Program Manager, Global Affairs and Planetary Health

Connecticut, United States
14 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
12 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

Oversight and coordination of all programmatic science, management, financial and administrative support to the Dean of the School of Nursing’s portfolio of projects, including planetary heath, global health, sustainability, capacity building, and other project areas.  The position will oversee staff as needed in direct support and implementation of programs and special initiatives related to the Dean’s portfolio. The candidate will serve as an information and knowledge resource on the portfolio of projects to both internal stakeholders as well as to partners and funders as required.

The individual will work closely with YSN colleagues and other relevant stakeholders to ensure efficient systems, processes and procedures are in place to effectively manage the portfolio. The individual will be responsible for all program management functions, which may include coordinating consultants and vendors, supporting program data, budget processing, and creating reports and presentations. The individual will monitor project progress and compliance with internal YSN systems and policies, and ensure all work remains in compliance with requirements, restrictions and planned timelines. Acts as a main hub for all communication among team members and ensures that all critical information reaches relevant stakeholders on a timely basis. The candidate will support program data analysis, and will channel required information, resources and technical assistance to stakeholders and partner organizations as needed.

Essential Duties

  1. Oversees the advancement and growth of the program. Gives direction and leadership supporting the philosophy, mission, strategy, and annual goals and objectives. Assumes primary accountability for disseminating and publishing all program information to create public awareness and support of the program.
  2. Works closely with leadership, internal and external colleagues, and community residents to further develop and implement strategic plans.
  3. Identifies, solicits, and cultivates community partnerships and collaborations to assist in the development and growth of the program. Develops the metrics to identify and measure the success of the program. Responsible for measurements of grant success and related evaluation.
  4. Assists in identifying and evaluating potential future funding sources, and contributes to the submission of grants and contracts supporting the program, including the annual submission and writing of all content areas and budgetary sections of grant applications. Develops and manages the program’s operating budget.
  5. Develops the administrative infrastructure of the program. Manages human resource and administrative functions of the program, including staffing and hiring, supervision, performance development, counseling and discipline, if warranted. Oversees and manages information systems, facilities, and space needs.
  6. Investigates, identifies, implements, and oversees the maintenance of systems to gather, track, and report information to support the initiatives of the program. Tracks all program activities and regularly informs leadership of progress on each initiative. Recommends structural or programmatic adjustments, changes or additions based on full knowledge of missions, goals, and objectives.
  7. Initiates, designs, and manages the compilation of program communications; identifying outreach potential, and promoting philanthropic and collaborative support of the program. Contributes to the development and assists in the management of content on the program’s website and monitors all changes and additions to the editorial content.
  8. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in a related field and four years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated ability in all aspects of program management including basic competency to effectively manage financial and budgetary information and systems.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Proven experience working in a team-based environment as well as independently, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Superior problem-solving and planning skills with ability to prioritize. Well-organized and detail-oriented with excellent follow-through.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Flexibility and ability to work well under pressure and proactively in a multiple time zone and multi-cultural team environment. Ability to travel both internationally and domestically. Ability to work flexible hours required during some work or travel days.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Sensitivity to issues of confidentiality.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Master’s degree in management, public health, or related field.

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Background Check Requirements

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Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:


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