Jobs: Nonprofit Jobs

Senior Program Director, Population Health Improvement Partners (part-time)

Morrisville, N.C.
Jan / 12 / 2018

Organizational Description

Population Health Improvement Partners, a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks, aims to help the US become the healthiest country in the world.  We do this by helping health-focused organizations and coalitions build organizational and community capacity to improve and sustain population health. We provide customized training, technical support and coaching to help organizations and partnerships improve their services and programs.  We also work with organizations nationwide to design and implement interventions and programs that improve their outcomes. By customizing services to meet your exact needs, we provide innovative insights and solutions to achieve breakthrough improvements in health.

Position Summary

The senior program director oversees one or more programs within the organization and serves as the day-to-day/tactical decision maker for projects or program areas/strategic teams. Due to experience, Senior Program Directors are expected to operate with autonomy, requiring minimal supervision or oversight on programs. Senior Program Directors are expected to have a greater role in overseeing organizational administrative duties that support organization excellence (i.e., staff mentoring, business development, operations, etc.).

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, writing grant proposals; developing and revising interventions and curricula; devising budgets and ensuring adherence to the budget; ensuring seamless team management and development; directing the project planning and implementation phases; and ensuring quality control and appropriate project evaluation. In addition, the program director may serve as a subject matter expert on relevant population health, quality improvement, or clinical issues.

This position is for at least 30 hours/week; 8:00-5:00pm (with occasional weekends and nights) and will end on June 31, 2018. Continuation of this position is dependent upon securing additional funding.

Essential Job Responsibilities


  • Lead project initiation and high-level project planning (e.g., designing project structure, identifying major activities/milestones/deadlines);
  • Work with project manager to review, edit, and approve the project charter;
  • Ensure the project team follows all steps of the project initiation process;
  • Plan and facilitate kick-off meeting and activities;
  • Review and approve scope / budget changes;
  • Represent the project team at external meetings/events ;
  • Provide guidance and direct work of manager and coordinator and other project staff;
  • Assist project manager in resolving major issues and challenges;
  • Assist sponsor in cultivating relationships and communicating with external partners, funders, and other stakeholders;
  • Contribute to continuous improvement of program;
  • Serve as mentor to program directors and other staff to support professional development.

Team Management and Development

  • Instill a sense of accountability among team members by modeling oversight of individual and organizational performance standards;
  • Encourage personal and professional growth among the members of the project team and ensure team is functioning at the “performing level”;
  • Manage external faculty regarding curriculum materials and fulfilling their role.

Content Development/Instruction/Facilitation

  • Lead curriculum development and revisions ;
  • Write grants, contracts and/or proposals;
  • Fill a faculty role by instructing, facilitating, or coaching teams as needed;
  • Assist manager with identifying tools, best practices, and other resources for participants;
  • Facilitate webinars, trainings, steering committee meetings, etc. as needed;
  • Co-author/author manuscripts, publications, reports, and presentations;
  • Present/co-present project presentations.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Review program performance data and work with team to make improvements to the program to ensure quality;
  • Monitor and support site and participant progress (in conjunction with manager, faculty/coaches);
  • Review progress and closeout reports;
  • Ensure that key decisions, lessons learned, and changes to the program are documented on an ongoing basis and that project closeout activates are completed;
  • Ensure documentation and improvement of all standard operations procedures and protocols for the program;

Salary Range: $67,500-$92,500 plus benefits (compensation based on experience)

Work Location: 2300 Gateway Centre Blvd, Suite 100, Morrisville, NC

Position Requirements

  • Master’s degree with at least five years of experience or Bachelor’s degree with 10 years of experience directing and leading programs.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written);
  • Excellent organizational, planning, leadership and time management skills;
  • Excellent curriculum development skills and adult learning principles application ;
  • Excellent mathematical and financial management skills;
  • Attention to detail with a focus on accuracy and timeliness;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and customer service;
  • Excellent computer skills (i.e. Excel, Word, PDFs, Power Point, Publisher, Survey Monkey);
  • Experience with formal quality improvement methods/tools, implementation, training, and coaching;
  • Ability to be creative and innovative;
  • Ability to mentor staff;
  • Ability to work both as a team member and independently;
  • Ability to act on own initiative, problem solve any issues that arise & make data driven decisions;
  • Motivated life-long learner and willingness to learn new skills;
  • Public health experience.

To Apply

We strongly encourage and prefer online applications. Please submit your resume and a cover letter.

Apply online here

We also accept applications by mail or fax. Send to:

TSNE MissionWorks
Attn: Employment Manager
NonProfit Center
89 South Street Suite 700
Boston, MA  02111

Or fax to: 617.896.9393

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/ Population Health Improvement Partners will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identification, veteran, or disability status.