The National Association of Counties (NACo) in Washington, D.C., announces an opening for an Associate Program Director to lead the association’s health portfolio. The duties include a variety of professional assignments aimed at informing, educating and assisting county officials across the United States who are building healthier counties. This position requires an individual who is a self-starter, takes initiative and makes a good first impression of the organization and its programming.
Applicants must have experience with and knowledge of health policy, public health, health data and indicators, behavioral health, social determinants of health and local health issues. Experience managing and motivating a team is essential.
Provides business and program expertise to inform program design, program performance and management, and program integration within the unit and across the organization.
Leads program teams to build excellence in program identification, program set up and planning, program implementation, outcomes monitoring and evaluation through end of program transition.
Managing the day-to-day quality, conduct and completion of project deliverables and ongoing relations with foundation and corporate partners, county officials and other NACo departments and members, as an active part of a team.
Provides technical assistance to county officials; responding to requests for information; making presentations at national; regional; state and local meetings; initiating peer-to-peer exchanges between and among county officials; disseminating best practices information; and acting as liaison between NACo members, foundations, government agencies and non-profit organizations.
Under guidance of the Director, Programs, develops an annual budget and work plan showing the activities and resources that will support grant funded programs.
In collaboration with the Grants Management team, oversees a portfolio of grants targeted to the Health Program Area.
Conducting research and studies of best practices and developing and writing publications.
Planning and implementing workshops, mini-forums, presentations and meetings for NACo conferences.
Planning, facilitating and completing webinars, news articles and social media campaigns to support relevant project deliverables.
Coordinating program activities within NACo and with other national, regional and state based organizations to maximize the educational benefits to county governments.
Representing NACo and the County Solutions and Innovation Department in NACo-wide activities, including conference planning and implementation, membership recruitment and retention, marketing, website updates and maintenance, County News articles and contributions, and internal and external meetings.
Providing staff support for NACo advisory committees and affiliate organizations, as assigned.
Participating in program development activities, including identifying potential funding organizations; writing grant proposals; establishing project objectives, activities and deliverables; and developing project budgets.
Develops depth of knowledge and credibility in the field by cultivating and managing key relationships with outside advisors, experts in the field, public sector partners, and colleagues in philanthropy.
In consultation with the Director, Programs, seeks opportunities for sharing knowledge with appropriate audiences to increase learning in the field and advance program goals.
Supports dissemination of lessons learned among grantees, researchers, policymakers, practitioners and field leaders; reviews and comments on draft research and other reports; represents NACo at conferences, briefings, workshops and on webinars.
Other duties as assigned.
7-10 years’ experience in health and human services program management required, 3 years’ experience managing a team, prefer master's degree and education and/or experience in public policy or managing grant programs, and ability to travel 25% of the time.
Must possess the following:
excellent oral and written communications skills;
ability to manage multiple projects;
ability and willingness to work as part of a team, as well as manage a team;
ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure;
ability to work well in a political environment;
ability to work well with external partners; and
knowledge of local governments and relevant organizations.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements email@example.com go on line for more information atwww.NACo.org.
Employees of NACo enjoy a fun and challenging environment with a wide range of competitive benefits. Benefits include comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance coverage; paid holidays and leave; tuition reimbursement; group life insurance, 401(k) match and pension plans, credit union membership; and short-term/long-term disability coverage.
NACo and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Our jobs are open to all applications regardless of race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, disability, military status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.
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