Program Manager
Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, OH

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The Urban Health Initiative is a new program in the School of Medicine seeking to leverage the research, teaching and service functions of the university, resulting in a greater impact on the health of the area population. The program manager will oversee and manage the development and establishment of a dashboard for community health-related data indicators. The position is currently funded by a one year grant from the St. Luke’s Foundation. The program manager will work closely with the executive director to seek continued funding to support the dashboard and the position beyond the first year, and on other program activities.

This position will operate independently employing independent judgment and decision-making. In addition to working closely with the executive director, the project manager will interact with senior officials from the university including department chairs and with board members or senior officials at area organizations within the community. This is a full-time 12-month term position.


1. Oversee the planning process to develop and establish the Community Health Data Dashboard (50%).

a. Complete an environmental scan to identify local sources of data and indicators of interest

b. Convene stakeholders to better understand the needs and uses of the dashboard

c. Assess potential technologies for hosting the dashboard

d. Work with university procurement to plan/oversee a procurement process to identify a contractor (or internal solution) to build the dashboard.

2. Serve as “right-hand” to the executive director, and attend/participate in meetings with senior university and community officials in the absence of the executive director (20%).

3. Prepare reports, other written materials and presentations about the program, specifically about the Community Health Data Dashboard. Provide content for program website and listserve (10%).

4. Prepare grant proposals for the Community Health Dashboard as well as for other programs identified by the Urban Health Initiative (10%).

5. Promote and demonstrate commitment to improving health and reducing health disparities using community-based and population-health methods (5%)

6. Serve as liaison to the selected information technology group responsible for programming an inventory of partnerships between the university and the community (5%).

7. Take the lead on, or assist with other projects in the Urban Health Initiative.


1. Administrative tasks that may be required for grant reporting.

2. Perform other duties as assigned.


Department: Daily contact with supervisor and colleagues in the office of the Vice Dean for Community Health.

University: Daily or weekly contact with faculty and with administrators for the School of Medicine and for other departments.

External: Daily contact with colleagues at local health departments and other government agencies; with representatives of funding agencies, and with advocacy organizations.

Students: Weekly to monthly contact with students including occasional supervision of tasks assigned to work-study students.


No direct supervision of staff. Employee will identify and supervise graduate and undergraduate students for project-related work.


Experience: Minimum of 5 years of project or program management experience. Experience working with or familiarity with health data is strongly desired. Familiarity with issues related to obesity prevention in the community is desired.

Education/Licensing: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s level degree in a relevant field such as public health or urban planning is strongly preferred.


1. Strong project management skills including development of systems for tracking information for evaluation purposes and experience successfully managing a program or project through completion required.

2. Professional and effective written and oral communication skills. Must have demonstrated ability to produce professional written materials. Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work with individuals from diverse disciplines and backgrounds.

3. Experience collecting data relevant to community health, or analyzing it with SPSS or similar statistical packages is required.

4. Strong personal initiative and the ability to work independently are required.

5. Experience with grant writing and grants management desired.

6. Familiarity with local and national organizations involved in community indicators is desired.

7. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and comfortable utilizing various computer programs, virtual meeting and other technology is required.

8. Experience with web site development and maintenance is desired. Willingness to learn new concepts and possibly undergo training in other software applications is needed.

9. Experience with social network analysis is desirable.


Position is largely office based with occasional local travel to attend meetings. Occasional participation in evening or weekend meetings may be required (~ monthly).


Diversity Statement

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Reasonable Accommodations

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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