The Department of Population Health at NYU School of Medicine seeks a Program Director for a major initiative to develop an interactive website the City Health Dashboard to track and display health and health-related metrics at the city level for all cities in the United States with a population of 70,000 or above. This ambitious endeavor, with support anticipated from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will span 500 cities, with the goal of serving as a major resource for municipal officials, community leaders and other local policy actors to drive health improvements in their jurisdictions. To advance its development as a data platform that all American cities can come to rely on, the Program Director will oversee data acquisition and analytics, web development, communications, sustainability planning, and engage with multiple external bridging partner organizations and program officers at the funding entity. The Program Director will be responsible for overall management, operations and timely achievement of deliverables for this complex, initiative, and will have latitude to contribute to its innovation and vision.
The ideal Program Director will have substantial experience both in leading large-scale multi-component initiatives and in the areas of population health-related data and city-level policy making. The Program Director will be responsible for managing all project staff and subcontracts, for interfacing and managing relationships with consultants and vendors, for budget and reporting, and for meeting project milestones.
- Develop and implement a project management system in concert with key partners (web development, communications, and sustainability contractors; bridging partner organizations; funders).
- Oversee contracts with external web developer, communications firm and sustainability strategist
- Coordinate with staff at external bridging partner organizations who are funded through subcontracts with the City Health Dashboard to foster cities uptake and substantive use of the City Health Dashboard resource
- Forge productive collaborations with relevant municipal stakeholders
- Liaise with funders regarding progress, project milestones, and budgeting
- Manage research budgets to ensure accurate forecasting and that appropriate sponsor and NYU School of Medicine guidelines have been addressed. Work with divisional/departmental teams to track and validate research-related billing and collections.
- Provide management support to projects Principal Investigators and provide regular updates across all areas of the project
- Directly supervise Administrative/Business Manager and Communications Specialist
- With the Director of Metrics and Analytics, prioritize requests from cities and other stakeholders for technical assistance and related support
- To qualify you must have a masters degree in public health, business, or public administration
- Extensive (e.g., 5 years or more) experience in managing multi-site, multi-stakeholder projects
- Familiarity with public health data, communications, city-level policy making
- Successful experience working with stakeholders from a variety of settings government, academia, media, and non-profit organizations
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