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National Network of Public Health Institutes: Chief Program Officer

  • Apr 17
  • Posted By: lellis

Position Summary:

Reporting directly to the President and CEO, as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Chief Program Officer (CPO) provides high-level, organization-wide, collaborative direction and support to NNPHI staff, member institutes and partners to ensure effective alignment of NNPHI human capital and program outcomes. This position is based in NNPHI’s New Orleans office, and requires domestic travel of approximately 30%. 
 
Primary Responsibilities:
 
  • Share in overall responsibility for the implementation of NNPHI strategic directions and addresses critical strategic issues in operational and programmatic matters.
  • Collaborate with CEO and the Chief Strategy Officer to lead the program team, including goals development, coaching, performance assessment, and the identification and filling of skills and capacity gaps.
  • Provide leadership and subject matter expertise and actively collaborates in the development and implementation of NNPHI programs (including proposal development, recruitment, resource management, partner engagement, quality assurance, reporting, and post-implementation review)
  • Foster a high-performance culture characterized by service leadership, collaboration and transparency that result in strong team morale, effective talent utilization, and partnership across programs.
  • Share responsibility to develop and maintain relationships with governmental agencies, private foundations, and external partner allies to achieve NNPHI’s mission.
  • Provides executive leadership and management of the NNPHI New Orleans office.
  • Share responsibility with Senior Leadership Team to co-create vision that inspires staff and network affiliates to engage and share time, talent and treasure enabling network expansion.
  • Provide leadership in development of inter-team communication and cohesiveness, sustaining culture and supporting staff during organizational growth.
  • Build and maintain an architecture for identifying key performance measures; contextualizing those measures against known or potential standards; and evaluating results for appropriate meaning.
  • Provide executive leadership to strengthen integration, accountability, and intentionality of all programs, in alignment with the organization’s strategic framework.
  • Monitor emerging needs, opportunities, network trends and changes in conditions and collaborate with Chief Strategy Officer to develop appropriate changes in strategies to support positive outcomes.
  • Foster ongoing relationships with NNPHI members, working closely with Network Engagement team and funding organizations and partners;
  • Ensure effective and efficient administration of grant-making strategies. 
  • Collaborate with CEO and Chief Strategy Officer to develop financial strategies that promote NNPHI’s long-term sustainability, including development of project concepts, proposals for funding, and other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
 
  • Substantial professional experience (15+ years) in senior, strategic leadership position in mission-driven environment. 
  • Master’s or doctorate degree or equivalent qualifications in public health, social sciences, health systems or related field
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively on a team and with diverse partners.
  • Strong experience developing and supporting staff, and providing supervision in environments that advance cross-functional teams.
  • Comfort with facilitating planning and strategic thinking processes, including collaborative decision-making processes and workflow analyses.
  • Demonstrated experience with concepts and skills related to budget development, tracking of fiscal resources, proposal development and award management.
  • Experience in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment: Flexibility with an ability to maneuver effectively in the face of uncertainty and transition.
  • Commitment to and experience with advancing health equity through program and policy approaches designed to improve the public’s health.
  • Demonstrated interest and/or strong understanding of current and emerging public health issues. 
  • Demonstrated understanding and support of NNPHI’s Vision and Mission. 
  • General knowledge and familiarity with political and budget contexts at the federal, state, tribal, and local levels. 
  • Strong customer service skills; must possess a “can do” and team oriented attitude. Responds with a sense of urgency, solicits feedback to improve service, responds to requests for assistance and meets commitments.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills both in person and by phone, including high-level diplomacy and an ability to propose a “third way” in resolving conflicts. 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects while setting appropriate priorities to achieve goals. Includes ability to adapt to changes in the work environment, manage competing demands and be able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.   
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to stay motivated, organized and productive in a fast-paced work environment. Ability to organize work to use time effectively and efficiently and regularly meets project deadlines.
  • Ability to collaborate with teams and define personal roles and responsibilities; which includes the ability to extrapolate plans and create results through critical thinking and exercising sound judgment. 
  • Proactive, professional and positive verbal and written communication skills.  Ability to give clear, concise directions.
  • Demonstrated success in grant writing and proposal development for public health programs. 
  • Ability to maintain professionalism at all times. 
  • Excellent oral presentation skills, with small groups and large professional audiences.
  • Direct experience or familiarity with Cooperative Agreement and other federal grant and contracting mechanisms (e.g., IDIQ).
  • Proficiency in office systems and software, such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. Experience using project management software a plus.
 
Salary/Benefits:
 
1. Salary range of $85,000-$125,000, commensurate with education and experience.
2. NNPHI offers a highly competitive and benefits package, including medical/dental/vision/FSA/parking/transportation, generous retirement contributions and PTO.
 
Please send CV, cover letter, salary requirement and three professional references to:
Subject line: Attn: Chief Program Officer
 
Equal Opportunity Employer
 

National Network of Public Health Institutes: Program Associate

  • Apr 16
  • Posted By: lellis

Position Summary:
NNPHI is recruiting a program associate to support NNPHI’s role as a National Pipeline Award Program Office (PAPO) for the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Pipeline to Proposals (P2P) awards. The program associate will serve as the primary liaison between awardees and PAPO staff. The program associate will also work independently and collaboratively with PAPO staff, PCORI, awardees, and partners to actively support all PAPO operations.

 
Job Location:
NNPHI offices are located in New Orleans and Washington, DC, with additional staff in Atlanta. Additional staff, consultants, members, and partners support NNPHI’s mission from several locations throughout the United States. This position is based in NNPHI’s New Orleans office.
 
General Responsibilities:
The program associate will work closely with the manager, program administration and special projects to support all activities associated with NNPHI’s role as a PAPO. General responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1. Coordinate NNPHI staff and consultants supporting the PAPO project in collaboration with project leadership.
  • Schedule regular check-in meetings with PAPO team
  • Draft and disseminate meeting agendas and minutes
  • Develop and update project timelines
2. Support program and awardee management
  • Respond to awardee questions and requests for technical assistance (TA)
  • Coordinate and track the provision of ongoing TA
  • Facilitate the awardee invoicing process and payments through PCORI’s online payment system
  • Support the submission of monthly budget reports for awardees and PAPO
3. Support the awardee application process:
  • Support reviewer recruitment
  • Facilitate reviewer participation in PCORI-provided reviewer training
  • Assign reviewers
  • Respond to reviewer questions and conflicts of interest
  • Compile review materials from reviewers
  • Support development of funding recommendations for PCORI
4. Support awardee onboarding:
  • Provide support to the manager, program administration and special projects with budget negotiations and establishing contracts with awardees
  • Coordinate awardee orientation/training
5. Facilitate awardee reporting and assist PCORI with evaluation of P2P awardees
  • Receive and review awardee progress reports
  • Draft and submit monthly progress reports to PCORI
 
Education and Experience:
Master’s Degree or a bachelor’s degree with equivalent professional experience in business, nonprofit management, public administration, public health, health systems management, or a related field is required.
 
Additional requirements include:
1. Strong customer service skills; must possess a “can do” and team-oriented attitude. Responds with a sense of urgency, solicits feedback to improve service, responds to requests for assistance and meets commitments.
2. Excellent interpersonal skills both in person and by phone; high-level of professionalism.
3. Familiarity with creating analytics and reports
4. Familiarity coordinating contracts and payments for a nonprofit organization
5. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
6. Ability to collaborate with a team and define personal roles and responsibilities, which include the ability to extrapolate plans and create results through critical thinking and exercising sound judgment.
7. Ability to manage multiple projects while setting appropriate priorities to achieve goals. Includes ability to adapt to changes in the work environment, manage competing demands and deal with frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events.
8. Ability to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, and meet deadlines.
9. Proactive, professional and positive verbal and written communication skills.
 
Salary Range and 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 highly competitive benefit package with annual leave, health/dental/vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, parking/transportation, and generous retirement contributions (401 K).
  • Please clearly indicate your salary requirement in your cover letter.
 
Travel:
Occasional travel to NNPHI’s Washington, DC office, as well as additional meetings/events is required.
 
To Apply:
Please send a resume, three professional references and a cover letter, clearly indicating interest in position and salary requirements to with the subject line ATTN: Program Associate.
 
Equal Opportunity Employer
 

National Network of Public Health Institutes: Research Abstracter

  • Apr 15
  • Posted By: lellis

Position Summary:
NNPHI is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with funding from the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF), on the Assessment of Evidence-Based Practices to Improve Worksite Physical Activity. The goal of the project is to assess and identify key practices that contribute to successful worksite physical activity programs along with practices that do not work. One of the primary data collection activities includes a systematic review of existing literature.

The research abstractor will be responsible for interpreting findings from the primary research literature on workplace physical activity and entering this information into a database. As part of this process, the abstractor will characterize many features of each research study and will work in tandem with other abstractors to create shared definitions for study features and outcomes.

Job Location and Duration:
Successful applicants will primarily telecommute and will be required to attend frequent team meetings at NNPHI’s New Orleans offices at 1515 Poydras St.
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. Successful applicants will collaborate with team members at multiple locations.
 
Employment will continue through June 30th, 2015.
 
General Responsibilities:
The Research Abstracter will work independently and collaboratively with the NNPHI abstraction team with guidance from the Lead Research Abstracter and the Project Director to:
  • Work with the abstraction team to abstract the complete outcomes literature focused on worksite physical activity programs.
  • Attend and participate in team meetings.
  • Work collaboratively and independently to abstract research studies into Excel.
 
Education and Experience:
  • Enrolled in a master’s or PhD degree program in the social sciences or public health
 
Additional requirements include:
  • Knowledge of quantitative or qualitative research methods
  • Linear or systematic thinker with the capacity to make (and document) decisions systematically.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
  • Must have own laptop or desktop computer with Microsoft Excel
 
Salary Range and Benefits:
Employment is contingent upon available funding
Salary range is expected to be $18-$22 per hour, dependent on experience and qualifications
 
Travel:
Frequent travel to NNPHI’s New Orleans, LA offices.
 
To Apply:
Please send a resume and a cover letter, clearly indicating interest in position to . If requested above, please note preference for location.
 
Equal Opportunity Employer
 

National Network of Public Health Institutes: Senior Manager, Research and Evaluation

  • Apr 10
  • Posted By: lellis

Position Summary:
NNPHI is seeking an experienced professional to serve as the Senior Manager, Research and Evaluation. The Senior Manager will provide project management support across the Network’s research and evaluation portfolio through application of professional principles, practices, and techniques to develop and manage project workplans, monitor and manage project costs, and identify and manage project risks. The Senior Manager will oversee analysts, program associates, and other staff supporting the research and evaluation portfolio.

 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 New Orleans, Louisiana.
 
General Responsibilities:
While this position will be involved in a variety of tasks, the Senior Manager will work closely with the NNPHI leadership and staff on the following primary duties:
 
Project Management, New Business, and Other Tasks
1. Provide overall project management support, including scoping project concepts and deliverables; designating project teams; scoping contracts; and supporting teams with developing and managing timelines, project planning, and coordinating deliverables. Project and Program teams will involve NNPHI staff, members, consultants, and partners.
2. Assure the quality of NNPHI’s deliverables for research and evaluation projects and programs.
3. Effectively manage project scope to ensure changes are feasible given project resources; document all changes to project scope and seek funder approval.
4. Coordinate with appropriate project and program staff to respond to funder requests for information and reporting requirements.
5. Assess project risks and resolve any issues and solve problems throughout project life cycle.
6. Build and maintain effective working relationships with funders, partners, contractors and project participants/collaborators.
7. Manage and assure quality performance of contractors.
8. Manages stakeholders’ expectations through excellent oral and written communications.
9. Develop proposals for new business through collaborative writing and editing.
10. Provide logistical and organizational support for research and evaluation projects.
11. Collaborate with team members and stakeholders to document and share lessons learned both internally and externally throughout project life cycle.
12. Attend project meetings, as appropriate, and perform other related duties.
 
Support the Mission and Vision of NNPHI and its Member Network
1. In conjunction with NNPHI leadership, staff, member institutes, and partners, support development of a shared research and evaluation agenda for the Network.
2. Monitor national initiatives and trends in the field of public health as well as innovations and best practices from other sectors to ensure that NNPHI staff teams remain well-informed.
3. Enhance organizational excellence by ensuring alignment with the public health evidence base, emerging trends, and the relevant literature; ensure that innovations are incorporated into NNPHI programmatic activities and shared across the organization.
4. Identify technological tools to enhance and support NNPHI’s capacity and programs.
5. Supervise staff as assigned; participate in performance assessments of program staff, goal setting, and support professional development on an ongoing basis.
 
Education and Experience:
BA or BS in Business or related field. A Master’s degree or PMP is a plus. At least five to seven years of work experience in project management; research and evaluation experience is a major asset.
 
Additional requirements include:
1. Strong organizational and problem solving skills, including the ability to manage multiple tasks and respond to multiple demands simultaneously.
2. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively on a team and with diverse partners.
3. Familiarity with project management tools and/or software packages.
4. Expertise with contracting and grants.
5. Creativity and ability to leverage data and discover potential opportunities for growth and innovation.
6. Success mentoring and supervising staff and contractors.
7. Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment; experience in virtual team environments is a plus.
8. Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical information in a non-technical manner.
 
Salary Range & Benefits:
  • Employment is contingent upon available funding
  • Salary range is expected to be $65,000 - $80,000 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:
The position requires approximately monthly travel to NNPHI’s Washington, DC office as well as meeting/events in Atlanta, Georgia and other U.S. cities.

 
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
 

The Public Health Institute: Senior Development Specialist

  • Mar 24
  • Posted By: kdabdoub

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally and internationally. PHI was distinguished as one of the top 50 “Best Non-profit Organizations to Work For” by the Non-Profit Times in a national search. 

PHI is seeking a full time Senior Development Specialist.  The Senior Development Specialist will have a lead role in identifying new business and funding sources and in managing proposal development and grant writing to support PHI’s programs. Click here for more information. 
 
Duties & Responsibilities: 
  • Research and write materials including high quality concept papers, proposals and targeted capabilities statements, and letters of inquiries for potential donors.
  • Conduct analyses to examine the strategic and business fit of new opportunities, partnerships, and investments.
  • Conduct research into potential sources of support among individuals, foundations, corporations, and governmental entities.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with new funders, including those new to public health.
  • Manage proposal preparation processes, including drafting proposals and initial budgets, assigning work tasks to various individuals and liaising with partner organizations.
  • Enhance and support knowledge management systems that strengthen PHI’s ability to respond to procurements and other funding opportunities.
  • Work with PI/PDs to develop and refine proposal ideas and the creation of new programmatic opportunities.
  • Support the Principal Investigators/Program Directors in grant writing.
  • Perform other functions as requested.
 
Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in public health, public administration or related field preferred, or two years additional equivalent experience. 
  • At least five years of relevant experience in the development field, preferably in public health. 
  • Demonstrated project management competency and effective communication skills in dealing with funders, clients, partners and other public health professionals. 
  • Experience in grant writing. 
  • Good knowledge of the principles and practices of the public health field and a general understanding of major public health challenges in the United States and global health issues internationally. 
  • Ability to promote sound and creative business development ideas. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including social media. 
  • Good understanding of the healthcare funder community. 
  • Professional experience with networking in the public health or healthcare funder community preferred.
  • Familiarity with federal, state, and/or private foundation grant or contracting rules/regulations. 
  • Good group coordination skills to lead teams in proposal development. 
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines. 
  • Initiative and self-motivation, with a commitment to teamwork and effectiveness within a participatory management environment. 
  • High degree of flexibility and adaptability. 
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, MS PowerPoint, and other standard software.
Compensation:
 
This is an exempt position and the salary is commensurate with experience.  PHI offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, short/long term disability insurance, life insurance, 403b (group retirement annuity) and partial subsidy of public transportation cost.   For more information about PHI’s benefits, visit our benefits page here
 
Location: Oakland, CA
 
How to Apply: To apply for this position http://www.phi.jobs/postings/2228  
 
We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer.  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
 
 

Kansas Health Institute: Director of Research

  • Mar 4
  • Posted By: lellis

Position Summary:
The Kansas Health Institute (KHI) has an immediate opening for the Director of Research, reporting to the President and CEO. This position will be responsible for establishing and overseeing a quality assurance process for our research work, supporting our research infrastructure (e.g., access to IRBs, human subjects protection, data and software resources, online search engine resources, staff development, etc.), participating in project management, and serving as a technical resource for assistance on research design, data collection strategies, analysis and methodology questions for a variety of projects (accessing both internal and external resources as needed). In addition to these organization-wide roles, the successful candidate will be able to develop a portfolio of research in their own areas of interest.

 Minimum Qualifications:
Qualified candidates should have 10+ years of experience and a doctoral degree in a relevant field. Experience should be in applied research, policy analysis, policy development, or program management. Familiarity with a range of quantitative and qualitative analytic methods in health services research and/or health policy analysis is required. Experience with Medicaid or Medicare data, commercial insurance claims data, sample survey data, census data, vital statistics, hospital discharge or other large claims or population-based datasets, as well as proficiency with SAS, SPSS or STATA, spreadsheets, and database management are required.
 
Desired Experience:
Experience in state or federal government, health philanthropy, at a think tank or an applied research organization is highly desirable. A keen understanding of broad social policies that affect our health care system and the health of populations is required. An understanding of the role strategic communication plays in conveying actionable information to policymakers also is critical. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, project management experience and a commitment to teamwork also are required for this position.
 
KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan health policy and research organization based in Topeka, Kansas, established in 1995 with a multi-year grant from the Kansas Health Foundation. For additional information, visit our website at www.khi.org.
  
Deadline to Apply:
May 2, 2015
 
How to Apply:
Please submit a letter of application with curriculum vitae, names of three references, and samples of written work to Lyndsey Burkhart,, or Kansas Health Institute, 212 SW 8th Avenue, Suite 300, Topeka, KS 66603; fax 785-233-1168.
 
 
KHI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Kansas Health Institute: Policy Analyst

  • Mar 4
  • Posted By: lellis

Position Summary:
The Kansas Health Institute (KHI) has an immediate opening for a health policy analyst. Responsibilities include identifying relevant information from a variety of sources (online, research literature, state and federal resources, trade association publications, etc.) and translating that information into concise, well-organized reports, charts, graphics and presentations suitable for a policy audience. Analysts are involved in all aspects of KHI’s work, including producing written products and facilitating discussions among a wide variety of stakeholders and decision-makers. Analysts are expected to develop collaborative relationships with state agency staff, members of the Legislature, faculty and staff of state universities, public health and medical professionals, and private sector associations.

 
Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates should have relevant, practical experience, ideally in a state or federal policy-making setting, for example as a Congressional or legislative staffer, or in an executive branch agency in a policy-making role. Familiarity with a range of health policy issues is critical, including public and private health insurance coverage, access to care, safety net providers, measuring system performance, health care financing and provider reimbursement. A graduate degree in public policy, public health, business, public administration, sociology, economics or a related field is desired, although comparable experience will be considered. Candidates must have strong writing and analytic skills.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include health insurance, retirement and other fringe benefits, and resources for professional development.
 
 
KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan health policy and research organization based in Topeka, Kansas, established in 1995 with a multi-year grant from the Kansas Health Foundation. For additional information, visit our website at www.khi.org.
 
Deadline to Apply:
May 2, 2015
 
How to Apply:
Please submit a letter of application with curriculum vitae, names of three references, and samples of written work to Lyndsey Burkhart,, Kansas Health Institute, 212 SW 8th Avenue, Suite 300, Topeka, KS 66603; fax 785-233-1168.
 
KHI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

UWPHI County Health Rankings & Roadmaps: Community Health Improvement Specialist

  • Dec 22 '14
  • Posted By: kdabdoub

Position Summary:

Do you know that where we live, learn, work, and play matters to our health? Do you enjoy working with communities? Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join a top-quality team of professionals working county by county to build a Culture of Health! 

Serving as a key member of the nationally known County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R) team, a collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation at the University of WI Population Health Institute, the Community Health Improvement Specialist will work with the Deputy Director, RWJF Culture of Health Prize, partners, and communities, to serve as a project manager of this growing annual competition, and enhance programmatic efforts of the Prize competition and the Roadmaps to Health Action Center.  We welcome your exceptional detail orientation, above average writing skills, and experience working with communities. 
 
Qualifications:
 
Located in Madison, WI – a city consistently ranked as one of the nation’s most livable communities – this full-time position offers great benefits provided by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This position requires a Master’s degree with a preferred emphasis in public health, philanthropy, social sciences, public policy, communications, strategic planning, or organizational development field. Related project management experience, including an emphasis on managing competitive processes with a national or regional program, preferred. Travel throughout the U.S. is required in this position.  Don’t miss an opportunity to join a national movement striving toward a Culture of Health!
 
To Apply:
 
Go here for formal position and to apply. The position will be open until filled.
 

UWPHI: PHS Prof/Assoc Prof (CHS) & PHI Director of Evaluation Research Group

  • Nov 12 '14
  • Posted By: bdedecker

The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute is seeking a CHS faculty member with expertise in program planning and evaluation, evaluation research, and/or dissemination and implementation research. He/she would be expected to lead and develop a program in evaluation and evaluation research, with special emphasis in evaluation of obesity prevention and intervention initiatives and strategies.

For full information, please reference the full job description here.

 

Position Summary:

The candidate's role will be to evaluate the Wisconsin Partnership Program's Obesity Prevention Initiative. This initiative is a signature component of the Partnership Program's new five-year plan and involved a multi-million dollar investment in obesity prevention, intervention, and research. He/she would be expected to lead and develop a program in evaluation and evaluation research, with special emphasis in evaluation of obesity prevention and intervention initiatives and strategies.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will demonstrate a minimum of 5-7 years of expertise in applied program planning and evaluation and evaluation research, including dissemination and implementation research, in one or more of the following fields: obesity prevention and intervention; public health; community-based participatory research; maternal and child health; health care quality improvement; substance abuse and mental health; school-based health; correctional health; or other related health-improvement areas. Candidates should have demonstrated experience and leadership skills required to expand a service-oriented program in program planning and evaluation, and demonstrated ability to balance clinical and applied activities with scholarship. Candidates must also have a history of extramural funding, including federal and foundation-sponsored grants programs. Candidates must meet criteria for appointment and promotion on the CHS track per UW School of Medicine and Public Health guidelines.

Primary Responsibilities:

The candidate would lead the evaluation of the overall initiative and its core components:

(1) The Wisconsin Obesity Prevention Network; 

(2) A pilot multi-setting community intervention study in two Wisconsin counties; 

(3) A statewide childhood obesity surveillance system; and

(4) Outreach and community engagement activities that include state and local level public messaging and dissemination of evidence-based solutions to obesity.

Community/Clinical Practice: The candidate will also have a community/clinical practice, with an initial focus on leading the evaluation of the Wisconsin Partnership Program's Obesity Prevention Initiative.

UW Population Health Institute Evaluation Research Program Faculty Director: The candidate will devote effort to faculty leadership of the Evaluation Research Group of the UW Population Health Institute. The Evaluation Research Group conducts program evaluation and evaluation research in many areas of public and population health as noted above. The work of this group of professional evaluators uses a broad range of methods, from qualitative and descriptive techniques to complex experimental and quasi-experimental trials. As faculty director, the candidate will be expected to maintain and build collaborative partnerships with other University of Wisconsin researchers and evaluation sponsors, including the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, the collaborative Center for Health Equity, the Wisconsin Partnership Program, and other UWSMPH departments and health sciences schools on campus. The candidate will also maintain and cultivate relationships with partners outside the UW, including community organizations, tribal governments and programs, representatives of the healthcare industry, and governmental organizations.

The successful candidate will further develop this successful and long-standing program, ensuring continued availability of high quality evaluation services, evaluation research, and dissemination and implementation research studies.

Teaching: He/she will contribute to the teaching program in the Department of Population Health Sciences and School of Medicine and Public Health, including courses and other modes of instruction for public health, graduate, and medical students, as well as health care professionals at the UW.

University and community service will be expected as appropriate.

Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

The ideal candidate will have experience and expertise conducting program evaluation and evaluation research studies, including population-based strategies intended to assess and improve the health of entire populations, including but not limited to the efforts of community based organizations, the health care system, the governmental public health system, education, business, and other sectors.

Salary/Benefits:

$85,000 minimum annual depending on qualifications. This is a renewable appointment.

 

Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #80316 to:

F. Javier Nieto, MD, PhD

Department of Population Health Sciences

707 WARF

610 Walnut Street

Madison, WI 53726

Phone: 608-265-0516

Email: fjnieto@wisc.edu


Health Impact Project: Director

  • Sep 16 '14
  • 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. 

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