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Executive Director & Head of Project Management


This is a Full-time position in Rockaway Park, NY posted June 10, 2021.

Kelly Services has provided outstanding employment opportunities to the most talented professionals in the marketplace.

We are proud to offer an excellent direct-hire opportunity for a Executive Director and Head of Project Management with our client.

This position is remote.

This is a permanent, direct-hire opportunity with full benefits.


Executive Director and Head of Project Management, Vaccine & Biologics


IAVI is seeking an exceptional Executive Director who will have the principal responsibility of

leading the project management team that covers development programs at IAVI.

The successful

candidate will be an important leader in helping IAVI achieve its mission.


Serve as Head of the project management team with the following primary responsibilities:

• Oversight of the establishment of project plans, annual milestones, and budgets for the

Project Management team.

• Provide leadership by defining project strategy and key decision points.

• Develop integrated and interdepartmental project schedules.

• Develop and implement performance standards for the Project Management


• Develop Project Management tools that will help to benefit all programs at IAVI.

• Leading the PM team, provide training, mentoring, and DLG support.

• Interface with vaccine designers, vaccine developers, and clinical testing teams.

• Ensure the preparation of project status reports, background documentation, and PDP

reports as required.

• Participate in quarterly project management reviews and scientific advisory committee

meetings, providing status reports and addressing ongoing project priorities.

• Participate in the review of new vaccine development proposals to IAVI.

• Supervise staff and consultants as required to achieve IAVI objectives.


• PhD in the field of life science or related field is required.

• Minimum 10 years of experience in project management of vaccine development projects

is required.

• Project Management Professional Certification is highly desirable.


• Excellent leadership skills are required, including a track record of managing a team as

well as leading relevant stakeholders across departments and external partners is


• Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills are required.

• Excellent organizational skills are required.

• Experience with international projects is highly desirable.

• Knowledge of GLP, GCP and /or quality assurance and regulatory affairs associated with

vaccine development is highly desirable.


IAVI is a nonprofit scientific research organization dedicated to addressing urgent, unmet global

health challenges including HIV and tuberculosis.

Our mission is to translate scientific discoveries

into affordable, globally accessible public health solutions.

Through scientific and clinical research

in Africa, India, Europe, and the U.S., IAVI is pioneering the development of biomedical

innovations designed for broad global access.

We develop vaccines and antibodies in and for the

developing world and seek to accelerate their introduction in low-income countries.


programs and partnerships are grounded in the regions of the world where the disease burden is

the greatest, and our approach emphasizes sustainability.

Our network of clinical research center

partners in Africa and India helps strengthen in-country research capacity and supports the

training and education of the next generation of scientists.

The global impact of our science

includes fundamental contributions to understanding the biology of HIV infection, which IAVI and

others are applying toward advancing vaccine science and immunology.

IAVI accelerates scientific

discovery and development by fostering unique collaborations among academia, industry, local

communities, governments, and funders to explore new and better ways to address public health

threats that disproportionately affect people living in poverty.

Our global reach, including a clinical

research network in five countries in sub-Saharan Africa and in India, has allowed us to make

fundamental contributions to understanding the epidemiology, transmission, virology, and

immunology of HIV.

This work played a key role in facilitating the design of promising HIV vaccine

candidates, as well as the discovery of broadly neutralizing antibodies that are now being

advanced as promising approaches for HIV prevention.

Our integrated capabilities in vaccine and

antibody discovery, development, and clinical research take advantage of bio-pharmaceutical

industry expertise to accelerate the development and testing of prevention methods for HIV and

other diseases.

Through the Product Development Center, we support external researchers with

technical and scientific expertise to accelerate the development of their own products.


• Dedication to the Mission: We are committed to the translation of scientific discoveries

into affordable, globally accessible public health solutions.

• Innovative Evolution: We are committed to solving complex problems in creative and

innovative ways, learning from our mistakes and successes and never giving up

• Integrity: We are committed to meeting the highest ethical and professional standards in

everything we do and to taking responsibility for our actions to earn respect

• Collaboration: We are committed to embracing diversity, the power of global teamwork

and the belief that by working as one we can make a difference.

Apply Now for immediate feedback!

We look forward to speaking with you about this opportunity!

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Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interests-it’s the way we think job searching should be.

Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

About Kelly ®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential.

In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?).

Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity.

Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.


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