Posting Summary: The Associate Director for Program Development will be responsible for day-to-day oversight of the full range of programmatic activities in the Global Infectious Diseases Institute (GIDI). This position will be the primary point of contact for a network of faculty, administrators, and trainees within the University, and will serve as a liaison for partners external to the University (international collaborators, corporate, non-profit, community and government). The Associate Director will direct the Institute's grant portfolio. This position will evaluate the Institute's research strengths, investigate extramural funding opportunities in light of these strengths, and develop and execute plans for successful pursuit of these opportunities. The Associate Director will facilitate creating interdisciplinary collaborative groups and support existing ones. The successful incumbent will implement all strategic plans for the Institute, including providing public relations support, organizing Institute-branded events, and coordinating academic activities for trainees.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Doctorate or equivalent in a field germane to the Institute's research agenda in the sciences or social sciences
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Postdoctoral research or internships in areas germane to the Institute's agenda, such as infectious diseases, public health, global health, or public policy preferred
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Extensive - 7 years plus
Required Specific Experience: At least 7 years of relevant experience, including but not limited to academic collaborative research involving multiple stakeholders, or with governmental or non-governmental entities in areas such as global health, public policy, and research in the sciences or social sciences.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Extensive - 7 years plus
Preferred Specific Experience: - Documented experience managing research portfolios for funding agencies or advocacy organizations - Documented experience managing diverse international research portfolios - Experience with publicizing a multidisciplinary research agenda using newsletters, websites, social media presence, and the like
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: - Proven subject matter expertise in infectious diseases, global health, public policy, or related fields. - Masterful sophistication in all communication efforts with proven ability to communicate the research agenda of the Institute to all levels of the University (including leadership, faculty, and trainees) and to contacts outside the University - Proven track record of building, leading, motivating, and assessing diverse teams to achieve set goals, including the submission of successful extramural grant applications - Extensive knowledge of the federal and international research portfolio germane to global infectious diseases - Proven ability to connect a research agenda with diverse stakeholders, in particular contacts at funding agencies relevant to the Institute's research interests - Proven ability to objectively evaluate current and future strengths of a research entity - Proven history of planning and directing the technological components, budgetary aspects, and overall administration of specific program. Demonstrate ability to manage risk, identify areas of exposure, and structure interventions, as needed
Required Computer Applications: - Working familiarity with standard office programs (Microsoft Office or equivalent) required - Demonstrate ability to evaluate and learn new software, tools, and procedures
Preferred Computer Applications: Graphic software (Adobe suite or equivalent) preferred, web management software (Drupal) preferred, familiarity with standard social media platforms preferred
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