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Harvard University Director of Strategic Planning, PPH in Cambridge, Massachusetts

53463BRAuto req ID:53463BRJob Code:361060 Administrative Manager Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Director of Strategic Planning, Precision Population HealthSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade (https://hr.harvard.edu/salary-ranges#ranges) :060Time Status:Part-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required

  • 10+ years of progressive administrative and strategic planning experience required

  • Experience building evidence based programs in healthcare, pharma, biotech or similar industry require

  • Knowledge of and experience in the field of genomics required

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Master’s degree or terminal degree preferred

  • Understanding of genomics and the potential the field has to impact primary care preferred

  • Business acumen and smoothly navigates the c-suite level of major health systems and other industry partners preferred

  • Builds and maintains a network of industry contacts to tap for new business development preferred

  • Serves as ambassador and effective spokesperson for Ariadne and the Precision Medicine Initiative preferred

Additional Information:

  • Harvard University requires pre-employment reference checks and background screenings.

  • This position has a 180 day orientation and review period.

  • The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does not provide visa sponsorship for administrative and staff positions.


The Harvard T.H. Chan of Public Health is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – including fostering respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. To learn more about the Chan School’s mission, objectives, and core values, please visit our website here (https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/orientation/harvard-chan-core-values/) .

Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.

  • Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.

  • Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.

  • Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.

Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!Department:Ariadne LabsPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:General Administration Job-Specific Responsibilities:Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Initiates the conception and founding of the program, along with long-term vision and strategic opportunities for Ariadne Labs in growing a portfolio of projects around precision primary healthcare

  • Translates complex scientific and technical information about preventative genomics into a compelling vision for improved health outcomes at a population level for diverse audiences

  • Drives due diligence on opportunities and partnerships with different health systems around the US in establishing the new precision primary health program

  • Oversees the strategic and long-range goal planning function of the PPH projects

  • Develops and executes strategic organizational plans, operational goals, and performance metrics that drive growth and productivity at the project and program level

  • Drives strategic initiatives, and supports the development of long-term growth plans and profitability goals;

  • Is responsible for identifying and cultivating potential health system partners and other corporate or government entities to bring genomics into primary and specialty care

  • Structuring partnership opportunities to the benefit of both Ariadne Labs and G2P

  • Facilitate strategic collaborative projects among key members across the organization or with external stakeholders, including health care facilities

  • Performs other duties as necessary   

PLEASE NOTE: This position has a strong internal candidate in mind.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a part time, benefits-eligible position.

PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term appointment of 6 months from date of hire with the possibility of extension.

PLEASE NOTE: The primary work location for this position is Boston, Massachusetts. Until our return to campus, which is still to-be-determined, this interview process and position will be conducted virtually – including virtual interviews, remote onboarding, and remote work. The remote nature of this position is only temporary. Local, on-campus work will be required as a condition of continued employment once the School and this role return to an operational status that supports it.School/Unit:Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary:Background

Genomics and precision medicine are emerging fields that have been applied with great results in specialty care but, although there are many genetic markers relevant to primary care, there is no single best approach to bridging the implementation gap from specialty care to primary care, at scale. The Precision Population Health (PPH) program is a recent union between Ariadne Labs (AL) (a Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health global expert in implementation science) and Genomes2People (G2P) (a Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School global expert in genomics and precision medicine) to perform the research and to create the tools and guides necessary to bridge that gap. PPH’s modus operandi is to unite the best-in-class research, tools, and communities to spearhead the adoption of genomic medicine in population health.

Precision Population Health (PPH) is dedicated to fully integrating precision medicine and genomics into primary care, speciality care and population health. Preventive genomics is just beginning to be integrated in healthcare systems, and we are working to address the implementation challenges of adopting precision medicine at a population level and at scale. Our mission revolves around the assertion that if precision medicine is to be fully integrated into population health and the day-to-day practice of primary and speciality care, significant health system innovations will be required to address implementation bottlenecks. Individually and collectively, we work with healthcare systems to overcome those very bottlenecks by identifying contextual prerequisites for adoption, establishing tools, pathways, and guidance for adoption, and by working with health systems to choose the best course that aligns with their objectives. PPH is a merged effort between Ariadne Labs and Genomes2People (G2P).

Director of Strategic Planning, Precision Population Health (PPH)

The Director of Strategic Planning of PPH is responsible for oversight of the strategic and long-range planning of the PPM Initiative at Ariadne Labs. They lead the development of strategic program initiatives and support the development of long-term goals and sustainability.

With a keen eye on emerging industry trends, the Director of Strategic Planning analyzes and recommends partnership opportunities, assesses the viability of outside business partners, tracks internal business performance, and leads business process improvement. The Director is responsible for overseeing program reviews, communicating results to top management, and developing strategies that evolve based on the results and returns of the program.

The Director of Strategic planning works collaboratively across Ariadne Labs and G2P, reporting to the Executive Director of Ariadne. They oversee a project manager on specific projects as well.

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