The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), a national organization representing nearly 3,000 local health departments (LHDs) nationwide, has an immediate opening for a Sr. Program Analyst, Public Health Infrastructure & Systems.
The Senior Program Analyst is responsible for managing, implementing, and promoting project activities; identifying and responding to member needs; and assessing policies and programs. The Senior Program Analyst is considered a senior content expert. This position may supervise the work of Program Analysts and administrative support staff. Senior Program Analysts typically report to a Director or Senior Director. Work at this level requires substantial knowledge in the designated area, with both the conceptual understanding and sufficient professional experience to work on complex assignments with minimal supervision. Senior Program Analysts require proven analytical, research, and project management capabilities, as well as the ability to work on projects of a highly confidential and sensitive nature and interface with the highest level of internal and external stakeholders.
PROGRAM SPECIFIC INFORMATION
This position is a key member of NACCHO’s Public Health Infrastructure and Systems (PHIS) team, which focuses on the underlying frameworks, competencies, strategies, and core practices that underlie public health practice. This includes NACCHO’s Performance Improvement, Workforce Development and Training, and Health Equity and Social Justice portfolios, which are designed to provide in-depth public health subject matter expertise and capacity-building assistance to local health departments (LHDs) and their partners. While expertise in all these areas is not required, subject matter expertise particularly in performance improvement and a working knowledge of or some experience in the others is expected. Key programs include Mobilizing for Action in Planning and Partnerships (MAPP), Roadmap to a Culture of Quality Improvement, Adaptive Leadership and the Roots of Health Inequity web-based course. This position leads, manages, and supports projects across these areas, which entails designing, implementing and administering programs and projects; data collection and management; budget and personnel management; and member (local health department staff) and partner relations, including adhering to funder requirements and meeting assigned deliverables. Ideal candidates have a passion for public health, are curious, detail-oriented, independent workers and strong team players, proficient in prioritizing and multi-tasking, value continuous performance improvement, are comfortable presenting/engaging and facilitating activities to groups, and are committed to addressing the social determinants of health and improving health equity. This position will have frequent contact with members and partners; therefore poised, polished, and authentic customer service, and excellent oral and written communication skills are expected.
CORE COMPETENCIES AND EXPECTATIONS
Project Management – Ensures successful completion of program activities; Develops program goals and activities; Ensures alignment of program work with funder requirements and NACCHO’s goals.
People Management - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating, and process improvement; Takes responsibility for supervisees' activities; Makes self-available to staff; Provides regular and constructive performance feedback; Develops supervisees' skills and encourages growth; Continually works to improve his/her own skills in leadership and management; Aligns staff knowledge and skills with program activities.
Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches quantitative and qualitative data; Uses intuition based on prior academic and professional experience to complement data; Designs workflows and procedures.
Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations as well as independently; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics; Assists other staff with problem solving.
Performance and Quality – Cultivates excellence; Fosters quality focus in others; Monitors progress, evaluates results, and implements improvements. Identifies opportunities to improve and promote quality.
Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.
POSITION SPECIFIC DUTIES
Leads project development, implementation, and coordination using knowledge and experience in public health, particularly in the area of public health performance improvement, with a working knowledge of workforce development and health equity (i.e., the adoption of a shared understanding of health equity principles and their application to population health practice).
Working with other staff, performs day-to-day program management associated with projects and activities within NACCHO’s PHIS portfolio and ensures/supports the completion of project deliverables, including managing project-level budgets and workplan; writing reports/briefs; developing and supporting the execution of contracts, memorandum/a of understanding (MOUs), and other grantee agreements; designing and managing pilot/dissemination projects; tracking and monitoring project activities; and developing and sharing information with local health departments and other NACCHO partners and stakeholders.
Current anticipated projects (subject to change) include: building the capacity of LHDs/communities to address the social determinants of health related to chronic diseases; establishing an LHD sentinel network to inform Federal public health priorities and programs; supporting the adoption of Healthy People 2030 framework among LHDs and community partners; and supporting the development and dissemination of products to inform innovative financing methods for community health work.
Contributes to long-term project and strategic planning and the development of concepts, strategies, practices, and procedures to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations and capabilities.
Provides technical and capacity building assistance to and communicates with local health departments and other external partners and stakeholders at the local, state, national, and federal levels.
Supervises programmatic staff.
Supports the identification of and application for additional funding to support designated areas of work.
Maintains situational awareness of research, policies, and practices relevant to designated areas of work.
Collaborates with other staff, NACCHO members, and external partners in developing and executing projects and programs.
Develops presentations, scientific posters, and exhibits to share and promote project findings at professional and public meetings and conferences and contributes to internal and external publications, including peer-reviewed journal articles, educational materials and other public health tools, project summaries, and research briefs.
Serves as a liaison to NACCHO members and partners and communicates regularly with these groups regarding funding opportunities, conferences and trainings, and other information related to their designated area of work.
Represents NACCHO at external meetings and conferences related to their designated area of work.
Assists project staff in other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and certification in relevant professional field with a minimum of 5-7 years relevant work experience; or Masters’ degree or certification in relevant professional field with a minimum of 4-5 years relevant work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience, including a relevant certification. Masters’ degree in public health is preferred.
Experience managing information, including using Excel and Word; developing presentations, including using PowerPoint, and with data collection, management and qualitative and/or quantitative analysis is required. Experience designing and administering surveys, using Qualtrics, Survey Monkey or similar systems is desired.
Skilled in publicly delivering content and facilitating groups to meet project deliverables.
Knowledge of public health concepts, strategies, and approaches, particularly in the areas of performance improvement, workforce development and training, public health transformation, and health equity and social justice is expected, with deeper subject matter expertise in at least one of these areas required.
Experience with local health departments is preferred.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Continually required to sit.
Occasionally required to walk for job-related reasons.
Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.
Continually required to talk or hear.
Occasionally required to bend, lift or climb stairs.
Occasionally required to lift light weights (less than 25 pounds).
Occasionally required to travel
The noise level in the work environment usually is moderate
Full-time, Exempt, TERM: This position is considered a term position made possible through grant funding, some or all of which is scheduled to end July 31, 2021. While NACCHO will make every effort to secure continued funding, this position may be eliminated on July 31, 2021.
HIRING SALARY RANGE: $75,040 - $81,000
SELECTION PROCESS: We only accept applications that follow the electronic process. No phone calls please. This position is subject to background screening. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, one writing sample with salary requirements to: Senior Program Analyst, PHIS, using the following link:
NACCHO offers generous benefits plan including but not limited to 13 days of sick leave annual leave allowable accumulation up to 225 hours, and paid vacation leave, as well as other types of leave. NACCHO benefits include a generous health, dental, and vision plan, 5 percent of base salary contribution to 403(b) plan (not a matching contribution); paid short and long term disability plan and paid term life insurance. NACCHO also offers discounted gym membership.
At NACCHO, our commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action seeks to ensure a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We respect and value work force diversity among all employees and all those with whom we do business.
Internal Number: PN - 418
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