NNPHI: Public Health Analyst


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:

At NNPHI, we recognize that the key to population health improvement is in addressing the broad range of conditions that determine health and well-being. NNPHI’s Bridging Across Sectors for Health portfolio supports collaborative engagement with many critical partners that support the health and well-being of communities, including hospitals and health systems, schools, state legislatures, federal agencies, and state and local organizations.The Public Health Analyst will work closely with NNPHI leadership and staff, public health institutes, funders, and other partner organizations to implement several projects that engage multiple sectors and diverse communities.  The Analyst will lead NNPHI’s current work related to opioid overdose prevention and will support the organization’s participation and design of national, state and local meetings as well as help to develop a strategy for the network’s role in prevention of opioid overdose as well as support for mental health. This position emphasizes a combination of customer service and relationships.  The successful applicant will demonstrate several years of experience managing behavioral health, substance use disorder and/or public health projects with diverse partners and building and maintaining high quality relationships with public health organizations. This position will report to the Senior Program Officer, is based in NNPHI’s Washington, DC office, and requires approximately 25% travel.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as NNPHI technical lead for a portfolio of opioid overdose prevention projects in the Bridging Develop and execute project work plans and portfolio strategy related to mental health, substance use disorder and behavioral health.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with funding agencies (including federal agencies and private foundations)
  • Develop and monitor budgets for projects in NNPHI’s Bridging Portfolio
  • Author reports to funders for projects in NNPHI’s Bridging Portfolio
  • Plan and implement sessions for NNPHI Annual Conference and other organizations’ conferences
  • Plan and host webinar series for NNPHI members
  • Coordinate interest groups of NNPHI members and national partners
  • Provide and coordinate technical assistance to public health institutes and other stakeholders/partners (e.g., external grantees of CDC or other federal agencies)
  • Produce and refine logic models and action plans
  • Author and edit reports and other communications materials
  • Contribute regular program updates to nnphi.org (content including copy, blog posts, events) including microsite dedicated to opioid overdose prevention as well as content for other organizations’ websites
  • Develop communications regarding funding opportunities, conference announcements etc.
  • Learn from other national organizations and seek innovative and best practices and leverage that knowledge to help advance the work of NNPHI members
  • Contribute to the development of proposals. The Analyst will be expected to contribute to securing project renewal funding as well as developing new projects with national partners such as SAMHSA.
  • Conduct other duties as assigned to fulfill NNPHI’s mission


  • Master’s Degree and minimum 5+ years relevant experience in working across sectors such as governmental public health, healthcare systems and hospitals, mental health providers, public administration, informatics or other similar disciplines
  • Demonstrated program management experience with diverse funders and multiple contractors
  • Stellar communications skills including strong editing and writing skills. Candidates should share thought leadership papers, reports, and/or blog posts as part of their application. Candidates will be asked to complete a writing assignment as part of the interview process.
  • Confident public speaker, in person and via phone/webinar.  Candidates must be comfortable networking and representing NNPHI in meetings.
  • 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 management skills
  • Experience managing RFP processes
  • Experience serving as a liaison to federal funding agencies and private foundations
  • Excellent analytic skills and comfort/familiarity with interpreting federal and state regulations
  • Success mentoring and supervising  staff and contractors
  • Experience with the following software/systems required: Microsoft office (Word, Excel, PPT); email marketing and campaign (Mailchimp); webinar platform software (such as: Readytalk, WebEx, JoinMe, Go To Meeting, etc.).  Preference for candidates with experience using: evaluation software (Qualtrics), project management software, and customer relationship management (Salesforce)
  • Based in NNPHI’s Washington, DC


Salary range of $65,000-$80,000, commensurate with education and experience. A highly competitive benefits package is offered to all NNPHI staff. Please send CV, cover letter, writing samples, salary requirement, and three professional references to hr@nnphi.org Subject line: Attn: Public Health Analyst, Bridging Across Sectors. Deadline to apply is February 25, 2019.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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