Senior Public Health Analyst, Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI)

Overview:

The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) is an active network comprised of over 40-member public health institutes in 33 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. Public health institutes 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 all 50 states. NNPHI offices are located in New Orleans and Washington, DC. Additional staff, consultants, members, and partners support NNPHI’s mission from several locations throughout the United States

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 a key element to population health improvement is ensuring and sustaining a diverse public health workforce that is reflective of all communities being served. NNPHI’s Health and Racial Equity (HRE) portfolio supports best practice to ensure the public health workforce’s ability to address the root causes of health inequities, including systemic oppression and racism. Workforce training and technical assistance support for organizational justice, equity, diversity and inclusion is necessary to ensure a public health workforce equipped to address these structural factors.

The Senior 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 the public health system and the public health workforce to ensure best practices that embrace diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) to explicitly address justice issues both within public health systems and the communities they serve.  The Senior Analyst will provide leadership and subject matter expertise around NNPHI’s current work related to DEI best practices within a frame of achieving health and racial equity. They will support the organization’s participation in and design of national, state and local meetings as well as help to develop a strategy for the network’s role in providing and investing in best practice technical assistance for the public health work force. As a member of the Health and Racial Equity portfolio, the Senior Analyst will also provide strategic support and relationship management for other programs across the organization that focus on DEI and workforce development to ensure that staff across the organization are aware of and prepared to support best practices around DEI and human resource management.

This position emphasizes a combination of subject matter expertise and strategic leadership, relationship management, and training and facilitating.  The successful applicant will demonstrate several years of experience managing DEI, and/or racial equity focused projects with diverse partners and building and maintaining high quality relationships with employee engagement trainings or programs. This position will report to the Director, Health and Racial Equity.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as NNPHI technical lead for projects across the organization, focusing on topics including diversity, equity and inclusion, human resources trainings and best practices to support a diverse workforce, employee resource groups and assistance programs, and workforce wellness initiatives
  • Develop and execute project work plans and portfolio strategy related to priority topics
  • Maintain and develop relationships with funding agencies (including federal agencies and private foundations)
  • Develop and monitor budgets for projects in NNPHI’s HRE Portfolio
  • Author reports to funders for projects in NNPHI’s HRE Portfolio
  • Plan and implement sessions for NNPHI Annual Conference and other organizations’ conferences
  • Plan and host webinars for NNPHI members and other audiences
  • Serve as a technical resource to interest groups of NNPHI members
  • Represent NNPHI in national partner workgroups, meetings and conferences
  • Learn from other national organizations and seek innovative and best practices and leverage that knowledge to help advance the work of NNPHI members
  • Provide 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)
  • Review and edit communications regarding funding opportunities, conference announcements etc.
  • Contribute to the development of proposals. The Senior Analyst will be expected to contribute to securing project renewal funding as well as developing new projects with federal agencies and foundations, among other funders.
  • Serve as resource advisor for Program Associate(s), Program Manager(s), and/or CDC fellows, as well as interns as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Business Administration or other related degree, with additional certification or tracking in DEI expertise is a bonus
  • Minimum 5+ years relevant experience in working across sectors that experience complex workforce development challenges such as governmental public health, healthcare systems and hospitals, mental health providers, public administration, education 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 or other contracting 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)

Salary/Benefits:

Salary range of $80,000- $90,000, dependent on education and experience. NNPHI offers a highly competitive benefits package, including medical/dental/ vision/FSA/transportation, generous retirement contributions and annual leave.

Travel:

NNPHI maintains offices in Washington, DC and New Orleans, Louisiana.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this position will commence remotely. Ultimately NNPHI requires this position to be based in either our New Orleans or Washington, D.C. office and requires travel of approximately 10%.  Applicants should indicate their preference to work in New Orleans or Washington, DC.

To Apply:

Please send CV, cover letter, up to two writing samples, salary requirement, and three professional references to: hr@nnphi.org. Subject line: Attn: Senior Public Health Analyst, Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

NNPHI’s Values Statement to our Employees

We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition

Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. If you seek an accommodation, please advise in writing at the time you apply.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

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