The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), a national organization representing nearly 3,000 local health departments nationwide, has an immediate opening for a Program Analyst – HSH – Harm Reduction.
Program Analysts are responsible for providing professional support for programmatic and internal activities, including implementing, coordinating, and promoting project activities; identifying and responding to member and team needs; assessing policies and programs; and providing senior level administrative support, as needed. Program Analysts have a foundational understanding of public health principles and practices and familiarity in their designated area of work.
Program Analysts typically report to a Senior Program Analyst or Director. Program Analysts can complete projects or components of large-scale projects/programs with moderate supervision. A Program Analyst has frequent contact with outside organizations, NACCHO members, and other NACCHO staff regarding project coordination, implementation, and promotion.
Program Specific Information
NACCHO’s HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis program aims to strengthen the capacity of local health departments to prevent, control, and manage HIV, STIs, and viral hepatitis by providing technical and capacity building assistance, developing and disseminating tools and resources, and facilitating information exchange, peer engagement, and learning. The program contributes to NACCHO’s overall mission to be a leader, partner, catalyst, and voice for local health departments and supports NACCHO’s work to advocate on behalf of local health departments with federal policymakers for adequate resources, appropriate public health legislation, and sensible policies to address the myriad of challenges facing communities.
The Program Analyst will support projects and activities across NACCHO’s HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis program portfolio. In particular, the Program Analyst will support the implementation of projects designed to build local capacity and partnerships for harm reduction and the prevention and elimination of viral hepatitis. The ideal candidate will possess interest and experience in harm reduction and/or the prevention and elimination of viral hepatitis, as well as health department and harm reduction programming, public health policy, the provision of technical and capacity building assistance, monitoring and evaluation, partnership building, and project management.
POSITION SPECIFIC DUTIES
Informs and supports program and project development, implementation, coordination, promotion, and evaluation using knowledge and experience in areas of
Performs day-to-day task management associated with assigned projects and supports the completion of project deliverables, such as writing and disseminating reports/briefs, creating and updating Web content on project websites, coordinating and planning meetings, developing and analyzing surveys, tracking and monitoring project activities, and sharing information with local health departments and other NACCHO partners and
Assists in implementing the project monitoring and evaluation plan, including developing tools such as surveys and interview guides, collecting qualitative and quantitative data, analyzing and synthesizing data, and disseminating summary information internally and
Contributes to long-term project and strategic
Contributes to the development of concepts, strategies, practices, and procedures to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations and
Communicates with local health departments and other external partners and stakeholders at the local, state, national, and federal
Supports the operation and management of NACCHO advisory groups and learning communities, which includes planning and overseeing meetings, supporting the workgroup chair, providing or coordinating technical and capacity building assistance; and drafting policy
Contributes to the development of presentations, scientific posters, and exhibits to share and promote project findings at professional and public meetings and
Supporting communications staff to share and promote internal activities and public health news relevant to designated area of
Serves as liaison to NACCHO members, grantees, and partners and communicates regularly with these groups regarding funding opportunities, conferences and trainings, and other information related to designated area of
Supports the provision of technical and capacity building assistance to local health departments, syringe services programs, and other partners and stakeholders at the local, state, national, and federal
Supports the development, coordination, and implementation of trainings, facilitated meetings, and events for local health departments and other partners and stakeholders at the local, state, national, and federal
Represents NACCHO at external meetings and conferences related to their designated area of
Assists project staff in other duties as
Bachelor's degree in relevant professional field with a minimum of 2-5 years of relevant experience and/or advanced technical training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, including a relevant Masters and/or a professional degree in a relevant field preferred.
Harm reduction: Knowledge of harm reduction principles, strategies, and the policies that influence harm reduction
Hepatitis: Knowledge of viral hepatitis prevention and elimination programs and strategies
Health Equity: Knowledge of the social and political determinants that contribute to health inequities and the social and structural barriers that result in inequitable access to health, harm reduction, and social services
Drug user health: Knowledge of other health and social services that promote the health and well-being of people who use drugs, including HIV and STI prevention and care services, substance use treatment, and recovery support services (preferred)
Association management: Knowledge of association or membership organization operations (preferred)
Monitoring and evaluation: Knowledge of program monitoring and evaluation principles and practices (preferred)
Microsoft Office: Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, specifically Word and Excel
Organization: Strong organizational skills; Pays close attention to detail
Time Management: Manages time effectively; Ability to multitask and manage competing demands
Coordination: Can coordinate activities that involve input or involvement from multiple people or organization; Keeps others on track
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
Project Management: Develops and implements plans to complete project activities to support the completion of overall project
Analytical: Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and analyzes quantitative and qualitative data; Uses intuition based on prior academic and professional experience to complement data; Designs workflows and
Oral Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Actively listens and seeks clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
Written Communication: Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written
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
Innovation: Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and
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.
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.
Occasionally required to sit.
Occasionally required to walk.
Occasionally required to reach with hands and
Occasionally required to talk or hear.
Occasionally required to bend, lift or climb
Occasionally required to lift light weights (less than 25 pounds)
The noise level in the work environment usually is moderate
$61,040 - $64,870
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 with salary requirements, resume and one writing sample to: PN - 196 Program Analyst – HSH – Harm Reduction.
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.
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.