The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), a national organization representing nearly 3,000 local health departments (LHDs) nationwide, has an immediate opening for a Program Analyst, Injury and Violence Prevention.
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 or Director. 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.
COMPETENCIES AND EXPECTATIONS
- Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and analyzes quantitative and qualitative data; Uses intuition based on prior academic and professional experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
- Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Actively listens and seeks clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
- Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
- Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations as well as independently; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics; Assists other staff with problem solving.
- Project Management – Develops and implements plans to complete project activities to support the completion of overall project goals.
- Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.
- Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.
- Performance and Quality – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
- Innovation – Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas.
- Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
POSITION SPECIFIC DUTIES
- 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.
- Supporting 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
- Support the provision of technical assistance and development of resources to strengthen capacity of local health departments at the intersection of suicide, overdose, and ACEs prevention as part of NACCHO’s SPACECAT project (https://www.naccho.org/programs/community-health/injury-and-violence/overdose-suicide-and-adverse-childhood-experiences).
- Support the portfolio of academic detailing projects, which seek to apply evidence-based one-on-one educational outreach to change behaviors of practitors in the field. This portfolio includes academic detailing on harm reduction for primary care providers and law enforcement who interact with people who use substances, as well as academic detailing on ACEs in pediatric care settings as part of the project Integrating Positive and Adverse Childhood Experiences into Pediatric Care (IPACE). Work on the academic detailing projects includes supporting and monitoring piloting sites, engaging with TA providers, and drafting resources and deliverables.
- As needed, support the work of additional OIVP projects, such as the Overdose Response Strategy Pilot Projects (https://www.hidtaprogram.org/ors.php) and Implementing Overdose Prevention Strategies at the Local Level (IOPSLL).
- Work across additional projects NACCHO’s overdose, injury, and violence prevention portfolio (overdose prevention and response, older adult falls prevention, adverse childhood experiences, and suicide and violence prevention).
- Lead recruitment efforts to select pilot/demonstration sites, including the development of RFA or RFPs.
- Oversee consultant contract process, deliverable execution, and invoice processing.
- Stay abreast of injury and violence prevention research (drug overdose, older adults falls prevention, adverse childhood experiences, suicide and violence prevention, etc.).
- 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.
- Knowledge of public health principles, practices, and policies within area of specialization.
- Knowledge of association or membership organization environments.
- Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, specifically Word and Excel.
- Basic program evaluation skills.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Intermediate writing skills.
- Intermediate oral and interpersonal communication skills.
- Intermediate analytical skills.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as reports, policy statements, and other relevant literature.
- Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
- Ability to speak effectively before groups of partner organizations, members, and/or other colleagues within NACCHO.
- Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
- Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
- Ability to provide information with consideration of mental, emotional, cultural, social and physical factors.
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.
HIRING SALARY RANGE: $61,040 – $64,870
Full-time, Non-Exempt, TERM: This position is considered Fiscal Year term, however it is a mission critical role. NACCHO will continually strive to maintain funding for all positions.
SELECTION PROCESS: 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, resume, with salary requirements to: Program Analyst, Injury and Violence Prevention
NACCHO offers generous benefits plan including but not limited to 13 days of sick leave annual leave allowable accumulation up to 225 hours, and paid vacation leave, as well as other types of leave. NACCHO benefits include a generous health, dental, and vision plan, 5 percent of base salary contribution to 403(b) plan, (not a matching contribution); paid short and long term disability plan and paid term life insurance.
At NACCHO, our commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action seeks to ensure a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.