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National Network of Public Health Institutes: Regional Community Coaches

  • Oct 29
  • Posted By: lellis

Position Summary:
An exciting opportunity awaits you to build a Culture of Health in our nation. Serving as key members of the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R) team, we are seeking seven Community Coaches to join the Roadmaps to Health Action Center team. While the rest of the Action Center and CHR&R team are based in Madison, we are looking to recruit coaches who will be based in other areas of the country, including the Northeast, New Jersey, South and West. 

The Regional Community Coaches represent an expansion of the Action Center team on this national project. Community coaching builds capacity in local communities to advance work addressing the multiple factors that influence health. The primary responsibility for the Regional Community Coaches will be guiding communities who have indicated a readiness to move forward in their journey toward better health for all, using the RWJF Culture of Health Prize criteria as a guidepost and the tools and resources in the Roadmaps to Health Action Center.  

The Regional Coaches are full-time positions hired by NNPHI and assigned to work for the CHR&R program. The Regional Coaches will report to the Action Center. Travel throughout the US will be required. 

Job Location:
NNPHI maintains offices in Washington, DC and New Orleans, Louisiana.  Additional staff, consultants, members, and partners support NNPHI’s mission from several locations throughout the United States.  The Regional Community Coaches will work remotely across the country to ensure communities have access to coaching and support. Regional Community Coaches may work from their own home offices; alternately, an opportunity for office-share through a member institute or a collaborative work space may be available, depending on location. We are particularly interested in candidates who are located in the Northeast, New Jersey, South and West. 

General Responsibilities:
The Regional Community Coaches will work independently and collaboratively with the CHR&R team to coach individuals and teams in communities that have indicated a readiness to move forward in their journey toward better health for all. For more information on the Roadmaps to Health Coaching Program, follow this link to view a webinar and/or to review PowerPoint slides from this presentation about the program. 

Community coaching builds capacity in local communities to advance work addressing the multiple factors that influence health. The primary responsibility for the Regional Community Coach will involve guiding communities who have indicated a readiness to move forward in their journey toward better health for all, using the RWJF Culture of Health Prize criteria as a guidepost and the tools and resources in the Roadmaps to Health Action Center.  

In addition, this position will work with the Roadmaps to Health Action Center team to expand the implementation of the engagement component of this national project. Other specific duties will include uncovering best practice experiences in community engagement, community health improvement, and population health communication, and further development and implementation of a comprehensive plan for community engagement, including the development of learning resources for the CHR&R program, to include tasks such as:

  • Investigate and share learning on partnership development, community engagement, action cycles for health improvement, organizational development and adult learning
  • Develop, test, and share effective tools and resources to support community action on health improvement
  • Develop and present research information for both technical and non-technical audiences in both written and oral form in one-on-one, small and large audience settings 
  • Identify and build contacts and effective working-relationships with key community health principals at regional and state stakeholder organizations.

Education and Experience:
The positions require a Master’s degree with an emphasis in public health, public policy, community development, or a related field preferred. Prior self-management experience is strongly preferred (as a consultant or contractor). Ideal applicants are those well-grounded in community support, technical assistance, and coaching techniques; those with demonstrated facility in virtual work; those with team work experience (including collective approaches to writing & program development) and those who are well-versed in approaches to policy changes to reduce health disparities using evidence-supported strategies across the key health factor areas demonstrated in the County Health Rankings model.

Salary Range and Benefits:

  • Employment is contingent upon available funding
  • Salary range is expected to be $65,000-$85,000 dependent on experience, qualifications, and location.
  • NNPHI offers a competitive benefit package with annual leave, health/dental/vision insurance and generous retirement contributions (401 K). 
  • Please clearly indicate your salary requirement in your cover letter.  

Travel:
Frequent travel to communities within the region served by each coach will be required. Additionally, coaches will be expected to attend meetings in Madison, Wisconsin at the UWPHI, as well as additional national and regional conferences.  

To Apply:
Please send a resume, three professional references and a cover letter, clearly indicating interest in position and salary requirements to . If requested above, please note preference for location. Interviews will begin the week of 10/27/14.  

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

National Network of Public Health Institutes: Program Associate

  • Oct 24
  • Posted By: kdabdoub

Position Summary

NNPHI is recruiting a program associate to support planning and implementation of projects and activities that advance NNPHI’s mission.  The program associate will work independently and collaboratively with staff serving on multiple teams throughout NNPHI and actively support collaboration across NNPHI, our members, consultants, contractors, and partners. 
 
Job Location: NNPHI maintains offices in Washington, DC and New Orleans, Louisiana.  Additional staff, consultants, members, and partners support NNPHI’s mission from several locations throughout the United States.  This position will be based in either NNPHI’s New Orleans or Washington, DC offices.
 
General Responsibilities

Serve as an active member of multiple teams to support the NNPHI member network

  • Understand and support the shared vision and mission of NNPHI and its member network
  • Contribute to team meetings and collaborative tasks
  • Use personal initiative and collaboration skills to advance organizational goals
  • Contribute to program research and scans to inform development of organizational strategies, including literature reviews, scans of member capacities and subject matter expertise, etc. 
  • Participate in workgroups and strategic planning efforts to further the mission of NNPHI
  • Support a network-wide culture of quality by contributing  to quality planning and continuous quality improvement processes
  • Facilitate collaboration with and across the NNPHI network 
Coordinate implementation of projects and evaluations with NNPHI teams and leadership
  • Collaborate with NNPHI teams to develop and oversee project work plans 
  • Serve as a liaison between NNPHI staff and partners, funders, and grantees / awardees
  • Support data collection and data management activities
  • Support staff and partners with developing and launching Qualtrics surveys

Provide administrative support, including

  • Schedule meetings, conference calls, webinars, and qualitative data collection activities 
  • Draft and disseminate meeting agendas and minutes
  • Draft, proofread, and edit documents, including communications materials, project materials, presentations, reports, and the development of tables, charts, and figures
  • Support the reporting process for assigned projects
  • Support hiring processes
  • Support recruitment, logistics, materials development, and registration for project events and off-site meetings
  • Assist with relevant marketing and communications initiatives, including event advertisements, program publications and website maintenance;
  • Communicate with grantees and monitor grantee reporting and follow-up action items
  • Support financial management, including timely invoicing and reviewing and tracking of expense reports
Support efforts to develop new projects, programs and business opportunities
  • Support team efforts to scan and identify funding opportunities
  • Coordinate and support project proposal teams in the development of new proposals
  • Develop project development plans and timelines
Assist with ‘Call for Proposal’ and grant administration processes 
  • Update and maintain online systems for tracking submissions and technical assistance requests
  • Respond to requests for assistance via email or phone
  • Contribute to the development of systems to support proposal processes
  • Update NNPHI website with applicant information and tools
Perform other duties as assigned.
 
Qualifications:
  • A master's degree in a relevant field or a bachelor’s degree with equivalent professional experience is required. 
  • Understanding of and interest in public health and public policy
  • Experience providing administrative and coordination support for programs
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work well with diverse partners and constituents and function as a productive member of a team
  • Professionalism and sophistication in communications
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills, including the ability to manage multiple tasks and respond to multiple demands simultaneously
  • Attention to detail and a strong value for high-quality work products
  • Ability to think proactively, function independently, and demonstrate initiative
  • Flexibility and adaptability to a fast-paced work environment
  • Willingness to engage in continuous learning and training
  • Customer service orientation
 
Salary Range & Benefits
  • Employment is contingent upon available funding
  • Salary range is expected to be $40,000-$55,000 dependent on experience and qualifications
  • NNPHI offers a competitive benefit package with annual leave, health/dental/vision insurance and generous retirement contributions (401 K). 
  • Please clearly indicate your salary requirement in your cover letter.  
  • Travel: Approximately quarterly travel will be required. 
 
To Apply: 
Please send a resume, three professional references and a cover letter, clearly indicating interest in position and salary requirements to . If requested above, please note preference for location. 
Equal Opportunity Employer
 

National Network of Public Health Institutes: Director, Bridging Sectors for Health

  • Oct 17
  • Posted By: lellis

Position Summary:

NNPHI is seeking an experienced and entrepreneurial professional to serve as its first Director of Bridging Sectors for Health. The Director will collaborate with staff and leaders throughout the network to develop and advance a public health practice agenda that aligns with the organization’s mission. The successful candidate will cultivate and sustain resources to achieve the priorities of the network. Additionally, the Director will be responsible for assuring integrity, rigor, and quality of assigned programmatic activities sponsored by NNPHI. This position will be based in either NNPHI’s New Orleans or Washington, DC offices. Applicants should indicate preference of location in their application documentation. This position requires frequent travel of approximately 20%.

Primary Responsibilities:

1. Support the NNPHI Program Director for the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training and serve as a       program lead for NNPHI’s public health training activities supported by HRSA.

2. In conjunction with NNPHI leadership, staff, and member institutes, develop and implement a shared vision and                agenda for portfolio development and implementation that advances multi-sector solutions for creating health.

  •  Identify priorities based on input from internal and external stakeholders
  •  Engage high performing staff, institute collaborators and strategic partners in bridging programs
  •  Develop and monitor budgets for initiatives
  •  Direct and assure quality performance of contractors

3. Identify and develop funding opportunities and strategic partnerships.

  • Identify sustainable business models to secure additional resources
  • Cultivate resources with new funding partners (federal agencies, foundations, and private sector) to support bridging priorities
  • Establish and negotiate new partnerships with local, state, tribal, and national organizations
  • Manage relationships with a broad set of partners with tact and diplomacy
  • Negotiate appropriate roles, responsibilities and compensation for staff and partners supported by contracts, fees for services, and grants

4. Build capacity to implement and manage quality initiatives and services with the network, including NNPHI staff and        colleagues from member institutes.

  • Provide leadership in strategic growth and development of the Bridging Sectors for Health Team
  • Recruit, supervise, and mentor team members and student interns
  • Oversee the development and design of programs and special projects
  • Provide training and technical guidance to staff and partners in multi-sector innovation
  • Work with other NNPHI staff teams to ensure complementarity of efforts and leverage impact from intellectual contributions throughout the organization

5. Leverage, disseminate, and translate learning to a variety of constituencies.

  • Collaborate with team members and stakeholders to document and share lessons learned both internally and externally
  • Build internal and network capacity to develop manuscripts and publications
  • Produce publications, presentations, research resources and briefing/white papers October 2014

Qualifications:

  • Passion for and experience in establishing new projects and securing new funding
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively on a team and with diverse external partners
  • Fervent interest in multi-sector initiatives that yield innovative solutions to improve the health of populations
  • Experience in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment with a strong focus on metrics and data-driven decision making, and a commitment to diversity
  • Deep creativity and an ability to leverage data and discover potential opportunities for growth and innovation
  •  Entrepreneurialism and flexibility, with an ability to maneuver effectively in the face of uncertainty and transition
  • Master’s or doctorate degree or equivalent qualifications in public health, social sciences or health systems
  • Minimum of eight years of related and progressively more responsible postgraduate experience with multi-sector, public-private initiatives.
  • Proven track record of successful business development yielding resources from diverse funding partners
  • Experience leading programmatic and fiscal components of large scale initiatives
  • Success mentoring and supervising senior professional staff and managing contractors

Salary/Benefits:

1. Salary range of $80-105k, dependent on education, locality, and experience.

2. A highly competitive benefits package is offered to all NNPHI staff.

To Apply:

Please send CV, cover letter, salary requirement and three professional references to:  

Subject line: Attn: NNPHI Director of Bridging Sectors for Health

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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Health Resources in Action, Inc.: Associate Vice President

  • Oct 15
  • Posted By: lellis
Opportunity:
We are seeking a visionary individual who can assess and identify emerging trends and play a central role in implementing new initiatives to grow and steer the organization.
 
The position is ideal for an individual who is interested in driving innovative thinking, geared to problem solving and challenging the status quo, motivated to network and build effective partnerships, and who has the capability to successfully implement strategy. We anticipate interest from those with successful careers -- in federal, state, or local government health organizations, health care law, academia, or non-profit public health organizations -- who are looking to continue to grow their program management skills while, at the same time, play a greater role in conceptualizing, implementing, and sustaining innovative ideas.
 
Position Description:
The Associate Vice President (AVP) is a senior-level position within the organization. S/he will work under the supervision of the President and the Vice President (VP) of Community Health to identify emerging national/regional trends and secure resources to develop, expand, and sustain innovative and effective approaches to address population health. The AVP will collaborate with the President/VP and appropriate staff to develop new cross- department programs and services to enhance program impact and diversify the organization’s funding base. S/he will also cultivate and maintain positive working relationships with key national/state partners and community leaders.
 
The AVP will supervise program directors working in the areas of Healthy Communities; Youth Development; Health Communication; and Information and Referral services under the supervision of the Vice President of Community Health. The AVP will work with senior staff to create, communicate, implement, and sustain strategic organizational initiatives. S/he will play a key role in implementing and achieving HRiA’s strategic goals and objectives.  S/he will also lead and/or participate in program or content teams and explore opportunities for strategic partnerships or mergers.
 
Candidate Qualifications:
This role requires the presence, credibility, and confidence to exert independence of thought and principle, along with the skills to collaborate effectively with a broad range of stakeholders. The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • A doctoral-level degree in public health, health care, health law, social work, management, human services administration, health policy, or a related field is strongly preferred;
  • A minimum of fifteen years of relevant work experience in positions of senior leadership in the health field;
  • Experience in community health, health care, health policy development, advocacy, and program design/planning;
  • Familiarity with and knowledge of emerging trends/issues in public health/health care;
  • Solid management experience and demonstrated success in developing and leading strategic projects;
  • A proven track record in securing federal/state contracts and private philanthropic grants; and
  • Well-developed networks and relationships with key individuals, government funders, private foundations, public health service providers, national health/health care organizations, and other potential collaborators.
 
Personal Characteristics and Skills:
  • Dedication to social justice and a genuine passion for public health and achieving health equity;
  • Strong analytical and planning skills;
  • Creative thinking;
  • Well-honed oral and written communication skills, including public speaking and the ability to engage others;
  • Well-developed entrepreneurial skills;
  • Knowledge of and facility with budget development and management;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of people representing various backgrounds, levels of training, and career stages;
  • Ability to work independently, juggle multiple tasks and responsibilities, and meet deadlines; and
  • A healthy sense of humor and the ability to work with grace under pressure.
Procedure for Candidacy:
Diversity in organizational practices is a core value of HRiA resulting in culturally competent services, materials, resources, and programs. Our hiring and business practices appreciate the strengths offered through different backgrounds.
 
To apply, submit your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements online at http://hria.org/about/careers.html.
 
Application Deadline: October 31, 2014.
 
For more information about the organization, visit http://www.hria.org

National Network of Public Health Institutes: Director of Research and Evaluation

  • Sep 16
  • Posted By: kdabdoub

Position Summary:

NNPHI is seeking an experienced and entrepreneurial professional to serve as its first Director of Research and Evaluation. The Director will collaborate with staff and leaders throughout the network to develop and advance a research agenda that aligns with the organization’s mission. The successful candidate will cultivate and sustain resources to achieve the research and evaluation priorities of the network. Additionally, the Director will be responsible for assuring scientific integrity, rigor, and quality of all research and evaluation activities sponsored by NNPHI. This position will be based in either NNPHI’s New Orleans or Washington, DC offices. Applicants should indicate preference of location in their application documentation. This position requires frequent travel of approximately 20%.
 
Primary Responsibilities:
In conjunction with NNPHI leadership, staff, and member institutes, develop and implement a shared vision and agenda for evaluation services and research initiatives
  • Identify priorities based on input from internal and external stakeholders 
  • Engage high performing staff, institute collaborators and strategic partners in research and evaluation projects 
  • Develop and monitor budgets for research and evaluation initiatives
  • Direct and assure quality performance of evaluation contractors
 
Identify and develop funding opportunities and strategic partnerships.
  • Identify sustainable business models to fund evaluation and research activities 
  • Cultivate resources with new funding partners to support research and evaluation priorities 
  • Obtain investigator-initiated grants, compete successfully for contracts, and expand the resource based available for support of NNPHI projects and infrastructure.  
  • Establish and negotiate new partnerships with local, state, and national organizations
  • Manage relationships with a broad set of partners with tact and diplomacy
  • Negotiate appropriate roles, responsibilities and compensation for staff and partners supported by contracts, fees for services, and grants
 
Build capacity to implement and manage quality research and evaluation initiatives and services with the network, including NNPHI staff and colleagues from member institutes:
  • Oversee the development and design of research and evaluation plans, logic models, and data collection protocols and tools
  • Ensure the efficient development, management, and security of data and data storage systems
  • Ensure research and evaluation integrity and congruence with best practices in human subjects protection 
  • Provide training and technical guidance to staff in research and evaluation processes and data usage
  • Provide leadership in strategic growth and development of the NNPHI Research and Evaluation Team
  • Recruit, supervise, and mentor research and evaluation team members and student interns
 
Leverage, disseminate, and translate research and evaluation findings to a variety of constituencies
  • Collaborate with team members and stakeholders to effectively communicate results both internally and externally
  • Build internal and network capacity to develop manuscripts and publications
  • Create systems for using data to provide ongoing feedback and support to team members and partners for quality improvement purposes
  • Use evaluation and research data for evidence-based policy and decision making
  • Produce publications, presentations, research resources and briefing/white papers 

Qualifications:
  • Passion for and experience in establishing new projects and securing new funding
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively on a team and with diverse external partners
  • Fervent interest in multi-sector initiatives that yield innovative solutions to improve the health of populations
  • Experience in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment with a strong focus on metrics and data-driven decision making
  • Deep creativity and an ability to leverage data and discover potential opportunities for growth and innovation
  • Entrepreneurialism and flexibility, with an ability to maneuver effectively in the face of uncertainty and transition
  • Doctoral degree or equivalent qualifications in public health, social sciences or health systems 
  • Minimum of ten years of related and progressively more responsible postgraduate experience in research, evaluation, and leadership
  • Proven track record of successful business development yielding resources from diverse funding partners
  • Experience leading programmatic and fiscal components of large scale research and/or evaluation projects
  • Success mentoring and supervising senior professional staff and managing contractors
  • Proven experience conducting various research methodologies (including both qualitative and quantitative), statistical analysis, and translation and dissemination of research and evaluation findings
     
Salary/Benefits:
  • Salary dependent on education and experience.
  • A competitive benefits package is offered to all NNPHI staff.
Please send CV, cover letter, salary requirement and three professional references to:
Subject line: Attn: NNPHI Director of Research and Evaluation
 
Equal Opportunity Employer
 

National Network of Public Health Institutes: Communications Strategist

  • Sep 16
  • Posted By: erichardson

Position Summary:
The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) is seeking an experienced Communications Strategist to collaborate with NNPHI staff, member public health institutes, and funders to assure timely planning, development, production and dissemination of communications activities and products. In this capacity, the Communications Strategist will develop guidelines, collaborative processes and timelines to support the creation and dissemination of communications plans and products. The communications products will include, but are not limited to: website pages, topical newsletters, press releases, brochures, one-pagers, conference programs, editorials, topical briefs, white papers, webinars, storyboards, presentations, social media updates, and annual reports. The Communications Strategist will be capable of capturing stories directly and also will cultivate a network of consultants and contractors to expand NNPHI’s communications surge capacity. The Communications Strategist will foster the development of a communications community of practice across NNPHI’s member institutes and national partners, facilitating webinars, phone calls and in-person meetings as necessary to leverage the full potential of NNPHI’s distributed capacity network for present communications needs and future new business opportunities. The Communications Strategist will represent NNPHI at periodic meetings and conferences in Washington, DC and other locations as required. The Communications Strategist will report to NNPHI’s Chief Strategy Officer. This position will be based in NNPHI’s Washington, DC office.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate collaborative efforts to produce communications plans and products involving NNPHI staff, consultants, key stakeholders, funders, partners and vendors as necessary
  • Guide communications products through appropriate NNPHI internal review (e.g., editing, content review, and brand guidelines) and funders’ clearance processes (per funders’ communications guidelines)
  • Support NNPHI staff with dissemination of communications products
  • Leverage analytics to understand success of NNPHI communications efforts
  • Maintain and grow NNPHI’s Constant Contact database
  • Cultivate new relationships with media outlets
  • Serve as the lead point of contact for vendors and staff regarding NNPHI website development and maintenance
  • Update/create templates for NNPHI communications (e.g., annual report, topical brief paper, press release, power point presentation)
  • Develop and maintain NNPHI’s internal communications plan
  • Assist NNPHI staff with the use of social media tools
  • Monitor the submission deadlines for conference abstracts, trade publications, and journal articles
  • Facilitate the process of exhibiting at national conferences
  • Facilitate affinity group of communications staff from public health institutes and national partner organizations
  • Provide communications related technical assistance and guidance to NNPHI members and program beneficiaries (when resources are available)
  • Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of professional experience
  • Masters degree preferred, ideally in public health or a related field
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated experience facilitating successful communications projects with a diverse team of staff, stakeholders, vendors and contractors
  • Public relations experience, including: developing press releases, feature stories, and articles for newsletters and other print/electronic media
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, comfortable speaking with small and large groups
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, with demonstrated ability to capture a story
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills
  • Demonstrated creative/concept development skills
  • Demonstrated social media knowledge and skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of website content management systems and website user experience
  • Demonstrated experience with analytics (e.g., Google Analytics)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of news monitoring (e.g., Google Alerts)
  • Excellent knowledge of Constant Contact and other options for cloud-based communications platforms
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook and their relevance to communications activities
  • Awareness of capabilities of Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator, Adobe Creative Cloud, and online video hosting services
  • Deep creativity and the ability to leverage communications products and messages to promote organizational and programmatic strategies and goals
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently and with a team

Salary/Benefits:

  • Salary range of $65,000 – 85,000, dependent on education and experience.
  • NNPHI offers a highly competitive benefits package
  • Positive work environment with supportive, high-energy, team-based environment
  • Please send CV, cover letter, salary requirement and three professional references to: . Subject line: Attn: Communications Strategist

About NNPHI:

To learn more about NNPHI, visit the About section of the NNPHI website. Additional information about NNPHI’s program areas and collaborative efforts with public health institutes is available throughout  www.nnphi.org.

Equal Opportunity Employer


Health Impact Project: Director

  • Sep 16
  • Posted By: kdabdoub
The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, is a national initiative designed to promote and support the use of health impact assessments (HIAs) as a decision-making tool. The project works with government agencies and policymakers to help them implement HIAs; partners with foundations to fund HIAs; provides training and technical assistance; conducts research and policy analysis to support the field; and convenes the National HIA Meeting. The project also partners with foundations to guide and support regional HIA initiatives and collaborates with government agencies and nonprofits around the United States to find practical ways to build health into decisions.
 
Position Overview: 
The Director will lead all aspects of strategy and implementation of the Health Impact Project, a national initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts that promotes and supports the use of health impact assessments (HIAs) as a tool for evidence-based policymaking to improve the public’s health.  Many decisions made outside the health sector—in transportation, education, housing, social and economic policy, natural resource development regulation, and others—have implications for Americans’ health that often go unrecognized in the policy making process. To address this problem, the Health Impact Project seeks to increase the routine use of HIAs and related tools in decisions made outside the health sector. The project funds HIA demonstration projects around the U.S.; collaborates with a range of public agencies and organizations at the local, state, tribal, and federal level to advance health-informed public policy; conducts HIAs; and develops relevant research, guidance, and reports and communications materials. The position, based in Pew’s Washington, DC office will report to the Vice President for Fiscal and Economic Policy. It is expected that this position is for an initial term through January 31, 2017, with the possibility of an extension pending the success of the program, funding sources, and board decisions on continued support. For more information and to view the responsibilities and requirements, please view the full job description.  
 
To Apply:
Interested applicants should send a resume and a cover letter to Andrew P. Zalman at . Visit Careers@Pew for information and to apply through the online job application. 

University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute: Assistant Director, County Health Rankings

  • Aug 12
  • Posted By: lellis

Position Summary:
This position will focus on developing tools for community health assessment and surveillance, conducting qualitative research to understand how communities are using the County Health Rankings, and identifying opportunities to further assist communities in locating and using data to drive their community health improvement efforts. The successful applicant will have a strong interest in population health and place-based work.  For more information, visit University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute's website. Click here to access full job description. 

Minimum Qualifications:
Doctoral degree in relevant discipline required. 

  • Minimum of 2 years of post-graduate experience preferred in a setting or settings focused on one or more of the following areas: public health, policies or programs to improve health, health equity, epidemiology. 
  • Comprehensive understanding and critical evaluation of the multiple determinants of health and health disparities. 
  • An understanding of and experience in synthesizing and translating data for policies or programs to improve health and approaches for mixed methods research. 
  • Substantive interest and expertise in population health assessment and geography and health preferred. 
  • Applicants should have a strong interest in applied research in population health. Experience and knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods in population health are preferred. 
  • Prefix assignment determined by years of relevant work experience. A minimum of seven years of experience is required for appointment to the senior level. 
Principal duties: 
The main responsibility for this position will involve conducting research related to the work of the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R) program, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In collaboration with other members of the CHR&R team, the incumbent will develop new research methods and tools for population health assessment and community health improvement.
 
Specific tasks will include:
 
  • Identify community health improvement and health equity research problems and develop and implement appropriate research methodologies to address these problems.
  • Design and develop materials and tools to support the mission of the CHR&R program, including developing a state-level health gap index and associated materials (such as a peer-reviewed publication describing methods), as well as other tools to assist communities in moving from data to action.
  • Conduct independent qualitative research to understand how communities are using the County Health Rankings, identify opportunities for improvement, and prepare articles for submission to peer-reviewed journals.
  • Submit abstracts and present at national conferences.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate novels ways to communicate research results drawing upon knowledge from multiple fields. 
  • Prepare an annual call for proposals for research for national distribution to universities and other research organizations, lead a peer-review process to select applicants for funding, and serve as the project officer responsible for guiding and monitoring selected applicants' research.
  • Monitor, critique, and advise on other similar ranking and report card efforts (conducted at a local, state, national, and international level) designed to build awareness and understanding of the social determinants of health and health inequities. 
  • Plan and implement meetings and conferences for external experts, stakeholders, and other constituents to solicit input into the CHR&R program and synthesize and disseminate research findings including providing staff support to the CHR&R Scientific Advisory Group.
 
  • Mentor and supervise graduate students and provide consultation to other members of the County Health Rankings team. 
 Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:  
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills. We are looking for a mix of organizational, analytical, and writing skills with high attention to detail.
  • Must have ability to travel throughout the United States to present at a variety of venues. 
 
Salary/Benefits: 
Full Time Salary Rate: Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months) 
Depending on Qualifications  
 
Location:
Madison, WI
 
Deadline to Apply:
Application must be received by: August 25, 2014 
 
How to Apply: 
Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #80326 to:
 
Jackie Dyer 
Phone: 608-265-8240 
WI Population Health Institute  
Fax: N/A 
Department of Population Health Sciences Email:
610 Walnut Street, Room 527 WARF  
 

Health Policy Institute of Ohio: Health Data and Policy Analyst

  • Jul 30
  • Posted By: lellis

Position Summary:

The Health Policy Institute of Ohio, a Columbus-based nonprofit organization, seeks a
full-time health data and policy analyst. More information about HPIO can be found at http://www.healthpolicyohio.org/.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Experience with health data, policy, research, analysis, and project management
  • Excellent writing skills, including an ability to identify and review data and material from a number of sources, then synthesize and summarize that information in a succinct, compelling manner
  • Well-developed verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in the use of technology and PC applications, especially Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Experience working well with a team
  • Strong multi-tasking ability and attention to detail
  • Prior experience with SPSS, SAS, or other statistical analysis programs
  • Candidates for the health data and policy assistant position should have at minimum abachelor’s degree in a relevant field, with an advanced degree preferred. 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Assist policy team with research and analysis, with emphasis on data management including data extraction, entry, analysis and reporting
  • Assist in the management of survey activity, key informant interviews, and convened focus groups
  • Develop and maintain current knowledge of state and federal health data sources and policy issues
  • Assist with writing policy briefs, reports, etc.
  • Create charts, graphs and other tools to assist with understanding of data
  • Assist with proposal writing and grant reporting
  • Cultivate collaborative relationships with stakeholders, including policy makers
Salary/Benefits:
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications in the range of $45,000-$60,000.
Benefits include health insurance and retirement benefits.
 
How to Apply:
Please submit a letter of application with a curriculum vitae/resume to President, Health
Policy Institute of Ohio, 37 W. Broad Street, Suite 350, Columbus, Ohio 43215.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 
 
HPIO is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials: Senior Director, Environmental Health

  • Jul 29
  • Posted By: lellis

Position Summary:

The Senior Director for Environmental Health reports to the Chief Program Officer for Public Health Practice and assists the members, the ASTHO Executive and Senior Management Teams and designated partners in safeguarding the community from health threats which are environmental in nature.  This leadership position requires the Senior Director to understand essential environmental health programs in state health agencies and the role these programs play in protecting the public’s health.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Masters degree in public health, environmental health or public policy is preferred.
  • Five years prior related experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience with environmental health policy and practice issues, preferably at the state level.
  • Experienced in project management, budgeting, strategic planning, and written and oral communication.
  • State agency, association, or other experience representing a membership-based organization is a plus.
 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Directs a program designed to address certain environmental health policy and program needs of State and Territorial Health Officials and their environmental health program staff consistent with the association’s strategic priorities and objectives.
  • The administration of program services and activities called for under key federally-funded cooperative agreements and contracts in area of Environmental Health
  • Directs the Environmental Health staff and provides staff support to the Environmental Health Policy Committee.
  • Primary responsibility for one or more projects associated with multiple cooperative agreements.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Leading a team of public health professionals with responsibility for ASTHO’s environmental health policy activities.
  • Writing cooperative agreements, including developing activities for proposals.
  • Proposing project initiatives related to policy priority areas to ASTHO senior staff and appropriate committees.
  • Seeking new and diversified funding for ASTHO’s ongoing environmental health activities.
  • Overseeing and supporting the development of the State Environmental Health Directors group.
  • Providing oversight, staff support, and consultative assistance to the Environmental Health Policy Committee and other relevant ASTHO committees, taskforces, and work groups as required for the express purpose of indentifying and addressing priority strategic, tactical and operational environmental health-related matters of timely interest to our members.
  • Developing and analyzing public health and environmental policy in concert with the Policy and Executive Committees and identifying emerging environmental health issues relevant to state health agencies.
  • Contributing to members’ development of environmental health capacity and infrastructure in state public health agencies.
  • Fostering collaborative relationships with representatives of state, federal, and local agencies, national public health organizations, ASTHO affiliates, and other organizations
  • Representing ASTHO at national meetings and conferences, as well as with relevant individuals, consistent with approved ASTHO positions and policy statements.
  • Tracking and analyzing state and federal legislation related to environmental health.
  • Providing fiscal oversight for cooperative agreement budgets.
  • Functioning effectively in a team environment.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.
 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Understanding of public health functions, systems and infrastructure.
  • Understanding of environmental health functions, systems and infrastructure.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative networks.
  • Ability to direct, manage and evaluate work of subordinate staff, as required by theChief Program Officer.
  • Ability to manage and develop multiple projects independently and in a team environment, and complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to analyze state health-based environmental health programs for innovative practices and translate these into synthesized products and outcomes for members, affiliates, and partners.
  • Ability to travel within service area.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with members, management, coworkers, state and local officials, representatives from Capitol Hill, and the general public.

For more information, visit Association of State and Territorial Health Official's website.  Click here to access the full job description.

How to Apply:
Submit resume and cover letter to resumes@astho.org
 
Senior Director, Human Resources
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 450
Arlington, VA 22202
FAX: 571 527 3189
 
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