Deputy Director

University of Washington C4C   •  

Seattle, WA

Industry: Education.


Less than 5 years

Posted 238 days ago

This job is no longer available.

The Department of Health Services prepares future health practitioners, managers, and researchers to conduct the unfinished work of improving the well-being of communities in the United States and throughout the world. One of our key goals it to advance knowledge and practice in the fields of health services and public health through collaborative, interdisciplinary research that seeks answers to contemporary issues in population health, health promotion, and health care in support of policy and practice.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Supervise fiscal, administrative, program, and communications staff members
  • Oversee pre-award and post-award grants management
  • Oversee approximately 20budgets that total $4 million/year, from a variety of public and private sources
  • Track budgets to assure compliance and appropriate expenditures, and to avoid deficits or under-spending
  • Develop annual HPRC Operating Budget in collaboration with key Department of Health Services colleagues
  • Partner with PIs and fiscal staff to troubleshoot problems related to grant proposals, grant and contractbudgets, payrolldistributions, and subcontracts with community and research partners
  • Manage space allocation and facilitate upcoming moves to on-campus space
  • Oversee Center communications activities, including media outreach, websites, social media, a quarterly newsletter, and printed materials
  • Strategically planstaffing for HPRC, including hiring and onboarding, reclassifications, layoffs, and promotions; partner with Department of Health Services Human Resource staff
  • Direct the development and implementation of Center fiscal and administrative policies and procedures, ensuring consistency with both Department of Health Services and CDC requirements
  • Liaise with funding agencies and administrative colleagues within UW and at other PRCs
  • Coordinate writing and completion of all CDC-requiredreporting, including Annual and Final Progress Reports, with input from various leads
  • Maintain communication with HPRC investigators and research staff in multiple UW departments

  • Foster a supportive, respectful, productive, and positive work environment for all HPRC faculty and staff
  • Lead Center-wide effort to recruit and retain diverse faculty, staff and students
  • Participate in department efforts to move to a new model of centralized research support, including co-leading development of department-wide administrative core
  • Be a primary point of contact for staff, investigators, community partners, and funders to troubleshoot complexities with ongoing projects and to discuss HPRC’s participation in new projects
  • Convene HPRC’s monthly scientific seminars and staff meetings, twice monthly management team meetings, and quarterly core research meetings

    Representation and External Relationships
  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with research and community partners
  • Manage operations of the HPRC Community Advisory Board (CAB) including maintaining regular communication and convening quarterly meetings, and facilitate HPRC CAB member participation on the PRC Community Committee
  • Manage operations of the HPRC Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), and work with Center Director and PIs to develop agendas and materials for SAB bi-annual meetings
  • Act as primary contact for requests from research affiliates, community partners, and potential students, facilitating introductions to relevant HPRC faculty and staff
  • Ensure HPRC representation on local and national collaborative groups and advisory boards
  • Coordinate Center participation on CDC PRC Program committees and workgroups, actively participate on the national CDC PRC Program Operations Committee, and coordinate monthly calls with HPRC’s CDC Project Officer

    Lead HPRC Cross-center Evaluation Efforts
  • Manage HPRC’s biennial self-evaluation survey with stakeholder groups
  • Direct compliance with CDC PRC Program evaluation requirements, including compiling and entering required program data
  • Coordinate biannual review of Center work plans
  • Track key Center metrics, including reach and impact of flagship programs
  • Lead use of all evaluation findings to facilitate strategic center-wide process improvements

    As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

  • Master's degree in public health, public administration, social work, nursing, business administration, or a related field
  • Three years of leadership experience, including a principal role in setting strategic work agendas and assuring that a group attains its goals and objectives

    Additional Requirements:
  • Experience managing federal grant budgets
  • Demonstrated experience supervising staff and teams
  • Experience collaborating with community based organizations, including social service and health care providers
  • Experience managing an advisory board or a non-profit board of directors
  • Experience with community-based research
  • Experience in culturally/ethnically diverse working environments
  • Highly organized and attentive to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to respond quickly to changing demands from sponsors and partners
  • Ability to lead and participate in teams
  • Ability to work independently

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

  • Knowledge of UW administrative systems
  • Knowledge of health promotion, healthy aging, workplace health promotion, and/or cancer prevention and control
  • Knowledge of community-based research methods
  • Knowledge of CDC, NIH, and other funders of health promotion research