The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), a national organization representing approximately 3,000 local health departments (LHDs) nationwide, has an immediate opening for a Full-time Senior Program Analyst, Immunization.
A Senior Program Analyst is responsible for managing, implementing, evaluating, 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
NACCHO’s Immunization program aims to strengthen local health departments' immunization infrastructure and capacity to implement evidence-based public health programs, policies, and services to meet national standards in preventing and controlling vaccine-preventable diseases. NACCHO staff and workgroup members provide local health departments’ input on federal immunization policies and guidance, as well as critical representation on leading immunization committees, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the Department of Health and Human Services’ National Vaccine Advisory Committee, and the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit. NACCHO provides technical and capacity building assistance, develops and disseminates tools and resources, and facilitates 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 Senior Program Analyst, Immunization is responsible for developing and implementing immunization projects within NACCHO, particularly supporting local health department efforts to support local health departments (LHDs) capacity to address COVID-19 vaccine confidence and misinformation at the community level in partnership with local stakeholders . Work at this level requires substantial knowledge in public health, immunization, disease surveillance and reporting, research and evaluation, and education and outreach. Experience in immunization policy or practice within the federal government or with state or local health departments is beneficial. In addition, experience in research and evaluation, including survey administration, cleaning and analyzing data, and reporting and communicating study results is strongly preferred. The Senior Program Analyst will support the work that NACCHO is conducting in collaboration with the SARS-CoV2 Vaccines Information Equity and Demand Creation Project (COVIED) project and other national partners. The ideal candidate will also have experience providing technical assistance or direct service experience with communities implementing programs with a health equity lens.
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 work flows and procedures. Creates reports and presents on research and evaluation findings to stakeholders.
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
Uses skills, experiences, and content knowledge to develop, plan, implement, monitor, evaluate, and promote programmatic work and ensures completion of program deliverables.
Supervises or oversees programmatic staff supporting the completion of program deliverables.
Supports the development of programmatic reports by developing content, analyzing data, and synthesizing project activities.
Contributes to long-term project and strategic planning.
Supports the identification of and application for additional funding to support designated area of work.
Supports project budget development and management in accordance with project work plans.
Maintains situational awareness of research, policies, and practices relevant to designated area of work.
Collaborates with other staff, NACCHO members, and external partners in developing internal and external publications, including peer-reviewed journal articles, educational materials and other public health tools, project summaries, and research briefs.
Perform statistical analyses on data collected from surveys conducted by the program.
Develops presentations, scientific posters, and exhibits to share and promote project findings at professional and public meetings and conferences.
Provides technical and capacity building assistance to local health departments and other partners and stakeholders at the local, state, national, and federal levels.
Develops, coordinates, and implements trainings, facilitated meetings, and events for local health departments and other partners and stakeholders at the local, state, national, and federal levels.
Facilitates development of policy statements and organizational responses to federal actions.
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.
Establishes contracts with local health departments, consultants, and vendors in collaboration with NACCHO’s Grants and Contracts team.
Represents NACCHO at external meetings and conferences related to their designated area of work.
Assists the Director or Senior Director in other matters as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and certification in relevant professional field with a minimum of 5-7 years relevant work experience; or Master’s 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.
Knowledge of a range of public health issues and policies at the local, state, and/or federal level.
Knowledge of project management practices.
Knowledge of association or membership organization environments.
Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, specifically Word and Excel.
Strong organizational skills
Excellent writing skills
Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills
Excellent analytical skills
Strong attention to detail
Ability to read and interpret documents, such as reports, policy statements, and other relevant literature.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to speak effectively before groups of partner organizations, members, and/or other colleagues within NACCHO.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to provide information with consideration of mental, emotional, cultural, social and physical factors.
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 purposes.
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).
The noise level in the work environment usually is moderate.
HIRING SALARY RANGE: $74,363 - $78, 932
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 with salary requirements, resume, one writing sample.
Please apply to: PN- 456 Senior Program Analyst Immunization
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.