Deputy Director RWJF New Connections

OMG Center
Middle City East, Philadelphia County / Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
Mar 24, 2014
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The OMG Center (, a Philadelphia based nonprofit organization, supports innovative solutions to the challenges facing communities through evaluation, strategic research and planning, and philanthropic services. OMG works nationally with organizations, individually and collectively, in the nonprofit, foundation and governmental sectors. Areas of established expertise include public health and healthcare, higher education, arts and culture, children, youth and families, and community and regional development. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) located in Princeton, NJ, is the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and health care. For more than 40 years the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has worked to improve the health and health care of all Americans. RWJF is striving to build a national culture of health that will enable all Americans to live longer, healthier lives now and for generations to come. The New Connections national program office is housed at OMG Center and is staffed by a National Program Director, National Program Deputy Director, Director of Network Career Development, Project Manager and Project Coordinator. The National Program Deputy Director for New Connections plays a significant role in senior leadership and management of the National Program Office, working closely with the Program Director on program strategy, policies, budgets, work and communications plans while managing day-to-day program operations. As a professional staff member, the National Program Deputy Director for New Connections works with RWJF's New Connections program staff and staff members of the OMG Center to ensure successful grantmaking and grants management, technical assistance to grantees, program dissemination and outreach, and communications. Additionally, the Deputy is a spokesperson in the field. The National Program Deputy Director is expected to demonstrate a passionate commitment to the goals and mission of the New Connections program. Essential Job Responsibilities: The National Program Deputy Director for New Connections works with the National Program Director to play a significant senior leadership and management role of the New Connections program which includes: • Collaborating with Program Director and engage program staff on the development and management of policy, programming, and budgets; • Keeping current about the state of the field in order to: serve as a conduit of information to NPO staff, RWJF, and grantees; • Working with Director and NPO program staff to advance the field by networking, coordinating, and promoting NPO activities with other national organizations, interested parties, and partners; • Representing program and promotes the work of the NPO and grantees at selected national forums, conferences and meetings; • Conducting relevant issue and/or public policy analysis and writes articles that advance the state of the field. • Hiring and supervising program staff and consultants; • Serving as key liaison and maintains consistent contact with RWJF: • Developing and overseeing grantmaking; • Providing and/or overseeing technical assistance and support in programmatic, fiscal, and evaluation areas to grantee sites; • Monitoring program impact by tracking and reporting on all components of the program; and • Overseeing the management and monitoring of grantee, alumni and applicant relations. Minimum Requirements: • Doctoral degree, or at minimum a Master’s degree with several years of work experience, in fields such as health, behavioral or social science, education, public policy/administration. Program management experience required with personal or work experience in academia preferred. • From three to five years of related professional work experience with diversity programs, including programs to help increase the representation of historically underrepresented groups, as well as work with alumni, fellows and scholars programs where responsibilities included monitoring, tracking and supporting network members. • Personally motivated to support the goals of the New Connections program. • Proven management, organizational, fiscal, and analytic skills. • Strong project and people management skills, including demonstrated ability to supervise team members and lead program initiatives. • Ability to think independently and interact effectively as part of a team and in multidisciplinary teams and settings; be flexible, creative, and able to juggle multiple priorities; and be tolerant of ambiguity and differences in work approaches. • Ability to work within a high-paced environment with competing demands while ensuring high-quality work by self and staff. • Excellent written, electronic communication and oral presentation skills. • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills; collegiality, energetic, ability to develop productive relationships with colleagues, grantees, applicants, consultants, external funders and others who contribute to New Connections development and management. • Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills; experience with statistical packages helpful. • Strong computing skills including use of Internet, MS Office Suite, Excel and PowerPoint as well as familiarity with databases and social media. • Ability to travel as required.