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 Programs STI will join NACCHO at a time of dynamic growth. This position is important in the Programs Department, and 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 may also require the ability to work on projects of a highly confidential and sensitive nature and interface with internal and external stakeholders across various levels.

Unit Specific Information

The Director will oversee STI projects of the HIV, STI, Viral Hepatitis and Harm Reduction portfolio at NACCHO. With the Senior Director, they are responsible for developing the strategic direction for this work, integrating these activities within the unit portfolio and across the organization, and ensuring results.

The Director will oversee the design and implementation of these programs in support of the unit’s strategic goals and is accountable for overall management of budgets, work plans, and unit deliverables.

Responsibilities include program and team leadership; strategic planning, program growth, and collaboration; budget management; staff management; stakeholder management; project planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation; organizational leadership support, and other duties as needed

An individual at this level is recognized externally as an expert in STI issues. Positions at this level require the ability to act independently within the broader organizational mission, think strategically, and operationalize the design, implementation and management of projects related to their functional or programmatic area.


  • Directs and oversees program management functions for projects related to their designated specialty of work.
  • 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 searching 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 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 their designated specialty of work.
  • Develops continuation and competitive grant proposals for their designated specialty area of work as well as for other related work.
  • Represents NACCHO at national, state, and local meetings, conferences, and other public events on issues related to their unit, as needed.
  • 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 their designated specialty of work, as appropriate.
  • 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.

Experience in management and implementation of STI programs at the community, local, state, and/or federal level.


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: $93,840 – $99,720


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.

The selected candidate must reside in the Washington, DC – Maryland – Virginia (DMV) area within 30 calendar days of their start date.

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 – 60 Director of Programs STI.


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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