal health services.
- Demonstrated skill in negotiating controversial issues.
- Strong computer skills including aptitude in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and content management systems.
- Ability to travel, sometimes overnight and for several days.
Home to more than 58,000 women's health care professionals, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is a membership organization leading advancements in women's health. When you become part of the ACOG team, you're part of an organization that values communicating evidence-based, peer-reviewed information about women's health to members and the general public. ACOG supports its members by maintaining authoritative clinical guidance, providing continuing medical education resources, patient education materials and more. Together with our members, we are working to transform the future of women's health by delivering a compelling member experience, supporting the ob-gyn profession, and advocating for improved women's health.
Paid Parental Leave – Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace – Flexible work schedule – Commuting Allowance – Generous Paid Time Off – Holiday Pay – Life Insurance – Community Volunteering Opportunities – Generous 401(k) Company Contributions – Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance – Learning Opportunities and Tuition Reimbursement – Company-Sponsored Team Outings – and more!
ACOG is an EEO employer committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. As a federal government contractor and in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and Executive Orders, the College takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants and employees covered are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender), age, disability, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic that is protected by applicable law. For more information about your equal employment opportunity rights, please view this poster: EEO is the Law. The College also participates in E-Verify.