The Project Manager (PM) – Cardiovascular Health Initiative leads a focused strategic priority of the non-infectious disease (NID) programs department. The PM is responsible for a time-bound public health project that is conducted in collaboration with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), donors, and other internal and external stakeholders. The PM combines strong technical skills, management, and leadership with an entrepreneurial and mission-driven approach to unleash the power of collaboration between the CDC; philanthropies; private entities; and individuals to protect the health, safety, and security of the public.

Qualifications and Necessary Skills

  1. Master’s degree in public health or related field from an accredited college or university required.
  2. Minimum of 10 years of public health and related professional experience required. Specialized experience in cardiovascular health and public health practice areas such as stakeholder engagement and partnership development strongly preferred.
  3. Global health experience preferred.
  4. Experience with enterprise resource planning systems and software packages used to manage day-to-day business activities such as project management and budgeting strongly preferred.
  5. Knowledge and skills needed to be effective in the public-private partnership, project, donor, and stakeholder environments in the NID and global contexts.
  6. Ability to make decisions that accomplish department and project strategic objectives.
  7. Advanced skills in project management, budget management, cross-cultural awareness, communication, influence, negotiation, conflict resolution, and creative problem solving.
  8. Experience and proficiency handling public-private partnerships (or functional equivalent collaborations).
  9. Excellent written and verbal communication skills with experience preparing, writing, and editing complex documents such as detailed reports to donors; briefing documents for CDC, donors, and other stakeholders/partners; and peer-reviewed articles.
  10. Strong technical skills including word processing, spreadsheet, and database management.
  11. Ability to represent the CDC Foundation and its partners, leading discussions and negotiations concerning project planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  12. Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills; collegial, energetic, and able to develop productive relationships with colleagues, donors, stakeholders, and partners.
  13. Sound judgment and maturity, exemplified by consistent professionalism in dealing with individuals at all levels both internally and externally.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Leads and supports project design, implementation, and evaluation of a global cardiovascular health initiative to accelerate prevention of NIDs, promote health in globally, and increase the public value of the CDC Foundation.
  2. Conceptualizes, plans, executes, monitors, and closes a project focused on cardiovascular health. May be required to concurrently manage more than one time-bound project to synergize work around a specific subject, practice area, and/or stakeholder.
  3. Formulates project-related goals, objectives, operating policies, strategic plans, guidelines, governance, standards, and priorities to ensure consistency with organization, department, and division standard operating procedures.
  4. Builds strong partnerships and provides technical expertise that ensures impactful, efficient, and effective project implementation.
  5. Hires, recruits, supervises, mentors, and serves as a technical partner for field employees on the assigned project.
  6. Serves as project liaison for and between internal and external stakeholders.
  7. Manages significant matters such as project implementation, reporting, contracting, budgeting, and evaluating project impact and performance.
  8. Contributes to resource mobilization efforts for the assigned project.
  9. Represents the CDC Foundation at technical, financial, strategic, and/or operational meetings focused on the project.
  10. Travels as needed to represent the designated project and the CDC Foundation (up to 20 percent annually).
  11. Participates in and/or leads special projects and other duties as assigned.

Atlanta-based applicants are preferred, but not a requirement for consideration. Relocation expenses are not included.

The CDC Foundation requires all employees to be fully vaccinated* for COVID-19 as a condition of employment effective November 22, 2021. All offers of employment after that date are contingent upon proof of full-vaccination status as a part of the pre-employment process.

*Fully vaccinated is defined as follows: At least two weeks have passed since receipt of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine, or the second dose of the either the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech two-dose vaccines.

The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law. We comply with all applicable laws including E.O. 11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria in accordance with 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-300.5(a)(12) and 60-741.5(a)(7). As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.

About CDC Foundation

The CDC Foundation is an independent nonprofit and the sole entity created by Congress to mobilize philanthropic and private-sector resources to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s critical health protection work.

We are a catalyst for unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC and philanthropies, private entities and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world.