Project Director, Brain Health Partnerships

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Project Director Description

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who loves working collaboratively with people and systems to achieve big goals. Working with the Executive Director, UsA2 Center for Brain Health Equity (60%) and the Executive Director of the Brain Health Partnership (40%), the Project Director will provide project leadership and management for the recently launched UsA2 Center for Brain Health Equity as well as project support for the Brain Health Partnership, two closely aligned initiatives at UsAgainstAlzheimer’s (UsA2).

The position will be responsible for 1) under the general supervision of the Executive Directors, managing one or more specific programmatic initiatives in brain health equity and early intervention; 2) supporting implementation of the Center for Brain Health Equity’s Cooperative Agreement with the Disease Control and Prevention; 3) developing, disseminating, and evaluating communications to stakeholders; and 4) representing UsA2 in a wide range of program-related meetings, conferences, presentations and other public venues.

We are: UsAgainstAlzheimer’s

UsAgainstAlzheimer’s exists to conquer Alzheimer’s. We run toward the thorniest problems; take on the biggest challenges facing families, communities, and nations; and bring all of “Us” together to break down barriers and make change. We will not rest until brain span equals life span for everyone. Learn more at www.usagainstalzheimers.org.

You are:

You are confident, self-directed and get things done. You are a strategic thinker and doer. You can fly the plane while you are building it, while gathering input from stakeholders and learning. You love making connections between people and ideas and systems. You are motivated by progress and diligent about mapping and tracking progress to goals. You have a passion for justice and health and are dedicated to advancing equity and improving health outcomes. You are excited by new ways of thinking and doing and challenge yourself to think differently. You love running programs and understand evaluations, communications, policy and how to work with diverse stakeholders to achieve meaningful goals. You are an instigator who knows how to motivate partners to work together toward change. You know how to build trust and how to keep it. You have the humility to be driven by community and work for community. You have the energy and vision to join our team, understand our strategies and get to work right away.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Program Planning and Implementation

  • Using knowledge of and experience in public health, assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of various projects of the UsA2 Center for Brain Health Equity, including strategic communications targeting Center partners and consumers.
  • Project manage the brain Health Partnership’s Provider Leadership Group and Health Provider Stakeholder Engagement

Communications and Stakeholder Engagement

  • Synthesize complex and disparate information related the brain health to develop culturally tailored communications and engagement strategies to improve awareness and action on brain health in diverse communities.
  • Manage day-to-day interactions with partners and contractors to ensure progress against established workplans on a monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Manage logistics and communications associated with in-person or virtual events, such as meetings, teleconferences, and webinars.
  • Identify and resolve problems in a timely and effective manner in partnership with management.
  • Present at national conferences and at meetings and represent UsA2 in select external partnerships as appropriate.
  • Manage overall communications and partnership engagement for the Brain Health Partnership, including email newsletters, in-person or virtual events, such as meetings, teleconferences, and webinars.

Research and Policy

  • Draft backgrounders, fact sheets, and briefs on various brain health and equity related issues as needed.
  • Work with programs and policy leadership to develop partnership mobilization strategies to advance issues education priorities and objectives.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of five years of working experience in public health or healthcare program management or stakeholder engagement experience in healthcare or health-related community mobilization.
  • Public health policy experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated understanding of public health practice, particularly related to aging and chronic diseases such as Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
  • Track record of effective project management, including in periods of high-work volumes and tight deadlines.
  • Knowledge of and experience with applying health equity frameworks in public health practice.

Skills & Abilities

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to make complex public health guidance and research accessible to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Ability to translate public health best-practices into programmatic and communications actions.
  • Proficiency in using multiple communications platforms (e.g., social media) to advance organizational priorities.
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills:
    • Geniality, thoughtfulness, tact, and diplomacy, especially in relationship building with external partners.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively among small teams, in a complex, fast-paced organization serving multiple stakeholders.
  • Spanish language proficiency a plus but not required.
  • When safe and appropriate, willingness to travel as necessary.

Compensation Package

This is a full-time, salaried position. We have a preference that the role be based in the Washington D.C. area, but we can be flexible for exceptional candidates. The UsAgainstAlzheimer's team is working remotely during the pandemic. Salary is commensurate with experience. The benefits package includes 15 vacation days, generous sick leave, standard holidays, a 401k retirement plan with 4% employer match, and a choice of medical plans covering all or a portion of health, vision, and dental insurance.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter including salary expectations to jobs@usagainstalzheimers.org.  Please note Project Director in the subject line.

 

UsAgainstAlzheimer’s promotes a culture of inclusion and seeks talented staff from diverse backgrounds. UsAgainstAlzheimer’s does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected factor.