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Deputy Director - Health Promotion Research Center

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Location: Seattle, WA
Part-time position, 40 hours per week
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #12456
Posted: April 6, 2018

The Department of Health Services is seeking a Deputy Director for the Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC). HPRC is one of 26 Prevention Research Centers (PRC) funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HPRC conducts community-based research that promotes the health and well-being of middle-aged and older adults, particularly those most at risk of health disparities. Our projects include research and program dissemination in the areas of workplace health promotion, cancer prevention and control, and older adult physical activity and mental health. In collaboration with partners in diverse communities and settings, the Center develops, tests, and disseminates innovative health promotion strategies in Washington State, the Pacific Northwest, and the nation.

The Deputy Director will have both internal and external responsibilities, ranging from strategic planning, fiscal and grant management, administering Center operations and human resources, to building relationships and managing operations and negotiations with the Center’s advisory boards, community stakeholders and partners, HPRC’s primary source of funding—the CDC Prevention Research Center Program—and other important sponsors. The Deputy Director will partner closely with the Center Director to provide strategic and innovative leadership, chart the HPRC’s growth, and leverage a variety of unique resources.

The Department of Health Services prepares future health practitioners, managers, and researchers to conduct the unfinished work of improving the well-being of communities in the United States and throughout the world. One of our key goals it to advance knowledge and practice in the fields of health services and public health through collaborative, interdisciplinary research that seeks answers to contemporary issues in population health, health promotion, and health care in support of policy and practice.

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