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Strategic Director, National HPV Vaccination Roundtable - Remote
Date Posted 11/26/2021
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Strategic Director, National HPV Vaccination Roundtable - Remote


Salary : From $85,000 a year

Job Type : Full-time

Full Job Description

Save lives. Fulfill yours.

At the American Cancer Society, we're leading the fight for a world without cancer. Our employees and 1.5 million volunteers are raising the bar every single day. We actively seek candidates from diverse backgrounds including communities of color, the LGBTQ community, veterans, and people with disabilities. The greater the diversity of our people, the better we can serve our communities.

The people who work at the American Cancer Society focus their diverse talents on our lifesaving mission. It is a calling. And the people who answer it are fulfilled.

This is a remote, home-based position. Must be residing in the United States.

This position is responsible for directing, planning, and implementing projects and initiatives of the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable. Supports the Principal Investigator, Chair(s), Vice Chair, Steering Committee, and Task Group Chairs of the HPV Roundtable. Manages internal staff team including a director and a program manager. Works collaboratively to facilitate business operations with administrative support staff, ACS staff partners, ACS’s Sponsored Program Office, Legal, and Finance departments. Initiates and directs overall strategic planning for the HPV Roundtable, manages member engagement, directs long-term activities, and oversees implementation of all HPV Roundtable initiatives including work groups and committees, national meetings, forums and webinars, contracts, and reporting. Creates and maintains high-level collaborative partnerships with external partners, including approximately 70 Roundtable member organizations and their representatives. Serves as lead grant writer for CDC reporting and seeks supplemental funding for high priority initiatives. Provides strategic oversight to ensure integration of HPV Roundtable website and communications channels with programmatic initiatives related to health systems, health plans, health provider audiences, and state HPV coalitions. Coordinates strategies with HPV staff on ACS’s Interventions & Implementation team to ensure projects and initiatives are communicated to ACS field staff. Engages collaboratively with staff teams of other ACS national roundtables. Ensures HPV Roundtable projects are integrated with other projects and ACS mission objectives and goals.


  • Supports the PI, Chair(s) and Vice Chair in the development and implementation of HPV Roundtable goals, objectives, and strategies.
  • Directs HPV Roundtable program staff team.
  • Develops and executes CDC workplan and deliverables.
  • Develops and oversees contracts and coordinates with and oversees consultants. Develops and distributes Requests for Proposals to support HPV Roundtable activities; oversees review process.
  • Develops and manages HPV Roundtable budget in coordination with SPO and finance.
  • Oversees the work of multiple projects to implement the HPV Roundtable mission, long-term activities, and day-to-day operations.
  • Communicates with and supports Steering Committee members, committee members, and Roundtable members at large.
  • Communicates with and supports Task Group chairs, including facilitating conference calls as needed. Identifies and addresses issues that cut across multiple Task Groups.
  • Develops and implements annual HPV Roundtable action plan as well as project-/committee-specific action plans, including development and oversight of budgets.
  • Oversees content development and strategic integration of HPV Roundtable website and communications channels.
  • Creates opportunities to advance the goal of increased HPV vaccination among girls and boys across the U.S.
  • Supports and provides strategies for state-level HPV vaccination roundtables and coalitions.
  • Cultivates and maintains high-level relationships with HPV Roundtable members and ensures effective communications amongst committees, task groups, contractors, and ACS staff. Identifies and pursues strategic opportunities across and between member organizations.
  • Represents the HPV Roundtable to external stakeholders to leverage relationships with and increase activity of existing volunteers, maximizing the organization’s efforts around HPV vaccination strategic priorities. Develops and delivers presentations to various audiences.
  • Develops, implements, and adheres to the CDC-ACS Cooperative Agreement objectives and budget, in conjunction with the HPV Roundtable staff team.
  • Ensures that the HPV Roundtable and its various committees and work groups are fulfilling the CDC-ACS Cooperative agreement requirements, including developing interim and final progress reports for the CDC as well as reports for other funders.
  • Manages student volunteers and interns as needed.
  • Ensures compliance with Roundtable Bylaws.
  • Coordinates with HPV Interventions and Implementation staff team on initiatives involving health systems, payors, providers, quality improvement, and/or ACS field staff.
  • Provide subject matter expertise and/or secure expert member input for materials development.

Position Requirements:


  • PhD, DrPh or equivalent degree with 5+ years of experience, or Master’s degree with 7+ years of experience, in public health program implementation, public health program evaluation, or related field or equivalent work experience. Combinations of degree and experience will be considered in assessing successful candidates.
  • Minimum 10 years of leadership experience in managing projects and high-level collaborations.


  • Experience managing collaborations with multiple agencies, systems, organizations and/or individuals to achieve common goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to build consensus and to work through others in achieving desired results and objectives.
  • Prior supervisory experience leading public health professionals.
  • Experience working with clinicians, executive leaders, public health experts, academics and high-level national volunteers.
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple simultaneous projects involving cross-functional teams or work groups within budgetary and schedule constraints.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with limited supervision.
  • Ability to handle multiple planned and unplanned projects, roles and responsibilities.
  • Ability to strategically and tactically organize and structure activities, paying particular attention to detail.
  • Ability to analyze complex problems, interpret operational needs, and develop integrated, creative solutions.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and ability to respond to changing circumstances and priorities in a focused manner.
  • Ability to understand and assist with evaluation of programs, operations, procedures, and policy, and to help formulate needed changes, e.g. as a result of lessons learned through evaluation.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact, collaborate, and effectively communicate with individuals from multiple disciplines.
  • Strong organizational and computer skills, and excellent report writing.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated work ethic, integrity and professional conduct.
  • Persistent attention to detail, while maintaining an overall view of the situation.
  • Consistent ability to set and deliver against a work plan in a fast-paced environment.


  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office or home office work environment.
  • Some travel is required.
  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Must be able to effectively deal with multiple individuals simultaneously.
  • Must be able to pay attention to details while simultaneously keeping focus on long-term goals.

The compensation range established for this position begins at a minimum of $85,000 annually.* Actual starting pay may differ based on non-discriminatory factors including, but not limited to, geographic location, experience, skills, specialty, and education. *This rate is specific to Colorado.

The American Cancer Society has adopted a vaccination policy that requires all staff, regardless of position or work location, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (except where prohibited by state law).

ACS provides staff a generous paid time off policy; medical, dental, retirement benefits, wellness programs, and professional development programs to enhance staff skills. Further details on our benefits can be found on our careers site at: jobs.cancer.org/benefits. We are a proud equal opportunity employer.

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