| 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 Program Analyst Immunization. |
Program Analysts are responsible for providing professional support for programmatic and internal activities, including implementing, coordinating, and promoting project activities; identifying and responding to member and team needs; assessing policies and programs; and providing senior level administrative support, as needed. Program Analysts have a foundational understanding of public health principles and practices and familiarity in their designate area of work.
Program Analysts typically report to a Senior Program Analyst or Director. Program Analysts can complete projects or components of large scale projects/programs with moderate supervision. A Program Analyst has frequent contact with outside organizations, NACCHO members, or other NACCHO staff regarding project coordination, implementation, and promotion.
PROGRAM SPECIFIC INFORMATION
The Program Analyst, Immunization is responsible for providing support for the Immunization Programs within NACCHO. This program includes specific efforts around building capacity, strengthening infrastructure, and supporting workforce development for immunization and HPV related activities. This position entails research, writing, and policy analysis; project planning and coordination; and project promotion. Ideal candidates are those with understanding of and interest in the dynamic, field of immunization, awareness of trends and issues affecting public health, and commitment to local public health and the significant role local health departments play in the prevention and control of infectious diseases. 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.
POSITION SPECIFIC DUTIES
• Informs and supports program and project development, implementation, coordination, promotion, and evaluation using knowledge and experience in infectious disease prevention and control. • Performs day-to-day task management associated with projects and activities within NACCHO’s Immunization portfolio, and supports the completion of project deliverables, such as writing and disseminating reports/briefs, creating and updating Web content on project websites, coordinating and planning meetings, developing and analyzing surveys, tracking and monitoring project activities, and sharing information with local health departments and other NACCHO partners and stakeholders. • Contributes to long-term project and strategic planning. • Contributes to the development of concepts, strategies, practices, and procedures to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations and capabilities. • Communicates with local health departments and other external partners and stakeholders at the local, state, national, and federal levels. • Supports the operation and management of NACCHO workgroups, which includes planning and overseeing meetings, supporting the workgroup chair, providing or coordinating technical and capacity building assistance, and drafting policy statements. • Contributes to the development of presentations, scientific posters, and exhibits to share and promote project findings at professional and public meetings and conferences. • Supporting communications staff to share and promote internal activities and public health news relevant to designated area of work. • Serves as liaison to NACCHO members and partners and communicates regularly with these groups regarding funding opportunities, conferences and trainings, and other information related to designated area of work. • Supports the provision of technical and capacity building assistance to local health departments and other partners and stakeholders at the local, state, national, and federal levels. • Supports the development, coordination, and implementation of trainings, facilitated meetings, and events for local health departments and other partners and stakeholders at the local, state, national, and federal levels. • Represents NACCHO at external meetings and conferences related to their designated area of work. • Assists project staff in other duties as assigned.