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Tourette Association of America


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March 19, 2021

The Tourette Association of America (TAA) seeks a full-time Program Associate to join the Research and Medical Program Team. Reporting to the Vice-President, the job will be based out of the TAA’s home office in beautiful Bayside, Queens, New York. This position is a great opportunity for someone who has a passion for a career that will make a positive change in the world. Founded in 1972, the TAA’s mission is to make life better for all people affected by Tourette Syndrome (TS) and Tic Disorders through awareness, research and support efforts. This is an exciting time at the TAA, as we are in the midst of a comprehensive campaign designed to elevate the organization’s profile, increase fundraising and maximize programming. Changing the public’s perception of Tourette Syndrome is one of our most important goals. The position will provide experience and exposure to multiple functionalities of the organization, opportunities for interactions with a range of staff members and will be offered training and mentoring.

JOB SUMMARY

The Program Associate will have two major responsibilities 1) Assist the Vice President in the management of the research grant and medical programs. The Program Associate will promote awareness of programs and grant deadlines, assist applicants in submitting materials, help organize and manage scientific review, generate award letters, schedule payments and track progress reports. In addition, the Program Associate will provide logistical support for other scientific initiatives, including events and working groups. 2) Work with other TAA staff, to plan, organize and oversee educational programs, conferences, symposia and events. The Program Associate will need to work with multiple staff on varied projects on multiple-timelines while contributing as a member of the team. They must also be capable to work independently when required.


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

·        Coordinate planning, logistics and execution for an array of TAA sponsored events and programs.

·        Develop project plans and timelines for initiatives and events.

·        Keep multiple projects on track on differing timelines.

·        Represent the TAA externally; must demonstrate compassion and kindness.

·        Develop and coordinate logistics for web event series.

·        Manage planning and logistics for the TAA grants programs.

·        Ensure accurate data collection and management, recording, and reporting. Maintain program spreadsheets and documents through regularly monitoring and updating.

·        Participate in regular department and stakeholder meetings to share updates in program processes and impact, and discuss methods for program improvement.

·        Assist in tracking program costs, especially and including individual expenditures.

·        Interact and assist other TAA departments and work collaboratively.

·        All other duties as may be required by the position or by the TAA.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Major in biological or related sciences, psychology, public policy or health policy referred.
  • 0-2 years of professional experience. If no prior professional work, must demonstrate volunteerism or dedication to helping others.
  • Interest in disease advocacy and non-profit work.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Fast learner; must be able to take on new responsibilities, including program evaluation, data collection, entry, and analysis.
  • Must openly communicate and be actively engaged with coworkers.
  • Contribute ideas and participate in meetings when called upon.
  • Must be able to achieve proficiency in project planning including: budgeting, timelines, and setting and meeting program objectives and outcomes, both for existing programs and as part  of new program development.
  • Understands social media trends and how to communicate with different demographics.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks and think critically.
  • Must display empathy and respect for all coworkers and constituents.
  • Interest in public health and an understanding of various needs of the Tourette community.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office platforms required.
  • This position may require travel locally and nationally.

The Tourette Association of America (TAA) seeks a full-time Program Associate to join the Research and Medical Program Team. Reporting to the Vice-President, the job will be based out of the TAA’s home office in beautiful Bayside, Queens, New…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Salary commessurate with experience. TAA benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, general time off, and 403(b) retirement account.

Salary commessurate with experience. TAA benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, general time off, and 403(b) retirement account.

Location

On-site
42-40 Bell Boulevard, 205, Bayside, NY 11361

How to Apply

Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirement to be considered. You may also apply via our website at http://www.tourette.org/about-us/careers

Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirement to be considered. You may also apply via our website at http://www.tourette.org/about-us/careers

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