The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in in the areas of public health programming, implementation of population-based interventions to reach African American, Hispanic, Asian or Native American populations and federal grant management.
The Project Director is responsible for providing leadership and direction on initiatives to improve awareness of lupus, time to an accurate lupus diagnosis, and health outcomes and health-related quality of life among individuals with lupus. This person will be responsible for government grant work. Programmatic work includes the development and execution of a national awareness and education campaigns; ongoing promotion and growth of a web-based public resource center; overseeing the engagement of a national network of lupus partnerships; coordinating the development and dissemination of lupus self-management education and resources and will oversee monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management, and translation of learning.
The position will report to the Sr. Vice President of Marketing and Communications.
The Project Director position requires a proven, forward-thinking, and dynamic individual to provide proactive leadership and vision in developing new, innovative programs to reach diverse communities. This includes having excellent analytical, interpersonal, organizational, project and staff management, budget and writing skills. The ideal candidate will create strong working relationships between staff across project teams and have experience developing and managing monitoring and evaluation plans and collecting, compiling, and visualizing quantitative and qualitative data to promote the strategic use of data for program improvement and adaptation.
- Contribute to the creation of, and directly manage the production and execution of an evidence-based national integrated awareness and education campaign for individuals at risk for lupus, recently diagnosed individuals with lupus, lupus caregivers, health care professionals and lupus specialists.
- Establish, manage and regularly engage with the program’s advisory council.
- Work with a cross-function team to identify opportunities to engage and coordinate with appropriate national- and state-level organizations to support the campaigns and initiatives.
- Oversee the creation of, and support the production and execution of all monitoring and evaluation plans and associated outcomes for the grant.
- Establish, manage and regularly engage with project team around progress towards outcomes.
- Oversee the establishment of an outreach reporting tool to track partnerships.
- Measure and report of program results.
- Provide oversight and manage timelines and deliverables against approved work plan.
- Manage internal and external communication about this project to key all stakeholders informed and engaged.
- Establish outreach reporting tool to track efforts.
- Work with team to establish and implement comprehensive and aligned strategic marketing, communication and outreach plan.
- Manage the creation of multicultural marketing materials.
- Work closely with results leads and senior management to routinely use program data for program strategy and adaptation
- Execute online/offline outreach, search engine marketing, advertising, public relations, event marketing, and other efforts to increase awareness and engagement.
- Be accountable for measuring and report on program results.
- Develop and effectively direct program activities to ensure timely completion of deliverables. This includes monitoring ongoing scopes of work to ensure accuracy of Lupus Foundation of America activities vis-à-vis contractual and grant commitments.
- Ensure programmatic excellence through development and implementation of innovative performance and outcomes measures.
- Serve as resource and advisor to program staff. Support their work by help with tasks and managing resources, opportunity, time, and information.
- Responsible for completing project reports, managing budgets, preparing proposals and providing updates to Foundation’s National Board of Directors, Grant Officers, partners and other key stakeholders.
- Education: Master of Public Health
- Candidate must demonstrate a minimum of 8+ years of public health experience, including significant amounts of grants management and health communications experience.
- Experience in multicultural programming.
- Federal grant management experience.
- Exceptional knowledge of public health strategies, models, concepts and practices.
- Strong project management & performance measurement skills with ability to compile and analyze performance outcomes data to develop metrics that support decision-making for resource allocation and subsequent campaigns.
- Demonstrated experience in public health program development, evaluation and reporting.
- Experience with collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data.
- Strong project, staff management skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to work successfully with cross-functioning teams, consultants and agencies.
- Experience working with diverse national and community-based coalitions and organizations.
- Self-motivated, able to balance multiple and competing priorities or deadlines, excellent organizational skills, and ability to track multiple projects/programs tasks as delegated to program staff.
- Strong experience in data interpretation, visualization and use for decision-making;
- Strong budget management experience, detail-oriented, and able to work well in evolving circumstances.
- Excellent written and oral communication and coalition building skills with an ability to balance, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
- Proven leadership skills and management experience.
- A team player who is willing to engage in both strategic and tactical work as needed.
- Passion for results: the ability to find creative solutions and generate results in a dynamic environment.
- Spanish/English bilingual capability a plus.