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Kansas Health Institute: Director of Research

  • Jul 30
  • 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
Deadline to Apply:
September 1, 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

  • Jul 30
  • 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
Deadline to Apply:
September 1, 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.

Kansas Health Institute: Research Analyst

  • Jul 30
  • Posted By: lellis

Position Summary:
Are you looking for the opportunity to use your research and data analysis skills to impact policy and improve health? The Kansas Health Institute (KHI) has an immediate opening for a research analyst to do just that. The person in this position will have the opportunity to work on projects that inform pressing health policy decisions and communicate the findings to a broad audience.

Minimum Qualifications:
The successful candidate will participate in a wide range of research and evaluation projects using quantitative research methods, including both secondary data analysis and the collection and analysis of primary data. Candidates for the position should have a master’s degree in a relevant discipline, at least five years of experience designing and conducting applied research projects, and be familiar with a variety of quantitative research methods.
Experience accessing and analyzing a variety of state and federal health data sources (e.g., ACS, CPS, MEPS, other Census Bureau data, hospital discharge data, vital statistics, BRFSS, ARF, etc.), as well as experience in database management and analytic software (e.g., SAS, SPSS, STATA, SUDAAN, or other similar software) is required. Experience working with Medicaid, Medicare or commercial insurance claims is desired, but not required.
Other desired experience includes working in a state or federal health policy setting, familiarity with grant and contract research, and a broad interest in health policy and public health. Candidates must demonstrate analytic knowledge and strategic thinking and will be expected to play an important role in conducting existing projects as well as shaping new projects. The ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary, team-oriented research setting is essential.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. 
Benefits include health insurance, retirement and other fringe benefits, and resources for professional development.
The Kansas Health Institute is an independent, nonprofit health policy and research organization that informs policymakers about important issues affecting the health of Kansans. Based in Topeka, with a satellite office in Kansas City, KHI was established in 1995 with a multi-year grant from the Kansas Health Foundation. For additional information, visit our website at
Deadline To Apply: 
September 1, 2015
How To Apply:
Please submit a letter of application with resume, names of three references, and samples of written work to Lyndsey Burkhart, Kansas Health Institute, 212 SW 8th Ave, Suite 300, Topeka, KS 66603; fax 785-233-1168; email .
KHI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

The Pew Charitable Trusts: Senior Associate, Health Impact Project

  • Jul 30
  • Posted By: lellis

Position Overview:

The Health Impact Project seeks a senior associate to assist with efforts that promote and support the use of HIAs as a tool for evidence-based policy making to improve health and health equity. The senior associate will also help evaluate the effectiveness of HIA as a tool for healthy public policy and for improving determinants of 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. 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. Based in Pew’s Washington, DC office, the senior associate will lead and contribute to research that supports widespread use of HIAs in federal and state policy making, and manage a large-scale evaluation of HIAs.
The ideal candidate will have experience leading HIAs, a strong background in population health research or program evaluation, and experience translating and communicating research into effective federal or state policy. The position reports to the director of the Health Impact Project and will have a technical mentor who will support his/her professional growth and development through collaborative projects and activities.
It is expected that this position is for a term period through January 31, 2017, with the possibility of an extension pending the success of the program, funding sources and board decisions on continued support.
Research & Evaluation
  • Develop and implement research projects, including defining objectives, methodology, and deliverables to meet the Project’s goals, including serving as a member of the project’s research and strategy team.
  • FLSA – Exempt
  • Develop research summaries, policy analyses, and other materials for lay, scientific and policy audiences.
  • Conduct primary research, including analysis of datasets, focus groups and interviews, and literature reviews. Identify barriers and develop strategies to address challenges with the analyses.
  • Contribute to HIAs conducted by the Health Impact Project by conducting quantitative and/or qualitative research, policy analysis, modeling, and geospatial mapping.
  • Support the design and implementation of a national evaluation of HIAs to help document their impact on determinants of health and health equity.
  • Manage the project’s report review and production process, in coordination with the project’s scientific officer and communications officer, to ensure timely dissemination of written products to decision-makers and other stakeholders.
  • Contribute to developing, processing, and managing contracts to support the Project’s research and policy work. Identify, vet, and select appropriate contractors to support specific research and strategy team projects, and manage all aspects of contractor activity.
  • Contribute to other projects and work that may arise in the course of the activities of the Health Impact Project, as assigned by the director or scientific officer.
  • Prepare initial drafts of talking points, issue briefs, fact sheets, presentations and other documents on key project issues as requested and develops timelines for final publication.
  • Present the results of this research to policy makers in agencies, legislatures and Congressional staff offices as well as media, potential allies and others in order to build awareness of and demand for HIAs and related approaches.
  • Draft concise, clearly-written HIA materials, engaging stakeholders and decision makers.
  • Contribute to content for newsletters, mailings and other communications vehicles designed to ensure that internal and external audiences are kept apprised of project updates.
  • A bachelor’s degree in health or a related field; a master’s degree in public health or a related field is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent applied research and analytical skills, including program evaluation experience.
  • Experience conducting health impact assessments.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant professional experience, including excellent research, analytical and writing skills; experience participating in or leading multi-disciplinary teams and synthesizing reports based on research from several disciplines. Ability to conduct a robust, systematic review of public health literature.
  • Excellent written and oral communications and facilitation skills including:

               o Writing concise, cogent prose that make complex public health and policy concepts easy to understand and compelling for a wide range of audiences, including policy makers, community members, media, and scientific and technical audiences.

              o Engaging stakeholders—including policy makers, community members and others—through facilitating meetings and oral presentations in scientific, media, and policy contexts.

FLSA – Exempt

             o Operating effectively within diverse political and policy environments and addressing conflicting policy perspectives in a way that maximizes programmatic objectives.

  • Experience synthesizing and summarizing large amounts of information, focusing quickly on the essence of an issue, as well as identifying, understanding and proposing solutions that address different policy perspectives.
  • Ability to analyze legislation, as well as familiarity with the legislative process.
  • Ability to write clearly and cogently for internal audiences, policy makers, the media and the public.
  • Strong systems and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office suite.
  • Ability to work professionally and collegially within a creative, fast-paced organization that emphasizes excellence and teamwork.
  • Demonstrated time- and project-management skills, including development and timely completion of work plans for complex, long-term projects; and maintaining a high level of organization. Ability to set priorities and identify resources.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Flexible and able to routinely juggle multiple competing priorities and work in teams of both support and senior staff to meet project goals.
Approximately one to two times per quarter (on average) to attend conferences or meetings.
How to Apply:
For more information, or to apply for this Washington, D.C.-based position:

National Network of Public Health Institutues: Senior Manager, Network Engagement

  • Jun 15
  • Posted By: lellis

Position Summary:

NNPHI is committed to the development of a robust distributed capacity network of public health institutes (PHIs) across the country dedicated to improving population health.  This position will play an important role in the recruitment and retention of members and the development of public health institutes across the US, the territories and in tribal communities. The Senior Manager for Network Engagement will work closely with each portfolio team at NNPHI to support connectivity to members, gather timely information on membership capacities and needs, design and implement a technical assistance system for all network partners, including pre-emerging, emerging and established PHIs, provide membership services including NNPHI’s signature event, the NNPHI Annual Conference and provide direct management support for programs and initiatives that engage members. This position heaviliy emphasizes customer service and relationships and the successful applicant will be able to demonstrate several years of experience building and maintaining high quality relationships with members, partners, funders and others. This position will report to the Director for Network Engagement. This position is based in either NNPHI’s New Orleans or Washington, DC office (the Director for Network Engagement is based in the New Orleans office) and requires approximately 20% travel.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Plan, coordinate, facilitate and evaluate Network Engagement activities, such as the NNPHI Annual Conference, the monthly membership webinar series, interest groups and others
  • Provide portfolio teams, funders and partners with timely, relevant information about NNPHI members through surveys, capacity brief requests and management of NNPHI’s Salesforce platform in close coordination with the Research and Evaluation Division.  Produce reports, webinars and other communications materials to share data and information with members, partners and funders on the capacities and characteristics of NNPHI members.  Data include financials/990 information for all NNPHI members.
  • Serve as CRM administrator for Salesforce. Develop and implement a technical assistance and business development system (within NNPHI’s Salesforce platform), with support from all NNPHI staff members, for network partners, including established and emerging public health institutes.  This position will provide leadership and support for all NNPHI staff in uploading data to the Salesforce platform and will support the development of reports, including membership profiles from the Salesforce system.  This position will provide quality control for data entry and help to train new staff and existing staff in the use of Salesforce.
  • Develop tools and resources on organizational development, programmatic capacities and other areas of need related to public health institute development.  Support the growth of a learning community of mentors with experience in providing one-on-one technical assistance to public health institutes. Support NNPHI staff and members in contributing regular updates to the Guide for Developing and Thriving as a Public Health Institute.
  • In close collaboration with the Communications Strategist, develop high quality, best in class communications and marketing messages for all members on funding opportunities, NNPHI initiatives, resources, capacity building opportunities, conference annoucments and all other member-related communications.  Regularly develop and update content for Develop and build new member materials and support members in their communications related to their membership with NNPHI.
  • Contribute to the development of proposals to increase resources for network engagement and member-related activities. In collaboration with the Director, develop and implement a suite of fee-for-service offerings from NNPHI for members and other partners related to facilitation, convening, technical assistance and other services.
  • Develop and monitor budgets related to network engagement activities, including member dues and the NNPHI Annual Conference budget 
  • Learn from other member-serving organizations and seek innovative and best practices in member services
  • Provide ongoing support to all program areas, NNPHI leadership and the Board related to engaging members.  Duties may include consultation on CFP/RFA announcements, producing reports on specific areas of expertise, reaching out to members to serve on work groups and provide added capacity for joint NNPHI initiatives. This position may also provide direct project management support for program that engage members.
  • Represent the NNPHI brand and the public health institute model at other national professional conferences and meetings. Provide presentations on the national, state and local level about NNPHI and the public health institute model and confidently articulate the distributive capacity network approach to working with members. 
  • Conduct other duties as assigned to fulfill NNPHI’s mission.
  • Master’s Degree or relevant experience (5 + years) in business, non-profit management, public administration, health systems management,  public health or other disciplines with an emphasis on association/network building strongly preferred. Experience in organizational development related to non-profits and their partners strongly preferred. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively on a team and with diverse partners
  • Experience in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. Flexibility with an ability to maneuver effectively in the face of uncertainty and transition.
  • Excellent customer service skills and relationship mangagment skills.  
  • Experience with customer relationship management tools such as Salesforce or other online platform; experience with the following software/systems: email marketing and campaign (such as constant contact);  webinar platform software (such as: Readytalk, WebEx, JoinMe, Go To Meeting, etc.) evaluation software (Qualtrics), event management software (regonline and cvent) 
  • Demonstrated communications skills including strong writing skills, digital strategy, graphic design and internet savvy.  Robust social media skills including blog experience, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Candidates should be able to share examples of social media and other communications campaigns (specifically for public health or other social causes a plus).Experience with email list building, management, and maintenance
  • Excellent analytic skills and comfort/familiarity with non-profit financial statements and analysis of fiscal/organizational health of non-profits
  • Facilitation experience and knowledge of designing agendas and materials for effective meetings
  • At least five years of relevant professional experience. Experience with membership management/engagement, client/partner management as well as recruitment and retention preferred.
  • Confident public speaker, comfortable networking and representing brand identity
  • Success mentoring and supervising  staff and contractors
  • Based in either NNPHI’s New Orleans or Washington, DC or willing to locate to either of these locations.
1. Salary range of $65,000-$85,000, commensurate with education and experience.
2.   A highly competitive benefits package is offered to all NNPHI staff.
Please send CV, cover letter, salary requirement, location preference (either New Orleans or Washington, DC) and three professional references to:
Subject line: Attn: Senior Manager, Network Engagement
Equal Opportunity Employer

School-Based Health Alliance: Program Manager

  • Jun 9
  • Posted By: lellis

Organization Description: 
The School-Based Health Alliance is the national voice for school-based health care (SBHC). Founded in 1995 to promote and support the SBHC model, The School-Based Health Alliance’s mission is to improve the health status of children and youth by advancing and advocating for school-based health care. We advocate for national policies, programs, and funding to expand and strengthen SBHCs, while also supporting the movement with training and technical assistance.  

Position Summary:
The Program Manager is a member of the Alliance’s programs team, which has the responsibility of implementing the organization’s national school-based health care technical assistance and training agenda. The programs team manages a number of initiatives that span SBHC clinical programming, business operations, and sustainability. The Program Manager is responsible for two of these initiatives. Program descriptions, management duties, and responsibilities are listed below.
Hallways to Health 
Hallways to Health is a quality improvement collaborative designed to build the capacity of SBHCs in facilitating improvements in health care and behavior among students, their families, and school staff.
  • Manages the progress of grantee programs and deliverables, which includes a cohort of 5 state SBHC affiliates and 15 local implementation SBHCs and schools. 
  • Develops technical assistance and training agenda; design and deliver content, some in partnership with other experts in the field, to deliver through national, state, regional, in-person and web-based workshops, trainings, and consultation.
  • Translates evidence-based interventions and best practices to inform the development of a train-the-trainer curriculum, technical assistance strategies, and resources for the Hallways to Health program. 
  • Meets reporting requirements of funders and monitors grantee reporting; prepares the development of all contract deliverables and technical reports.
  • Works collaboratively with the Director of Research and Evaluation on metrics, data collection, analysis, and for evaluation of program. 
  • Summarizes performance, progress, and successes associated with program for dissemination. 
  • Develops program content for organization’s website. 
Leadership Fellowship Program
The Leadership Fellowship Program is devoted to fostering and mentoring a network of emerging SBHC leaders who will take responsibility for growing and sustaining the field.
  • Oversees the recruitment and capacity-building of selected leadership fellows, in partnership with program consultants, mentors and coaches.
  • Summarizes performance, progress, and successes associated with program for dissemination. 
  • Develops technical assistance and training agenda; design and deliver content, some in partnership with experts in the field.
  • Assists with the recruitment strategies to engage advocates and practitioners from the field to participate in the program. 
  • Develops program content for organization’s website.
  • Meets reporting requirements of funders and monitors grantee reporting; prepares the development of all contract deliverables and technical reports.
Other Responsibilities:
  • Fosters collaborative relationships with representatives of partner organizations, state SBHC affiliates, SBHC sponsoring agencies, school districts, and national health organizations and regional affiliates. 
  • Works with the Communications Manager on project communications and dissemination activities.  
  • Represents The School-Based Health Alliance at related trainings, conferences, and meetings. 
  • Manages workshop content for annual convention, and other duties as assigned. 
The individual will perform other work-related duties as requested and assist with other tasks related to accomplishing the goals of projects/grants.  The School-Based Health Alliance operates as a cohesive collaborative team and the program manager will be expected to be actively engaged, work closely with, and function as a part of the team.
  • Master degree in Public Health, Health Education, or related field.
  • Five to seven years of combined related experience, with at least 2 years project or program management.  
  • Knowledge of behavioral, systems, and environmental change strategies for chronic disease prevention, health promotion, and wellness programming. 
  • Experience with training, technical assistance, and meeting facilitation. 
  • Experience working with minority and underserved communities strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with schools and /or education agencies, school based health center experience preferred.
  • Experience with grants management, budget oversight, and strategic planning. 
  • Experience developing partnerships at various levels (e.g. national, state, and/or local) 
  • Willingness to maintain a working knowledge of best practices in healthy eating and active living strategies as it relates to school health and school-based health care.
  • Strong planning, organization, and time management skills.
  • Analytical thinking and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work well with team members and project participants in a highly collaborative work environment.
  • Ability to work independently with initiative to manage a high volume of work flow and deliverables. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Basecamp, preferred.
Salary Range and Benefits:
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range is $58-62,000
  • Full benefits, including medical, dental, vision, 401k, Metro subsidy
How to Apply:
Please email cover letter and resume to Alicia Newell (). Please include “Program Manager” in the subject line. No calls please.

Michigan Public Health Institute: Chief Financial Officer

  • Jun 4
  • Posted By: lellis

As a senior-level leader, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) provides financial vision and leadership, strategic and tactical planning, development and coordination of MPHI finances. As the top financial advisor, the CFO leads all financial operations, assesses organizational performance against both the annual budget and company’s long term strategy, and ensures protection of the organization’s assets and integrity of the financial information, and acts as an advisor to the Board of Directors and MPHI management.

 Duties and Responsibilities:Strategic
  • As a business partner to the Board, and MPHI Management, develops tools and
  • systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the CEO and makes actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations.
  • Engages the board, executive and audit committees around financial issues, trends, and changes effecting MPHI. Responsible for attending meetings and reporting financial information to the Audit Committee, Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
  • Oversees short and long range financial planning to assure solvency for the organization and management of cash flow.
  • Serves as a member of the executive leadership team.
  • Develops and utilizes forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization’s operations and business plans.
Financial Management
  • Acts as a signing authority and is authorized to obligate and commit the organization.
  • Monitors and reports on administrative budget to budget team, management team and board of directors.
  • Oversees all accounts, ledgers, and SAP reporting systems, ensuring compliance with appropriate Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, internal control safeguards, regulatory requirements, and OMB audit requirements.
  • Reviews and analyzes financial statements, special reports and other operating data.
  • Oversees year end close including review and/or preparation of all information required by the auditors to ensure that the organization passes its annual A-133 audit.
  • Oversees the management of cash flow and forecasting.
  • Manage and track the performance of the permanent fund in keeping with the policies and investment guidelines established by the Executive Committee.
  • Establishes processes and practices that yield efficiency and quality, including automated procedures.
  • Plans, in conjunction with the CEO, programs for capital investing together with the necessary procedures to effectuate the plan.
 General/Team Management
  • Mentor and develop a direct report financial team, managing work allocation, training, problem resolution, performance evaluation, and the building of an effective team dynamic.
  • Oversees grants and contracts area’s review of contracts, grants, requests for proposals and budgets. Recommends revisions and provides guidance to staff for changes.
  • Oversees payroll and benefits area. Recommends revisions and providing guidance to staff for changes.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures and oversees the coordination of financial systems and operations.
  • Consults as necessary with legal counsel to reduce the risk of company liability.
  • Seeks input from the executive leadership team and CEO to develop and monitor the board approved administrative budget.
  • Responsible for working with the third party indirect rate consultant to prepare and negotiate the annual indirect cost rate proposal.
  • Serves as the Financial expert on the SAP management team. This role includes planning, upgrades, support pack testing and trouble shooting at a functional level.
  • Engages daily as a liaison both internally & externally on financial related issues for the Institute. This includes: training, troubleshooting and problem solving complex financial issues, making decisions, and relaying sensitive and/or confidential information as appropriate.
  • Oversees insurance programs, including health, general liability, workers’ compensation, property and automobile insurance.
  • Responsible for the oversight of the fringe, leave and end user computing pools.
  • Remains up to date on nonprofit audit best practices and state and federal law regarding nonprofit operations.
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • “MPHI employees are expected to maintain a positive, strong, credible, professional and interpersonal relationship with all parties relevant of MPHI projects, and represent the best interest of MPHI at all times.”
Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field required. Certified Public Accounting certification required.
Experience: Minimum of ten years of increasingly more complex experience. Non-profit experience with an organization funded by grants and contracts highly desirable. Prior supervisory experience and experience with computerized accounting systems required. Experience serving on a corporate management team desirable.
Important Skills and Characteristics:
Maintains integrity, effective communicator, and able to nurture a professional leadership relationship with the Board of Directors, CEO, Program Directors & Administrative Management Team, staff and clients. Strong financial and analytical skills. Ability to follow complex written regulatory & legal language and work independently in a complex environment. Strong organizational, planning and communication skills. Must be team-oriented and self-directed. Must be able to lead as well as follow. A flexible schedule is required.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements:
Standard office environment. The job may require moderate physical effort and involves viewing a CRT or VDT screen 25-75% of the time.
Supervisor: supervises, hires, disciplines and conducts performance reviews.
The CFO has the responsibility for the overall financial status of the corporation. Errors or lack of proper planning and management in this area would result in financial instability and possible lack of solvency for the corporation.
Contact Person/Group Frequency Purpose
status of accounts &
Board of Directors
report on financial status
Management Team
MPHI Staff
program problems
Team Members
How to Apply:
All applicants must apply online on the Careers page of, no emailed, mailed or faxed resumes will be accepted.
Deadline to Apply:
The position is currently scheduled to close on 7/12/15. The posting can/will be extended if they feel a larger applicant pool is necessary. 
MPHI participates with E-Verify.
MPHI is an Affirmative Action/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.
  • 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.
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  
We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer.  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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. 
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!
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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.


$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


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