The Evidence for Action (E4A) Program Manager is a mid- to senior-level management position that will be responsible for the operation of multiple complex and dynamic initiatives that are core to E4A's mission and goals. The Program Manager is responsible for working with E4A grantees to track their progress, strategize around issues that arise during the course of the grant, and aid in dissemination and related activities. Additionally, the Program Manager will oversee our technical assistance initiatives and work with select applicants to enhance the rigor, feasibility, or impact of their proposed research.
The Program Manager is the primary point of contact for applicants and grantees and oversees a grantee portfolio of 30+ active research grants based throughout the United States. Key activities include:
- Providing regular communication and assistance to grantees;
- Coordinating multiple stages of the application, review, and award process;
- On-boarding new grantees;
- Tracking key benchmarks and deliverables for active grants;
- Working closely with grantees as needed to troubleshoot issues arising over the course of their grants;
- Facilitating virtual and in-person networking and dissemination opportunities; and
- Providing guidance on strategic communication of research activities and findings, both for individual and bundles of grants.
The Program Manager will also develop or refine standard operating procedures for tracking, reviewing, and/or reporting applicant and grantee progress as needed.
The Program Manager will be responsible for maintaining and growing E4A's TA program, which provides research capacity building and support to prospective applicants and the research field in general. Activities include:
- Providing in-depth design consultation, coaching, or training to applicant teams to improve the methodological rigor or actionability of their proposed research;
- Identifying and referring select cases to in-house and external TA services;
- Developing and maintaining relationships with academic and community-based partners seeking to advance community-engaged research; and
- Developing field-building initiatives focused on identifying, elevating, and scaling equitable and democratic research practices.
The Program Manager works closely with the Deputy Director, the Communications Manager, and the Strategic Initiatives Manager to ensure coordination among programmatic activities and contribute to the development of new programs and initiatives that would advance the mission and goals of E4A and RWJF.
- Advanced degree in Public Health, or other health-related or social science field, with an emphasis in research methods and 5-7 years of experience and / or equivalent combination of education and experience / training.
- Academic background or experience in selected area of research required.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Strong ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results.
- Strong ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers, managers and teams; ability to succeed in a remote and/or hybrid environment.
- Proven program planning and management of projects.
- Commitment to racial equity and antiracist principles and values.
- Social science or health-related doctoral degree.
- Experience with foundations or philanthropy/grantmaking.
- Familiarity with or experience applying racial equity or antiracist research models, frameworks, or leading practices.
If reasonable accommodation is needed during the interview process, please contact Erin Hagan at firstname.lastname@example.org. E4A is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, E4A will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.
- Full-time position, with flexible schedule
- Employment through the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), with associated medical, dental, vision, and retirement benefits
- Fully remote position, with some travel required
- Salaried position, with expected annual salary between $90,000 and $116,500 depending on experience
Applications must be submitted through UCSF's BrassRing system. If reasonable accommodation is needed during the interview process, please contact Erin Hagan at email@example.com. E4A is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, E4A will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.