NNPHI: Action Learning Coach


The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) is an active network comprised of over forty member public health institutes located throughout all ten Health and Human Services regions. NNPHI also serves as the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training (NCCPHT), and hosts an affiliate network of ten Regional Public Health Training Centers (Regional PHTCs) serving all fifty states and US territories. Public health institutes (PHIs) are nonprofit organizations that improve the public’s health by fostering innovation, leveraging resources, and building partnerships across sectors, including government agencies, communities, the health care delivery system, media, and academia. NNPHI and its member institutes work together to implement public health policy and program initiatives throughout the nation. NNPHI offices are located in New Orleans and Washington, DC.

The NNPHI mission is to support national public health system initiatives and strengthen public health institutes to promote multi-sector activities resulting in measurable improvements of public health structures, systems, and outcomes. NNPHI’s vision is innovation-fostering public health institutes across the nation collaborating to improve population health.

NNPHI collaborates with its member public health institutes and a wide range of national, state, tribal and local partners to support public health initiatives. These collaborative efforts promote health equity, support public health and health systems collaboration, build capacity of the public health system, encourage health in all policies, and promote evidence-based public health practice. Additional information about NNPHI’s program areas and collaborative efforts with public health institutes is available at www.nnphi.org.

Position Summary

This position will serve as a key member of the Community Transformation Team at County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R), a collaborative program between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The Community Transformation Team is administratively supported by the National Network of Public Health Institutes. The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute is a member of NNPHI.

The majority of the CHR&R team is based in Madison, with additional staff working remotely from different parts of the country. This position will be remote and will receive support from NNPHI for administrative needs.

This is a full-time position hired by NNPHI and will be an NNPHI employee assigned to work for the CHR&R program. This position will report to the CHR&R Team Director for Community Guidance.

Primary Role and Responsibilities

Principal role of this position will be to design, manage and deliver guidance and learning sessions to individuals and collaborations focused on improving local health outcomes and advancing equity, including rapid response to program requests, research translation and dissemination, virtual and in-person presentations, peer-to-peer learning, and group-based learning.
General responsibilities to include:

  • Identify best practices in community engagement, community health improvement, and population health communication.
  • Further develop and implement comprehensive plans for engagements with individuals and collaborative teams through web-based content, national webinars, conference presentations, skills building workshops, virtual peer learning sessions, and trainings.
  • Identify and share examples of communities engaging in successful strategies for community health improvement, including co-producing written products, collecting lessons learned from peer-based learning cohorts and community change processes, and contributing to evaluation activities.
  • Develop, test and share effective tools and resources to guide individuals and teams to help them create conditions in their own communities to improve health outcomes and advance equity.
  • Translate, disseminate and present research for both technical and non-technical audiences in both written and oral format in one-on-one, small and large audience settings, and with media.
  • Manage development and production of key deliverables and products to inform and support delivery of community guidance.
  • Develop knowledge of, and maintain commitment to, the strategies to advance equity in communities.
  • Identify and build contacts and effective working relationships with key community health principals at local, regional and state stakeholder organizations and networks.
  • Serve as a professional ambassador for this high-visibility national program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree and a minimum of 3 years post-Master’s experience with an emphasis in public health, public policy, community development, health equity or a related field
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects with multiple stakeholders, meeting timelines and working in virtual environments is required
  • Prior self-management experience is strongly preferred (e.g. working from a home office)
  • Well-grounded in community guidance, technical assistance and peer learning environments
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated team work experience, including collective approaches to writing and program development
  • Experience in approaches to policy changes to reduce health disparities using evidence-supported strategies preferred
  • Ability to travel regularly throughout the United States
  • Strong aptitude with technology including relational databases such as Salesforce and web-based virtual communication tools (such as Zoom, Go To Webinar, Google Hangout, Skype, Adobe Connect and others)
  • Spanish bi-lingual desired

Job Location

This position will work remotely across the country to ensure communities have access to CHR&R data, evidence, guidance and examples. This position may work from a home office, or there may be an opportunity for office-share through an NNPHI member institute or collaborative work space may be available, depending on location. We are particularly interested in candidates who are located in the southern/southwestern U.S.


  1. Salary commensurate with education and experience.
  2. A highly competitive benefits package is offered to all NNPHI staff.

Please send CV, cover letter, salary requirement, and three professional references to: hr@nnphi.org. Subject line: Attn: Action Learning Coach

Equal Opportunity Employer

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