Ariadne Labs is a joint center for health systems innovation at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Our goal is to drive scalable solutions for better care at critical moments in people's lives everywhere. Better care means better health outcomes, lower costs, and more actual caring. Critical means solving health systems failures that have major impact, typically touching people by the millions. Ariadne Labs currently has research programs in the areas of childbirth, surgery, palliative care, and primary health care.
The vision of the Better Evidence Initiative at Ariadne Labs is to ensure practitioners and trainees routinely access the best possible clinical evidence to provide the best possible care and treatment. Better Evidence includes the Practitioner Program--Better Evidence for Care, which is offering thousands of clinicians in resource-limited settings access to evidence-based clinical resources (EBCR) to impact care and treatment decisions. It also includes Better Evidence for Training, which is working to develop the habit of accessing the evidence among students and educators by facilitating the routine use of EBCR in medical schools.
We collaborate with a broad range of stakeholders across the world. The Better Evidence team is growing and currently includes the Faculty Director, Assistant Director, a Project Coordinator, Research Assistant, a Senior Project and Implementation Coordinator, and members of the Ariadne matrix.
At Ariadne Labs, the Project and Partnerships Manager is a key member of each of Ariadne's programs, initiatives and projects, to ensure that the work is delivered with excellence: on time, on budget, on scope and with a high level of quality. Under minimal direction, the Project and Partnerships Manager oversees the daily operations of Better Evidence, including external and internal partnerships. The Project and Partnerships Manager also assists in creating an integrated and consistent view of the work of the Better Evidence Project, across all of its individual projects and stakeholders, including preparing updates for Ariadne's leadership on program progress and project health. This includes general project management, landscape analysis of potential new partnerships, onboarding new digital tools to the Better Evidence portfolio, external relationship management, communications planning, staying abreast of emerging research that may inform efforts, internal reporting, and supporting other areas of the project as requested.
Additional duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
In collaboration with the Assistant Director, ensure the vision and strategy for Better Evidence is understood within the team, within Ariadne, and with the relevant external partners and stakeholders
Represent the Better Evidence Project effectively internally and externally, including composing and delivering regular program communications
In collaboration with the other Better Evidence leaders, develop and reinforce strong communication channels and build and maintain a positive team culture
In collaboration with the other leaders, participate in integrated program and project planning: annual program planning, alignment of program goals with project objectives, revising and updating of tasks, timelines, and deliverables as appropriate
Ensure the project/program is on-scope, on-time, and on-budget
Develop project work plans and timelines; track project deliverables, identify roadblocks, and escalate issues as they arise
Secure appropriate Ariadne resources and support to ensure project deliverables are completed on time and on budget
Assist in other tasks to improve and support the project as requested
New Partnership Management
Continually assess potential new partnerships and products for Better Evidence in the global public health space
Aid in evaluating fit, credibility, and usability of potential new digital tools into the Better Evidence portfolio
In collaboration with team members, create and execute onboarding plan for new digital tool providers into Better Evidence management portfolio, data management and organizational structure, and technical infrastructure
Manage work plans, timelines, and deliverables related to new partnerships and tools
Serve as the point of contact for external communication related to new partnership onboarding and management
Maintain consistency in proactive communication and action item follow-up for external partners
Represent Ariadne Labs and the Better Evidence Initiative professionally with staff, guests, donors and field visits
Create and implement promotional and communications planning for new EBCRs to increase awareness of Better Evidence offerings among providers in low-resource settings
Other duties as assigned
PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term end date of one year from date of hire, with the possibility for extension.
PLEASE NOTE: Shortlisted candidates may be required to complete a skills test and/or to provide a work sample.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must submit both a cover letter and a resume. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be reviewed.
Harvard University requires pre-employment reference checks and background screenings.
This position has a 90 day orientation and review period.
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does not provide visa sponsorship for administrative and staff positions.
---------- The Harvard T.H. Chan of Public Health is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – including fostering respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. To learn more about the Chan School's mission, objectives, and core values, please visit our website here. Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services. Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
Salary Grade: 056
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required
3+ years of related experience required
PLEASE NOTE: Shortlisted candidates may be required to complete a skills test and/or to provide a work sample. PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must submit both a cover letter and a resume. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be reviewed.
Master's degree preferred
Experience in global public health and working in a matrix organization/environment preferred
Experience in a role requiring leadership and collaboration both within an organization and with external partners, as well as experience working efficiently and diplomatically as part of a team effort preferred
Experience mentoring junior team members preferred
Familiarity with Google Drive (e.g. Google docs, Google Sheets, etc.), Smartsheet, and other project management software tools preferred
Excellent project management skills with a demonstrated track record of delivering projects on time, on scope and on budget (particularly in a healthcare setting) preferred
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including effective design and facilitation of meeting discussions preferred
Experience working collaboratively and effectively in partnership and in team settings with colleagues of varying backgrounds and expertise preferred
Effective relationship building skills with external partners, clients or customers preferred
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 52119BR
About Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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