• Mgr, Program & Research

    Job Number
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    School Of Public Health
    SPH: Epidemiology
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Not Applicable
    Job Category
    Business Operations
  • Description

    JOB DESCRIPTION: Manages administrative and research activities in support of a specialized program or research center. Develops plans for program growth and development and serves as a liaison to various committees or organizations. May oversee the planning, logistics and implementation of various special events such as lectures, seminars, conferences, or research projects. Participates in developing and implementing various program related communications such as websites, publications, multimedia or video productions. May hire and supervise administrative or research related staff. Performs related responsibilities as required.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree in business or related field. Five years of professional experience in a related field such as business administration, research, or information systems management. Requires previous supervisory and program/project management experience.

    Additonal Details


    •  Background in public health, health education or organizational development with an emphasis in education, training and technical assistance
    •  Experience with program coordination and the management of program logistics
    •  Experience facilitating learning through a variety of delivery methods including classroom instruction, virtual training, and coaching
    •  Knowledge of adult instructional and learning theory and principles and the application of instructional design methods to develop learning materials and tools to evaluate their effectiveness
    •  Previous experience managing staff, consultants and/or volunteers
    •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills


    Key job responsibilities:

    This position will coordinate numerous capacity building training and technical assistance activities including regional distance-based and in-person educational programs focused on building the foundational knowledge and infrastructure needed by organizations to support HIV service delivery.  Specific duties will include: identifying internal and external training programs to address assessed training needs, coordinating classroom instruction, virtual training, and coaching session logistics; providing training on select topics; implementing evaluation tools to measure training effectiveness; and monitoring consultant trainers and client work plans.   This position will also coordinate and monitor organizations involved in mentoring and twinning opportunities whereby organizations are paired based on common organizational needs for the purpose of knowledge, practice and resource

    Project Overview:  

    The Emory COMPASS Initiative is designed to support organizational capacity building through grant making, training and technical assistance, and evaluation. Additional activities include the development and management of an online information portal as a tool to support capacity building activities and for community organizations to share best practices, new knowledge, tools and resources for use in the field and for public dissemination.   The goal of the Emory COMPASS Initiative is to create sustainable organizational capacity among HIV/AIDS service organizations in the U.S. South that shrinks service deserts, improves access to high quality services, nurtures the development of organizations that are of the community and responsive to community needs, and leaves organizational partners stronger and more resilient because of our shared work.


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