Manager, Program Implementation

Susan G. Komen
May 14, 2019
Washington, DC
Job Type
Contact Name (not public)
Rachel Begovic



About this Job

FLSA Status: Exempt

Location: Washington DC

Job Description:

Basic Function

About Komen

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the federal government while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $988 million in research and provided more than $2.2 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 60 countries worldwide.


The Manager, Program Implementation is a member of the Community Collaboration for Collective Impact program team (3CI) within Komen’s African-American Health Equity Initiative. The goal of the 3CI program is to reduce disparities in breast cancer outcomes within the African-American community by 25% within five years, starting in the 11 U.S. cities where the inequities are greatest. These cities include Memphis, St. Louis, Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Washington, D.C., Virginia Beach, Los Angeles Metroplex, Philadelphia Metroplex, Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and Baltimore. A Collective Impact model will guide the program. This model addresses complex social issues through long-term, cross-sector collaborative action and investment to maximize impact by creating community-driven systems change. The 3CI program will employ several program methods including assessing quality and increasing improvement of care delivery; improving care coordination through patient navigation and other means; and community advocacy.

Position Summary

The primary objective of the Manager, Program Implementation is to support Susan G. Komen in achieving our overall Vision and Mission by:

• Ensuring effective implementation of the 3CI collective impact model in metropolitan areas targeted by the 3CI project.
• Implementing evidence-based interventions in metropolitan areas targeted by the 3CI project to address key drivers of breast cancer health disparities in African-Americans.
• Ensuring continuous communication and relationship building among project partners, stakeholders, staff and National Steering Committee.
• Providing supervision of the program implementation team and collaboration with 3CI’s program development team, program evaluation team, and other Komen staff.
• Promoting an organizational culture that values trust, commitment to the mission, scientific integrity, and professional and organizational growth.

Primary Responsibilities
Ensures effective implementation of the collective impact model in metropolitan areas targeted by the 3CI project.

• Manages the development and implementation of the 3CI National Steering Committee; develops roles and responsibilities, selection criteria, and recruitment strategy; manages National Steering Committee meeting logistics.
• Works with 3CI Director to establish and facilitate community cross-sectoral workgroups to implement 3CI interventions; manages the coordination of workgroup activities to ensure alignment and achievement of project goals.
• Identifies important coalitions, working groups, and other venues through which African-American health equity and/or AA breast cancer issues are discussed and ensures Komen has a seat at those tables.
• Works with 3CI Director to convene project partners and key external stakeholders for annual project meeting; manages meeting logistics and collaborates with Komen meeting and events team.
• Establishes processes, timeline, and goals for developing local relationships with Komen Affiliates or field offices, healthcare providers, organizations, community leaders, elected officials, and others serving the African-American breast cancer community.
• Ensuring that all programs, services and grants are implemented and managed efficiently, effectively and professionally.
• Partners closely with the Public Policy and Advocacy team to build relationships with local elected officials and uphold Komen’s advocacy priorities.

Implements evidence-based interventions in metropolitan areas targeted by the 3CI project to address key drivers of breast cancer health disparities in African-Americans.

• Works with 3CI Director and Manager, Program Development to develop and implement a strategy for delivering program interventions to address the key drivers of breast cancer health disparities in African-Americans based on the findings of the 3CI landscape analysis and applicable evidence-based public health interventions.
• Provides technical assistance and training to community organizations, service providers, stakeholders and partners on evidence-based public health interventions.
• Develops detailed project plans to monitor and track progress; measures project performance using appropriate tools and techniques.
• Manages and implements strategies for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of program interventions by identifying bottlenecks in completing program activities and developing plans to minimize or eliminate them.
• Works with Program Evaluation team to monitor all program interventions and trainings for progress towards achieving the program goals and indicators.
• Works with Program Development team to pilot training curricula; manages training logistics in collaboration with the Komen events team.
• Works with Komen IT team and Program Development team to implement strategy for hosting and disseminating online and distance learning trainings.

Ensures continuous communication and relationship building among project partners, stakeholders, staff and Steering Committee.

• Manages and facilitates 3CI project partners’ and stakeholders’ continuous communication and collaboration; establishes and monitors communication tools, such as Basecamp, to provide an effective communication mechanism for project participants.
• Manages the development and dissemination 3CI project newsletter, webinars, partner calls and meetings; ensures tracking of project participation and meeting minutes; responds to project information requests from project partners, stakeholders, and the public.

Provides supervision of the program implementation team and collaboration with 3CI’s program implementation, program evaluation teams, and Komen staff.

• Ensures the Implementation team is executing its responsibilities as day to day points of contact for all program sites through effective and timely communication.
• Works with Program Evaluation team to implement qualitative data collection via project landscape analysis.
• Develops work plans and production schedules for assignments.
• Mentors staff to ensure high levels of motivation, commitment, capacity, and teamwork.
• Meets one on one and in a team basis for coaching, program management, etc.
• Crafts annual performance goals and reviews progress on a regular basis. Conducts annual performance reviews.

Other Duties as Assigned.

Job Qualifications:

Minimum Experience Required

Educational and Experience Requirements

Master’s degree in public health, health disparities, non-profit management or relevant discipline. Minimum of 5-7 years of experience managing public health programs. Bachelor’s degree may be substituted for candidates with extensive experience demonstrating the qualifications described.

Minimum Requirements

Must demonstrate:

• Strong organizational and project management skills, be detail-oriented with the ability to prioritize, manage multiple projects and execute in a high-volume environment.
• Proficiency in training, facilitation and providing technical assistance for public health interventions.
• Ability to work both independently and with others to resolve issues and maintain composure and professionalism in an environment of changing and/or multiple priorities.
• Must be able to work on a time table, meet deadlines, follow instructions and accept direction on given assignments.
• Strong work ethic with the ability to maintain a high activity level.
• Ability to communicate effectively both oral and written; research, develop, present, and
promote projects; work independently; prioritize work and meet deadlines.
• Strong public relations and interpersonal skills
• Considerable knowledge of current literature, trends, and developments in the public health equity field.
• Ability to assess the effectiveness of programs and make recommendations for improvements.
• Ability to provide leadership and to supervise the planning, development and establishment of new programs.
• Strong supervisory skills especially in supervising remote staff.
• Experience as a public speaker, a team-oriented attitude for training others and a professional demeanor for interacting with stakeholders and program participants.
• Must be able to work in the United States without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Experience
• Education or direct experience in support of health disparities programs, especially cancer disparities
• Experience serving the African-American community
• Knowledge and/or experience in the collective impact program model
• Knowledge and/or experience working with evidence-based intervention protocols
• Experience working in a non-profit environment, especially on a national level

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