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Job Title: CDC Program Coordinator
Job Number:
Organization: Tourette Association of America
Posted: 4/28/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Bayside,  NY    USA
Position Description: 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.

Major Responsibilities:

• 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

Qualifications: • Non-profit, public health programming and program management, staff leadership, community health, research/evaluation

• Exceptional organizational, written and verbal communication, interpersonal, problem-solving skills, and strategic planning

• Master of Public Health (MPH) or other higher degree preferred

• Requires extensive travel, valid driver’s license, flexibility, and computer skills.

Organization Description: About the Tourette Association of America:

Founded in 1972, The Tourette Association of America (formerly known as the Tourette Syndrome Association) has emerged as the premier national non-profit organization working to make life better for all people affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders. We do this by:

• Raising public awareness and fostering social acceptance.

• Working to advance scientific understanding, treatment options and care.

• Educating professionals to better serve the needs of children, adults and families challenged by Tourette and Tic Disorders.

• Advocating for public policies and services that promote positive school, work and social environments.

• Providing help, hope and a supportive community across the nation.

• Empowering our community to deal with the complexities of this spectrum of disorders.

Closing Date: 7/28/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Susan Young,  Administrative Coordinator
Contact Location: 42-40 Bell Blvd
Suite 205
Bayside   NY  11361
United States
Contact Location: 42-40 Bell Blvd
  Suite 205
  Bayside   NY  11361
  United States
Contact Phone: 718-224-2999 
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How to Apply: To apply, send your cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to

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