Posted on: February 25, 2021
Project Director, Brain Health Partnerships UsAgainstAlzheimer's
and UsAgainstAlzheimer's Action Share: 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
- 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
- Manage day-to-day interactions with partners and contractors to
ensure progress against established workplans on a monthly and
- Manage logistics and communications associated with in-person
or virtual events, such as meetings, teleconferences, and
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 email@example.com . 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
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