The Environmental Health Sciences Center Program Manager is a full-time career position located in the Department of Health and Sciences. It has a high level of independence and decision-making authority to oversee the work of the EHSC, which includes advancing research in environmental health sciences, environmental justice, and health disparities across multiple colleges, departments, and centers, as well as promoting the translation of environmental health research for communities and policy-makers. This position has autonomy to direct program activities, communication strategy, staffing, and budget matters. This position is responsible for both short and long-term strategic planning; fostering collaborative relationships at UC Davis and across the region; developing and implementing center programs; and seeking external funding.
The Program Manager directs the activities of the entire Environmental Health Sciences Center and the work of all staff in communications and administrative roles, assists the Core leaders in their programs such as the Pilot Projects, Exposure Core, Integrative Health Sciences Core, and Community Engagement Core, and ensures communications regarding the Center’s activities throughout UC Davis and the communities with which the Center partners. The Program Manager promotes development and submission of grant proposals emanating from pilot projects, seed awards and other activities, and provides broad oversight of social media communications and conducts outreach through presentations at local, regional and national conferences, peer reviewed journal publications, op-eds, among others.
Demonstrated experience creating long term vision and strategic planning to determine areas of improvement and programmatic success
Demonstrated experience exhibiting a high level of diplomacy in facilitating relationships and meetings among Center leaders, donors, and government officials
Demonstrated experience providing sound recommendations continually to faculty, the Center Leadership Group, and external advisory committee members
Knowledge of environmental health sciences, environmental justice, and/or environmental health disparities
Knowledge of California wildfires, heat, other climate-related issues, air pollution, and toxicant exposures in daily life, and health effects
Knowledge of the principles and practices of research management to effectively and ethically manage complex studies
Demonstrated extensive experience managing public health programs or other large research centers
Knowledge of California state agencies and programs and their roles in environmental health
Existing network with environmental health leaders in state government, the federal government, or non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and beyond
Frequent night, weekend, and overtime work required to meet program objectives and deadlines.
Required overnight and weekend travel for national conferences, presentations, and board meetings to promote occupational health and safety programs, disseminate findings, and educate governmental representatives in support of funding.
Must participate in the DMV Pull Notice Program.
This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.
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