Career Opportunity: Project Director (Contingent)

Organization Overview 

The National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ) is a mission-driven nonprofit dedicated to driving dramatic and sustainable improvements in the complex issues facing children’s health. We provide deep expertise in building and managing effective change strategies that align partners and engage participants to achieve better outcomes for children’s health. At the heart of what motivates us is the belief that children and families deserve better systems and support so that every child achieves their optimal health. Because of this belief, addressing social determinants of health, eliminating health disparities, and achieving equity are central to our mission. We believe that by creating a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, we will similarly foster greater strength and resilience within and beyond the organization.

Position Overview 

Join a passionate team in children's health with this exciting opportunity! NICHQ is seeking a Project Director contingent on a contract award to provide strategic oversight and management of a complex federally funded project to begin on June 1, 2023. A Senior Director with commensurate experience will be considered. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience at the national level working on issues relevant to child safety and injury and violence prevention, including national leadership convening and facilitating diverse stakeholders in efforts to increase coordination and synergy of efforts to improve child safety. While NICHQ is based in Boston, this position may be done remotely with occasional meetings (approx. four times per year) at NICHQ’s Boston office.

Position Responsibilities

  • Providing leadership and technical direction for project design, implementation, and evaluation
  • Ensuring alignment and engagement of key partners, subcontractors, and faculty
  • Cultivating relationships with organizations at the local, state, and national levels to drive improvements in child safety
  • Providing content expertise in topics specific to child safety, injury, and violence prevention

Position Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • 15+ years experience in public health or related systems managing and leading programs/projects
  • Experience in children’s safety and injury and violence prevention at a national level
  • Demonstrated leadership managing teams and complex projects in a virtual environment
  • Cultural humility and demonstrated experience working to address health equity 

To Apply 

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and CV to Meghan Johnson, Vice President, Mission Integration, at [email protected] Urgency is requested.

NICHQ is committed to increasing the representation of people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in our workforce and to value and embrace their skills, perspectives and experiences for the benefit of our mission. NICHQ is an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.