The Environmental, Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology Program (EOME) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health aims to investigate and prevent health risks associated with environmental and occupational hazards. We achieve this by conducting original research and providing outstanding professional education.
The EOME faculty are considered pioneers in the national and international community, paving the way for research and education in the environmental and occupational health field. The program has recruited and cultivated a talented faculty whose expertise in environmental epidemiology has been at the forefront in the study of reproductive, perinatal, neurological and respiratory diseases.
Program Goals include:
Provide scientific basis for prudent decisions in environmental and occupational health standards.
Offer competitive Masters and Doctoral tracks to educate aspiring specialists in occupational and environmental medicine and in environmental and occupational epidemiology.
Inspire clinical and public health practice through research.
Develop future faculty through post-doctoral training opportunities.
EOME seeks a Senior Program Manager (SPM) to oversee the administration of the program, as well as the Harvard Education and Research Center (ERC). The Harvard ERC has played a prominent role in preparing leaders in the arena of occupational safety and health. Graduates are employed in industry, insurance, labor, government, unions, health care settings, consulting, research, and teaching. The ERC Center includes 7 cores, namely Occupational Medicine, Pilot Project Research Training, Outreach, Occupational Epidemiology, Continuing Education and Targeted Research Training.
The Senior Program Manager will report to the EOME and ERC Program Faculty Director, and in close collaboration, will serve as principal administrative contact and liaison for internal and external departments, and program constituencies. The SPM works with minimal supervision; anticipates and resolves problems and updates supervisor on status of projects. The PM will also directly supervise the EOME Administrative Coordinator, and may oversee work of support staff, students, casuals and temps.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Overseeing all aspects of EOME and ERC Program operations.
Taking part in strategic planning through developing and tracking strategic objectives and measurable outcomes with input from Program Director and partners; conducting bi-annual needs assessment for region and nation, within ERC's seven academic and non-academic cores to identify online and in-person training needs, develop collaborative interdisciplinary research and training in response to needs, gaps and mission of the program.
Designing and creating complex reports and surveys to support ERC initiatives and goals; analyzing metrics to support strategic planning; oversees trainee database including students and postdocs and generating reports for ERC, T32, adhoc, ERC advisory meeting, etc. to inform funder, affiliates, and make decisions.
Identifies and tracks center's strategic partnerships – develop, maintain and reconstitute partnership and affiliate network relationships to ensure regular communication, shared-knowledge, and alignment for overall program initiatives and needs. Document and implement new program goals, initiatives and collaborative efforts to stay competitive within the market.
Reviewing of ERC educational efforts to identify and implement innovations in teaching and research.
In coordination with Department of Environmental Health processes, overseeing the effort in admissions/funding for EOME students, Occupational Medicine (OM) residents, visiting scholars, and other trainees.
Effective staff management and training, especially training and development, workflow and performance management of the EOME Coordinator; assisting in staff hiring, orientation, and training for the EOME faculty and promoting an inclusive and innovative work environment.
Overseeing and ensuring smooth coordination of EOME faculty meetings logistics (as coordinated by the Administrative Coordinator) --including scheduling, setting agenda, writing minutes, and coordination of postdoc, research associates, research scientists' presentations for proposal development and student presentations at EOME faculty meetings.
Working within the Environmental Health Departmental structure, oversees the EOME Program's personnel, preparing both staff and academic positions for Departmental review (new appointments/re-appointment, staff positions, review and approval of EOME appointment form, departures), preparing honoraria and similar for the financial group to approve and process.
Working with ERC Program Director in preparing and coordination of ERC meetings, such as advisory board meeting and coordination/editing of ERC mid-year and annual reports, continuation RPPR.
Overseeing and planning of ERC awards for trainees including pre-doc, post-doc, Occupational Medicine residents.
Working with grant managers to ensure accuracy and compliance with University policies.
Performing other duties as assigned.
PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term appointment of 2 years from date of hire, with the possibility of extension.
PLEASE NOTE: The primary work location for this position is Boston, Massachusetts. Until our return to campus, which is still to-be-determined, this interview process and position will be conducted virtually – including virtual interviews, remote onboarding, and remote work. The remote nature of this position is only temporary. Local, on-campus work will be required once the School and this role return to an operational status that supports it.
Harvard University requires pre-employment reference checks and background screenings.
This position has a 90day orientation and review period.
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does not provide visa sponsorship for administrative and staff positions.
The Harvard T.H. Chan of Public Health is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – including fostering respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. To learn more about the Chan School's mission, objectives, and core values, please visit our website here.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services. Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required
5+ years of related experience required
Master's Degree is a plus
Previous supervisory experience is preferred
Experience in program evaluation and monitoring preferred
Strong organizational skills preferred
Effectively prioritizes working in an environment with multiple and conflicting interests and deadlines preferred
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills preferred
Works well and effectively, independently with minimal supervision preferred
Handles complex and confidential information with discretion preferred
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 52902BR
About Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.