GA - Atlanta
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The Alaka'ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) has a need for a part-time Project Coordinator to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Centers for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS) with its National Neurological Conditions Surveillance System (NNCSS) out of Atlanta, GA. This position may allow for remote work capability.
+ Developing, updating, and maintaining project plans for the projects related to this task order, and other activities related to NNCSS management and operations (e.g., securing personnel, developing cooperative-agreements); Itemizing tasks, timelines, staff involvement (NNCSS staff and contractor staff), and deliverables.
+ Collecting updates from staff to monitor project progress and update milestones indicative of progress.
+ Troubleshooting to resolve issues and bottlenecks.
+ Reporting... regularly to NNCSS leadership and others on progress, status, and risks, and providing recommendations to minimize risks and keep scientific deliverables on schedule.
+ Ensuring that regular updates are provided to the NNCSS staff member(s) or other personnel tasked with overall NNCSS Project Management across all NNCSS Work Streams-so the overall NNCSS Work Plan can be kept up to date, and to facilitate cross-team planning, troubleshooting, attainment of timelines, and completion of deliverables; Meet, as needed, with the Project Management personnel.
+ Coordinating NNCSS Status Meetings and other meetings related to the Program Leadership, Management, and Operations function and staff associated with this function.
+ Scheduling both ad-hoc and regular meetings, and ensure appropriate technology such as webinar links, conference lines, meeting rooms, audio-visual equipment, etc. as needed; Developing meeting agendas and coordinate other meeting materials; Serving as meeting facilitator or host, where appropriate; Assisting with meeting follow up, as appropriate, including such things as producing meeting notes documenting decisions and other important considerations, developing plans of action, and noting any changes to the work plan timelines and deliverables.
+ Coordinating meetings of the NNCSS Surveillance Science Work Group (SSWG). The SSWG consists of members from within CSELS, other parts of CDC, and NIH.
+ Helping to plan and coordinate meetings with external neurology consultants. These meetings will include CSELS staff associated with the NNCSS, staff from the NIH and VA, representatives of NGOs, and nationally recognized neurologist scientists.
+ Helping to coordinate and participate in meetings between staff working on different components of the Science and Evaluation work and other ad hoc science meetings.
+ Participating in planning and coordinating meetings to share NNCSS plans, progress, findings, or recommendations (depending on project stage) with NNCSS stakeholders. These meetings may include scientific and non-scientific stakeholders within CSELS, other parts of CDC, other federal agencies, academic and healthcare settings, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and beyond.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
+ At least 3-5 years' experience is required.
+ Must have experience working in a research environment/laboratory.
+ Must be able to conduct independent research through publication of technical reports and/or peer-reviewed publications.
+ Must have experience managing a research environment/laboratory and a small cadre of assistants or technicians.
+ Must be able to work effectively as a team member while also being able to work independently on specific activities with an eye to staying on task and timeline.
+ Must be able to meet regularly, as needed, with NNCSS staff participating on the same projects.
+ Must have a working knowledge of operational processes and procedures used by CDC Programs.
+ Must be able to produce communication products, documents, presentation materials, and other materials that are of a high standard and error-free, and that are consistent with all CDC and other relevant standards, policies, and procedures.
+ Must have expertise, proficiency, and experience in:
+ Conducting complex literature reviews, using systematic processes, and using the findings to inform decision making around public health research or action.
+ Monitoring and evaluating public health surveillance or public health programs.
+ Engaging with and securing input from a range of stakeholders-including public health experts, clinicians, government agencies, members of specialty or other nongovernmental organizations, and the general public.
+ Coordinating complex projects with many moving parts and team members.
+ Serving as an author on scientific, peer-reviewed manuscripts.
+ Producing a range of communication products.
+ Local travel may be required.
+ Must have at least a bachelor's degree; MPH highly desired.
CITIZENSHIP AND CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:
+ Must obtain a background investigation.
The Alaka`ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is a fast-growing government service provider. Employees enjoy competitive salaries. Eligible employees enjoy a 401K plan with company match; medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage; tuition reimbursement; paid time off; and 10 paid holidays. The Alaka`ina Foundation FOCs is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of individuals with disabilities and veterans. We are proud to state that we do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. If you are a person with a disability and you need an accommodation during the application process, please click here to request accommodation. We E-Verify all employees.
The Alaka`ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is comprised of industry-recognized government service firms designated as Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO)-owned and 8(a) certified businesses. The Family of Companies (FOCs) includes Ke`aki Technologies, Laulima Government Solutions, Kupono Government Services, Kapili Services, Po`okela Solutions, Kikaha Solutions, LLC, and Pololei Solutions, LLC. Alaka`ina Foundation activities under the 501(c)3 principally benefit the youth of Hawaii through charitable efforts which includes providing innovative educational programs that combine leadership, science & technology, and environmental stewardship.
For additional information, please visit www.alakainafoundation.com