Portfolio Manager

Food Allergy Research & Education

Posted: 1/8/2021

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Research and Development

Primary domain: Research

City: McLean

Postal code: 22102

State: Virginia

Country: United States

Organization Information:


Not Available



Mission statement:

FARE’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments.

Our work is organized around three core tenets:

  • LIFE. Support the ability of individuals with food allergies to live safe, productive lives with the respect of others through our education and advocacy initiatives.

  • HEALTH. Enhance the healthcare access of individuals with food allergies to state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment.

  • HOPE. Encourage and fund research in both industry and academia that promises new therapies to improve the allergic condition.

Position Details:

Job Description:

This position will oversee a portfolio of programs and projects designed to address the intertwined requirements of the patient community, internal and external subject matter experts, help develop unaddressed ‘large idea’ opportunities with corporate sponsors and contribute to the ever-critical requirement to raise funds supporting the organization.  This position is responsible for coordination among technical leads, ensuring timely deliverables, maintaining status across a specific program portfolio, and serve as internal point of contact for all business units relating to that portfolio.  This role will report directly to the SVP of Strategic Implementation at FARE.



  • Learn and understand the business and operating model
  • Using existing baseline data, information and templates to develop workplans for program portfolio.
  • Develop and manage a RACI for each program.
  • Convene and coordinate internal program / project team matrix.
  • Provide required staff support and coordinate logistics to ensure timely completion and delivery of high-quality programs, products or services.
  • Provide day-to-day program management and oversight ensuring alignment with strategic plan.
  • As experience develops, provide recommendations on SWOT analysis and market research data to realign current and add new initiatives to reach higher potential synergy with external partners.
  • Provide relevant staff support to ensure achievement of Objectives and Key Results (OKR’s).
  • Contribute to developing business processes that foster efficiency, streamlined working relationships, and clear communication.
  • Utilize understanding of core business capabilities combined with strategic objectives and contribute to building strategic partnerships.
  • Maintain inventory of status updates on programs, milestones, and key results
  • Support potential new business engagements and strategic partnerships
  • Contribute to the overall success of the Strategic Programs Group by performing all other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.



The ideal candidate will be attracted to the opportunity to be a part of a world class team that is doing something to truly change the world for food allergy individuals. Some specific characteristics include:


·       Be able to see the forest, not just the trees.  Elevate independent workstreams into an integrated, larger initiative that derives synergy with the larger initiative

·       Results oriented, active (not passive) owner of programs to achieve results – not just a reporter. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

·       Professional demeanor and experience working on a high-performing team.

·       Ability to establish and maintain positive, collaborative relationships with colleagues, internal business units, volunteers and medical and public health colleagues.

·       Demonstrated success in all aspects of project management.

·       Strong organizational skills and experience managing multiple tasks and projects.

·       General understanding of food allergies and public health.

·       General understanding of grants management, program development and program metrics.

Prior Experience and Education

·       Minimum of 10 years of applicable experience.

·       Experience managing complex or matrix teams.

·       Bachelor’s Degree, minimum.

·       MA/MS in Public Health or Public Policy a plus.

·       PMP certification or working toward certification preferred.


Not Specified


Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

Please send resume to [email protected]


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