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Project Coordinator GPM Health Systems Unit - St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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Location: Memphis, TN
Full-time position
Closing Date: June 14, 2018
Job #12571
Posted: May 14, 2018

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There’s a reason St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is consistently ranked on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work For” list. Because at our world-class pediatric research hospital, every one of our professionals shares our commitment to make a difference in the lives of the children we serve. There’s a unique bond when you’re part of a team that gives their all to advance the treatments and cures of pediatric catastrophic diseases. The result is a collaborative, positive environment where everyone, regardless of their role, receives the resources, support and encouragement to advance and grow their careers and be the force behind the cures. 

Project Coordinator – GPM Health Systems Unit, Memphis, TN


The Department of Global Pediatric Medicine is a new and growing department looking for professionals who are eager to help implement the mission of taking St. Jude to the world by training the clinical workforce, developing and strengthening health systems and patient-centered initiatives, and advancing knowledge to sustain continuous improvement through research.


The Department of Global Pediatric Medicine (GPM)/St. Jude Global (SJG) at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is seeking a Project Coordinator to support global Health Systems collaborative initiatives.  Duties will include assisting with implementation and oversight of projects and initiatives including researching, documenting, and disseminating information.  This key team member will act as a liason with other members of GPM/SJG and global collaborators, and thus must be able to communicate clearly and foster trusting relationships.  The ideal candidate would be eager to help carve out new work streams to promote health systems innovations in support of the St. Jude Global strategic vision.

The GPM Health Systems Unit Project Coordinator is responsible for:

  • Facilitating coordination of site visits and preparation of agenda and summary reports
  • Implementing multi-site health systems needs assessments
  • Coordinating and implementing workshops (national, regional, global), including working with logistics teams to ensure all aspects of meeting organization are addressed
  • Facilitating communication and implementation of initiatives with global collaborators including multi-national agencies such as WHO, and governmental stakeholders
  • Developing strong working relationships with partners both at St. Jude and key global collaborator sites
  • Developing and designing compelling reports, research/policy briefs and messaging specifically tailored for needs in partnership with diverse collaborators
  • Working with team members across sites to ensure timely accomplishment of deliverables
  • Facilitating written and spoken discussions in live meetings, presentations, and email/written communications
  • Assisting with analyses of health systems and strategic implementation needs across operational levels
  • Developing and implementing standardized tools, frameworks, and metrics to ensure execution of project deliverables


All candidates must submit a cover letter to be considered for the position.

Minimum Experience

  • Three (3) years of complex project management experience, preferably in health related and resource-limited (low- and middle-income country) settings
  • Must have experience leading multi-sector stakeholders in implementation efforts
  • Must have demonstrated ability to plan and coordinate multiple projects/work initiatives

Skills and Abilities

  • Flexibility to travel (estimated 25%) for on-site facilitation, as needed
  • Language skills in one of the other 5 World Health Organization official languages in addition to English an asset (French, Chinese, Spanish, Russian, Arabic)
  • Familiarity with general medical/health services terminology a must
  • Technical skills in global health systems
  • Experience with data visualization an asset
  • Strong communication and analytic skills
  • Experience in the international and health care setting
  • Flexibility in schedule to accommodate meetings across different time zones
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to details is a must
  • Adaptable problem solving skills, able to analyze and synthesize new information quickly
  • Cultural sensitivity is a must

Minimum Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, epidemiology, or related field required
  • Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, or related field preferred


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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. St. Jude does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, genetic information, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, veteran’s status or disabled veteran’s status with respect to employment opportunities.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment.  St. Jude engages in affirmative action to increase employment opportunities for minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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