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Associate Director of Programs

Job Number : 62678

Job Types : Regular Full-Time

Division : School Of Public Health

Department : SPH: Global Health Institute

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: : Not Applicable

Job Categories : Business Operations

Location : Name : Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

Campus Location (For Posting) : Location : US-GA-Atlanta

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The Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) is the largest public health grant received by Emory University.

CHAMPS is the largest long-term public health surveillance system with eight sites located in Africa and South Asia supported by the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation.

The primary goal of this program is to identify the definitive causes of death for children under the age of five and work with in-country partners and global health organizations to use CHAMPS data to improve child survival.

The Gates Foundation has invested a total of $272 million dollars in CHAMPS through 2025.

It is important to note that CHAMPS continues to be fully functional during the COVID pandemic.

The Associate Director of Programs position primarily provides program management to the Business Operations team, Data and Specimen Use access determination and process management, Human Resource coordination for the CHAMPS program office and strategic support to the Managing Director of Business Operations and the Business Operations team in the Program Office.

The position works under the broad guidance of the Managing Director of Business Operations.

JOB DESCRIPTIONS: Business Operations

Identify Business Operations team priorities, activities, and deliverables and assign and track tasks for completion

Develop, coordinate the annual update and monitor compliance of all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) across the CHAMPS Program Office

Provide the logistics and operations support/oversight to CHAMPS Global Partners Board Meeting and Site Network meeting.

Providing critical program oversight to ensure that all international travel arrangements meet Emory requirements and are in full compliance with donor regulation while striving for the most efficient travel option

Monitor the security situations in each CHAMPS site and travel routes updating a traveler’s security guide

Develops and generates operational and statistical reports for the operations of the CHAMPS Program Office

Regularly update PowerPoint slides, graphics and other reports when new data is received.

Conduct literature reviews; synthesize and summarize literature surrounding global operations implementation

Human Resources

Facilitate and execute onboarding and offboarding processes for all CHAMPS staff ensuring consistent implementation across all partner organizations including Task Force for Global Health, CDC and other consultants

Provide Human Resource support supervisors across the CHAMPS program office with needed guidance on job description development, interview evaluations and selected candidate documentation

Data Access Management

Coordinate the data requests from the Gates Foundation and other possible donors, the program office, and other domestic and international stakeholders

Triage the date requests to determine the level of data required and coordinate the execution of DUAs, MTAs, and other agreements

Work with Emory’s Office of Technology Transfer to update existing templates as needed

Provides strategic oversight and project management support for the Data Access Working Group, ensures timely follow-up on action items, develop strategic agendas, and routine communication updates.

Manage interaction and coordination with international organizations

Responsible for communicating, sharing, and transferring knowledge to colleagues and customers

Develops and provides effective informational and motivational presentations


child health

child survival


executive orders

global health

health surveillance

human resources


project management

south asia

technology transfer

Builds consensus among global partners and collaborative participants

Represents CHAMPS across Emory and Internationally as needed

Participate fully as a member of the Emory Global Health Institute by contributing, assisting, and participating in projects, initiatives, and activities as requested by leadership.


Bachelor’s degree in field related to specific program as indicated and five years program related experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

Master’s degree preferred.


Knowledge and experience working in global health programs

Knowledge and experience working with Data Use Agreements and IRBs

Experience with international travel and coordinating travelers

Superior organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills

Experience managing program operations and multitasking

Knowledge and experience working on strategic planning activities

Ability to effectively communicate in a variety of communication settings: one-on-one, small, and large groups

Ability in working with all levels of staff and with teams

Exceptional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

Exceptional software skills (i.e., Power Point, Excel)

Ability to effectively coordinate and facilitate meetings

Must be comfortable with domestic and international travel

Commitment to personal and professional growth

Respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion

NOTE: T his role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future . Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran’s status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.


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