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HERC: Metro New York & Southern Connecticut Program Director in New Haven, Connecticut

Employer Name: Yale University

  1. Oversees the advancement and growth of the program. Gives direction and leadership supporting the philosophy, mission, strategy, and annual goals and objectives. Assumes primary accountability for disseminating and publishing all program information to create public awareness and support of the program. 2. Plays a key role in strategic planning. Works closely with leadership, internal and external colleagues and community residents to develop new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organization and implements long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the program. 3. Develops an annual budget and operating plan to support the program. Ensures program operates within approved budget. Monitors and approves all budgeted program expenditures. Manages all program and project funds according to established accounting policies and procedures. 4. Builds and maintains a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the program and to identify areas for improvement. Monitors the program activities on a regular basis and conducts an annual evaluation according to the program evaluation framework. Identifies and evaluates the risks associated with program activities and takes appropriate action to control the risks. Reports evaluation findings to appropriate stakeholders and recommends changes to enhance the program, as appropriate. 5. Ensures that program activities operate within the policies and procedures of the organization and activities comply with all relevant legislation/regulatory requirements. 6. Identifies, solicits, and cultivates community partnerships and collaborations to assist in the development and growth of the program. Develops the metrics to identify and measure the success of the program. Responsible for measurements of grant success and related evaluation. 7. Identifies and evaluates potential future funding sources, and contributes to the submission of grants and contracts supporting the program, including the annual submission and writing of all content areas and budgetary sections of grant applications. 8. Develops the administrative infrastructure of the program. Manages human resource and administrative functions of the program, including staffing and hiring, supervision, performance development, counseling and discipline, if warranted. Oversees and manages information systems, facilities, and space needs. 9. Investigates, identifies, implements, and oversees the maintenance of systems to gather, track, and report information to support the initiatives of the program. Tracks all program activities and regularly informs leadership of progress on each initiative. Recommends structural or programmatic adjustments, changes or additions based on full knowledge of missions, goals, and objectives. 10. Initiates, designs, and manages the compilation of program communications; identifying outreach potential, and promoting philanthropic and collaborative support of the program. Contributes to the development and assists in the management of content on the program's website and monitors all changes and additions to the editorial content. 11. Performs other duties as assigned. Preferred Education: Masters Degree. Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Masters Degree. Required Skill/ability 5: Ability to work independently with little supervision in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, results-oriented academic environment with some ambiguity. Flexibility and ability to work as a team player. Demonstrated ability providing coaching or leadership development support to public health professionals leading organizational change. Posting Position Title: Program Manager 2 Required Skill/ability 3: Superior interpersonal skills to work collaboratively and effectively with people at all levels of an organization and across diverse global partners. Demonstrated ability managing complex and multi-disciplinary teams of academics and practitioners. Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day) University Job Title: Program Director Required Skill/ability 1: Proven project leadership and management experience in public health organizations, including ability to effectively supervise and promote performance of diverse staff and project teams, ensure effective stewardship of financial resources, and easily transition between a broad strategic perspective and a tactical, action-oriented approach. Required Skill/ability 4: Excellent oral communication skills, including ability to effectively present information to engage a wide variety of stakeholders. Well-developed writing skills, ability to write public materials and reports for various constituencies. Required Skill/ability 2: Proactive, creative, problem-solving approach. Ability to identify and anticipate organizational needs, establish priorities, then plan, executive and deliver on varying simultaneous projects in a timely manner. Bachelor's degree in a related field. Six years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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