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 Senior Program Analyst Workforce Development 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 Senior Program Analyst is responsible for managing, implementing, and promoting project activities; identifying and responding to member needs; and assessing policies and programs.
The Senior Program Analyst is considered a senior content expert. This position may supervise the work of Program Analysts and administrative support staff.
Senior Program Analysts typically report to a director or Senior Director. Work at this level requires substantial knowledge in the designated area, with both the conceptual understanding and sufficient professional experience to work on complex assignments with minimal supervision. Senior Program Analysts require proven analytical, research, and project management capabilities, as well as the ability to work on projects of a highly confidential and sensitive nature and interface with the highest level of internal and external stakeholders.
Program Specific Information
This position is a key member of NACCHO’s Workforce Development team, which focuses on the underlying frameworks, competencies, strategies, and core practices that support the public health workforce. This position will also manage and support key projects to build the capacity of LHDs to support behavioral health initiatives both internal and external to their agency. This position leads, manages, and supports projects across these areas, which entails designing, implementing and administering programs and projects; data collection and management; budget and personnel management; and member (local health department staff) and partner relations, including adhering to funder requirements and meeting assigned deliverables. Ideal candidates have a passion for public health, particularly in the areas of behavioral health and workforce development, are curious, detail-oriented, independent workers and strong team players, proficient in prioritizing and multi-tasking, value continuous performance improvement, are comfortable presenting/engaging and facilitating activities to groups, and are committed to addressing the social determinants of health and improving health equity. This position will have frequent contact with members and partners; therefore poised, polished, and authentic customer service, and excellent oral and written communication skills are expected.
POSITION SPECIFIC DUTIES
- Leads project development, implementation, and coordination using knowledge and experience in public health, particularly in the areas of workforce development and behavioral health, with a working knowledge of health equity (i.e., the adoption of a shared understanding of health equity principles and their application to population health practice).
- Working with other staff, performs day-to-day program management associated with projects and activities within NACCHO’s Workforce Development portfolio and ensures/supports the completion of project deliverables, including managing project-level budgets and workplan; writing reports/briefs; developing and supporting the execution of contracts, memorandum/a of understanding (MOUs), and other grantee agreements; designing and managing pilot/dissemination projects; tracking and monitoring project activities; and developing and sharing information with local health departments and other NACCHO partners and stakeholders.
- Current anticipated projects (subject to change) include:
§ Lead the development of a recruitment toolkit, including the development of a job description repository, identification and sharing of best practices, and tools and resources to support LHD recruitment efforts.
§ Lead the creation of a tool or resource aimed at building LHD capacity to support the mental health and wellbeing of their employees.
§ Support the Adaptive Leadership Academy, including being trained as an Adaptive Leadership trainer.
- Support the workforce and behavioral health workgroups
- Contributes to long-term project and strategic planning and the development of concepts, strategies, practices, and procedures to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations and capabilities within the workforce development and behavioral health fields.
- Provides technical and capacity building assistance to and communicates with local health departments and other external partners and stakeholders at the local, state, national, and federal levels.
- Supervises programmatic staff.
- Supports the identification of and application for additional funding to support designated areas of work.
- Maintains situational awareness of research, policies, and practices relevant to workforce development and behavioral health.
- Collaborates with other staff, NACCHO members, and external partners in developing and executing projects and programs.
- Develops presentations, scientific posters, and exhibits to share and promote project findings at professional and public meetings and conferences and contributes to internal and external publications, including peer-reviewed journal articles, educational materials and other public health tools, project summaries, and research briefs.
- Serves as a liaison to NACCHO members and partners and communicates regularly with these groups regarding funding opportunities, conferences and trainings, and other information related to their designated area of work.
- Represents NACCHO at external meetings and conferences related to their designated area of work.
- Assists project staff in other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree and certification in relevant professional field with a minimum of 5-7 years relevant work experience; or Masters’ degree or certification in relevant professional field with a minimum of 4-5 years relevant work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience, including a relevant certification. Masters’ degree in social work, psychology, or similar field is preferred.
- Experience managing information, including using Excel and Word; developing presentations, including using PowerPoint, and with data collection, management and qualitative and/or quantitative analysis is required. Experience designing and administering surveys, using Qualtrics, Survey Monkey or similar systems is desired.
- Skilled in publicly delivering content and facilitating groups to meet project deliverables.
- Knowledge of public health concepts, strategies, and approaches, particularly in the areas of behavioral health, workforce development and training, mental health, public health transformation, and health equity and social justice is expected, with deeper subject matter expertise in at least one of these areas required.
- Experience with local health departments is 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.
- Continually required to sit.
- Occasionally required to walk for job-related reasons.
- Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.
- Continually 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
- Full-time, Exempt, TERM: This position is considered a term position made possible through grant funding, some or all of which is scheduled to end July 31, 2022. While NACCHO will make every effort to secure continued funding, this position may be eliminated on July 31, 2022.
Salary Range: $74,363 – $78,932
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, resume, one writing sample with salary requirements to: PN 132 – Senior Program Analyst Work force Development using the following link:
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
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.