Overview

Special Project Senior Analyst, Evidence and Implementation
#22-10006

Who are we?
The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is a national resource, partner and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, mothers, fathers, parents, children, youth, and all families including LGBTQIA+ and individuals with special health care needs. AMCHP leads and supports programs nationally to protect and promote optimal maternal and child health while lifting up social determinants of health and addressing systemic and structural health equity issues.

AMCHP’s vision centers the core values of health equity, social justice, inclusion, and collaboration with the families and communities we and our members serve. We lead and partner with diverse stakeholders to build members’ capacity to implement public health systems and practices that are centered in equity, informed by evidence, and reflect authentic partnership with the individuals, families, and communities most affected by those systems and practices. We envision a nation that values and invests in the health and wellbeing of all women, children, youth, families, and communities so that they may thrive.

About the position:
This position will support AMCHP’s Evidence and Implementation (EI) Team to strengthen alignment of AMCHP’s Innovation Hub and the MCH Evidence Center’s tools and resources as well as help build the EI Team’s portfolio of evidence related content, tools, and resources. Innovation Hub is an online platform that provides maternal and child health (MCH) professionals and advocates with resources and tools to explore, build, and share effective work grounded in evidence that contributes to improving the health and well-being of MCH populations and their communities. The position reports to the Senior Program Manager, Evidence-Based Practice. This position is term limited for 6 months with the option to extend subject to availability of continued funds.

What you’ll gain:
• An increased understanding of implementation science and evidence-based/-informed practice and policy.
• An increased understanding of Title V and the broader context of maternal and child health systems and issues within the U.S.
• Hands-on public health work experience at a national nonprofit.
• Experience with project management activities and processes.
• Experience communicating with MCH professionals in a membership context.
• Experience developing training and learning materials to support the evidence-related needs of MCH professionals.

What you’ll get to do:
1) Conduct research and develop content for evidence-related training modules for MCH professionals.
2) Package existing Innovation Hub training content and tools for dissemination on the Innovation Hub website.
3) Develop a process for documenting technical assistance (trainings, support, resources, etc.) provided by the EI Team.
4) Support the development of a series of trainings focused on equitable evidence/community-defined evidence development, identification, and utilization.
5) Support the identification of the Title V workforce’s evidence-related strengths and needs.
6) Identify and/or help create tools and resources to support Title V to implement evidence-related processes.
7) Coordinate and collaborate with the MCH Evidence Center to support AMCHP to increase alignment of AMCHP’s Innovation Hub with the MCH Evidence Center’s MCHbest Database.
8) Support the implementation of AMCHP’s strategic and operational plans, including aligning projects and activities with strategic goals, cross‐cutting organizational initiatives, and supporting continuous quality improvement on organizational performance measures related to this position’s scope of work.
9) Other duties as assigned.

You’ll bring these qualifications:

Knowledge
• General knowledge of maternal and child health.
• Knowledge of basic principles, theories, and tools for social justice and health equity.
• Knowledge of equitable evidence, implementation science, results-based accountability, and community-based participatory research are a plus.

Required Skills
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point) and Internet use.

Preferred Skills:
• Experience drafting and/or developing training/learning content, tools, and materials.
• Experience with website maintenance.
• Experience conducting basic research and analysis/synthesis.
• Experience using InDesign or other graphic software is a plus.

Abilities: Self‐motivated with strong organizational skills; the ability to work effectively in a team environment; the ability to work effectively remotely/in a telework.  Requires a steadfast commitment to AMCHP’s core values: Leadership, Collaboration, Health Equity and Social Justice, Inclusion, Integrity, Excellence, and Stewardship.  Steadfast commitment to AMCHP’s core values.

Education: A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that demonstrate the candidate’s ability to perform the position’s duties.

Other: AMCHP is located in Washington, DC, however, this position has the option of 100% virtual
work/telework. This position is funded by cooperative agreements and grants from the federal government. Ability to travel approximately 5‐10% of time and flexibility to work occasional
weekends and/or non‐traditional hours (approximately 3‐4 times per year)

Physical/Sensory Demands: We are committed to an inclusive culture that values all types of diversity, including the accommodation of a wide range of disability and related workplace needs.

Salary Range: $58,000-$65,000

Job Type: Full-time, time limited, approximately 6 months

Job Classification: Exempt

Estimated Project Timeline: September 1, 2022-Feburary 31, 2023. This position is term limited for 6 months with the option to extend subject to availability of continued funds.

Why Join Team AMCHP?

By working at AMCHP, you’ll enhance your understanding of the Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant’s role in the public health system; gain practical work experience; and have an opportunity to explore your strengths and interests.

We are a dynamic, energetic team comprised of MCH subject matter experts and individuals passionate about building a nation that values and invests in the health and wellbeing of all women, children, youth, families, and communities so that they may thrive. We take specific, focused action to center anti-racism in our work and be assets for health equity and racial justice.

AMCHP is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our employment practices reflect our core values and guide us in our commitment to dismantling structural racism and rebuilding the systems that serve our communities in ways that center racial and other forms of equity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Benefits:
AMCHP offers an exceptional benefits package that includes flexible work options; generous paid time off; health, dental, and vision insurance; 403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution; medical and/or dependent care flexible spending accounts; paid parental leave; employer paid life, short and long‐term disability insurance; paid leave to perform civic duties; professional development assistance; and a minimum of ten paid holidays per year, plus a winter break the last week in December.

Interested?
Submit your resume, cover letter, and (3) references. Indicate #22-10006 Special Project Senior Analyst, Evidence and Implementation in subject line. No phone calls, please. Please submit inquiries to careers@amchp.org (E.O.E.)

 

 

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About Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP)

About AMCHP

The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs is a national resource, partner and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, children, youth and families, including those with special health care needs.

AMCHP's members come from the highest levels of state government and include directors of maternal and child health programs, directors of programs for children with special health care needs, and other public health leaders who work with and support state maternal and child health programs. Our members directly serve all women and children nationwide, and strive to improve the health of all women, infants, children and adolescents, including those with special health care needs, by administering critical public health education and screening services, and coordinating preventive, primary and specialty care. Our membership also includes academic, advocacy and community based family health professionals, as well as families themselves.

AMCHP builds successful programs by disseminating best practices; advocating on our member's behalf in Washington; providing technical assistance; convening leaders to share experiences and ideas; and advising states about involving partners to reach our common goal of healthy children, healthy families, and healthy communities.