Director, Collaborative Initiatives

Atlanta, Georgia
Jul 25, 2018
Aug 22, 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%



TITLE:   Director, Collaborative Initiatives          

STATUS:    Full-time — Exempt

DIRECT SUPERVISOR:    Sr. Director, Collaborative Initiatives



The Director has primary responsibility for building strategic relationships and professional outreach in order to achieve initiative missions. The Director is accountable for managing regular communications with Consortium, stakeholders and the public. This will include PR and marketing messages, electronic education and social media updates to internal and external stakeholders. The Director will research and identify and apply for additional funding avenues. The Director is charged with the creation and management of budgets and the development of required reports to demonstrate the successful completion of component projects. The Director manages specific consultant and vendor relationships to ensure key project goals are successfully met on time and within budget. The Director will be a liaison to volunteer committees.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or at least 10 years experience in non-profit, health education and/or disparities
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain partnerships  and significant  experience working with diverse populations
  • Clear and persuasive oral and written communication, including ability to communicate complex ideas to varied audiences
  • Proven success in federal and or foundation grants writing; grants and budget management
  • Exceptional combination of project management and interpersonal skills; ability to manage a staff, volunteers, contributors, and federal agencies
  • In-depth knowledge of strategic planning and/or meeting facilitation
  • Strategic leadership,  sound judgment and insight in organization and management of multiple priorities


Relationship Management and Business Development

  • Monitor the external environment, report on changes in practice policy and develop proactive strategies to support ACR members
  • Complex problem-solving and decision-making
  • Strong interpersonal and conflict-resolution skills
  • Consensus-building with both internal and external constituencies
  • Balance multiple projects with  varying priorities
  • Negotiate vendor contracts; Direct and supervise staff and contracted temporary staff and vendors

Grants Management and Strategic Planning

  • Budgeting and financial oversight
  • Develop and manage budgets for component projects and contracts
  • Create internal and external financial reports and reconciliations
  • Analyze impact data to produce reports that aggregate users’ comments and guide development of future interventions
  • Identify and communicate strategies for best practices in medical education
  • Develop and implement policies/procedures to ensure compliance with federal guidelines
  • Initiate, and work closely with Accounting to accomplish financial drawdowns, monthly, quarterly and year-end financial variances and budget reconciliations
  • Collaborate with the Sr. Director on the Initiative’s strategic vision for communications, including goals and milestones and outcomes.
  • Supervise/mentor staff persons, including prioritization assistance; project guidance; brainstorming; editing; conducting regular staff meetings; providing annual performance evaluations; and other supervisory responsibilities.

Project Oversight and Implementation

  • Support the Lupus Initiative’s professional outreach project and a targeted curriculum dissemination effort.  Outreach to build/maintain relationships with US educators and curriculum decision-makers to promote adoption of lupus curriculum for medical students. This may require up to 30% travel.
  • Primary responsibility for developing clear and consistent messaging (internal and external);
  • Ensure implementation of  TLI evaluation processes to demonstrate program impact
  • Source and manage collaborators, consultants and vendors to fulfill program objectives
  • Provide effective management and supervision of Specialist, and indirect supervision of Coordinator to ensure successful completion of component projects
  • Serve as the liaison to the Consortium and other volunteers and stakeholders
  • Guide design of the Initiative’s online learning system to optimize knowledge transfer
  • With Sr. Director, identify and write grant proposals to ensure continued funding
  • Represent ACR’s interests and speak on behalf of Initiative to influence: future funding, adoption of educational resources, importance placed on lupus in national health equity efforts
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including Consortium, volunteers, federal partners, patient organizations and others
  • Collaborate with volunteers in the development of lupus educational resources
  • Other duties as assigned by Sr. Director, Lupus Initiative or ACR Executive Vice President

The ACR provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The ACR complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities or conducts business.

This is not a contract.  The description and duties as they relate to this position are subject to change as reasonable business necessity dictates.  In the event of such changes, a new job description may be created.

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