Job Summary

The Senior Manager, Programs for the Foundation for SMFM is a full-time position; serving as staff liaison for Foundation Scholarship and Grant Committees


Foundation Support

·       Manages Foundation programs, including oversight of application announcements and management of application process, committee support, communicating with current and past awardees, and preparing for Foundation program activities at the Annual Meeting (generally held in late January – early February);

·       Assist the Executive Director with program content for the Annual Report and board meetings;

·       Works with other team members to generate and publish content about Foundation program and activities via social media channels and Foundation website.

·       Contributes Foundation program information to SMFM Special Delivery newsletter (monthly).

·       Other duties as assigned.

 Governance Support

  • Responds, as appropriate, on behalf of the Executive Director or Committee members to requests for information and invitations.
  • Drafts communications and responses on behalf of the Executive Director and/or committees as requested,
  • Records and distributes committee meeting minutes and highlights, and assigns when appropriate, action items for follow-up.

 Experience, education, and other requirements

·      Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s Degree in Public Health or Public Administration or equivalent strongly preferred

·      Minimum of five years’ work experience in a research, public health, healthcare organization, funding institution, member healthcare organization, academic or healthcare institution.

·      Must be able to pay close attention to details, identify inconsistencies and make corrections; must be highly organized and effective in management, organization, and prioritization of tasks.

·      Ability to anticipate needs of physician leaders and plan accordingly.

·      Project Management experience highly desirable

·      Knowledge and experience with program evaluation; data collection methodologies for program results and using data for program (re)design and decision making.

·      Knowledge of NIH (e.g. R01, R43), CDC and other governmental research and grant programs strongly encouraged

·      Ability to record succinct minutes and notes of complex discussions to capture action items and takeaways; Knowledge of maternal-fetal medicine is beneficial but not required

·      Strong oral communication skills, excellent grammar and writing skills.

·      Ability to manage multiple demands and priorities and negotiate timelines.

·      Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality in all circumstances.

·      Advanced knowledge of computer applications (MS Word, MS Teams, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, OneDrive); good knowledge of basic office systems (computers, telephone, mailings, copying, etc.);

·      Availability for some domestic travel to meetings and occasional flexibility with work hours.

·      Basic office hours are 9am-5pm EST with some evenings for committee and Board meetings.

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