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Assistant Director of Project Management, Primary Health Care

Company: Harvard University
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

58791BRAuto req ID:58791BRJob Code:361058 Administrative Manager Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Assistant Director of Project Management, Primary Health CareSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :058Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:+ Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required + 7+ years of international program management or research coordination work experience required + Experience working in a matrix environment required Additional Qualifications and Skills: The following job-specific skills and competencies are preferred: + Master's degree + Demonstrated expertise in global health and primary health care + Demonstrated expertise in designing, conducting, and managing multiple research, implementation, and quality improvement projects + Demonstrated record of leading and managing complex teams and mentoring junior team members + Proven ability to navigate partner and donor relations and effectively represent the organization to external partners + Demonstrated record of successfully managing a portfolio of grants to completion, ensuring work is completed on time, on scope, on budget, and with quality The following cultural competencies are also preferred: + Awareness of and aptitude to appropriately and effectively understand, respect, and adapt to cultural and identity-based difference within group environments + Knowledge of and commitment to concepts and issues tied to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion + Skills related to creating and supporting an environment that allows for inclusion, effective intercultural engagement, and personal humility and authenticity Additional Information: Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including: + Time Off: 3-4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12+ paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year. + Medical/Dental/Vision: Excellent and affordable medical, dental & vision plans, with coverage beginning as of an employee's start date. + Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service. + Tuition Assistance & Reimbursement Programs: $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School, discounted options through participating Harvard graduate schools, and reimbursement options for accredited schools outside of Harvard. + Transportation: 50% discount on MBTA passes, as well as additional options (rideshare, biking, etc.) to assist employees in their daily commute. + Wellness & Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, hard & soft skills development, career planning, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complimentary health services. Additionally, access to Harvard athletic facilities, libraries, campus events -- and many discounts for various cultural and leisure activities throughout metro Boston. Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country! ---- ------ + The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does not provide visa sponsorship, now or in the future, for staff positions. + Harvard University requires pre-employment reference checks and background screenings. + This position has a 90 day orientation and review period. ---------- The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard's Vaccine & Booster Requirements ( . Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University's COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University's "COVID-19 Vaccine Information" webpage ( . Department:Ariadne LabsPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:General Administration Position Description: Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: + In close collaboration with the Program Director, leverage all team members and platforms to establish and effectively carry out the goals and objectives of all projects and activities in the PHC portfolio + Strategize, oversee, and coordinate all research and implementation activities of the PHC team with integrity and excellence, contributing management expertise and taking responsibility for sound management of all work produced by the PHC team + Serve as supervisor and/or mentor to all PHC project management and admin staff, providing direction and coordination across workstreams + Serve as strategic thought partner to the Director and be able to articulate and represent the program's vision to internal and external partners in high-level stakeholder and partnership development meetings + Apply significant knowledge and experience from the global health and PHC fields to contribute to shaping the current and future trajectory of the PHC portfolio at Ariadne Labs, including identifying and cultivating selected funding opportunities + In collaboration with the Program Director, provide support and input to revenue and grant generating activities including: prioritization of opportunities, proposal development and writing, and relationship cultivation + In close collaboration with the Director, cultivate and maintain strong relationships with all partners, organization staff, and external stakeholders + Represent Ariadne organization and the PHC program to the public, stakeholders, and partners as directed by Program Director + Develop and reinforce strong communication channels within the team and work with the Program Director to build and maintain a positive team culture + Participate in, and encourage team member participation in, Ariadne Labs' organizational meetings, updates, and community building activities + Share learnings from the PHC portfolio with other Ariadne programs and platforms + Model and reinforce Ariadne's values by serving as a steward of Ariadne's overall mission and goals + Contribute to the overall scientific integrity of Ariadne Labs + Support all other program-related work as needed and indicated by the Program Director + Other duties as assigned PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term appointment of 1 year from the date of hire with the possibility for extension.PLEASE NOTE: The primary work location for this position is Boston, MA and in order to be on Harvard payroll, you must reside in one of the following states - MA, NH, RI, ME, CT, VT, NY, MD, or CA. Until our return to campus and full operational status, which is still to-be-determined, this interview process and position will take place in a slightly modified manner - including virtual interviews and a combination of remote and on-site onboarding and work. On-campus/in-person work is expected, though, upon start date - in accordance with approved COVID-related guidelines and protocols. School/Unit:Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary: Ariadne Labs is a joint center for health systems innovation at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Our goal is to drive scalable solutions for better care at critical moments in people's lives everywhere. Better care means better health outcomes, lower costs, and more actual caring. Critical means solving health systems failures that have major impact, typically touching people by the millions. Ariadne Labs currently has research programs in the areas of childbirth, surgery, palliative care, and primary health care.Primary Health Care ProgramThe Primary Health Care (PHC) portfolio at Ariadne Labs contains multiple interconnected projects, including the PHC Performance Initiative (PHCPI) which aims to catalyze improvement in PHC in low and middle-income countries through more and better measurement, country engagement and effective knowledge management. The PHC team also collaborates directly with country partners as well as local partners in Massachusetts, to assess country and state-level primary health care systems, and design and implement improvement strategies. The PHC portfolio is expanding rapidly, with active work in multiple countries, and deepening relationships with collaborating partners around the globe.Position OverviewReporting to the PHC Program Director, the Assistant Director of Management for the Primary Health Care Program at Ariadne Labs will be a key leader of the PHC team, which includes clinicians, scientists, project managers, research assistants, and graduate students. The Assistant Director of Management will have primary responsibility for ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of work across the PHC portfolio. This will include building and operationalizing the program's management structure across projects and directing and supporting the PHC team at Ariadne Labs through both strategic and day-to-day work implementation guidance. The Assistant Director of Management will directly oversee and/or mentor all project management staff on the PHC team, applying expertise in the Ariadne Labs approach to program management to ensure excellence across all team research and implementation activities. The Assistant Director of Management will also support the Director in the management of the research staff and coordination with internal collaborators from the Platform, Communications, and Finance teams at Ariadne Labs.The Assistant Director of Management will serve as a strategic thought partner for the Director, contributing knowledge and experience to help shape the current and future trajectory of the PHC portfolio, with specific focus on the Program's management approach. In partnership with the Program Director, the Assistant Director of Management will also be jointly responsible for ensuring program and team health.This position will be considered a senior representative of Ariadne Labs, its mission, and its values and therefore requires the ability to develop and maintain senior level internal and external relationships. When determined by the Director, the Assistant Director will represent the Program and the Director in meetings within Ariadne Labs and with external partners, locally, regionally, and internationally. The Assistant Director will also support the team in identifying and applying for additional investment to support ongoing and new projects.This position may require occasional travel. Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging: At the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, we believe that diversity is integral to the Harvard experience and our mission of improving public health education, research and policy. Diversity of cultural backgrounds, identities, lived experiences, perspectives, and ways of understanding the world enriches our community and enables us to best meet the public health needs of the United States and the world. Ongoing learning and development related to diversity allows for both individual and institutional growth, and is necessary to foster and sustain a culture of inclusion. To achieve this, we are committed to ensuring equitable access to opportunities for learning, living, and working at the Harvard Chan School. We maintain an unwavering dedication to diversity, inclusion, and belonging as core to our institutional values and to actively counter, minimize, and address racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia, gender bias, and all forms of discrimination. Learn more about the School's mission, objectives, and core values ( and our diversity, inclusion, and belonging ( initiatives.

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