Assistant Director, PTN Program

Newark, NJ Full-time

Position summary:

The PTN Program Assistant Director is a member of the NJII healthcare iLab who assumes the operational oversight for the GPTN project. The Program’s Assistant Director has authority and responsibility for the Garden Practice Transformation Network (GPTN) operations. The Program Director is responsible for managing staff to enforce and routinely report the metrics of operational success of GPTN program.


Reports to:

Sr. Program Director



PTN Coach Managers, PTN Coaches, PTN Analysts


Tasks List:

  • Manages and implements staffing decisions
  • Responsible for administrative services
  • Provides routine updates on the status of PTN operations
  • Develops data-driven decision-making tools
  • Performs any other duties as delegated.


Additional Duties:

  • Achievement/Goal Orientation: Works directly with coaches/coach managers to achieve performance-management results using internal/external metrics, expected standards and productivity benchmarks.
  • Innovation/Initiative: Contributes unique and valuable ideas, then implements these ideas to develop new or improved processes, methods, systems, or services.
  • Customer Focus: Strong knowledge of who the customer is to focus efforts on continually improving the customer experience.
  • Persistence/Tenacity: Works systematically and tirelessly to meet or exceed inherent and stated goals to execution/completeness.
  • Teamwork/Team Orientation: Willingly cooperates and works collaboratively with all staff to accomplish goals.
  • Change Agent: Responds to change with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn new ways to accomplish work activities and objectives.
  • Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving: Demonstrates an evidence-based ability to use data analysis in the approach to find a resolution.
  • Continuous Improvement: Continually seeks to discover improvements in work processes, results and capabilities.
  • Communication: Demonstrates the ability to clearly express ideas, thoughts, and concepts verbally, in writing, in presentations.
  • Organizational Awareness: Understands the ultimate shared goals and perspectives of others, balancing the interests and needs of one's own group with those of the broader organization.
  • Professionalism: Conducts oneself at all times in an ambassadorial, committed and personable manner demonstrating respect for the position, fellow colleagues, departmental integrity and the university's best interests.
  • Culture/Professionalism: Preserves NJII’s healthcare iLab’s collegial culture first and foremost when dealing with staff, or when developing knowledge/skills to accomplish a result.
  • Relationship Building: Establishes rapport which grows respect from staff/co-workers/leadership. Maintains methods to nurture those relationships.
  • Leadership: Develops and uses a variety of effective strategies and interpersonal styles to influence and guide others towards the accomplishment of identified objectives and goals.
  • Strategic Leadership: Fosters the conviction and commitment to our mission.



  1. Education Requirements

Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution is required; master’s preferred.


  1. Experience Requirements

Ten years of successful, management experience managing staff of >10 employees.


  1. Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

At NJII’s discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of NJII, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.