Be a part of a dynamic team whose work enriches the health of communities by strengthening city and county health departments. At the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), we are united by our work to improve our country’s 3,000 U.S. local health departments. We represent the voice of local public health while striving to live out our core values of equity, excellence, participation, respect, integrity, leadership, science and innovation. We provide our employees with meaningful work, opportunities to learn and grow, a strong work/life balance, and a flexible, hybrid work schedule while being a part of a collaborative team.
We are interested in growing our team with passionate, committed, and innovative individuals. The Program Analyst Overdose Injury & Violence will join NACCHO at a time of dynamic growth. This position is important in the Programs Team.
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 designate area of work.
Program Analysts typically report to a Senior Program Analyst. 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, or other NACCHO staff regarding project coordination, implementation, and promotion.
• Supports the provision of technical and capacity building assistance to local health departments and other partners and stakeholders at the local, state, national, and federal levels.
• Informs and supports program and project development, implementation, coordination, promotion, and evaluation using knowledge and experience in areas of specialization.
• Performs day-to-day task management associated with assigned projects and supports the completion of project deliverables, such as creating and updating Web content on project websites, coordinating and planning meetings, tracking and monitoring project activities, and sharing information with local health departments and other NACCHO partners and stakeholders.
• Contributes to long-term project and strategic planning.
• Contributes to the development of concepts, strategies, practices, and procedures to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations and capabilities.
• Communicates with local health departments and other external partners and stakeholders at the local, state, national, and federal levels.
• Supports communications staff to share and promote internal activities and public health news relevant to designated area of work.
• Serves as liaison to NACCHO members and partners and communicates regularly with these groups regarding funding opportunities, conferences and trainings, and other information related to designated area of work.
• 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 levels.
• Represents NACCHO at external meetings and conferences related to their designated area of work.
• Assists project staff in other duties as assigned.
Unit/Program Specific Duties
• Provide programmatic support to the Reducing Overdose through Community Approaches Mentorship Program, which pairs mentee local health departments with demonstrated need to strengthen their jurisdiction’s capacity with experienced mentors to provide technical assistance and support.
• Collaborate with partnering consultants to develop a toolkit for strategies to prevent adverse childhood experiences and substance use.
• Support the provision of technical assistance and development of resources to strengthen capacity of local health departments across projects in NACCHO’s overdose, injury, and violence prevention portfolio in various topic areas, including overdose prevention and response, adverse childhood experiences prevention, suicide prevention, and violence prevention.
• Support recruitment efforts to select pilot/demonstration sites and/or consultants, including the development of RFA or RFPs.
• Coordinate with consultants, as needed, to ensure contractual requirements, including satisfactory completion of deliverables, are met according to specified timelines. Supports the operation of NACCHO’s Injury and Violence Prevention Workgroup, which includes the provision of administrative support to the workgroup lead, coordination and planning of meetings, and research and revision of policy statements.
• Stay abreast of emerging news, policy, or research related to overdose, injury, and violence prevention topic areas.
• Provide input on portfolio’s strategic direction.


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 lived experience or a relevant certification. Masters and/or a professional degree in a relevant field 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.

Frequently required to sit.
Occasionally required to walk.
Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.
Occasionally 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.

Salary Range: $61,040 – $64,870


Mandatory Vaccination Policy: As a Public Health organization, NACCHO follows CDC guidelines and advisories relating to the health of all. NACCHO has adopted a mandatory vaccination policy applicable to all NACCHO employees to safeguard the health of our employees from the hazard of COVID-19.

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 and resume to: PN – 33 Program Analyst Overdose Injury & Violence.


NACCHO offers generous benefits package such as:

Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD insurances
15 days of paid vacation & 13 days of sick leave and other types of leave
403(b) Retirement plan,
Hybrid Remote Work Available
NACCHO is a qualified employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program
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.

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