The Director, Programs & Grants is responsible for developing proposals, managing work plans and project teams, adhering to government/grant requirements and meeting all project deliverables. The director serves as the primary contact for CDC activities and is a key leader in our grant-funded portfolio.
Position Functions and Responsibilities
Manage all aspects of grant/cooperative agreement projects, work plans and activities, including project reports and budgets.
Prepare federal grant reports and proposals in alignment with ACPM’s strategic plan.
Interface with CDC officials and other grant funders and serve as a point of contact on specific projects.
Provide oversight and assuring the quality of deliverables over public health capacity building grants and programs.
Assure continued funding for existing programs through continuation applications.
Assist in applying for new or re-compete awards through effective grant proposal submissions.
Secure faculty, consultants, or partners and negotiate contracts in adherence to federal/grant requirements.
Identify sources and prepare successful applications for grants to support ACPM business innovation.
Build external partnerships with private corporations/foundations to support current and new lines of business.
Update and maintain portions of the ACPM website through collaborative teamwork.
Contribute to the overall success of ACPM by performing all other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Program Manager (s)
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Professional demeanor and experience leading and working on a high-performing team.
Ability to establish and maintain positive, collaborative relationships with staff, consultants, association members, volunteers and medical and public health colleagues.
Demonstrated success in all aspects of project management and proposal development.
Strong organizational skills and experience managing multiple tasks and projects.
General understanding of post-graduate physician education training programs.
General understanding of public health and health systems transformation activities strongly preferred.
Mission of Organization
As the leader for the specialty of preventive medicine and physicians dedicated to prevention, ACPM improves the health of individuals and populations through evidence-based health promotion, disease prevention, and systems-based approaches to improving health and health care.
Vision Statement – Public health and health systems value the leadership role of preventive medicine to promote healthy lifestyles and population health.
Mission Statement – The mission of ACPM is to represent and support preventive medicine physicians in their role as public health and health systems leaders.
Experience and subject matter expertise in public health.
Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s degree a plus.
Minimum of 8-10 years of applicable experience managing high level federal grants; 5+ years of supervisory experience.
Experience working at or with a Federal Agency or under a federal grant, preferably through HHS or one of their related agencies.
CDC experience strongly preferred.
Experience in managing public health projects or initiatives, with a preference for work in a local, state or federal public health agency.
Experience in developing proposals and submitting grant requests through an on-line process.
PMP certification strongly preferred.
About American College of Preventive Medicine
The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is the national medical specialty society of physicians dedicated to disease prevention, health promotion and systems-based health care improvement. Established in 1954, ACPM is the leading U.S.-based physician organization focused on practice, research, publication, and teaching of evidence-based preventive medicine. ACPM’s 2,700 members are leaders in a variety of health settings, including state and local health departments, federal agencies, hospitals, health plans, community and migrant health centers, industrial sites, occupational health centers, academic centers, private practice, and the military. They have the skills needed to understand and reduce the risks of disease, disability and death in individuals and in population groups.