The Tourette Association is seeking an experienced Program Director to provide executive oversight and leadership for the Tourette Association–CDC Partnership program. The Program Director will serve as Principal Investigator (PI) of the CDC Cooperative Agreement and will oversee the planning of program activities that includes determining target goals and action steps for the program, as well as monitoring the progress of and ensuring execution of the project timeline and work plan. He/she will be responsible for providing effective supervision of program staff members and assign projects and tasks appropriately. He/she will also lead and coordinate regular communication among team members (President/CEO, EVP, external advisors) and key stakeholders. Other responsibilities include making decisions in the development and monitoring of all program evaluation activities, including accurate data collection, recording and reporting. He/she will have the ability to think strategically and creatively, and to work both independently and collaboratively to achieve project goals. He/she must have strong interpersonal and writing skills, show initiative, and have the ability to simultaneously lead multiple projects (within budget constraints). The position is expected to require travel locally, including use of own car, nationally, or internationally. Attending additional program management education may also be expected. Some assignments may include evenings/weekends.
• Direct staff to execute day-to-day operations of the Tourette Association - CDC Partnership Program, overseeing the development and implementation of program activities and initiatives for physicians, allied-health professionals, educators, families and individuals on (with) Tourette Syndrome through various live programs, conferences, exhibits, web-based seminars, resource production and dissemination, etc.
• Lead communications with the CDC Department and Association staff, the CDC Project Officer, CDC Technical Assistance team, external partner organizations, and other key stakeholders.
• Provide regular program reports and updates to the EVP.
• Provide direct supervision to staff members under the CDC Partnership, managing staff tasks and workload.
• Advocate for CDC across Association departments and communication.
• Oversee the program evaluation activities, including data collection and analysis, for the purposes of monitoring, reporting, improving program processes and impact, and provide assurance that program records are secured, maintained, and communicated.
• Analyze and synthesize information from multiple sources to recommend and develop initiatives, and to make decisions about the programs.
• Identify, initiate, and cultivate relationships with internal and external organizations and leaders for potential partnerships and collaborative efforts that have mutual benefit and share the Association’s mission.
• Author grant proposals and program reports for, among others, CDC program team, congressional partners, and Tourette Association board meetings.
• Participate in Association budget planning and discussions that affect the Partnership program.
• Research unmet needs and/or background needed to provide programs in new content or topic areas, to new populations, with new partners, and/or in new sites or locations.
• Account for program costs, especially and including individual expenditures.
• Ensure compliance of all other program-related policies and parameters.
• All other duties as may be require for the position or by the Tourette Association.
Reports to: Executive Vice President, Research and Medical Programs