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The mission of The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), established in 1847, is to drive progress towards improved health through attaining health equity. The Academy tackles the barriers that prevent every individual from living a healthy life. NYAM generates the knowledge, through its research and programs, needed to change the systems that prevent people from accessing what they need to be healthy such as safe and affordable housing, healthy food, healthcare and more. Through its high-profile programming for the general public, focused symposia for health professionals, and its base of dedicated Fellows and Members, NYAM engages the minds and hearts of those who also value advancing health equity to maximize health for all.


Position Overview

The Senior Vice President (SVP) for Research, Policy and Programs will provide strategic leadership, an innovative outlook, and practical support to help shape and advance the research, evaluation, programmatic, and policy work at NYAM. The SVP, a member of the Executive Leadership Team and reporting to the President, will have strong management skills, and will build and strengthen the grants and contracts portfolio across research, evaluation, community partnerships, and policy at NYAM, while contributing to the overall strategic direction of the organization. The SVP will advocate to enhance workforce capabilities and to support a strong, inclusive, and engaged organization.

The SVP will focus on three overarching tasks:


Support and strengthen the research, evaluation, programmatic, and policy infrastructure at NYAM


    • Provide direct supervision of and support for the directors of the Center for Evaluation and Applied Research (CEAR), the Center for Community Partnerships and Policy Solutions (CPPS), and the Center for Healthy Aging (CHA).


    • Provide a strategic vision to advance a research and policy agenda aligned with NYAM’s mission of advancing health equity, building on the focus areas of the Centers.


    • Seek out opportunities, advise on, and lead proposal development and grant applications through mentorship, thought leadership, skill building, collaborative partnerships, and strategic goal setting with the CEAR, CPPS and CHA staff, including selected opportunities to serve as the Principal Investigator on grants and projects related to the candidate’s research interests. The ideal candidate would bring to NYAM an independent body of work that complements NYAM’s existing portfolio.


    • Provide management and oversight to ensure efficient use and deployment of financial, staff, and other resources to advance and raise visibility of the research, evaluation, programmatic, and policy work, and provide accountability through tracking outputs, while serving as a liaison between the Centers and other NYAM departments.


    • Engage NYAM Fellows and Members in ways that support the programmatic work of the organization.



Partner across NYAM and with external stakeholders to advance the strategic goals

    • Support and promote intra-organizational collaboration between the three Centers, the NYAM historical medical and health Library, and NYAM Fellows.


    • Cultivate and maintain positive relationships across NYAM and develop internal partnerships that leverage expertise across departments.


    • Deepen relationships with existing funders and cultivate new relationships that can be leveraged to advance the programmatic work.


    • Co-develop new business opportunities with NYAM staff, fellows, and other potential partners; and create the relationships necessary to bring opportunities to fruition.



Provide thought leadership internally at NYAM and externally with key stakeholders

    • Promote the research, evaluation, and policy findings with other staff at NYAM to ensure the work is visible internally, and support staff presentation of their work externally.


    • Support the staff of the three Centers in publishing and disseminating NYAM’s work among health professionals through peer-reviewed scientific and lay channels.


    • Support the three Centers in working with the Communications office to ensure high visibility of the products of the programmatic work on the NYAM website, in social media, and in communications with fellows, key stakeholders and the general public.




    • Advanced graduate degree (e.g., PhD, MD) in public health, health economics, public policy administration, medicine, or a related field.


    • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in public health, health care research and/or policy; including at least 5 years of personnel and budget management experience, and management of interdisciplinary teams.


    • A commitment to fostering a culture that encourages and supports diversity and inclusion, opportunity for growth, and creativity among staff.


    • Demonstrated program development experience that effectively fosters a strong team environment internally and opportunities for program development across the Academy and with external partners.


    • Excellent networking and partnership building skills with current external stakeholders to advance the organization’s mission, and development of new partnerships.


    • Proven track record of successful grant writing, including successfully obtaining grants from foundations and federal, state and/or local governments.


    • Demonstrated knowledge of health equity and the social informants of health, with a strong, demonstrated commitment to NYAM’s mission to advance health equity.


    • Excellent written and communication skills.


    • Excellent judgement and highest standards of integrity.


    • Strong research and analytical skills, and mentorship experience; quantitative analytic skills a plus.



Please submit resume and cover letter for consideration.

The New York Academy of Medicine is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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