The Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge project director will be responsible for serving as APHA’s day-to-day point person for the Challenge, acting as primary liaison to the Advisory Council, Challenge partner organizations as well participating cities, counties and tribes. The HC&CC director will need to understand public health and prevention programs at the state and local level and how local government works. The project director will gather and share evidence-based innovative tools and materials to help the participating cities, counties and tribes improve their experience and maximize their opportunity for success within the Challenge. The project director will also support the launch of the U.S. News & Aetna Foundation Healthiest Communities Rankings to increase the visibility of the report among public health stakeholders and equip the public health community in understanding and using the rankings to improve community health. This position will have a supervisory role, overseeing the project coordinator and the development of content for an online community learning platform and social media outlets. Oversee APHA’s day to day work of the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge (HC&CC). Provide Challenge communities with technical assistance in the implementation, evaluation and other public health-related aspects of their Healthiest Cities & Counties projects, conduct location site visits with finalist communities and report results to partners. Assist in the development of programmatic strategic goals and action plan. Plan Partners’ and Operational group’s meetings, set agenda and serve as facilitator. Draft internal and public facing documents and correspondence. Develop and manage project timeline and action items. Staff the Advisory Council of outside experts who will serve as expert resources throughout the duration of the Challenge, develop and distribute informative monthly memos to members as well as facilitate quarterly calls. Disseminate key messages and resources to enhance the U.S. News & Aetna Foundation Healthiest Communities Rankings report’s utility and shareability among the public health community. Provide technical assistance and guidance to communities on advancing evidence-based policies and practices to address social determinants of health. Coordinate topical webinars for the online learning platform. Travel to the Annual Meeting is required and other occasional travel possible. Perform other duties as assigned.
The position is grant funded and guaranteed for one year with a likely extension based on funding and performance.
Master’s in Public health preferred. Minimum five years of successful experience in public health/community wellness. State or local department/health policy experience preferred. Understanding of local government preferred. Familiar with public health metrics development and collection methods. Strategic and innovative thinker with experience developing and executing multi-year plans with measurable objectives. Must possess critical and analytical thinking skills, able to participate verbally and in writing complex public health issues in layperson terms, have excellent attention to detail and be a self-starter.
Position is based in downtown DC near several metro stations.
Hours: 35 hours a week, full-time, Mon- Fri. (daytime). Number of openings: 1.
Applicants who meet the requirements and are interested in being considered for this position should submit the following information at: https://careers-apha.icims.com.
A writing sample;
At least 2 supervisory references and 1 professional reference (name, title, company name and phone number and email).
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled.
EEO/AA/VETS/DISABILITY. APHA is strongly and actively committed to diversity in its workplace.
Additional Salary Information: APHA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.