Associate Director of Programs

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Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Public Health
SPH: Global Health Institute
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Business Operations
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


The Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) is the largest public health grant received by Emory University.


CHAMPS is the largest long-term public health surveillance system with eight sites located in Africa and South Asia supported by the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation.


The primary goal of this program is to identify the definitive causes of death for children under the age of five and work with in-country partners and global health organizations to use CHAMPS data to improve child survival.


The Gates Foundation has invested a total of $272 million dollars in CHAMPS through 2025.


It is important to note that CHAMPS continues to be fully functional during the COVID pandemic.


The Associate Director of Programs position primarily provides program management to the Business Operations team, Data and Specimen Use access determination and process management, Human Resource coordination for the CHAMPS program office and strategic support to the Managing Director of Business Operations and the Business Operations team in the Program Office.


The position works under the broad guidance of the Managing Director of Business Operations. 



Business Operations

  • Identify Business Operations team priorities, activities, and deliverables and assign and track tasks for completion
  • Develop, coordinate the annual update and monitor compliance of all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) across the CHAMPS Program Office
  • Provide the logistics and operations support/oversight to CHAMPS Global Partners Board Meeting and Site Network meeting.
  • Providing critical program oversight to ensure that all international travel arrangements meet Emory requirements and are in full compliance with donor regulation while striving for the most efficient travel option
  • Monitor the security situations in each CHAMPS site and travel routes updating a traveler’s security guide
  • Develops and generates operational and statistical reports for the operations of the CHAMPS Program Office
  • Regularly update PowerPoint slides, graphics and other reports when new data is received.
  • Conduct literature reviews; synthesize and summarize literature surrounding global operations implementation

 Human Resources

  • Facilitate and execute onboarding and offboarding processes for all CHAMPS staff ensuring consistent implementation across all partner organizations including Task Force for Global Health, CDC and other consultants
  • Provide Human Resource support supervisors across the CHAMPS program office with needed guidance on job description development, interview evaluations and selected candidate documentation

Data Access Management

  • Coordinate the data requests from the Gates Foundation and other possible donors, the program office, and other domestic and international stakeholders
  • Triage the date requests to determine the level of data required and coordinate the execution of DUAs, MTAs, and other agreements
  • Work with Emory’s Office of Technology Transfer to update existing templates as needed
  • Provides strategic oversight and project management support for the Data Access Working Group, ensures timely follow-up on action items, develop strategic agendas, and routine communication updates.
  • Manage interaction and coordination with international organizations
  • Responsible for communicating, sharing, and transferring knowledge to colleagues and customers
  • Develops and provides effective informational and motivational presentations
  • Builds consensus among global partners and collaborative participants
  • Represents CHAMPS across Emory and Internationally as needed
  • Participate fully as a member of the Emory Global Health Institute by contributing, assisting, and participating in projects, initiatives, and activities as requested by leadership.


  • Bachelor's degree in field related to specific program as indicated and five years program related experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
  • Master's degree preferred.


  • Knowledge and experience working in global health programs
  • Knowledge and experience working with Data Use Agreements and IRBs
  • Experience with international travel and coordinating travelers
  • Superior organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Experience managing program operations and multitasking
  • Knowledge and experience working on strategic planning activities
  • Ability to effectively communicate in a variety of communication settings: one-on-one, small, and large groups
  • Ability in working with all levels of staff and with teams
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional software skills (i.e., Power Point, Excel)
  • Ability to effectively coordinate and facilitate meetings
  • Must be comfortable with domestic and international travel
  • Commitment to personal and professional growth
  • Respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion



NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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