REACH Project Director

AIM is seeking qualified candidates for its REACH Project Director position. The REACH Project Director oversees the administration and management of activities associated with a cooperative agreement awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide guidance to CDC REACH recipients to increase immunization coverage rates in their communities. CDC’s Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) recipients are community organizations located across the country. The cooperative agreement activities intend to develop, enhance, and manage the network of REACH-vaccination programs to increase vaccination coverage for racial and ethnic groups experiencing disparities in vaccination rates. This position primarily focuses on administering the organization’s cooperative agreement activities; developing, implementing, and maintaining resources for REACH programs; and supporting communication and information sharing among REACH organizations and key AIM partners.

This position reports to the Chief Programmatic Officer.

Position Location: Rockville, MD (remote work possible)
Job Type: Full-time (37.5 hour work week) with benefits, exempt
Salary and Benefits: $75k-$85k, commensurate with experience, competitive benefit package
Approximate Start Date: November 14, 2022
This is a grant-funded position and funding is currently available through September 2023. Subsequent years of funding for this position are expected, but not guaranteed.

Responsibilities

Cooperative Agreement (Grant) Administration

  • Ensure completion of all CDC-funded deliverables
  • Submit reports in a timely manner according to CDC requirements (monthly, interim, and final reports)
  • Assist the AIM Chief Research and Development Officer with cooperative agreement evaluation efforts
  • Assist with monthly project budget monitoring and annual project budget preparation
  • Meet regularly (by phone) with CDC project officer and CDC project team
  • Implement RFPs and contracts for vendors as needed

Program Support

  • Supervise team of 2-3 staff
  • Manage day-to-day project needs related to the implementation and coordination of project activities
  • Provide REACH recipients with opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and support, including organizing member activities, and scheduling and leading conference calls
  • Serve as a liaison between AIM and REACH recipients; track REACH recipients’ activities
  • Support information sharing among REACH recipients and key AIM partners
  • Maintain the REACH Teams site, including uploading resources and activities and promoting use of the Teams site
  • Collaborate with the project team, including engagement specialists and subject matter experts, to plan activities that ensure REACH recipients’ needs are fulfilled
  • Respond to all REACH recipients’ inquiries and requests for assistance; connect recipients to subject matter experts, as needed
  • Actively participate in project planning with CDC and AIM

Communication

  • Communicate with REACH organizations as needed via email, newsletter articles, conference calls, webinars, and phone calls
  • Develop and write newsletter articles for bi-weekly member newsletter
  • Provide member support by responding to email and phone inquiries from REACH organizations
  • Assist engagement specialists and subject matter experts on development of materials, such as infographics and slide decks

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, public policy, or a related field is required. A master’s degree in public health preferred.
  • 5-7 years prior related experience in public health.
  • Experience coordinating or managing federal grant programs, working in or with communities of color or other underserved communities is preferred.
  • A thorough appreciation for equity, cultural humility, and inclusiveness.
  • Experience cultivating relationships with individuals, partners, and other organizations.
  • Experience with national associations/nonprofits a plus.

The ideal candidate is

  • Passionate, friendly, and committed to AIM’s mission
  • Confident, takes initiative, and works independently
  • An excellent communicator
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Adept at meeting short- and long-term goals and objectives
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, especially Microsoft Teams, with the ability to learn additional applications
  • Able to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Willing to work closely with a cross-disciplinary team of colleagues, partners, and members in a collaborative, collegial, and cooperative manner

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to the Association of Immunization Managers (AIM) at [email protected]. Please state “REACH Project Director” in the subject line of the email. No phone calls please.

About the Association of Immunization Managers (AIM)

The Association of Immunization Managers (AIM) is the only professional public health association for all federally funded immunization program managers in the United States and its territories. Founded in 1999, AIM is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that enables immunization managers to work together to effectively prevent and control vaccine-preventable diseases and improve immunization coverage in the U.S.; promotes adequate and efficient allocation of resources to immunization efforts; promotes development and implementation of sound immunization policies and programs; and provides a forum for development and dissemination of information among its members.

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