Reports to: Vice President, Global Community Engagement
Location: Offices in Washington, DC; Option to Work Remotely in US Only

Why Sabin:

Our mission is to make vaccines more accessible, enable innovation and expand immunization across the globe. We seek a future free from vaccine-preventable diseases. We are an innovative, collaborative and engaged team that values accountability, teamwork, partnership and driving impact. We are vaccine champions improving lives through immunization. Sabin staff, management and Board of Trustees are committed to developing a diverse, equitable and inclusive team.

Position Summary:

The Boost Network empowers immunization managers across the globe to get answers, grow in their role and raise their collective voices by enabling them to connect, elevate, navigate and learn. The Director, Global Community Engagement is responsible for managing the core aspects of the program, including program design, partnership engagement, membership recruitment and retention, resource development, budget management and general staff supervision.

Responsibilities:

Build the Team and Expand Partnerships

  • Supervise, mentor and coach direct reports, supporting skills and professional development
  • Develop and implement onboarding plans for new staff
  • Regularly assess team member workloads, adjusting resources and sourcing and managing vendors/freelancers as needed
  • Manage partner relationships with external collaborators; identify and build new relationships to expand Boost program impact and sustainability (e.g., World Health Organization and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance)
  • Work closely with VP, Global Community Engagement and VP, Resource Development & Policy to manage donor relationships, including regular reporting, identifying and developing strategies and relationships for program growth, and new revenue models

Platform and Content

  • Lead the design and management of key online programmatic components, including new features and elements to the Boost platform such as: Bright Spots, Sparks and Monthly Community Recap; continue to grow programs featuring peer support & learning and coaching & mentorship
  • Oversee development and execution of content, webinars, courses, workshops and manage the Community’s general editorial calendar

Membership Engagement and Expansion

  • Continue development of standard capability/competency model for immunization professionals, working in close coordination with key stakeholders
  • Identify and formulize opportunities to raise the collective voice of immunization managers and facilitate exchange of information between immunization managers and key stakeholders (e.g., feedback on policies, products, programs)
  • Oversee development of the Boost Expert group

Management

  • Responsible for project management across Boost programming, including annual work plans, budget development and oversight, grant deliverables and Board memos
  • Work with the support of the Manager, Global Learning & Engagement to refine and implement project monitoring & evaluation metrics and tools
  • Oversee and/or coordinate the collection, compilation and analysis of program activity data; develop, write and present comprehensive statistical and narrative program reports
  • Oversee Boost’s Advisory Board, comprised of leaders in immunization
  • Represent Sabin and promote its mission by delivering presentations and attending global health and immunization-themed events and meetings
  • Other related duties, as assigned

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field; Master’s degree in Public Health or other health related field preferred
  • 12+ years relevant experience; international experience highly desirable
  • Familiarity with immunization landscape and stakeholders
  • Proven grants management experience
  • Demonstrated skill in developing and managing project work plans and budgets
  • Effectively manage projects so problems are anticipated and solutions identified quickly
  • Ability to support strategic development and execution
  • Excellent communication and diplomacy skills (active listening, writing, speaking); listens carefully to feedback from staff and adapts plans/actions accordingly
  • Strong capacity to manage, mentor and coach others and work with diverse personalities, including supervising the work of colleagues outside of direct supervision
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to manage complex tasks, highly organized, flexible, dependable and able to prioritize competing demands in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to interact effectively with stakeholders at all levels and with diverse backgrounds, including partner/peer organizations, bilateral and multilateral donors and normative bodies, government officials, Boards of Trustees and executive leadership, staff and other organizational contacts
  • Proven experience developing and managing partnerships with diverse stakeholders from varying sectors, including those which offer new or different expertise
  • Superior service orientation
  • Strong interpersonal skills; effective at working with others over geographical distance
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, in line with COVID-19 protocols

How to Apply:

To be considered, please submit your cover letter and resume via e-mail to [email protected] Please be sure to reference “Director, Global Community Engagement” in the subject line. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Your cover letter should: (1) address the reasons for your interest in this position; and, (2) describe the knowledge, skills and abilities you would bring the Sabin Vaccine Institute. No phone calls, please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Sabin Vaccine Institute has a generous benefits package (see https://www.sabin.org/careers/employee-benefits).

Sabin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability or genetic information, sex (including gender identity, pregnancy or sexual orientation), marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.