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Date: 2017-01-23
Title: Global Psychiatry Job Posting: Program Manager

The Division of Global Psychiatry is currently recruiting a program manager to support its portfolio of international research projects and collaborations.


Reporting to the director of the Chester M. Pierce, MD Division of Global Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the Program Manager for Global Programs will oversee the Division’s portfolio of global mental health projects. The program manager will be responsible for implementing the strategic initiatives of the Division’s international programs. The program manager will act as the key liaison between the Director of the Chester M. Pierce, MD Division of Global Psychiatry and MGH Development and Public Affairs. The person filling this role will work in conjunction with both the director of research and the research program manager to further develop research proposals and implement international research projects.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

Strategic and Financial Planning and Implementation:

• Play a key role during program design, planning, and implementation to ensure consistency with the Division’s mission and goals.
• Delivers timely and meaningful reports and updates to the leadership team, and keeps appropriate staff informed of development issues and opportunities.
• Utilizes project management fundamentals to implement all division major priorities and ensure all projects comply with Partners Healthcare and MGH policy and procedure.
• As part of the leadership team, oversees and manages annual budgets, including developing, revising and reporting on budgets.
• Provides analysis for long-range financial planning, analysis and forecasting.
• Advises the leadership team on business issues and their potential fiscal impact.
• Develops a comprehensive set of personnel performance metrics and regularly reports on key performance indicators in order to standardize the measurement of the Global Division’s internal and external activity.


• Assists principal investigators in identifying key research objectives, milestones and hurdles limiting the success of the portfolio. Ensure achievement of milestones on time and within budget.
• Develops and maintains partnerships with international collaborators and research teams and serve as a liaison between these groups and principal investigators.
• Assists with the development of the Division’s research program alongside the Director of Research.

External Relations:

• Develops and supervise the editing, production and publication of all public documents.
• Oversees the Global Division’s website and ensure that it promotes current and accurate information.
• Establishes and maintains effective relationships with all external vendors associated with marketing, communications, and PR activities, including graphic designers, photographers, media and others. Serves as primary liaison with all external media contacts.
• Manages the marketing and communications budget and tracks expenditures, ensuring the most effective use of resources.
• Liaises with other MGH and Partners departments as necessary.
• Raises the Division’s profile as leading experts in global mental health. Creates and manages all appropriate strategic partnerships.

Fundraising and Donor Relations:

• Identifies internal and external resources as appropriate to support the Division’s organizational expansion including managing the relationships with MGH Development and External Communications as well as the Center for Global Health.
• Develops and oversees all marketing, communications, branding, and PR activities for the Division to support the organization’s varied stakeholders: funders, MGH collaborators, and external partners. This includes developing a detailed project plan, creating promotional materials, targeting specific audiences, and tracking the outcome of the various efforts.
• Supports fundraising efforts for the Global Division and assists in managing donor relationships. Work closely with MGH Development Office to raise funds for the Global Division through work with private foundations, corporate foundations, and individual donors.
• Assist in the writing of grants applications and other materials when cultivating individual donors.


Skills/Competencies Required:

• Demonstrated project management experience.
• Demonstrated fundraising/external relations track record strongly preferred.
• Must possess excellent communication skills both orally and written skills. Experience with grant writing preferred.
• Experience with managing budgets.
• Ability to proactively identify issues/projects and initiates plans to address them.
• Ability to write foundation and government proposals.
• Superior relationship-building skills.
• Experience working in international settings and with international collaborators preferred.
• Project management and budgeting skills.
• Ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
• International travel may be required.


• Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree in public health or related field preferred.


• Experience in global health and global mental health research is a plus.
• Grants management experience preferred.

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