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

  • Nov 12
  • 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


National Network of Public Health Institutes: Program Associate

  • Oct 24
  • Posted By: kdabdoub

Position Summary

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

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

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

Provide administrative support, including

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

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

  • Oct 17
  • Posted By: lellis

Position Summary:

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

Primary Responsibilities:

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

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

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

3. Identify and develop funding opportunities and strategic partnerships.

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary/Benefits:

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

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

To Apply:

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

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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

  • Sep 16
  • Posted By: kdabdoub

Position Summary:

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

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

Health Impact Project: Director

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

Health Policy Institute of Ohio: Health Data and Policy Analyst

  • Jul 30
  • Posted By: lellis

Position Summary:

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

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

  • Jul 29
  • Posted By: lellis

Position Summary:

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

Primary Responsibilities:

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

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

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

Louisiana Public Health Institute: Several Positions Available

  • Dec 12 '12
  • Posted By: kdabdoub

Please visit Louisiana Public Health Institute’s website http://lphi.org/home2/section/2-119/career-opportunities to view available career opportunities and for information on how to apply. 
 


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