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Medicinal Foods, Volunteer Program Director, CrowdDoing

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We are looking for an experienced Program Director to supervise a wide range of programs. You will be responsible for the delivery and overall success of each program. You will supervise managers and inform management on progress and performance.

We’re helping to build medicinal foods literacy and citizen science of foods & herbs for Stress, Sleep and Anxiety.

Here is the main package for your review to determine if you are interested: docs.google.com/document/d/1bT47d5eDE2NVW606d1Y7TeKp1hDHyP_JBuJ94Cyy0B4/edit?usp=sharing .Please feel free to view this powerpoint to get an overview of this initiative: docs.google.com/presentation/d/12aEqwiRctIx3QcvK6HNFy4uJ5TgRffxQ7xPLEINNyJw/edit?usp=sharingDid you know that there are thousands of foods and herbs that can impact our mental health in positive ways? CrowdDoing is a global virtual collaboration to research medicinal foods for stress, sleep and anxiety. Our project has the goal of advancing integration across fields of research and to build medicinal foods literacies in the population. We’re recruiting virtual volunteer service learning project managers.This role is for Medicinal Foods, Medicinal Foods Service Learning Micro-Leadership Project Management. CrowdDoing aims to make each role flexible, allowing you to become engaged according to your own schedule. You will have the chance to assume micro-leadership responsibilities in keeping with your aspirations and availability. https://real-leaders.com/leveraging-micro-leadership-to-make-aspirational-goals-achievable/.

A successful Program Director must have a broad knowledge of program management principles. They must have a strategic mindset as well as be able to lead and develop their subordinates.

The goal is to ensure every program will be delivered successfully and add the highest possible value to the organization.

Medicinal Foods, Volunteer Program Director, CrowdDoing.

Responsibilities
Initiate and set goals for programs according to the strategic objectives of the organization
Plan the programs from start to completion involving deadlines, milestones and processes
Develop or approve budgets and operations
Devise evaluation strategies to monitor performance and determine the need for improvements
Supervise all program and project managers involved to provide feedback and resolve complex problems
Discover ways to enhance efficiency and productivity of procedures and people
Apply change, risk and resource management principles when needed
Read reports prepared by managers to determine progress and issues
Ensure program operations and activities adhere to legal guidelines and internal policies
Keep senior management informed with detailed and accurate reports or presentations
Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
Developing project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
Ensure resource availability and allocation
Develop a detailed project plan to track progress
Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs
Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques
Report and escalate to management as needed
Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders
Perform risk management to minimize project risks
Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors
Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation

Medicinal Foods, Volunteer Program Director, CrowdDoing.

Requirements
Proven experience as program director or other managerial position
Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods
Excellent Knowledge of performance evaluation techniques and key metrics
Outstanding knowledge of data analysis, reporting and budgeting
Working knowledge of MS office and program management software (e.g. Basecamp, MS Project etc.)
A business acumen with a strategic ability
Excellent organizational and leadership skills
An analytical mindset with great problem-solving abilities
Excellent communication skills
BSc/BA diploma in management or a relevant field; MSc/MA is a plus
Great educational background, preferably in the fields of computer science or engineering for technical project managers
Proven working experience as a project administrator in the information technology sector
Solid technical background, with understanding or hands-on experience in software development and web technologies
Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
PMP / PRINCE II certification is a plus

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