| The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), a national organization representing approximately 2,800 local health departments (LHDs) nationwide, has an immediate opening for full-time Senior Program Analyst, Immunization. |
The Senior Program Analyst is responsible for managing, implementing, evaluating, 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
NACCHO’s Immunization (IZ) program aims to strengthen local health departments' immunization infrastructure and capacity to implement evidence-based public health programs, policies, and services to meet national standards in preventing and controlling vaccine-preventable diseases. NACCHO staff and workgroup members provide local health departments’ input on federal immunization policies and guidance, as well as critical representation on leading immunization committees, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the Department of Health and Human Services’ National Vaccine Advisory Committee, and the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit. NACCHO provides technical and capacity building assistance, develops and disseminates tools and resources, and facilitates information exchange, peer engagement, and learning. The program contributes to NACCHO’s overall mission to be a leader, partner, catalyst, and voice for local health departments and supports NACCHO’s work to advocate on behalf of local health departments with federal policymakers for adequate resources, appropriate public health legislation, and sensible policies to address the myriad of challenges facing communities.
The Senior Program Analyst, Immunization is responsible for developing and implementing immunization projects within NACCHO, which includes management of work funded through federal cooperative agreements, foundations, corporate grants, and other entities. Work at this level requires substantial knowledge in public health, immunization, disease surveillance and reporting, research and evaluation, and education and outreach. Experience in immunization within the federal government or with state or local health departments is beneficial. In addition, experience in research and evaluation, including survey administration, cleaning and analyzing data, and reporting and communicating study results is strongly preferred.
Additionally, the Senior Program Analyst will have the opportunity to provide strategic direction and support to other program areas across NACCHO’s Infectious Disease & Informatics team and will be have opportunities to engage with other NACCHO program areas to support, expand, and leverage NACCHO’s immunization programmatic work.
POSITION SPECIFIC DUTIES
• Uses skills, experiences, and content knowledge to develop, plan, implement, monitor, evaluate, and promote programmatic work and ensures completion of program deliverables. • Supervises or oversees programmatic staff supporting the completion of program deliverables. • Supports the development of programmatic reports by developing content, analyzing data, and synthesizing project activities. • Contributes to long-term project and strategic planning. • Supports the identification of and application for additional funding to support designated area of work. • Supports project budget development and management in accordance with project work plans. • Maintains situational awareness of research, policies, and practices relevant to designated area of work. • Collaborates with other staff, NACCHO members, and external partners in developing internal and external publications, including peer-reviewed journal articles, educational materials and other public health tools, project summaries, and research briefs. • Perform statistical analyses on data collected from surveys conducted by the program. • Develops presentations, scientific posters, and exhibits to share and promote project findings at professional and public meetings and conferences. • Provides technical and capacity building assistance to local health departments and other partners and stakeholders at the local, state, national, and federal levels. • Develops, coordinates, and implements trainings, facilitated meetings, and events for local health departments and other partners and stakeholders at the local, state, national, and federal levels. • Facilitates development of policy statements and organizational responses to federal actions. • 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. • Establishes contracts with local health departments, consultants, and vendors in collaboration with NACCHO’s Grants and Contracts team. • Represents NACCHO at external meetings and conferences related to their designated area of work. • Assists the Director or Senior Director in other matters as assigned.