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Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) has an outstanding opportunity for a temporary Associate Director for Strategic Partnerships. The NWCPHP provides training, research and evaluation services to support public health organizations. As the outreach arm of the University of Washington School of Public Health, the NWCPHP brings academia and practice communities together by offering valuable academic resources to the practice community and conveying everyday-practice perspectives to academia.
Critical to the success of the NWCPHP are strong collaborative partnerships among stakeholders. The Associate Director for Strategic Partnerships is responsible for building and maintaining positive business relationships locally, regionally, and nationally, with a particular focus on the needs of public health practitioners in the six-state region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. This position is the "face" of the NWCPHP and the Director's designee for representation of the NWCPHP at the local, regional and national levels. The Associate Director engages as an active partner in national networks of comparable training and research organizations, attends national meetings/activities related to the NWCPHP mission and serves on national committees associated with multiple grants.
The Associate Director for Strategic Partnerships teams with the NWCPHP Director to drive the training, research and evaluation activities of the Center forward. This position is responsible for identifying and pursuing grant opportunities that build on the NWCPHP mission, including writing successful proposals that team with multiple partner agencies and organizations, preparing reports for dissemination, and writing articles for publication. An understanding of the issues and activities related to workforce development and public health practice is essential to success in this role. The Associate Director must maintain awareness of trends in workforce training and position the Center's activities for on-going funding and performance success. This position works closely with the Associate Director for Operations to ensure timely and successful completion of Center activities.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Strategic Planning
Partner with the Director to develop, communicate and strategically implement the vision for NWCPHP core research, training and evaluation activities.
Demonstrate strong aptitude for respectful leadership in a collaborative environment. Assure collaborative decision-making, problem-solving, and appropriate priority-setting.
Collaborate with the senior leadership team and other key stakeholders to identify and build opportunities for synergies between research and training functions.
Develop actionable plans for Center growth.
Develop and maintain key indicators for measuring efficacy of activities.
Develop and monitor funding pipeline, including establishing specific tactics and goals.
Remain current on national and regional research and activities that overlap with the NWCPHP's core areas of focus.
Build an extensive network of connections to increase NWCPHP visibility and desirability as a research/training/evaluation partner in the area of public health practice.
Ensure strong positive relationships with stakeholders and partners.
Ensure responsiveness to funders, partners and stakeholders.
Represent the NWCPHP at the UW, local, regional, and national level. Attend national meetings and conferences associated with grant activities.
Grant Development and Writing
Administer the seeking, writing, scoping and reporting of all grant and contract activities for the NWCPHP.
Identify funding opportunities from a wide variety of sources; write successful proposals that include full research narratives and defensible budgeting; accurately scope project needs; engage external research partners and develop project teams; establish timelines.
Write reports and articles for publication.
Master's degree in Public Health or related field
Four years experience in public health practice and/or public health-related research
Ability to build and maintain healthy collaborative relationships with public health partners
Experience leading a research unit or program, preferably in a public health setting
Experience writing successful grant proposals and research project management
Proven ability to lead and work successfully in cross-functional teams; experience establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with a diverse group of project partners, including internal staff and external partners; working knowledge of team building techniques.
Experience with strategic planning and organizational development.
Excellent communication skills
Strong network of regional and national public health contacts
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
Overnight and multi-day travel to attend national meetings and conferences is required for this position (approximately 5 trips/year). Local and regional travel also may be frequent (approximately 1-2 times/month). This position may require the employee to work beyond a normal work week (e.g. more than 40 hours per week) and intermittently requires work on evenings and weekends to meet project deadlines.
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