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Program Analyst II - Maternal & Child Health

Company: Acord (association For Cooperative Operations Rese
Location: Union City
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Salary: $67,000 - $90,000 Remote; Hybrid Work Environment depending on location ***Cover Letter is required to be considered for employment*** Organization Description : For more than six decades, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have worked together in partnership to improve the public's health by supporting the efforts of epidemiologists working at the state and local level by promoting the effective use of epidemiologic data to guide public health practice and improve health. CSTE and its members represent two of the four basic components of public health - epidemiology and surveillance. CSTE, as a member-based organization, represents the interests of applied public health epidemiologists working in state, local, tribal, and territorial settings to improve the public's health through effective epidemiology and surveillance. More information can be found at www.cste.org. CSTE provides a competitive salary offeredcommensuratewithexperiencein organizational grade systemand generous benefits packagefor full time employees with eligibility immediately upon hire for most benefits. Paid leave includes vacation, sick, personal days, DEI, COVID-19 sick and vaccination, and 12 holidays per year. Significant contributions to insurance premiums for Medical, Vision, Dental, STD, LTD, Life, FSA, DCFSA, and HSA coverages. 401k plan with automatic employer contributions of 6%. Flexible work schedule with telecommuting and remote work, including reimbursement for cell and wellness. Currently 100% remote work for all staff due to COVID-19. Summary of benefits with additional detail information provided to candidates at interview. Position Description : Under the supervision of the Senior Director of Programs and the Substance Use and Injury Program Manager, the Program Analyst is a policy-oriented but technically grounded position. The Program Analyst will be a focal point for programmatic activities for public health surveillance and policy development that have an impact on state and local health departments. The Program Analyst position involves project management, participation, and CSTE National Office leadership in various CSTE Steering and Sub-Committees and related project workgroups. Demonstrated background, knowledge, experience, and interest in maternal and child health epidemiology is required. Applicants should also have demonstrated expertise in project and time management, written and oral communications, meeting facilitation and convening, assessment development and analysis, and relationship building and networking. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the staff lead for and manages federally funded projects in the assigned portfolio. The portfolio may focus on projects in the following areas: maternal and child health epidemiology, neonatal abstinence syndrome surveillance, and emergency preparedness and response for maternal child health - including activities supporting COVID-19 surveillance of pregnant, recently postpartum women and infants. Specific activities may include:
    • Managing project plans, budgets, and contractual agreements with subject matter expert consultants and/or state/local health departments
      • Projects may include, but are not limited to, collaborating with national partners to develop guidelines to develop capacity to standardize surveillance and practices to address emerging threats to maternal and child health, and to create tools and guidance to improve maternal and child health surveillance through resource development with CSTE members and consultants in order to improve maternal and child health outcomes.
      • Liaising between the CSTE Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Subcommittee, related project workgroups and other CSTE Subcommittees and workgroups including Chronic Disease Subcommittee, Substance Use and Mental Health Subcommittee, various CSTE Surveillance/Informatics Subcommittees, and CSTE Public Health Preparedness and Response activities (as needed), and external public health partners and stakeholders, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Centers, Institutes, and Offices
      • Planning and facilitation of virtual and/or in-person meetings as necessary, including but not limited to portions of the CSTE Annual Conference, the project specific stakeholder meetings, and regular meetings of CSTE Steering Committees, Subcommittees, and/or Workgroups
      • Provides technical, programmatic, and logistical support for funded projects and coordinates project activities with CSTE members, CDC technical staff, and public health partners.
      • Undertakes assessments and other activities to support and inform state health departments and CSTE public health partners on disease surveillance and control measures issues.
      • Supports CSTE members' efforts to establish national standards for surveillance and epidemiology.
      • Works with CSTE members, state health officials, and public health agencies and organizations to translate public health research into applied public health practice.
      • Advises the CSTE Executive Board, Executive Director, Senior Director of Programs, Deputy Director of Programs, and the Substance Use and Injury Program Manager on issues of critical national, regional, or international significance.
      • Advises the Executive Director, Senior Director of Programs, Deputy Director of Programs, and theSubstance Use and Injury Program Manageron resources needed to accomplish the goals and objectives of the portfolio, and public policy initiatives in other areas, and investigates mechanisms to secure those resources, in collaboration with the appointed volunteer members.
      • Manages activities of cooperative agreements (or portions thereof) which support the position, coordinating sponsor expectations with member needs as appropriate, consulting with other CSTE staff as required to coordinate activities, and networking with other Council activities.
      • Continually develops and strengthens the Council's technical, policy, and regulatory partnerships to expand and enhance the role of epidemiology and informatics in addressing public health issues and training for epidemiologists.
      • Extensive and ongoing networking efforts are an essential and primary component of this position, to identify and solidify potential partnerships.
      • Provides the Director of Communications and CSTE members with information about national issues through such communication vehicles as CSTE determines are appropriate, such as monthly newsletters and electronic mailings, in addition to targeted information sharing with members concerning activities for that state.
      • Develops and plans, in conjunction with relevant CSTE Subcommittees, such conferences, meetings, trainings, and webinars, as are considered appropriate to promote enhanced interaction between the public health and topical issue communities, focusing on issues that impact epidemiologists.
      • Promotes CSTE membership and engages new and current members in projects and activities.
      • Exemplifies CSTE core values of commitment to service, teamwork, and excellence through integrity and respect for all.
      • Other duties as assigned. Qualifications and Employment Requirements:
        • Graduate degree in public health or related field from an accredited university or program is required, preferably with a concentration or coursework in maternal and child health
        • 2+ years of experience and/or demonstrated knowledge in the field of public health surveillance and/or epidemiology is required
        • Experience and/or demonstrated knowledge in maternal and child health epidemiology is required
        • Applicants should also have demonstrated expertise in project and time management, written and oral communications, meeting facilitation and convening, assessment development and analysis, and relationship building and networking. These include but are not limited to:
          • Ability to work on concurrent projects with overlapping and competing deadlines and to manage time effectively
          • Ability to accommodate urgent tasks in addition to normal workflow
          • Ability to effectively communicate public health surveillance and epidemiologic information to a wide range of audiences via both written and oral mediums
          • Ability to plan, facilitate and convene stakeholder meetings (virtual or in-person)
          • Ability to achieve stakeholder consensus, maintain relationships and sustain a wide variety of networking contacts
          • Proficiency with MS Office and demonstrated experience with learning new skills and technology.
          • Knowledge and understanding of federal and state government public health policy development and an understanding of state health department public health functions
          • Ability and willingness to travel, if required
          • US Citizen Closing Date : October 1, 2022 Expected Start: September/October2022 Contact/Position Location : Atlanta, GA 30345 Web Address : ***Cover Letter is required to be considered for employment*** This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any other related duties, as may be required.

Keywords: Acord (association For Cooperative Operations Rese, Union City , Program Analyst II - Maternal & Child Health, Professions , Union City, California

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