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

  • Jul 15
  • 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 

  • 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 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: Intern for Bridging Public Health and Health Care (Paid Position)

  • Jul 15
  • Posted By: kdabdoub

Position Summary:

Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has stimulated transformations within the health care system; and, has also served as an impetus for further exploring the concept of bridging the public health and health care sectors as a mechanism for improving population health. NNPHI and its member institutes have recognized the importance of facilitating long-term, sustainable collaboration between public health and health care to improve the health of the community. NNPHI seeks a graduate-level Public Health candidate to support NNPHI and member institutes in this program area. Under the supervision of the Chief Strategy Officer, the MPH Intern will gain experience in the development of written articles, program concepts, and proposal ideas to advance the network’s capacity to bridge health and health care sectors. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Conducting research, including literature reviews, to advance knowledge within program area
  • Organizing, participating, and/or facilitating meetings with project stakeholders and partners
  • Supporting project staff in building and maintaining effective relationships with partners located in Washington, DC
  • Developing working knowledge of NNPHI’s grant portfolio and deliverables related to bridging public health and health care
  • Supporting project communications such as creating written text for website and developing meeting summaries, case studies, and final project reports
  • Completing other tasks as assigned


  • Current enrollment in a graduate Public Health program or related field
  • Ability to work in an environment which requires flexibility, responsiveness, and multitasking
  • Independent project management skills, including experience in managing time well and building relationships to move project forward
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work as part of a team and with diverse stakeholders
  • Attention to detail and a strong value for high-quality work products
  • Willingness to travel along with other staff to area meetings

For more information, download the  full Job Description.


The salary is $15.00 per hour

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume by May 30, 2014 to 

National Network of Public Health Institutes: Communications Strategist

  • Jul 15
  • 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


  • 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 range of $50,000 – 65,000, 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

Equal Opportunity Employer

Louisiana Public Health Institute: Several Positions Available

  • Dec 12 '12
  • Posted By: kdabdoub

Please visit Louisiana Public Health Institute’s website to view available career opportunities and for information on how to apply. 


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