Summary: The Director of Territorial Health Equity will play an integral role in the implementation of the Territorial COVID-19 Health Equity project. The director will work across the CDHI and the Territorial Support teams to align core functions and to ensure the implementation of relevant and effective strategies and interventions for the territories. The director will also lead efforts for successful completion of project deliverables, budget management, technical assistance, and capacity building for the federally funded Territorial COVID-19 Health Equity project.
Provide direct project management to the Territorial COVID-19 Health Equity project, including oversight of related budgets, contracts, reporting requirements, and work plan activities.
Maintain project alignment and very regular communication with the State COVID-19 Health Equity project staff.
Provide personnel support for contributing analysts and senior analysts, as well as project contractors to execute workplan activities and develop and disseminate project findings.
Manage deliverables, including planning and implementing virtual learning sessions, capacity building activities, and ongoing technical assistance to territorial teams.
Develop and implement project outcome and process evaluation activities, including measuring progress toward project objectives, goals, and intended outcomes.
Support projects with facilitation, agenda development, technical assistance, and training/meeting material development.
Develop and lead dissemination of project findings through written deliverables (fact sheets, issue briefs, progress reports), social media communication (podcasts, twitter chats, social media campaigns), and presentations for internal (ASTHO members and Executive Leadership) and external (partner and conferences) audiences.
Provide capacity building to territorial health agency leadership and staff by responding to technical assistance requests and translating public health policy, legislation, and evidence-based research into recommendations for best-practice.
Proactively build, cultivate trust, and strengthen stakeholder relationships to promote health equity work within the territories.
Identify opportunities for partnership both internally across ASTHO teams, and externally by representing ASTHO at national/federal meetings, workgroups, and committees.
Promotes collaboration and fosters team spirit within the team and across ASTHO.
Identifies needed actions in a proactive manner and notifies responsible parties. Provides leadership on decisions concerning approaches that balance member and funder needs, and that fit within budget constraints.
Uses independent judgement in information gathering and application to evaluate problems and identify solutions.
Possesses, acquires, and maintains the expertise needed to direct island jurisdiction health equity work, including substantive knowledge of public health services, global, regional, and jurisdictional partners, and important context in health equity and health disparities.
Brings problem-solving expertise to the job each day, applying seasoned professional judgement.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor???s degree in Public Health or related field, Master???s degree preferred.
3+ years of relevant experience.
State/I or local public health and/or association experience desired.
??? Experience working in global public health and/or designing/implementing public health policy and practice solutions within resource challenged environments or with isolated communities
Awareness of public health policy from a state or island jurisdiction perspective desired.
Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal skills.
Ability to research and organize information.
Ability to report on project measures of success, progress, and outcomes.
Ability to develop and document progress on project work plans.
Strong computer skills.
Spanish speaking skills (are a plus but not required).
ASTHO is the only national, nonprofit organization representing the nation???s state and territorial public health officials and the agencies they serve. ASTHO???s members, the chief health officials of all 50 states in the United States, the District of Columbia, the five U.S. territories, and the three freely-associated states, are dedicated to formulating and influencing sound public health policy, assuring excellence in public health practice, and advancing health equity and optimal health for all. ASTHO is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia and opened a second office location in Atlanta, Georgia in 2017. ASTHO was incorporated on March 23, 1942 with the goal of helping health officials navigate a rapidly changing public health landscape and remains a strong voice in governmental public health to this day. ASTHO???s mission is to support, equip, and advocate for state and territorial health officials in their work of advancing the public???s health and well-being.
State and territorial health agencies advancing health equity and optimal health for all.
ASTHO???s mission is to support, equip, and advocate for state and territorial health officials in their work of advancing the public???s health and well-being.