As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
The Project Director resides within Nemours National Office of Policy and Prevention. This position is funded by a combination of grant and Nemours funding. Nemours seeks to spread, scale and sustain child health related changes in early childhood systems, including the early care and education. The primary responsibility is to direct a portfolio of initiatives focused at the intersection of early childhood and health. This position is located in the Washington D.C. office.
This position is responsible for providing overall management and coordination of the early childhood practice portfolio, including managing current grants and developing a pipeline for future funding. This position requires experience in the field of early childhood systems, including early care and education systems. The Project Director will be responsible for ensuring that projects achieve stated goals and meet deliverables within the proposed timeline and budget. The Project Director will have decision-making authority under general oversight of senior management as well as receive input from and work collaboratively with Nemours staff on policy and practice change strategies. The Project Director must have strong leadership, management and communication (oral and written) skills. The Project Director will report to the Operational Vice President, Practice and Prevention.
Advanced degree required
At least 5 yeears of management experience required
Manage and Implement – Independently manage early childhood initiatives including staff and consultant deployment and supervision, funder relationships, national partnerships and internal communications. Provide overall management of the project to ensure that the project achieves its stated goals and meets deliverables within the proposed timeline and budget as outlined in the project narrative. Develop and manage the day-to-day responsibilities for multiple project implementation plans (including tasks and deliverables), budgets, all contracts, reporting requirements, and technical requirements with assistance from team. Manage team of early childhood and health staff. Oversee and ensure subcontractor lead(s) properly implement contracted components. Pursue opportunities to advance the goals of the National Office through a variety of methods and channels including but not limited to funding opportunities, strategic partnerships, and joint initiatives. Travel will be required.
Collaboration - Lead key meetings with internal and external stakeholders. Manage relationships with funders and partners. Develop and manage relationships with national partners and internal partners that improve the reach, quality and impact of projects.
Technical Assistance and Content Knowledge - Provide extensive content expertise on early childhood and child health promotion and practice strategies internally and externally. Support policy team by sharing content knowledge of early childhood, children’s health promotion in community based settings, and federal funding sources (e.g. Head Start, CCDF). Connect them with relevant field examples and relevant state, local and national partners. Provide technical assistance to key partners, states and communities on ECE/child health strategies and policy opportunities. Convene and lead projects, workshops, etc. as needed.
Evaluation and Analysis – Oversee and direct the evaluation work (either internal or through subcontractors) to ensure lessons learned and project results are evaluated accurately and completely. Work with team members to share evaluation results via conference presentations and journal articles. Utilize process data to monitor project progress, success and effectiveness. Analyze project data to identify trends, successes or challenges and work with project team to address. Help develop strategic recommendations to advance the work. Provide and/or leverage content expertise in obesity and/or early care and education.
Communication - Utilize strong oral and written communication skills. Coordinate communication within team across internal and external stakeholders. Manage relationships with internal partners, funders, and external partners. Maintain communication with subcontractor leads. Represent Nemours at conferences, meetings, and other venues to share information regarding the learning collaborative progress and lessons learned. The Project Director will regularly attend events, activities, meetings or trainings – which may occur in the evenings and on weekends.
Writing – Oversee all report writing. Oversee related grant application creation. Provide thought leadership and content expertise for the development of manuscripts and evaluation documents. Review and approve all materials developed by team.
Coaching and Mentoring – Seek guidance and support from supervisor. Develop and manage team, including support of professional development and use of Nemours Standards of Behavior.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.