Posted on February 21, 2013
Project Manager, Disaster Response for Older Adults
New York Academy of Medicine
New York Academy of Medicine - Project Manager, Disaster Response for Older Adults
NYAM’s Division of Health Policy (DHP) is seeking a highly motivated individual to manage an exciting new grant-funded, time-limited (12-month) project to develop recommendations to facilitate care and attention to New York’s community-dwelling older residents during prolonged, mass emergencies, and to foster support for those recommendations among public and private organizations.
The core responsibility will be overseeing the successful convening of a strategic, multisector, public-private partnership that will generate recommendations to assist in more effective disaster planning and response. The recommendations are to be based on research and best practices, and must be compiled in a highly accessible, practical report that can be immediately acted up on by stakeholders in multiple sectors.
This is a high-profile and complex initiative, requiring a self-starting professional with excellent communication skills, creative problem-solving capacity, ability to master new material quickly, and ability to track to details in light of overall goals. This is a full-time (35hrs/week) position. The position reports to the NYAM Senior Vice President of Health Policy and Planning. It will be aligned with NYAM’s Age-friendly New York City initiative (www.agefriendlynyc.org ) and its function as a WHO Collaborating Center on Ageing, Globalization and Urbanization.
Duties related to this project include:
- Project Management. Developing workplans and guiding a team toward the timely completion of deliverables, which include 1) completion of a literature review and a small, qualitative research project that will be led by a separate team; 2) convening of a high-profile steering committee and work groups; 3) completion of briefings to selected organizations even as the recommendations are being finalized; 4) completion of a practical report that synthesizes research findings and stakeholder input, and offers concrete recommendations; and 4) organization of a report- launch event. The Manager will need to develop systems to simultaneously achieve progress in these multiple areas and to satisfy grant reporting requirements. The manager will also need to align the work with other ongoing work at NYAM related to aging.
- Committee Staffing. Staffing a high-level steering committee, helping recruit membership and guide their work, and developing all meeting materials.
- Event planning. Organizing committee convenings, work groups meetings, and a final report-launch event. Private briefings for special audiences should also be organized.
- Outreach and communications. The manager will develop relationships with key stakeholders such as City agencies, advocacy organizations, business organizations, and civic groups and also develop mass communication strategies, including engaging social media and cultivating earned media.
- Other duties as assigned
Applicants must have: previous experience managing complex projects, staffing committees, and planning events; exceptional communication and writing skills; strong analytic thinking; and demonstrated facility in networking and developing partnerships with New York’s community, government, and/or business leaders. Background in aging issues and/or emergency response required. Familiarity with New York City government and civil society, and experience in policy analysis preferred.
Masters degree or equivalent experience in public policy, public health, or a related field preferred. Facility with social media desired.
Please email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Project Manager, Disaster Response for Older Adults " in subject line.
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