Associate Director of Institute for Public Health, Brown School - 25359
Washington University in St. Louis - St. Louis, MO

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Essential Functions

POSITION SUMMARY: The associate director is responsible for implementing the strategic plan and programs of the Institute for Public Health. The plan includes development of the interdisciplinary faculty research projects in public health, a data resource center, and community outreach. The associate director also works closely with the Director and Deputy Directors of the Institute for Public Health on a daily basis to plan and implement various initiatives including special public events, symposia, lectures, community, visiting and public programs. The associate director collaborates with the Institute’s Scholars, Faculty Advisory Council, Alumni and Development, and National Council to implement the Institute’s vision and mission. Coordinates day to day operations for the Directors and assists in developing all special events as needed.

1. Develop, implement, and monitor the Institute’s strategic plan in collaboration with the Institute’s leadership. This includes the implementation of the Institute’s key initiatives in data and training, global health, productive aging, implementation and dissemination, and community health and partnerships. This position will support and work closely with each initiative director to ensure effective implementation the initiatives. Work closely with Alumni and Development to help secure the financial resources needed to implement the Institute’s strategic plan. Establishes, tracks and analyzes key measures of Institute performance. 30%

2. Oversee the Institute’s programmatic, administrative, human resources, and operations activities including supervising the administrative and communications staff and student workers. This includes planning and forecasting future needs of the key initiatives and aligning the Institute’s operations to support the development of the initiatives. Responsible for the planning and execution of Institute meetings. 30%

3. Responsible for the planning and execution of the convening of the Institute’s National Council, Faculty Advisory Council and other advisory meetings in collaboration with the Institute’s leadership. This includes effective communication with Council members, faculty, and university leaders; preparation of meeting materials; and ensuring meeting logistics are addressed. 15%

4. Oversee the planning and implementation of the Institute’s annual conference, interdisciplinary symposia, visiting lectures, community and public programming. 5%

5. Work closely with Institute communications manager to ensure strategic and consistent communication and promotion of the Institute to internal and external audiences. 5%

6. Represents the Directors at internal and external functions and maintains positive and effective relations with all constituents deemed important to the School and University. Serves as the Directors’ liaison with agencies, community organizations and other academic and public affairs units. 15%

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in public health, public policy, social work, or business, or other appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience.

-Demonstrated superior writing and editing skills are required.
-Strong interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse groups, including faculty, staff, students, public affairs, community groups, and health and news organizations.
-Ability to represent the Institute effectively with public health scholars, public policy organizations, and community groups.
-Ability to work independently and exercise outstanding judgment.
-Experience in organizing and conducting special events and programs.
-Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks in a complex organizational environment.
-Ability to manage the Institute’s budget and resources.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctoral degree and professional experience in public programming and community outreach with an interdisciplinary public health organization or university program.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.


-Retirement Savings Plan
-22 vacation days
-8 Paid Holidays
-Sick Time
-Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children
-Free Metro Link/ Bus pass
-Free Life Insurance
-Health, Dental, Vision
-Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
-Long Term Disability Insurance
-Flex Spending Plan
-Other Benefits

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EOE Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women, ethnic minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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