Manage, direct and expand program resources and develop new capabilities and customers in the areas of health communication, health preparedness and training. Teams with other ORAU programs and external partners to develop new business. Serves as liaison with funding agencies, other government bodies, private industry, and the general public. Primary customers include: CDC, NIH, and other health agencies.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Provides overall management of the Health Communication and Preparedness program, including planning and administration for staff and programs.
Provides management and guidance for programmatic activities by leading the Health Communication and Preparedness management team in setting priorities and allocating resources to ensure customer requirements and deliverables are met; organizing activities and processes to meet business objectives; management and oversight of technical work and identifying and resolving problems that might impact customer satisfaction and quality.
Performs business development activities in collaboration with other ORAU managers to secure new corporate contracts and grants; and develop new markets.
Conceptualize potential solutions by understanding customer needs and promoting creative thinking. Contributes to and implements Health Communication and Preparedness Business Plans, including long-range program goals to identify and acquire space, staff, funding, and equipment to meet growth goals.
Serves as a technical expert in issues related to health communication, health preparedness and training. Provides oversight for the design, implementation and evaluation of health communication, preparedness and training projects.
Captures new business through combining the capabilities of program units across ORAU to develop innovative solutions to customer needs.
Master’s degree in Public Health, Communication, or in a related field and 6-10 years of job related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience performing duties as described may be substituted for the minimum requirements.
Position requires experience in managing diverse programs and corporate contracts with a proven track record in developing and operating technical programs to assist federal agencies in implementation of national and international programs. Results come under the scrutiny of government regulators who report to Congress.
Must have experience in developing programs that address national and global public health threats e.g. pandemic flu, radiological terrorism, infectious and chronic diseases.
Responsible for creating a supportive work culture that fosters innovation, excellence, and customer responsiveness. Must have the ability to hire, incentivize, and retain talented, self-motivated staff and to deal with performance problems as they occur.
Internal Number: 02184
About Oak Ridge Associated Universities
ORAU is providing innovative solutions to strengthen and secure America. We do this by leveraging a network of strategic partnerships with government, universities, and industry. Together with our customers and partners, we are addressing critical national needs to provide better education, improve public health; foster a safer and cleaner environment, and promote advances in science and technology to strengthen America’s competitiveness. Applying these capabilities, ORAU also manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy. ORAU has a 30 year history of successfully supporting the CDC and other healthcare agencies. Our corporate office is located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, a town known for its world-class science. Oak Ridge is blessed with limitless amenities that make day-to-day living a pleasure. Safe neighborhoods, award-winning schools, top-notch healthcare and a traditional sense of community make Oak Ridge an ideal environment. It is located in the valley between the Smoky and Cumberland mountains , 20 minutes from Knoxville, 2.5 hours from Nashville, and 3.5 hours from Atlanta.