The City of Minneapolis is hiring a Youth Violence Prevention Coordinator to implement Minneapolis' Blueprint for Action
California Coverage & Health Initiatives is hiring a Program Coodinator and Program Assistant.
Safe Routes to School National Partnership is hiring a Technical Assistance Director.
ClimatePlan is hiring a Communications and Network Director.
The Local Government Commission is seeking an Executive Director.
The City of Minneapolis is hiring a Youth Violence Prevention Coordinator.
Public Safety Action Committee is hiring an Executive Director.
Sierra Health Foundation is hiring a Project Coordinator.
The Denver Healthy People Program of Denver Environmental Health is hiring a Policy Program Administrator.
The University of California-Berkeley School of Public Health is hiring a Dean.
Kaiser Permanente is hiring a Senior Director.
Reach Out and the Latino Health Collaborative are hiring a Community Wellness Coordinator.
The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is hiring a Program Director.
NACCHO is hiring a Director of Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health/Injury Prevention.
Urban Habitat is hiring a Development Coordinator.
California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems is hiring a Policy Director.
The California Department of Public Health is seeking a Deputy Director for the Office of Health Equity.
As CCHI expands our work to include enrollment efforts and coordination we have the need to fill two positions and are looking for a robust application pool. The positions we are seeking to fill are:
- Program Coordinator - is responsible for providing oversight and implementation of the CHIPRA Connecting Kids to Coverage Outreach & Enrollment project across California. This position will be filled by a fully bilingual Spanish speaker/writer and will focus on promoting a culture of health coverage among underserved Latino families in targeted areas of California through program coordination, communication and training. This is a full-time 40 hours per week position, located in Sacramento, California. CLICK HERE for full position description, salary range and application process
- Project Assistant - is responsible for providing administrative and program support to CCHI and its policy, program and communication staff. This is a part-time 24 hours per week position, located in Sacramento, California. CLICK HERE for full position description, salary range and application process
Both positions will be based in Sacramento but require some travel throughout California.
Applicants failing to follow the application process may not be considered. Resumes are not being accepted in place of an official City of Minneapolis application.
ALL applicants MUST submit a completed:
- City of Minneapolis application (online or paper), applicants may apply online at www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/jobs
- Supplemental screening questions listed below
POSITION INFORMATION: The purpose of this grant funded position is to provide leadership and coordination in implementing the "Blueprint for Action" report developed by the City of Minneapolis Youth Violence Prevention Steering Committee (YVPSC). Sponsored by the Office of the Mayor and the Minneapolis City Council, the Steering Committee developed strategic recommendations using a public health approach. In coordination with the Health Department (MHD), Youth Coordinating Board and others, this position is responsible for policy development, resource identification (including seeking grants), strategic planning, implementation and evaluation of the plan.
In an effort to provide youth with greater programming opportunities, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel with the support of leaders from the Chicago business community created the Public Safety Action Committee in February 2013. Tom Wilson (Chairman, President and CEO of Allstate) and James Reynolds, Jr. (Chairman and CEO of Loop Capital) co-chair the independent non-profit Public Safety Action Corporation (PSAC). The PSAC is charged with building an organization to accomplish three objectives over the next five years:
- Raise and invest $50 million of privately funded investments in proven youth development and community engagement programs proven to reduce violence utilizing existing non-profit service organizations.
- Coordinate and align these programs with existing public and community-based programs.
- Monitor program implementation and measure actual performance. Eighty percent -- fully $40 million -- of the $50 million goal has been raised to date. The current plan is to invest $40 million in existing violence prevention programs that have proven results, $5 million in seed funding for promising programs, and $5 million for community capacity development. PSAC will govern a donor-advised fund managed by the Chicago Community Trust, one of Chicago's preeminent foundations. The Chicago Community Trust also will provide office space and administrative services. PSAC will be a leading force in expanding and aligning programs to prevent and intervene before violence occurs. Execution will be the responsibility of non-profit social service organizations which will be funded through grants made by PSAC. PSAC will align its grants to support existing public and private programs, but investments will be incremental to existing activity. No direct grants will be made to public entities.
Reporting to the board of directors, PSAC's inaugural Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for promoting PSAC's mission and accomplishing its objectives. In addition, the Executive Director will serve as the day-to-day leader for executing strategy and achieving performance goals. The Executive Director will be responsible for all financial and performance reporting. In cooperation with the board, s/he will craft PSAC's future and strategic direction, draft annual targets, and create and oversee its granting process. S/he will be a visible representative of the PSAC and will maintain close communication with both public and private partners. The Executive Director will manage the relationship with the board, the mayor's office and other key stakeholders.
For more information on the PSAC Executive Director job posting, click here.
Policy Program Administrator, The Denver Healthy People Program of Denver Environmental Health
The Denver Healthy People Program of Denver Environmental Health is hiring a Policy Program Administrator, who will implement our LiveWell Advanced Implementation grant to promote the adoption of health-enhancing food policy. The position is funded for one year, with the potential for continued work under new grant sources. Please see below for a full position description. The formal job description is listed under Job Specifications on our website: www.denvergov.org/jobs. Please select "Search Jobs" then search for "Policy Program Administrator.
Dean, UC--Berkeley School of Public Health
The University of California, Berkeley, invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Public Health. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2013.
The School's vision builds on a campus tradition of pre-eminent interdisciplinary scholarship, education, and public engagement that challenges conventional thinking and develops leaders equipped to help solve the health challenges of the 21st century and beyond. As an integral part of the most accomplished public university in the world, the School addresses the needs of California while pursuing a global health agenda.
The School's mission is to promote health, prevent suffering, and protect lives by conducting world-class research, applying it to improve human health, and enhancing the health workforce through continuing education. The Dean's leadership is central to meeting this mission.
The School's faculty are consistently noted as among the leading scholars in their respective fields and include many members of the Institute of Medicine and similar honorific organizations. The School offers a variety of undergraduate, M.P.H. and Ph.D. programs, including several that are offered concurrently with other schools on the Berkeley Campus, including the Haas School of Business, the Goldman School of Public Policy, the School of Social Welfare, the School of Journalism, the College of Environmental Design, and with medical schools at UC San Francisco and Stanford. Areas of concentration include: Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, Health Policy & Management, Health & Social Behavior, Infectious Diseases & Vaccinology, Maternal & Child Health, Public Health Nutrition and other interdisciplinary areas such as Aging, Global Health and Multi-Cultural Health. The latest National Research Council analysis of U.S. universities found that UC Berkeley has the largest number of highly ranked doctoral programs in the country, including four in the School of Public Health.
The Dean will provide the School with academic, intellectual, and administrative leadership, helping to shape and advance the School's vision of pre-eminence in all of its endeavors. In addition, the Dean will have responsibilities for fundraising, advancing campus-wide health initiatives, and creating strong relationships with alumni and the profession.
Candidates must have a distinguished record of scholarship, one that would warrant a tenured appointment as Professor. Applications are warmly welcomed from individuals whose experience has prepared them to make strong contributions to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Experience in administration and fund-raising are strongly preferred, along with a mature understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of public health and the health sciences at large.
We are eager to receive nominations (with complete contact information) by December 3, 2012. An individual need not be nominated in order to apply; the search committee welcomes applications from all interested individuals. To be considered as candidates, nominees and applicants must submit brief statements of interest and curriculum vitae by the closing date of January 10, 2013. Applications and nominations should be sent to:
Chair, Public Health Dean Search Committee
University of California, Berkeley
109 California Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1500
The senior director of Community Benefit, Research and Health Policy communications will oversee public health campaigns developed in conjunction with the senior vice president of Community Benefit, Research and Health Policy, as well as senior executives in other relevant organizations within Kaiser Permanente. This person will also be responsible for leading Community Benefit, Research, and Health Policy communications team.
The senior director will be responsible for strategic planning and implementation of communications and public relations campaigns, ensuring strong engagement from key stakeholders, both internally and externally. S/he will work closely with leaders across the Kaiser Permanente program, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and multiple communications/marketing agencies in order to advance Kaiser Permanente's community benefit objectives and the organization's Total Health positioning.
The senior director serves as a communications adviser and strategist to senior executives. This high-level position involves complex decision-making and extensive collaboration with peers and senior leaders. The senior director supports key executives' needs, as well as strategic projects and priorities related to Kaiser Permanente's efforts to improve the health of our members, our workforce and their families, and the communities we serve.
The senior director will oversee the creation of internally focused programs and materials, and is also accountable for related external communications such as media relations, social media, speeches, conferences, awards and the like in support of Kaiser Permanente's public health campaign and community benefit objectives. The senior director is responsible for managing staff working on a highly diverse portfolio designed to eliminate disparities in care and outcomes among KP members and broadly within the communities we serve. That work includes:
- Serves as a communications adviser and strategist to senior executive(s) in support of enterprise-wide business goals and strategies.
- Applies business knowledge and communications expertise to develop and lead communications strategies that advance enterprise-wide business objectives.
- Drives communications programs and initiatives involving multiple business areas and targeting broad-based internal and external audiences.
- Engages and coordinates across executive stakeholders and subject-matter experts to ensure strategic business objectives are supported through integrated communications programs that represent stakeholder perspectives and meet business needs.
- Serves as liaison with other national business units (e.g. Health Plan Operations, Human Relations, Care Delivery Excellence, Government Relations, Labor Relations, Legal, Compliance) to develop communications strategies and tactics that meet necessary regulations and requirements to effectively support the organization's reputation.
- Sets and effectively manages enterprise-wide communications program budgets.
- Selects the most appropriate vehicles (intranet, Internet, news release, social media, memo, presentation, etc.) to ensure effective deployment of communications strategies, messages and materials to support the goals of the SVP's functional area, and selects the most appropriate methods to conduct audience analysis and establish audience feedback methods to ensure appropriate input to monitor communications effectiveness.
The senior director reports to the vice president of Public Relations, National Media and Stakeholder Management within the Brand Strategy, Communications and Public Relations department. The senior director will also have a matrixed reporting relationship to the senior vice president of Community Benefit, Research and Health Policy.
Requirements for this position include:
- Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, or related field (English, Public Relations, and Business Communications) or equivalent experience;
- Additional training or experience supporting community organizing and/or public relations functions.
- Minimum of fifteen years of experience in professional communications environment, including four to five years of experience in environment requiring work with multiple stakeholder groups.
- Public health experience required; care delivery and/or philanthropic experience preferred.
- Minimum of five years of leadership/supervisory experience desired.
Familiarity with health care, philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, organizational communications, news media, marketing, business management, public relations, social media, publishing books and articles, and crisis and issues management. Extensive experience in planning and implementing internal communications plans and programs in a large, complex organization (or external communications planning and programs in a large complex organization, e.g., government relations and community relations).
Experience managing multi-media communications efforts, including print and video production, event planning, Web site management, and new and traditional media outreach.
Strong partnership Candidate must be able to deal comfortably with senior managers, understand how senior managers think and work; determine the best way to get things done by communicating with them and responding to their needs, craft approaches likely to be seen as appropriate and positive.
Must have the ability to work with different levels of the organization and external relations, build appropriate rapport, demonstrate empathy; build constructive and effective relationships, use diplomacy and tact, and diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
Fosters creativity by providing environment that supports brainstorming and generation of new ideas.
Ability to grasp new subject areas quickly is essential.and collaboration skills required. Senior director is responsible for collaborating with and integrating diverse communications efforts with other communications directors, managers, and other communicators in the Program Offices, regions and services areas related to the successful communications programs and materials.
Customer service focus is critical. Senior director will be responsible for leading team efforts on behalf of a diverse set of internal stakeholders that include national, regional and operational leadership.
Excellent writing skills, along with public speaking and presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to plan and manage complex projects, ability to work effectively with team members and senior executives under tight deadlines. Must possess professional writing and editing skills. Must be able to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment.
Program Director, Health Policy Institute of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Responsible for the quality and success of Joint Center Health Policy Institute (HPI) research, programs, and initiatives. He/she will work closely with the Vice President and Director of the HPI and Director of Operations & Outreach to manage the Institute's day-to-day program activities, and supervises program staff to ensure program success. He/she will also help conduct research and policy analysis, develop new partnerships, support departmental and program operations, and develop evaluation and assessment strategies.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Assists the Vice President and Director in the development and execution of HPI program plans and organizational strategic plans
- Assists in identification of new and emerging research and policy issues for HPI
- Responsible for day-to-day management of key programs and initiatives, including but not limited to HPI's Place Matters Initiative
- Prepares and distributes written materials, including research reports, brochures, fact sheets, and other publications
- Collaborates with the Director of Operations and Outreach on program and budget development and management
- Originates and contributes to proposals to secure new funding for projects or program activities
- Meets with Congressional staff, federal agency officials, and senior staff at outside organizations to discuss HPI activities and advance health equity issues
- Speaks at meetings and conferences, either as an invited guest or as a representative of the HPI Director
- Communicates regularly with HPI stakeholders and consultants
- Keeps Senior Program staff informed of program successes and challenges
- Creates clear, realistic and measurable objectives for accomplishing program goals
- Captures best practices and shares with the senior management and stakeholders
- Extensive knowledge of a range of health equity topics related to racial and ethnic health inequities, including health care access and quality and social determinants of health
- Knowledge and experience working with community-based organizations
- Knowledge of research methods and community-based participatory research strategies
- Understanding of policymaking and the role of research in informing public policy at local, state, and federal levels
- Experience with grantwriting and grants management, as well as public and private health funders
- Proficiency with Microsoft programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access, and Adobe
- Knowledge of database, website management and social networking tools
- Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, required
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Strong organizational skills
- Solid ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently
- Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
- High level of creativity and ability to translate creative instincts and provide direction on programs
To learn more about this position or the application process, please visit http://www.jointcenter.org/about/employment.
Director of Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health/Injury Prevention, NACCHO
NACCHO is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health/Injury Prevention.
The Director organizes and manages NACCHO's Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health/Injury Prevention program, including the supervision of staff members at the Senior Specialist, Specialist, and Associate levels. In addition to developing defined processes, initiatives, and deliverables, he or she is required to implement programmatic strategies and manage financial and human resources. The Director is also responsible for effective day-to-day operations and ensuring that the program meets quality standards.
The PedNet Coalition of Columbia, Missouri is conducting a national search for an experienced and visionary Executive Director to lead a dynamic team of advocates implementing PedNet's local programs and policy campaigns, its nationwide training and consulting business, and its participation in the active transportation movement.
The successful candidate will have:
A personal commitment to using active transportation;
Demonstrated grantwriting, fundraising, and/or development skills;
At least three years' experience in business and/or non-profit management;
An aptitude for developing a strong and successful team dynamic among a small staff;
A track record in public policy advocacy (transportation or health sector preferred);
An understanding of how to use community programs to support social action campaigns;
A bachelor's degree (master's or higher preferred).
Compensation for this position includes an annual salary between $50,000 and $70,000 (depending on skills and experience), medical and dental insurance, and relocation assistance. There will be continued opportunities for growth in salary based on successful grantwriting and fundraising for expansion of local projects. Columbia, Missouri is an attractive college town (home of the University of Missouri) with an extensive trail system, excellent schools and a low cost of living. It is a Silver Level "Bicycle Friendly Community" and has reduced its "Pedestrian Danger Index" by 50% in the past decade.
The vision of the PedNet Coalition is a healthy and active community. Its mission is to create a comprehensive active transportation network, promote healthy lifestyles for all, and engage the community through education and advocacy. Over the last twelve years, PedNet has:
Recruited more than 7,000 members in support of its vision and mission;
Passed the first "complete streets" policy in Missouri and one of the first in the country;
Led successful campaigns for lower residential speed limits, creation of a $3.5 million sales tax for sidewalks around schools, and a local ordinance outlawing harassment of bicyclists;
Developed walking school bus, middle school bike brigade, and bicycle education programs that are among the largest in the country;
Helped to attract a $29 million federal pilot program grant that has funded the construction of Columbia's active transportation network;
Created a nationwide consulting business that will generate revenues of $375,000 in 2012 - its second full year of operations.
Current priorities include further expansion of the walking school bus program, collaborations with the Columbia Board of Education to develop and implement policies and procedures that will sharply increase walking and biking to school, partnerships with the Columbia business community to deliver "active commuter" education to employees, and a community campaign to triple public transit services. PedNet's annual budget is about $600,000 and current staffing is about 7.0 FTE.
Founded in 1989, Urban Habitat (UH) builds power in low-income communities and
communities of color by combining policy, advocacy, research, leadership development, and
coalition building to advance environmental, economic and social justice in the Bay Area. UH
applies a critical race and class lens to issues of transportation, housing, land use, planning, and
community development, and offers a clear vision and agenda for the equitable development of
The Development Coordinator is a core member of Urban Habitat's Development Team and is responsible for playing a lead role in grant writing, reporting, and overall grants management. UH has a wide range of foundation allies at the national, state, and local level. The Development Coordinator will work directly with UH's President & CEO, Senior
Director of Development, Management Team and staff to support funder cultivation and relationship building efforts, including regular correspondence, funder's briefings, and face-toface meetings. The Development Coordinator will also be a key player in the design and implementation of UH's individual donor strategy, including individual donor solicitation letters
and fundraising events. The candidate is a highly organized and effective team player with excellent writing and communication skills. Candidate must be able to manage and meet multiple deadlines in a fast paced work environment.
The Development Coordinator reports directly to the Senior Director of Development.
Grants Management, Proposals, and Reports
- Maintain UH's Grant Tracking System and work with President & CEO, Senior
- Research, develop, and write proposals and reports and work with Senior Director of
Development on final submissions to ensure that all deadlines are met.
- Help implement and maintain cultivation plans for existing and new foundations and program officers, including background research, preparation for regular meetings, mailings and e-communications.
- Assist with the development and execution of UH's annual fundraising plan
- Maintain and build UH's database of foundation and donor contacts.
- Organize and maintain paper and electronic files and materials related to development and fundraising.
- Work closely with program staff to facilitate the production of Monthly Updates for all programs.
- Schedule and attend meetings with program staff to help inform the fundraising process, including the clarification of deliverables, collection of program accomplishments, and media coverage.
Individual Giving and Special Events
- Provide support for the direct mail, individual giving, special events, and electronic giving efforts.
- Help develop and implement an effective gift tracking and stewardship program for individuals, including drafting and mailing appeals, recording gifts, drafting and mailing thank you letters, and sending program updates.
- Maintain and work to improve the quality of donor information in Convio Common Ground database.
Other Development Work
- Work with Executive Assistant to help coordinate schedule of President & CEO and Senior Director of Development for donor and foundation meetings.
- Plan and implement relevant mailings, including those relevant to pre- and postmeetings (e.g., thank you letters and introductory materials).
- Other administrative items, as assigned.
- Assist in the production of funder-specific print, web, and social media content that describes Urban Habitat's values, theory of change, core programs, and strategic initiatives, and highlights key organizational accomplishments.
- Assist staff with database-related tasks, as needed.
- Minimum of 3 years experience with a proven record in a grant writing/fundraising position.
- Excellent writing skills.
- Excellent workplan management skills, with demonstrated ability to prioritize and meet goals, define appropriate strategies, meet deadlines, and work independently.
- High level of proven leadership and ability to manage complex tasks in a timely and professional manner.
- Experience with database management, preferably Salesforce or Convio Common Ground.
- Commitment to issues of environmental, social and economic justice.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should e-mail a cover
letter, resume, two writing samples (development-specific samples are strongly preferred, i.e.
one original grant proposal, one original grant report), and two references to:
Salary Range: Depending on experience. Generous benefits package including health,
dental, and vision insurance, holidays, vacation, 401 K, and sick leave. This is a full time
position that reports to the Senior Director of Development. Urban Habitat is an equal
opportunity employer, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Under limited direction from the Senior Vice President and working in close partnership with other staff within CAPH and SNI, particularly the Director of Government Relations, the Director of Communications, and the Vice President, Finance Policy, the Director of Policy is responsible for overseeing the organization's policy agenda, including deep analysis and development of legislative and regulatory strategies that best position public hospital systems to be able to provide high quality, coordinated care to their patients. These strategies include activities supported by public hospital systems' Section 1115 Medicaid waiver, as well as future policies and strategies under health care reform.
Key responsibilities include:
- Manage the development and implementation of policy strategies that strengthen public hospital systems' ability to maintain their traditional safety net role and evolve into providers of choice
- Serve as the primary lead for issues pertaining to health care coverage and the expansion of Medi-Cal under the Affordable Care Act. These responsibilities include:
- Engaging in critical analysis and rigorous research of policies related to health care reform implementation in California, particularly as it pertains to the safety net. Examples include policies regarding the Health Benefits Exchange; the expansion of Medi-Cal; and the policy implications for the promotion of the Triple Aim.
- Assisting member hospital representatives with answers to policy questions and problem-solving, as needed.
- Collaborate with other policy team members and with SNI program staff to ensure effective communication across the organization. Identify linkages between our policy and advocacy efforts and public hospital systems' quality improvement programs that can strengthen our policy and programmatic goals
- Provide a high level of customer orientation and responsiveness to hospital staff members and the Board of Directors as appropriate
- Proactively monitor legislative and regulatory developments at the state and federal levels and inform team members of updates and trends
- Conduct analyses and recommend possible strategies and positions on initiatives including identifying and troubleshooting program and policy issues at the local, state and federal level
- Establish and maintain effective relationships with legislative staff and stakeholders with interests/ties to relevant policies, as needed.
- Develops policy materials as needed, including position letters, talking points, and other documents. Collaborate with other team members in reviewing and providing input to materials.
- Independently represent CAPH at stakeholder forums, informational and legislative briefings, and other external forums
- Track, advance and revise relevant legislation and regulations on a timely basis
- Inform the Board of Directors and other member representatives through frequent updates and BOD meeting materials or presentations.
KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
- Advanced degree in public policy, public health, public administration or closely related field is required with 7 years of health policy and/or operational experience within hospital, health plan, or other related settings
- Demonstrated and working knowledge of efforts related to health care reform
- Demonstrated ability to build effective relationships and represent CAPH in a wide variety of policy and advocacy settings.
- Excellent analytical skills; ability to analyze legislation and health policy proposals at state and federal levels.
- Ability to recommend strategies to respond to changes in health care reform
- Working knowledge of California health policy, particularly as it relates to underserved and low-income populations.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in small, team-based environment.
Grassroots Media Coordinator, Grassroots Public Health
The Grassroots Public Health (GPH) project is seeking a Grassroots Media Coordinator (GMC) to help implement a social media and online community strategy. The Grassroots Media Coordinator will be responsible for GPH's presence on social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and the "GrassrootsPublicHealth" blog. Grassroots Public Health and GrassrootsPublicHealth.org support grassroots movement building as an effective and practical way to create long-term positive change in public health. In issues as diverse as environmental justice, outdoor physical activity, tobacco control, and gun violence prevention, major progress has come from the bottom up, not top down. GPH provides grassroots leaders with a voice - and the support, assistance, and tools to take advantage of the unique power ofgrassroots movements to improve public health at the national, state, and local levels.
Working under the supervision of the Project Director, the Grassroots Media Coordinator (GMC) will work with the Communication Director to implement the GPH Communications Plan. The GMC will be responsible for developing content and supporting a network of grassroots advocates working on a wide range of public health issues. The GMC will help support a grassroots public health network of approximately 500-1000 members.
The Grassroots Media Coordinator is a contract position of 12 - 24 months, with a three month review period. It is anticipated that the GMC will devote approximately 25% of her/his time to fulfilling the responsibilities and deliverables of this contract. Grassroots Public Health is a two-year project of the Prevention Institute in Oakland, California supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Coordinating GPH's social media and online community strategy by:
- Providing editorial support in coordination with Communications Director including:
- Crafting eCommunications blog posts, news updates, project updates, updates and digests (as needed), and other content on a wide range of grassroots public health issues.
- Developing content for GPH's websites, blogs, and other online communication and networking channels in collaboration with the Communications Director, Project Director, and outside partners.
- Tracking of grassroots public health issues on social media channels.
- Cultivating and maintaining professional relationships with current and potential online community members, including health departments, community-based organizations, and grassroots partners.
- Sharing content with and co-promoting Grassroots Public Health Network members and others in the public health field.
- Setting goals and objectives and reporting progress to the Project Director on a quarterly basis.
- A minimum of two (2) years of new media, communications, grassroots advocacy, public health, and/or related experience.
- Strong knowledge of social media strategies - including Facebook, Twitter and blogs. Experience with online communities (e.g., NING), is preferred.
- Communication skills: Excellent writing and editing skills, including the ability to effectively communicate to different audiences.
- Experience implementing online strategies for grassroots campaigns or participating in a grassroots movement preferred.
- Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines in a high-quality manner while maintaining focus on longer term strategy and deliverables.
- Ability to work as a team with a small staff, advisory board, and diverse grassroots constituents.
- Commitment to improving public health by supporting grassroots movements.
- Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g. Public Health, Public Policy, Communications, or Journalism) or equivalent experience.
The Grassroots Public Health (GPH) project is seeking an experienced and creative Communications Director (CD) to plan and implement a Web-based network and communications strategy. Grassroots Public Health and GrassrootsPublicHealth.org support grassroots movement building as an effective and practical way to create long-term positive change in public health. In issues as diverse as environmental justice, outdoor physical activity, tobacco control, and gun violence prevention, major progress has come from the bottom up, not top down. GPH provides grassroots leaders with a voice - and the support, assistance, and tools to take advantage of the unique power of movement building to improve public health at the national, state, and local levels.
Working under the supervision of the Project Director, the Communications Director will be responsible for planning, design, and implementation of GPH's websites, blogs, and other communication and networking channels. The CD will work with the Project Director and Grassroots Media Coordinator to develop the Communications Plan. The CD will be responsible for communications across all outbound channels, including eCommunications, online news and news digests, project updates, and resources. The CD will also be responsible for building a network database of grassroots advocates working across public health issues. The CD will maintain a Grassroots Network database of approximately 500-1000 advocates.
The Communications Director is a contract position of 12 - 24 months, with a three month review period. It is anticipated that the CD will devote approximately 50% of her/his time to fulfilling the responsibilities and deliverables of this contract. Grassroots Public Health is a two-year project of the Prevention Institute in Oakland, California supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
- Developing the Grassroots Public Health Communications Plan and implementing social media and email campaigns to increase visitorship.
- Designing and producing GPH's websites, blogs, and other online communication and networking channels in collaboration with the Project Director, Web Development Consultant, and Grassroots Media Coordinator. Responsible for the design, maintenance and enhancement of GrassrootsPublicHealth.org.
- Providing oversight and guidance on the GPH social media strategy, in collaboration with the Project Director and Grassroots Media Coordinator.
- Senior editorial support, including crafting and editing eCommunications, news updates, and blog posts across, including grassroots profiles, project updates, publications, tools, and weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports and digests (as needed).
- Coordinating the work of the Communications Director, Grassroots Media Coordinator and communications interns, and recommending clear roles and responsibilities for each.
- Tracking and analysis of mainstream and online media coverage relevant to grassroots public health issues.
- Pitching grassroots public health stories to print, radio, television and online reporters and editors
- Overseeing the dissemination of publications, tools and other products through websites, professional newsletters, blogs and identifying new dissemination outlets.
- Cultivating and maintaining relationships with current and potential online community members.
- Managing the Grassroots Network database.
- Setting goals and objectives and reporting on progress to Project Director on a quarterly basis.
- A minimum of three (3) years of communications, new media, grassroots advocacy, public health, and/or related experience.
- Experience participating as a volunteer or professional in a grassroots movement.
- Experience developing online strategies for grassroots campaigns preferred.
- Excellent writing skills, including the ability to effectively communicate to different audiences.
- Strong knowledge of social media channels - including Facebook, Twitter and other new media. Experience with online communities (e.g., NING), is preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines while maintaining focus on long-term strategy and products.
- Ability to work in a team with a small staff, advisory board, and diverse grassroots constituents.
- Design and layout experience using WordPress or comparable.
- Commitment to supporting grassroots public health movements.
- Bachelor's or Master's degree in a relevant field (e.g. Public Health, Public Policy, Communications, or Journalism) or equivalent experience.
Health Policy and Advocacy Director, Nemours (Washington, DC)
Nemours is a foundation that operates one of the nation's premier integrated pediatric health systems, including nationally recognized clinical services, community based prevention, research and education, and policy and advocacy, all aimed at improving children's lives in the communities we serve.
Nemours leads as both a model of, and an advocate for, health policies and programs that seek to transform our system to improve child health and well-being. Nemours is using and leveraging our expertise and on-the-ground experience to contribute to the advancement of national health policies to improve the health of all children, not just the 250,000 children we directly serve each year through our clinical system
In addition to feeling good about what you do and where you work, Nemours Associates enjoy our comprehensive Total Rewards package. Here are just a few examples of the Total Rewards available to our full-time Associates:
- Unique to Nemours: premium free medical and prescription drug coverage to eligible dependents of full-time Associates
- Excellent retirement plan options
- A generous and extensive continuing education program
- A broad range of specialty programs
- Competitive salaries
- Excellent health and dental benefit plans
- Tuition reimbursement
- Nemours is an equal opportunity employer.
The Nemours Office of Child Health Policy and Advocacy builds on and leverages the expertise and experience of Nemours, collaborating and working together with partners and stakeholders, to advocate policies in focused areas:
- Promote integrated systems of medical care and community-based prevention initiatives;
- Improve quality and health outcomes for children; and
- Encourage child health promotion, including healthy eating and physical activity, particularly in child care settings.
- Seasoned Director with a total of at least 15 years of experience including 8-10 years of leadership and management experience (preferred) and advanced training (5-6 years, Master's level, etc.).
- Demonstrated track record of setting a thoughtful and clear strategic direction in a collaborative manner that is accompanied by a sensitivity of being flexible and opportunistic.
- Ability to think strategically and programmatically is vital.
- Progressive, successful management experience with demonstrated ability to mentor and oversee an experienced team with a focus on fostering their continued professional development and to create an environment that attracts, retains and empowers employees.
- Strong collaborator who develops, engages, and maintains both internal partner relationships, particularly Nemours operating divisions, and external partnerships and relationships with the greatest potential for implementing and sustaining the strategy.
- Garners the respect and credibility from colleagues by demonstrating a high level of emotional intelligence, listening skills, interpersonal savvy and political astuteness as well as warmth, empathy and humility. Emulates Nemours Leadership Behaviors and Values including being accountable, being "in the moment," being curious, not judgmental; and coaching, teaching, and mentoring.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written), well-honed relationship building skills with a demonstrated ability to lead through influence and collaboration.
- Experience in policy and advocacy, especially in a changing legislative environment, including health care operations and financing with an understanding of a holistic approach to children's health promotion and health care.
Advocacy Program Manager, Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children
The major responsibilities are to lead the development and implementation of advocacy strategies to promote physical activity and improved nutrition, and consequently to prevent obesity in Chicago's youth. The Advocacy Program Manager will work with CLOCC Directors, other staff, partners, and consultants to identify, develop, implement, and evaluate advocacy strategies at the community, City, State, and Federal levels.
Essential Job Functions:
- Take initiative to identify and disseminate best practices in advocacy and community organizing consistent with evidence-based childhood obesity prevention.
- Lead development and implementation of advocacy training for staff, partners, and others as needed.
- Serve as liaison between CLOCC and government bodies and committees as needed, including facilitation or staff support as required.
- Track, draft responses, and seek appropriate Executive Committee input on City, , State, and Federal level obesity prevention policies.
- Draft comments and testimony for CLOCC staff and partners when appropriate.
- Deliver oral and written testimony-and be an effective public speaker-in support of CLOCC positions.
- Assist in activities associated with investigator-led policy research.
- Prepare fact sheets, newsletter columns, presentations, and other resources to support CLOCC's advocacy mission.
- Collaborate with organizational partners in their institutional, community, City, State, and national advocacy efforts as appropriate. This includes serving as the CLOCC liaison to these policy-related task forces and committees.
- Provide oversight to volunteers and temporary student assistants as needed.
- Interact effectively with other CLOCC staff, existing and potential funders, community leaders and policymakers, collaborating institutions, and sub-contractors.
- Coordinate frequent and effective communication with CLOCC staff and organizational partners. This will involve briefings at staff and project steering committee meetings, the development of communications materials in several formats (memos, minutes, presentations, etc), and taking the initiative to advance project goals and objectives.
- Maintain necessary databases.
- Provide feedback to the CLOCC Management team to ensure a productive work environment.
- Staff CLOCC working groups related to policy and advocacy initiatives.
- Assume other responsibilities as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a social policy-related field; health-related background and Masters preferred.
- Five or more years experience with progressive project leadership; direct policy or advocacy experience is essential, experience in Illinois and Chicago is preferred
- Demonstrated ability to work well with complex policy issues.
- Commitment to both evidence-based advocacy and community driven processes.
- Strong analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills required.
- Strong working knowledge and skills in Microsoft computer software applications and database technologies.
- Ability to take initiative and work independently.
- Organizational skills: Ability to establish priorities and react promptly to a large variety of requests and needs, sometimes on short notice.
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is now hiring 2 part time limited terms positions to assist in our endeavors in Southern California. Come join our So Cal team!
We are hiring a Transportation Finance Intern to assist in researching, presenting and strengthening our understanding of Transportation Finance particularly in Los Angeles County. The SoCal Transportation Finance intern will work with the SRTSNP SoCal Policy Director and will be a part time, temporary employee thru 9/29/12, pay range $17 - $22, depending on experience, approx 25 hours a week. For the complete job description click here.
And we are hiring a Southern California Communications Specialist to assist in website and graphic design, editing policy analysis, contributing content and editing skills and growing and leveraging of social media presence and helping the team meet messaging goals for Southern California. The SoCal Communications Specialist will work with the SRTSNP SoCal Policy Director and will be a part time employee, pay range $17 - $22/hour, depending on experience, approx 20-25 hours a week through 9/30/12 - continued hours after that date, but lesser extent. For the complete job description click here.
Apply now as applications are rolling and we will be interviewing candidates as they come in, so if interested - apply soon! Deadline for both positions is 10am Friday June 22, 2012.
This professional-level position-available immediately-is an exciting opportunity to join the staff at PolicyLink, located in our New York offices. The job is 100% FTE, and salary is commensurate with experience.
The PolicyLink Center for Health and Place weaves research and action into policy initiatives to ensure that everyone-especially those in low-income and communities of color-can live, work, and play in healthy environments. The Center works with a host of partners on efforts to push for policies that allow people to live in communities of opportunity. One such initiative-the national Healthy Eating, Active Living Convergence Partnership-is a collaborative of national funders seeking to create Healthy People in Healthy Places (HPHP) through multifield, equity-focused efforts focused on policy and environmental change. One of the Convergence Partnership's core strategies is to promote and support such efforts in the field, recognizing that regional convergence initiatives are essential in advancing a national movement towards HPHP. The steering committee includes representatives from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, The California Endowment, the Kresge Foundation, and Nemours. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) serves as a technical advisor to the Partnership. PolicyLink serves as Project Director working to coordinate the various efforts underway and assist in strategic thinking about future goals and strategies.
- Serve as a resource and support for national convergence activities.
- Provide technical assistance and support to regional convergence initiatives.
- Track and assess national and regional trends and model policy and environmental change strategies that improve food and physical activity environments.
- Supervise staff as appropriate and work with partner organizations to coordinate activities and events.
- Build relationships with staff at foundations and other relevant groups to foster connections and communications between national partnership and regional convergence sites.
- Conduct interviews to identify policy opportunities and assess strategic directions.
- Create and oversee tracking and monitoring systems to manage TA requests, inquiries, and outreach efforts.
- Develop policy briefs and other written documents; conduct trainings as needed.
- Travel approximately twice a month.
- Experience in public health and/or public policy, particularly in the areas of social determinants of health, health disparities and inequities, food and physical activity environments, and other related fields. Minimum of 7 years of professional experience.
- Master's degree in public health, planning, or policy (e.g., MPH, MPP, MPA).
- Strong written and verbal communication skills and analytical skills.
- Experience in advocacy, technical assistance, writing reports and articles, public speaking, and conducting trainings.
- Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work as a self-starting member of a team.
To Apply: Send Resume and Cover Letter to:
PolicyLink-Senior Associate-Convergence Partnership Search Committee
55 West 39th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10018
or: Fax: (510) 663-4358 or e-mail to jobs-at-policylink.org (include subject line: "[Your name] (Senior Associate-Convergence Partnership). Position is open until filled.
Please note: No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Excellent benefits including paid vacation, health, vision and dental insurance, and 401(k) retirement plan.
PolicyLink is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff and a welcoming workplace.