Assistant Director, Center for Workforce Excellence
New York University
Location: New York, NY
Internal Number: 130842
The NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research is committed to creating new knowledge about the root causes of poverty, developing evidence-based interventions to address its consequences, and rapidly translating research findings into action through policy and best practices.
Reporting to the Director of Healthcare Innovation, the Assistant Director is responsible for supporting the day-to-day management of CWE, related TAC projects, and future EBP-based training and technical assistance projects. They will ensure all contract deliverables are achieved for all activities under their purview. The ideal candidate will have the drive and desire to work and grow with a fast-paced team, have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills, and be able to work collaboratively with a diverse and high-energy team. The Assistant Director is expected to carry out the overall operations, finance, and contract management and supervise staff as needed.
Work closely with the Director of Healthcare Innovations to identify opportunities to support providers throughout New York State
Support the day-to-day management of CWE, related TAC projects, and CWE initiatives and ensure activities meet contract deliverables
Facilitate and participate in regular meetings and communicate with funders regarding contract deliverables
Develop and evaluate innovative approaches to deliver trainings and technical assistance using various modalities
Cultivate relationships with external partners to support the development of trainings, technical assistance, and tools
Coordinate, organize, and facilitate in-person and virtual trainings and technical assistance
Develop, plan, and implement more systematic evaluation and ensure reporting requirements are met with the McSilver Evaluation team
Lead the administrative management of contracts, which includes working with McSilver's Administrative and Finance Teams to ensure they have all necessary administrative paperwork
Develop and coordinate scopes of work and deliverables for outside consultants as needed
Maintain consistent communication and manage the work of outside consultants involved in the respective projects
Regularly meet with subcontractors to plan, develop, and implement deliverables under each core training area
Support breadth and depth of training offerings and their promotion by working with the website and infrastructure manager as needed
Lead the creation of Monthly, Quarterly, and Yearly reports to be shared with project leadership and funders
Develop training content as needed
Attend NYS committees, consortiums, and meetings
Attend staff, team-based, and cross-departmental meetings and NYS committees, consortiums, meetings, and events as required
Ability to travel for trainings as needed
Assist with the administrative management of grant applications for training and technical assistance related applications
Assist in the grant writing and editing process
Facilitate engagement of prospective partners and consultants
Supervise the Program Coordinator's grant management process on tasks such as the development of materials (i.e. Appendices, letters, etc.), scheduling meetings with internal staff and external partners, reviewing formatting requirements, etc.
Identify training and technical assistance grant announcements
Able to travel for trainings as needed
Supervise program staff as needed on all tasks and responsibilities that fall under the purview of these projects
Facilitate weekly supervision to discuss tasks at hand, areas of interest, and other opportunities for professional development
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Strong leadership skills
Ability to lead and supervise a project team including internal and external partners
Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Excellent writing and communication skills
Ability to communicate effectively with staff, clients, and the public and exercise effective negotiation and change management communication skills
Spoken and written Bilingual language skills are a plus
Master's degree or above preferred or demonstrated minimum of 3 years experience managing a team, managing a program or major projects, and working with state or local government entities
Ability to plan and manage multiple projects, delegate tasks, and check on the completion of assigned tasks, and is detail-oriented.
Superior organizational and communication skills, including the ability to manage short and long-term projects.
Ability to adapt to different situations and exercise stress tolerance skills
Self-starter: possess the ability to create new and more efficient ways of tracking and disseminating information and contribute new ideas to web design and social media.
A preference for two or more years of work experience in training, multimedia presentations, and/or online learning systems
Experience facilitating trainings or workshops and public speaking
Experience developing original content for dissemination
Strong organizational, multitasking, and prioritizing skills
Demonstrates a sense of urgency and ability to track progress and meet deadlines
Ability to anticipate, manage, and resolve conflicts
Team player with leadership skills, abilities, and a desire to interact with people at all levels
Ability to work effectively with community partners
Must be able to travel independently between multiple work sites and events
This position is full-time and includes a generous benefits package. In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $75,000 - $95,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as specific grant funding and the terms of the research grant when extending an offer.
Please note: NYU McSilver is currently operating on a hybrid schedule of 3 days a week in person. This is a grant-funded position with the opportunity for ongoing renewal reviewed on an annual basis. This position does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via NYU's Interfolio system. The Institute seeks to fill this position immediately.
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