Summary: Provides strategic direction, oversight, and programmatic implementation for multiple ASTHO learning communities on building maternal and child health data capacity for states and territories to address systemic challenges. Current learning community activities include linking Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) with clinical outcomes data and using data to improve racial equity in maternal and child health. The Director will work with state and territorial teams to improve data management and analysis, enhance patient-centered outcomes research, and reduce disparities in MCH programs by promoting system-level improvement. This position will supervise at least two staff and report directly the Senior Director, Family and Child Health.
Anticipated salary: $88,000 Extended experience: up to $99,000 if experience exceeds expectations
Provide direct project management to ASTHO Learning Communities including oversight of related budgets, contracts, reporting requirements, and work plan activities.
Supervise up to two internal staff and project consultants to execute workplan activities.
Champion and create opportunities for supervisee professional development and growth.
Coordinate with internal teams to develop and manage project deliverables, including planning and implementing virtual learning sessions and in-person/virtual convenings, federal partner workgroups, and partner calls.
Develop and implement project outcome and process evaluation activities, including measuring progress toward project objectives, goals, and intended outcomes.
Oversee, develop, and lead disseminating project findings through a variety of 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 assistance 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.
Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with funders and other partners.
Serve as a subject matter expert on family and child health policy or programmatic initiatives and topics to internal program staff.
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.
Write and review funding proposals and applications, including workplan activities and budgets.
Identify opportunities for collaboration both internally across ASTHO teams, and externally by representing ASTHO at national/federal meetings, workgroups, and committees.
Oversee fulfilling objectives and strategies in ASTHO???s strategic plan relevant to the project area.
Track and analyze relevant national and state public health policy, federal legislation, and research.
Perform other duties as assigned.
MPH or related degree; CPH desired
5+ years relevant work experience in public health, public policy, or related knowledge of maternal and child health or women???s health.
State/local public health or national association experience. Awareness of public health policy or program implementation from a state perspective desirable.
Working knowledge about peer networks, learning communities, or learning collaboratives.
Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
Ability to manage large projects including measures of success, forecasting, and evaluation.
Excellent organization and time management skills required, including ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects concurrently.
Understand how data informs public health programming, including maternal and child health information systems and data management.
Ability to grasp systems and systems changes at state, local, or federal levels.
Domestic travel required.
About Us: ASTHO is the national nonprofit organization representing the public health agencies of the United States, the U.S. territories and Freely Associated States, and the District of Columbia, as well as the more than 100,000 public health professionals these agencies employ. ASTHO members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, are dedicated to formulating and influencing sound public health policy and to ensuring excellence in public health practice. ASTHO is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia with a regional office in Atlanta, GA. 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.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:ASTHO is an all-encompassing diverse and inclusive organization that respects and celebrates every person???s strengths, assets, and values, eliminating inequities and biases in all facets of activities and operations. ASTHO is committed to leading organizational change efforts that support racial healing, racial justice, and transformation within state and territorial public health agencies.
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