Title: Managing Director, COVID-19 Response

Reports To: VP & Managing Director of Programs

Supervises: Yes

Status: Exempt

Position Duration: Full-time

Position Summary

The Managing Director supports a dynamic and creative team as the Health Forum leads a national Asian American & Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AA & NH/PI) response to COVID-19. The Managing Director plays a major role in the smooth, effective, and efficient overall management of CDC-funded COVID-19 projects, plus participation in a federally-funded (DHHS) project with the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM). The Managing Director takes the lead on various projects to educate and develop communication resources to reach AA & NH/PI communities on COVID-19 and vaccination related topics.

The Managing Director is primarily responsible for day-to-day management of projects, which includes planning, coordinating, administering, and evaluating projects, processes, procedures, systems, and activities. The role is also responsible for staying informed on CDC guidance, requirements, and recommendations. This includes regular reporting and updates with CDC staff.

Duties & Responsibilities

COVID-19 projects:

  • Build partnerships with national and local organizations to implement the AA & NH/PI National Healthcare Workforce IPC Education and Training Project, as well as to work with the partners who form the National AA and NH/PI Health Response Partnership network;
  • Collaborate with CDC to inform development of the IPC Training material content to reach an AA & NH/PI healthcare workforce, as well as the National Partnership communications campaign to reach disproportionately impacted communities of multiple languages and cultures;
  • Oversee a formative assessment of the information needed to include in both the IPC education and training initiative, as well and the National Partnership collaboration, through in-person workshops, community partner meetings, and community conversations. This also includes identifying technology and communications technology platforms and appropriate messages to use for the initiatives;
  • Organize trainings (virtual or in-person) to strengthen AA & NH/PI healthcare workforce capability to respond to public health priorities collaboratively and strategically, as well as to educate and communicate with AA & NH/PI communities and populations at highest risk of infection, morbidity and mortality due to COVID-19;
  • Oversee the development of webpages with translated materials in up to 35 AA & NH/PI languages;
  • In collaboration with CDC and Project Firstline team, develop a multi-media IPC education and training initiative toolkit to support distribution of information via identified communications channels;
  • Identify and select, in collaboration with CDC and Project Firstline team, up to 18 IPC champions that will be trained by CDC in the curriculum to provide virtual training opportunities and potentially in-person trainings when mass gatherings are safe;
  • Provide information, technical assistance, training, and other resources to support both network’s ability to disseminate educational materials and support trainings offered;
  • Lead coordination efforts around monitoring and evaluations; and,
  • Oversee federally funded COVID-19 grants, provide grant reporting, and work with F&A team to manage grants, to include identifying opportunities for continuation of programming.

Project Management

  • Establish and maintain partnerships with federal agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention including regular communications, project management, and administrative reporting requirements for both CDC funded projects;
  • Contribute to project planning, strategic planning, and project management of both COVID-19 projects and with MSM. Provide program support for grant/cooperative agreement award actions, including but not limited to subject matter expertise, tracking, and data analysis;
  • Supervise and oversee programmatic staff supporting the completion of project deliverables for the CDC COVID-19 projects and MSM engagement;
  • Establish and maintains partnerships with organizational partners;
  • Design methods to monitor progress toward project goals and objectives;
  • Demonstrate high problem solving and analytical skills to predict potential challenges and design interventions to overcome them;
  • Demonstrate effective delegation, time management, and workforce management using project management platforms; and,
  • Provide non-profit program budget monitoring.

Education and Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health or other related health field with 5+ work related years, or 9+ years of related work experience with increasing responsibilities and authority;
  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience with increasing levels of responsibility and authority in managing multiple program and grants, including but not limited to monitoring and compliance, program evaluation, and program delivery;
  • Solid experience leading community coalitions and proven ability to develop cross-team partnerships; and,
  • Minimum three (3) years’ relevant experience working with communities of color in health, policy, healthcare, or other areas of disparities.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Ability to be creative and think outside of the box, especially in the context of managing projects within complex bureaucracies and with government funded projects;
  • Ability to thrive in a rapidly changing digital environment;
  • Strong organizational and attention to detail;
  • Ability to follow through on tasks effectively and efficiently;
  • Knowledge of AA & NH/PI communities both locally and nationally, as well as the implications of national and local politics on AA & NH/PI communities;
  • Solid public speaking, facilitation, training, and writing skills;
  • Ability to lead a large, complex project from conception to completion;
  • Ability to cultivate relationships with staff and board members;
  • Ability to effectively represent the program and the agency in the community and to funders; and,
  • Ability to collect/analyze data to make effective program leadership decisions in a rapidly- changing environment.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in public health or public administration, or other related field with five (5) years of increasing responsibility and authority;
  • Experience managing federal grants and/or contracts, particularly with the CDC; and,
  • Direct experience working in AA & NH/PI communities, particularly NH, PI, South Asian, or Southeast Asian communities.

Additional Requirements

  • Domestic travel for this role may be up to 20% of this position.

To Apply: 

Please send a cover letter, references, and resume to lshen@apiahf.org, with the subject line “Managing Director – COVID-19”. 

To be filled by December 1, 2022