Director, Ohio Cardiovascular Health Collaborative (Cardi-OH)

Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH

The Program Director oversees and performs diverse, complex leadership duties to establish and help oversee a new statewide network, the Cardiovascular Health Collaborative (Cardi-OH). As a member of the lead institution's Program Team, the Director will work in coordination with state agencies, academic medical centers in Ohio, program partners, and clinical care sites. As a member of the Network's Program Team in a leadership role, the Director works under the direction of the Cardi-OH Program Team at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and with seven program teams and Project ECHO. Teams include Executive, Program, Communications, Learning Collaboratives, Data and Evaluation, Advisory, and Informatics. The Director develops and manages project timelines and budgets across multiple institutions, including Ohio's seven medical schools and state agencies, leads and is responsible for implementing the scope of work for the statewide program, and statewide efforts including work plans, data, schedules, tasks, resources, training and education, webinars, and deliverables.


1. Direct large ($3+ million annually), complex grant-funded program comprised of more than 100 participants across Ohio's academic institutions (MetroHealth, Case Western Reserve University, state agencies, medical schools, healthcare institutions and clinical sites, etc.). (20%)

2. Plan and oversee project timelines in conjunction with the Cardi-OH teams and partners including but not limited to, the CWRU Executive Team and Project ECHO as well as Cardi-OH's executive team, program lead teams, communications teams, advisory teams, informatics teams, data, and evaluation teams, advisory teams, and learning collaboratives team. (10%)

3. Develop relationships with and works across programs and all partner organizations to lead and implement the Cardi-OH program plan; organizes and leads web-based and in person team meetings at CWRU and for the statewide collaborative to ensure deliverables and timelines are achieved. (15%)

4. In conjunction with Project ECHO, lead the establishment and ongoing operations of the Cardi-OH ECHO Hub at CWRU School of Medicine along with ECHO Spokes at the other six medical schools in Ohio. (15%)

5. Develop and monitor grant budgets, expenditures, and overall budget performance and reporting requirements; executes grant reports and budget revisions as needed. Ensures compliance with all grant-related policies including proper documentation, quarterly reporting and invoicing, and timely communication with the sponsor; tracks and monitors revenue and expense budgets; prepares financial analyses and reports as required. (10%)

6. Responsible for day-to-day oversight and operations of the collaborative including internal/ external/ web-based systems, personnel, administrative, and budgetary. (9%)

7. Provide staff supervision, management and oversight to team members as assigned. (9%)


1. Work in coordination with the communications team lead to coordinate and plan public relations and marketing activities to promote and disseminate best practices/resources developed by the Network. (5%)

2. Participate in national, state, and community meetings, conferences, committees, and task forces as required; works in conjunction with appropriate department operations and research administration at the university; performs other duties as assigned. (5%)

3. Attend university training sessions to keep up to date with policies and procedures. Encourage staff to attend as well. Identify training and educational resources, in the School of Medicine, the University and elsewhere for all departmental staff. (1%)

4. Perform other duties as assigned. (1%)


Department: Contact with all levels of departmental faculty and staff to help advance knowledge about and generate support for the statewide collaborative.

University: Regular contact with the Office of the Vice Dean for Translational Research Office, government relations, and community relations to ensure that all parties are updated and engaged with the Director regarding ongoing oversight of the statewide collaborative.

External: Daily contact with partners, government leadership, and other private and non-profit entities to maintain and expand support for and participation in the collaborative. Contact with contractors, outside vendors, and distributors of products as required for meetings and statewide conferences for the statewide collaborative.

Students: Little or no contact with students.


Directly supervises program staff.


Experience: 7 or more years of senior level organizational management experience in a nonprofit or similar organization. Experience with web-based platforms for team-based learning, i.e. Project ECHO.

Education: Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred.


1. Ability to collect, use and interpret data to measure outcomes and evaluate success

2. Experience with development, oversight and management of multi-million dollar operating and programmatic budgets and operations

3. Business acumen and experience in the areas of fiscal management, budgeting, and operations

4. Commitment to and skill with community involvement and engagement, and collaboration with other organizations and partners

5. Strong written and oral communication skills and proven track record of using positive communication skills to build internal and external relationships

6. Strong leadership, organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills, including an ability to interact well with faculty, staff, and government and leadership, including community stakeholders

7. Highly developed fiscal management skills

8. Demonstrated supervisory skills

9. Strong analytical and negotiating skills, clear oral and written communication style, creativity and problem-solving capabilities, conflict resolution skills, ability to work under pressure while remaining attentive to detail

10. High degree of integrity

11. Must be flexible as well as a creative problem solver in an ever-changing environment

12. Use of basic computer technology and familiarity with social networking

13. Experience in a Microsoft Office environment. Proficiency with MS Excel and Word required

14. Sufficient knowledge and experience with databases to effectively manage information systems

15. Experience in computerized accounting systems

16. Ability to manage and meet aggressive deadlines and perform multiple tasks at once

17. May be required to work evenings and weekends

18. Demonstrated proficiency in Windows and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

19. Database management and maintenance

20. Marketing and communications experience including IT/web proficiency along with digital/social media

21. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

22. Excellent time management practices and organizational skills

23. In-depth understanding of and proven experience with operational procedures and processes.

24. Ability to meet consistent attendance.

25. Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors and customers face to face.


Duties performed in the administrative office environment with minimal exposure to laboratory areas. Some local and statewide travel.

Diversity Statement

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Reasonable Accommodations

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