CPH Preferred


Job Details 

The Manager of Educational Initiatives works with members of the ASPPH Academic Team to contribute to ASPPH’s mission of advancing academic public health by mobilizing the collective power of our members to drive excellence and innovation in education, research, and practice. The Manager is responsible for supporting overall project administration for a diverse range of initiatives and projects aimed to advance the education, practice, and professional development elements of the ASPPH mission and strategic framework. The Manager engages with, and solicits input from, a broad range of stakeholders including members, organizational partners, and internal colleagues to develop high-quality products, resources, and tools that are responsive to members’ interests. This position is full-time and located in Washington, DC.

Position Purpose 
The Manager of Educational Initiatives works closely with the Director of Education, both under the supervision of the Chief Academic Officer, and fellow staff, to plan, implement, manage, support, and evaluate ASPPH projects that uphold and advance excellence and innovation in teaching and practice. The manager also contributes to programming for professional development and networking events for ASPPH members, including annual meetings, retreats, and webinars.

  • Collaborate with the director of education, chief academic officer, and other members of the Academics team to develop and implement project deliverables to enhance quality and innovation in education and practice for public health
  • Create reports, articles, newsletters, and other documents to promote ASPPH initiatives and fulfill project deliverables
  • Coordinate efforts to: provide training opportunities on a variety of topics related to excellence and innovation in education, practice, and professional development; identify faculty development, teaching, and learning tools, and member resources for sharing with ASPPH members.
  • Contribute to developing programming for meetings, retreats, and webinars, including developing content and recruiting and onboarding speakers
  • Schedule working group meetings, draft meeting minutes, assist in creating, editing, and refining final products, and track and communicate progress, both internally and externally
  • Support workforce development activities for current and future public health professionals
  • Assist with grant writing
  • Participate in meetings with external partners
  • Contribute to other strategic initiative and priorities
  • Other duties as assigned

Education: Master’s degree in public health, higher education, or related field preferred. Holders of the Certified in Public Health (CPH) credential will be given preference.
Experience: Minimum of two years of relevant work experience

Critical Success Factors: 

  • Strategic and proactive thinking to advance project quality and innovation in academic public health
  • Knowledge of a range of academic public health issues
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Ability to:
    • Manage projects, initiatives, and tasks to deliver high-quality products
    • Collaborate effectively with others
    • Perform with accuracy and effectiveness
    • Proficiency with MS Office Suite

Work Locale: Position is based in Washington, DC.
Authority to Work in the US: The individual must be legally eligible to work in the U.S.
Travel Requirements: The position may involve occasional travel to member institutions and participation in meetings related to the position’s professional responsibilities.
Compensation: The position’s compensation level is based on industry surveys and individual experience. ASPPH offers a generous benefits package.

About Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health

The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) is a 501(c)(3) membership organization located in Washington, DC that serves as the voice of accredited academic public health. ASPPH’s 35-person staff both serves and leads more than 130 schools and programs accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) as well as leaders in undergraduate public health education. ASPPH’s mission is to advance academic public health by mobilizing the collective power of its members to drive excellence and innovation in education, research, and practice.

ASPPH is committed to the principles of equal employment and to complying with all federal, state, and local laws providing equal employment opportunities, and all other employment laws and regulations. ASPPH strives to maintain a work environment that is free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation because of age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.