CARE Deputy Director, Projects and Operations

Rank: Administrator IV
Search Number: S21-015G
Job Posted: July 7, 2021


Southern Connecticut State University is seeking a dynamic individual for the CARE Deputy Director, Projects and Operations position within the CARE – College of Health and Human Services department.  As an intentionally diverse and student-centered university, Southern is committed to academic excellence, access, social justice, and service for the public good. Founded as a teachers’ college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive university offering 114 graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston.

Position Summary

Support the Director of the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE) office at SCSU in the College of Health and Human Services.

Lead the management of projects that improve the health of residents in New Haven, as well as the operations and administration of the organization, overall.

Provide high-level project management, staff supervision, human resources support, and lead report writing, grant writing, and development activities.

This position is based in New Haven, CT.

Position Responsibilities

Supports the Director in providing high-level administrative coordination for the CARE organization in the College of Health and Human Services.

Supports infrastructure and organizational capacity and sustainability of CARE.

Plans, designs, executes, and manages large-scale grant-funded community projects, including COVID-19 and flu vaccination outreach initiatives and the CDC-funded REACH program, a community-level chronic disease prevention project.

Manages project staff to implement project activities. Supports and oversees a team of 5-7 staff members that are engaged in extensive community outreach and community health project implementation.

Responsible working with Human Resources regarding recruitment and supervision of staff and students. Manages on-boarding, and supervises and evaluates staff.

Supports the development and delivery of additional projects to advance CARE’s community-based research agenda for the School of Health and Human Services.

Provide senior level guidance to the Director on strategic planning and implementation of strategic activities for CARE. Contributes to advancing CARE’s strategic priorities, especially as they relate to health equity and racial equity.

Gather appropriate information, create systems for gathering information, and synthesize information for reporting internally and externally. Assists in the preparation and submission of federal data reporting requirements.

Tracks required grant reporting and ensures deadlines are met. Works with staff and subcontractors to monitor contract compliance.

Significantly contribute to key elements of grant and contract proposals and submission process, including developing budgets.

Develop and align the overall operational and administrative systems of CARE with the policies and procedures of YSPH and SCSU.

Assists with grant budget management. Works with Director and the Office of Sponsored Projects and Research to monitor expenses.

Lead and serve on committees, task forces, and special projects as determined necessary by the Director to support the work of CARE.

Serves as back-up to the Director, as needed

Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those described above which do not alter the basic responsibility of the position.


  • Masters degree required and 4 years of experience with developing and implementing community health programs. Expertise with community-level public health interventions and research.
  • Strong, demonstrated commitment to health equity and racial equity.
  • Successful experience convening and working with community-based organizations and other community stakeholders.
  • Ability to build strong and lasting connections with community partners, including individuals and organizations.
  • Ability to diplomatically serve as liaison to all university administrative offices and external entities involved in grant program.
  • Grant writing experience.
  • Experience with supervision of staff and interns.
  • Experience with diverse populations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Well organized and able to exercise independent judgment and initiative. Experience working in a research setting. Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment. High attention to detail.
  • Preferred: Master’s in Public Health, Social Work, Public Administration, or related discipline.


For full consideration, please submit a letter of application, resume, and 3 professional references with contact information by August 7, 2021. Send electronic materials to Alisa St Georges at Review of applications will begin immediately and the positions will remain open until filled.


Southern Connecticut State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff.  People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.