Nonprofit Remote Digest - Issue #498
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is a United States-based nonprofit that seeks to educate the public about diabetes and to help those affected by it through funding research to manage, cure and prevent diabetes (including type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, and pre-diabetes).
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The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is seeking a Program Director. The Program Director has overall responsibility for leading delivery of national, multi-year Association initiatives, designed cross-functionally and in collaboration with internal and external partners, to improve the lives of people living with diabetes. The Director uses best practices to manage scope, cost, schedule, cross-functional program teams, stakeholders, vendors, and contractual deliverables. The Program Director is also responsible for executive-level communication and alignment, internal and partner relationships, strategy, and outcomes attainment.
Reporting to the VP, Program Management Office, this role has responsibility to drive revenue through the renewal and expansion of contracts and supporting the proposal of new ADA initiatives. As assigned, the Director will supervise, lead, and mentor Project Managers.
Provides strategic leadership for delivery of large-scale change initiatives that improve the lives of people living with diabetes.
Leads cross-functional Association and partner teams to implement best-in-class on-time and on-budget delivery tactics that exceed stakeholder and customer/partner expectations and specified outcomes.
Leads programs that involve multiple stakeholders and funders including external executives, ADA departments and senior leadership, volunteer leaders, field operations, members, and other constituents.
Full accountability for project deliverables, project success, and revenue goals associated with contract renewals and expansion for assigned projects and projects of direct reports (if applicable).
Supports ADA in identifying new opportunities for initiatives that align ADA’s strategic mission and revenue priorities with partner organizations.
Processes documentation and continuous process improvement for ADA’s project management initiatives.
Conducts training and coaching on project management for team members and cross-functional colleagues.
Collaboration, negotiation, and inspiration for assigned clients to close change orders and/or program renewals.
Bachelor’s degree required, masters preferred
Eight to ten years of work experience in complex project and program management (multi-year, multi-workstream programs)
Experience leading and managing functional and matrixed teams to achieve goals
Demonstrated success managing internal and external stakeholder relationships at all levels, from team members to C-suite executives
Experience managing program budgets greater than $1M, on-time and on-budget
Experience with human-centered design for mission-driven initiatives
Knowledge of governance structures and best practices
Success with process improvement that increased efficiency, reduced risk, and achieved goals
Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP)® preferred
Experience in providing project management training and consultation
Demonstrated proficiency in MS Project Management products (MS Project, MS Teams, SharePoint, and Visio)
Experience leading with a formal project management methodology, such as the PMBOK or PRINCE 2
Expertise in processes, procedures, and policies to effectively manage change and implement quality practices on projects throughout the organization
Ability to seek out and leverage data to make informed decisions
Drives strategy and alignment to the larger mission
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Strong sense of urgency
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to form and lead high-performing teams
Critical thinking and the ability to manage complex projects and programs
Exceptional problem-solving skills
Strong change management skills
Demonstrates a high level of personal accountability and holds others accountable for results
Drives collaboration and cooperation to deliver results
Strong planning, organization, and attention to detail
Good negotiation skills
Ability to prioritize, multitask, and work independently to manage multiple concurrent projects
Take Your Career On A Mission
Are you looking for a career that directly impacts your community and beyond?
Over 34 million Americans have diabetes and over 84 million have prediabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) offers a rewarding career working for one of the premier voluntary health organizations in the world supporting people with type 1 & type 2 diabetes.
Our employees like working at the ADA because of our mission, the inclusive environment, work-life balance, our benefits and our culture. Joining our dedicated team affords the gratification of knowing beyond a doubt that you will impact the lives and well-being of millions.
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the policy of the American Diabetes Association to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
To find out more about the ADA as well as other exciting and fulfilling career opportunities please visit us at www.diabetes.org/careers. For full consideration, you must apply directly to the Association’s Careers Page.