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 Director of Informatics will join NACCHO at a time of dynamic growth. The core responsibilities of the position include:
The Director is responsible for organizing and managing significant functions or programs of NACCHO, including the supervision of professional and/or support staff. The Director is responsible for the effective day- to-day operations and outcomes of the unit, developing and implementing initiatives to support the unit’s strategic direction, and overseeing unit resources (fiscal and human), in collaboration with the Senior Director or Senior Advisor.
Positions at the Director level typically report to a Senior Director or Senior Advisor and require advanced knowledge and experience in an area of specialization as well as significant management capabilities. This position requires interfacing with internal and external stakeholders across various levels.
Program Specific Information
NACCHO’s Informatics Program supports data modernization efforts to help local public health departments to improve the quality, access to, sharing, and use of data for public health action, in collaboration with their partners. Specific program efforts include improving interoperability of local health department information technology systems, as well as equipping the local health department workforce with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to use new technologies, standards, and strategies that improve the collection, interpretation, and dissemination of data for making decisions. 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 Director will oversee NACCHO’s Informatics Program by providing public health informatics expertise, strategic direction, program management, staff supervision, and partnership development. Responsibilities for this position include program and team leadership; strategic planning, program growth and collaboration; budget management; staff management; external stakeholder relationship management; project planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation; organizational leadership support; and other duties as needed. The Director will also support planning of the Public Health Informatics, Information Technology, and Surveillance (PHIITS) component of NACCHO 360, NACCHO’s annual conference of local health departments and other public health practitioners. The ideal candidate will have advanced expertise related to public health informatics along with experience working with local health departments.
POSITION SPECIFIC DUTIES
- Directs and oversees program management functions for projects related to informatics.
- Serves as principal point of contact for requests and inquiries regarding issues related to their designated project(s).
- Contributes to long-term team project planning, including identifying future activities and researching and applying for additional funding to support their designated specialty area of work.
- Ensures collaboration across unit to maximize programs’ operational effectiveness and value added.
- Serves as resource to program staff to ensure timely, high-quality deliverables.
- Assists Senior Director or Senior Advisor in connecting project work across the portfolio.
- Provides overall supervision and mentoring of staff to ensure completion of project activities and professional growth and development.
- Develops project work plans and ensures the timely completion of project objectives and activities.
- Supervises programmatic staff in implementing program work plans.
- Oversees development and completion of project reports.
- Develops and oversees process and outcome evaluation of project activities.
- Ensures fiscal requirements of projects related to their designated specialty of work are met.
- Manages program budget in collaboration with Senior Director and NACCHO grants management and finance staff.
- Sustains existing resources to support NACCHO’s activities related to Informatics.
- Develops continuation and competitive grant proposals for Informatics as well as for other related work.
- Represents NACCHO at national, state, and local meetings, conferences, and other public events.
- Liaisons with other national organizations, industry, and federal, state, and local partners, as appropriate.
- Ensures representation of local public health interests in meetings, events, or products related to Informatics.
- Represents the Senior Director or Senior Advisor at internal and external meetings, as designated.
- Assists the Senior Director, Senior Advisor, or Chief of Programs in other matters, as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in relevant professional field with a minimum of 8-10 years relevant work experience; or a Master’s degree in relevant professional field with a minimum of 7-8 years relevant work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience, including a relevant certification. Master’s degree and certification(s) 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: $117,165 – $125,283
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 – 39 Director of Informatics.
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.