This is a full-time (39 hrs/wk) 12-month term appointment with possibility of extension, dependent on funding and successful performance.
Program Development. Implementation and Evaluation
- Provide leadership for planning, implementing activities and progress reports for the Northeast Regional Center of Excellence in Vector borne diseases. Develop needs assessment surveys and administer them to public health practitioners in the northeast US.
- Plan and implement educational programs including curricula, short courses and seminars utilizing a variety of methods including direct teaching through group experiences, mass media, newsletters, electronic technology and distance learning.
- Supervise undergraduate interns.
- Analyze and evaluate major program efforts with the input of all program partners and make recommendations for enhancing these efforts.
- Communicate evaluation results, findings, and recommendations as appropriate.
- Prepare quarterly reports and yearly impact statements on program progress and accomplishments. Write and disseminate news reports on the Center’s research and training programs.
- Support the efforts of Center director and co-Investigators.
- Assume responsibility for routine program operations, reporting and accountability. Support team efforts in communicating with program stakeholders and partners.
- Support team efforts in planning and implementing regional and statewide events.
- Individually and collaboratively explore and pursue new and additional funding sources to enhance and extend program opportunities.
- Foster strong collaboration among faculty, peers, and industry.
- Establish and maintain positive relationships with the many individuals and groups that support the work of the organization.
- Participate in professional development opportunities appropriate to program and personal skill enhancement.
- Participate in related professional organizations.
- Master’s Degree in Biology, Public Health or related field from an accredited institution.
- 2+ years of relevant work experience in vector biology, public health or closely related fields.
- Experience in conducting, interpreting, evaluating and communicating the results of applied research.
- Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work with diverse audiences in group and one-on-one settings; ability to work effectively with advisory boards and committees, community and funding partners.
- Proven organizational and time-management skills.
- Ability to define, conduct and interpret research projects.
- Strong leadership and teamwork skills.
- Effective written and verbal communication skills.
- Fundamental competence utilizing current technology as a management and program delivery tool (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Internet and Web development). Creativity, energy, motivation and positive enthusiasm.
- Ability to work evenings and weekends as essential job functions require.
- Must be able to meet minimal travel requirements of the position, including maintaining a valid New York State driver’s license.
- Coursework in entomology, biology, health communication or public health, education.
- Solid knowledge in current and emerging issues related to vector borne diseases.
- Experience in writing grant proposals.
Qualified applications should submit a cover letter, résumé, names of at least three individuals who can be contacted to provide letters of recommendation to Laura Harrington at email@example.com .