Location: Rockville (remote work possible), Maryland
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Salary: $75,000 - $85,000 annually
Commensurate with experience; competitive benefit package
4 Year Degree
AIM is seeking qualified candidates for its REACH Project Director position. The position reports to the Chief Programmatic Officer and 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 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.
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
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
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
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
Approximate Start Date: November 14, 2022 (negotiable)
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to the Association of Immunization Managers (AIM) at email@example.com. Please state “REACH Project Director” in the subject line of the email. No phone calls please.
The Association of Immunization Managers (AIM) is the only professional public health association for all federally-funded immunization program managers in the United States. 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. AIM advocates for adequate and efficient allocation of resources to immunization programs and the development and implementation of sound immunization policies and programs. AIM provides a forum for development and dissemination of information among its members.