Summary: Assists the Senior Director of Disparities Elimination with project deliverables for federally and privately funded projects important to State and Territorial Health Officials in the areas of health equity, elimination of disparities, and place-based public health initiatives. This includes the support of state health officials and their agencies in public health areas including addressing health equity to address COVID-19 related disparities among populations at higher risk and that are underserved.
Provide direct project management to the State COVID-19 Health Equity project , including oversight of related budgets, contracts, reporting requirements, and work plan activities.
Supervise and provide personnel support for up to 3 staff, as well as project contractors to execute workplan activities and develop and disseminate project findings.
Manage deliverables, including planning and implementing virtual learning sessions, capacity building activities, ongoing technical assistance to state teams, and state, federal, and partner calls.
Serve as an information and policy resource on health equity, community health and prevention, and place-based public health for ASTHO members and internal staff.
Develop and implement project outcome and process evaluation activities, including measuring progress toward project objectives, goals, and intended outcomes.
Support projects with facilitation, agenda development, technical assistance, and training/meeting material development.
Develop and lead dissemination of project findings through written deliverables (fact sheets, issue briefs, progress reports), social media communication (podcasts, twitter chats, social media campaigns), and presentations for internal (ASTHO members and Executive Leadership) and external (partner and conferences) audiences.
Provide capacity building to state and territorial health agency leadership and staff by responding to technical assistance requests and translating public health policy, legislation, and evidence-based research into recommendations for best-practice.
Proactively build, cultivate trust, and strengthen stakeholder relationships to promote health equity work within the community health and prevention portfolio to support membership and ASTHO as an organization.
Identify opportunities for collaboration both internally across ASTHO teams, and externally by representing ASTHO at national/federal meetings, workgroups, and committees.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Master???s level degree required
MPH or related degree
5+ years relevant work experience in public health, public policy, health equity, or other related fields.
State/local public health or national association experience. Awareness of public health policy or program implementation from a state perspective is desirable.
Strong budget management experience
Working knowledge about peer networks, learning communities, or learning collaboratives.
Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
Excellent organization and time management skills required, including ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects concurrently.
Proven ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
Ability to travel
Specific skills needed ??? technical and behavioral
Strong leadership and project oversight
Strong written, oral communications and project management skills
Ability to manage large projects including measures of success, forecasting, and evaluation.
Ability to grasp systems and systems changes at state, local, or federal levels.
Ability to complete assigned tasks in a timely manner
Experience with MS Office applications and webinar platforms.
Ability to develop project measures of success, analyze progress, evaluate outcomes, and forecast needs.
Ability to track and analyze related project issues and legislation at federal and state levels.
Ability to work with large networks and to represent ASTHO at meetings and conferences on project-related issues.
Ability to translate and disseminate information to various groups and audiences.
ASTHO is the only national, nonprofit organization representing the nation???s state and territorial public health officials and the agencies they serve. ASTHO???s members, the chief health officials of all 50 states in the United States, the District of Columbia, the five U.S. territories, and the three freely-associated states, are dedicated to formulating and influencing sound public health policy, assuring excellence in public health practice, and advancing health equity and optimal health for all. ASTHO is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia and opened a second office location in Atlanta, Georgia in 2017. ASTHO was incorporated on March 23, 1942 with the goal of helping health officials navigate a rapidly changing public health landscape and remains a strong voice in governmental public health to this day. ASTHO???s mission is to support, equip, and advocate for state and territorial health officials in their work of advancing the public???s health and well-being.
State and territorial health agencies advancing health equity and optimal health for all.
ASTHO???s mission is to support, equip, and advocate for state and territorial health officials in their work of advancing the public???s health and well-being.