• Senior Associate Director of Programs

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



    Directs the strategic planning, development, and implementation of a program. Serves as a liaison and key spokesperson to various committees and organizations. Responds to inquiries and assists in promoting the program. Assists with policy formulation, strategy development, and the management of daily operations. May collaborate with representatives from private, government, and international agencies. Conducts research, designs new initiatives, and writes publishable articles and papers. May supervise staff.



    Bachelor's degree in a field related to the program and seven years of professional experience related to the program and previous supervisory and program/project management experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training. Master's degree preferred.

    Additional Details

    Dr. Hannah Cooper is seeking a full-time Senior Associate Director of Programs to coordinate several NIH-funded grants and R-PROSPER, the new Rollins Program to Reduce Substance-Related Harms. Tasks will include partnering with Dr. Cooper to develop R-Prosper’s research, training, and surveillance programs; coordinating community coalitions, located in rural Kentucky, that are mobilizing to address the local opioid epidemic; coordinating the creation of a special issue of the International Journal of Drug Policy on substance misuse in rural areas; organizing working groups that are part of a multi-site study of rural opioid epidemics; and undertaking other tasks as assigned.

    The ideal candidate will have a strong history of coordinating research projects and larger research programs; excellent written and oral communication skills; outstanding organizational skills; a record of developing community partnerships; an ability to understand both the “big picture” of projects while also engaging with the details of project implementation; and interest in addressing substance misuse using harm reduction approaches that emphasize the dignity of people who misuse drugs.

    Please apply via the Emory iCIMS online application and also submit your CV and a letter of interest to amastin@emory.edu.


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