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Vaccine Manager

The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations, and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the go-to nonprofit authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has raised over $1 billion and launched more than 1,000 programs impacting a variety of health threats from chronic disease conditions including cardiovascular disease and cancer, to infectious diseases like rotavirus and HIV, to emergency responses, including COVID-19 and Ebola. The CDC Foundation managed hundreds of CDC-led programs in the United States and in more than 140 countries last year. Learn more at

The CDC Foundation is working with CDC and state and local authorities to provide surge staffing that are crucial to the nation’s COVID-19 vaccine response. We are seeking candidates for a Vaccine Program Manager role. This position will work with jurisdiction staff to develop and implement systems and processes, manage project budgeting, and audit/evaluate project performance. The candidate we are seeking will be a well-rounded health or social services professional with experience in applying all aspects of public health – planning, program development, data analysis and use, and evaluate strategies that meet public health missions and goals. 
An ideal candidate for this role has juggled multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment, maintained a high level of professionalism, and crafted timely communications to and from multiple stakeholders, always taking the stakeholders’ needs into account. The candidate will support the development and implementation of the organization’s health equity strategy and ensure that health is integrated and considered across the organization’s policies. The role requires the ability to assess data and identify barriers based upon data analyzed, initiate communications and strategies to help diminish the barriers. This position provides an excellent opportunity to improve organizational, project management, and audience-centered writing skills, in addition to building a strong knowledge base about work with state and local health jurisdictions. 


  • Works with jurisdiction staff to develop and implement/enhance systems and processes to    ensure consistent, high-quality project management. 
  • Fosters and maintains peer-to-peer relationships with subject matter experts, donors, partners, and other stakeholders aimed at efficient and effective program implementation. 
  • Manages onsite and remote employees.  
  • Serves as programmatic liaison for and between internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Manages significant matters such as project development, project budgeting, and auditing/evaluating project impact and performance. 
  • Formulates project-related goals, objectives, operating policies, strategic plans, guidelines, governance, standards, and priorities to ensure consistency with departmental standard operating procedures. 
  • Contributes to resource mobilization efforts for the assigned project in consultation and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Prepares, finalizes, and submits narrative and financial reports or updates to donors in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Prepares, negotiates, and monitors project-related contracts and agreements. 
  • Serves as the contact person in the absence of team members, in this capacity 
  • Represents the CDC Foundation and jurisdiction at technical, policy, and strategic planning meetings with internal and external stakeholders and evaluate strategies that meet public health missions and goals. 
  • Keep abreast of and develop specialized knowledge of significant COVID-19 related datasets and vaccine data. 
  • Support projects that enhance public health/public safety collaborations through the identification of appropriate local partners, qualitative and quantitative data collection, and dissemination of project findings


  • Bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution required and master’s degree is preferred 
  • Eight years of experience in research administration, project management report writing management complex study design or public health administration, immunization program experience preferred


  • Skill in managing a staff of professional and support positions to achieve program goals 
  • Skill in program analysis and evaluation 
  • Self-motivated with exceptional organizational skills and high attention to detail 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with technical experts, administrators, external partners, and the public 
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work 
  • Exceptional oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Strong cultural competency and collaboration skills with the ability to work effectively in an environment with diverse cultures, multiple perspectives, and competing needs
  • Ability to anticipate roadblocks and independently resolve
  • Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple facets of project development and implementation 

Job Highlights

  • Salary Range: $95,000 - $100,000 Annually
  • Position End Date: 07/31/2022
  • Position Type: Limited Term Position
  • Full Suite of Benefits Offered
  • Remote/Hybrid/Onsite: Remote
The CDC Foundation requires all employees to be fully vaccinated* for COVID-19 as a condition of employment effective November 22, 2021. All offers of employment after that date are contingent upon proof of full-vaccination status as a part of the pre-employment process.
*Fully vaccinated is defined as follows: At least two weeks have passed since receipt of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine, or the second dose of the either the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech two-dose vaccines.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law.

We comply with all applicable laws including E.O. 11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria in accordance with 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-300.5(a)(12) and 60-741.5(a)(7). As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.

The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment.
Relocation expenses are not included.