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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Assistant Director of Programs - School of Medicine, Faculty Affairs in Atlanta, Georgia

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The Office of Faculty Academic Affairs and Professional Development at the Emory School of Medicine is at the forefront of promoting the growth and success of our esteemed faculty members. We are looking for an Assistant Program Director to join our team to support the growing portfolio of programs.

Under the guidance of the Director, the Assistant Program Director will play a pivotal role in the strategic planning, development, and execution of workshops, events, and programs tailored to the needs of our faculty and departments. This role will involve managing various faculty affairs and faculty development initiatives including but not limited to:

  • Lead the external review processes for all School of Medicine departments.

  • Facilitate the SOM faculty mentoring program to support professional growth and development.

  • Assist with SOM Chair external searches.

  • Organize the New Leader Onboarding program to ensure smooth transitions and integration.

  • Assist with evaluation of programs and analyzing metrics of success.

  • Coordinate the annual Em-ProLEAD course.

  • Craft engaging content for the monthly faculty newsletter to keep our community informed.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, organized, dependable, detail-oriented and deadline-driven. They will work well independently and as part of a team. This position will interact with a wide range of both internal and external stakeholders, including the Dean, Associate Deans, Chairs, faculty and staff. The ideal candidate will be able to pivot their communication style to meet the needs of their customer. It is expected that the Assistant Program Director will demonstrate a genuine passion for and appreciation of our mission to support faculty careers and departmental initiatives.

Due to the nature of programs, occasional early mornings and late evenings will be required. At this time, this role will be granted the opportunity to work remotely regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee. This job description is not meant to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities and is subject to change based on the needs of the office.


  • Assists in directing the strategic planning, development, and implementation of programs.

  • Represents the organization at meetings, conferences and other events.

  • May develop and present speeches or presentations to generate or enhance awareness of program(s).

  • Provides technical support by evaluating established processes, conducting training, attending operational meetings and networking with affiliated groups.

  • Monitors progress toward achieving established objectives and deadlines.

  • Participates in planning, administering and monitoring program related budgets.

  • Conducts research, designs new initiatives, and collaborates with others to ensure program(s) remain viable.

  • May serve on, hold office in, or chair committees.

  • May write publishable articles and papers.

  • May supervise staff.

  • Oversees or assists in developing operational and statistical reports for management and regulatory agencies.

  • Ensures required records and documentation are maintained.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Bachelor's degree in a field related to the program(s) and five years of program related experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong coordination and organizational skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and exceptional attention to detail.

  • Ability to work well independently and collaborate effectively as part of a team.

  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to thrive in fast-paced environment.

  • Intermediate to Advanced skills with Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft 360 suite of collaboration tools including OneDrive and SharePoint.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with staff and faculty at all levels.

  • Sensitive to confidential information.

  • Proficiency with Zoom.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs.  Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines of department.This role requires residency in the state of GA.Emory reserves the right to change remote workstatus with notice toemployee.

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Job Number 129751

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Faculty Affairs

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Business Operations

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor