Business Unit Director, Practice Support, PHII, Decatur, United States 32 views

Business Unit Director, Practice Support | PHII

Job Number : 64478

Job Types : Regular Full-Time

Division : Affiliated Organizations

Department : Task Force for Global Health

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

Job Categories : Business Operations

Location : Name : Task Force for Global Health

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

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The Task Force for Global Health is an Emory University affiliate located in Decatur, GA. Its seventeen programs focus on building durable public health systems that serve all people. The Task Force consists of programs and focus areas that cover a range of global health issues including neglected tropical diseases, infectious diseases, vaccines, field epidemiology, public health informatics, health workforce development, and global health ethics. All our programs have an end goal in sight of eliminating diseases and protecting the health of populations. The Task Force received the 2016 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize-the world’s largest award of its kind-in recognition of its extraordinary contributions to alleviating human suffering.

The Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII) is a program of the Task Force for Global Health, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Our staff is comprised of professionals in the areas of public health, healthcare, information systems and communications—all well-versed in the current and emerging issues facing public health. PHII is known for its expertise as a neutral convener of public health professionals and their stakeholders, transforming health practitioners’ ability to apply information effectively in order to improve health outcomes worldwide. Since 1992, PHII has assisted public health organizations in defining and leveraging the power of information systems to meet public health needs. For more information, visit our website at


Provide leadership to guide the Practice Support business unit’s growth and development.

Builds strong relationships with partners and funders

Recruit and negotiate with prospective funders for Practice Support.

Will represent and promote the unit and PHII at various domestic and international speaking engagements, and with current and potential funders.

Assess the need for new projects and secure funding for those projects.

Collaborate with PHII leadership and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and direction for Practice Support.

Leads the writing of grant proposals, prepares and presents reports to funding organizations and to clients.

Develop or review materials for Practice Support.


Train, supervise, and mentor Practice Support staff, specialists and/or contractors.

Work with a geographically distributed network of experts and health agency partners.

Oversee the logistics of developing and implementing multiple Practice Support projects.

Manage Practice Support’s operational budget and report to the PHII Executive Director and Deputy Director on all financial matters.

Manage the evaluation of Practice Support projects and monitor the attainment of goals and objectives.

Assess the qualitative and quantitative performance of Practice Support and its component projects.

Oversee Development and Implementation of Projects/Programs

Work closely with PHII leadership to create projects, products and services within the public health sector.

Work with project funders, partners and other stakeholders to define concepts and work in tandem with project leaders assigned to each practice support project.

Serve as the liaison between Practice Support and other PHII business units and project teams.

Oversee project teams in translating public health program work activity and other appropriate methods to yield products and services designed to support informatics practice domestically and internationally.

Attends conferences/meetings and reviews literature in order to stay abreast of current knowledge and issues.


business development


data collection


executive orders

global health

health informatics

health outcomes

health systems

infectious diseases

information systems

interpersonal communication


neglected tropical diseases

project management

subject matter expert

tropical diseases

workforce development

Prepares and delivers talks at meetings and conferences on public health informatics related topics.

Works closely with team leaders to ensure the goals and deliverables are well defined, projects are appropriately resources and that the deliverables meet the funder’s quality expectations within the project budget and timelines.

TRAVEL: 10-20% domestic and international travel is required.


Serves as a senior member of the Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII) Senior Management Team, which consults across the breadth of PHII projects. Responsible for Program Applications and Services.

Oversees the IT strategic planning, technology solutions, service quality, and overall operations of projects which includes support of data collection systems, clinical data systems, analysis/visualization/reporting dashboard, as well as other enterprise-level systems.

Serves as a leader and maintains responsibility for coordination and decision-making for the team and provides day-to-day strategic oversight of the Informatics/IT Staff members.

Leads IT strategic and operational planning, and sets priorities in collaboration with the PHII Executive Director and Deputy Director.

Ensures that the IT infrastructure will support the needs of the project, communicates IT risks, risk mitigation plans and issues to the PHII Director.

Provides oversight in decision-making about IT investment, but also weighs costs and benefits.

Reports to the Director of the Public Health Informatics Institute and within the project portfolio.

As a senior informatics leader at PHII and the Task Force for Global Health, the incumbent may also support other PHII and Task Force for Global Health (TFGH) informatics project needs.

Performs other related duties as required.


A bachelor’s degree and seven years of related IT experience including demonstrated technical expertise in specific IT areas, project management skills and lead or supervisory experience, OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Extensive experience in the implementation and production support of an enterprise system.


Master’s degree in Public Health or related discipline with experience in management.

Seven years’ experience in managing complex projects or initiatives.

Five years of progressive experience managing a team of Informatics professionals.

Experience in public health and public health informatics.

Proven management and organizational skills, including experience leading, building and successfully managing a team.

Ability to multitask, work independently, and display strong strategic and analytical capabilities.

Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, and subject matter experts.

Collaborative leader who has led a team of senior Informatics professionals.

Multiple years of experience delivering public health solutions and providing technical assistance to public health agencies.

NOTE: This 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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