Summary: Responsible for strategic direction and programmatic implementation of the overdose preparedness, and response portfolio of federally funded projects. This includes proactively supporting state and territorial health officials and their agencies on public health areas including overdose prevention, preparedness, and response.
Provide direct project management of 3+ federally funded overdose prevention projects, including oversight of budgets, contracts, reporting requirements, and workplan activities.
Supervise 5 internal staff to execute workplan activities and develop and disseminate findings.
Coach and develop staff and create opportunities for employee development and growth.
Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with funders and other partners.
Develop and implement project outcome and process evaluation activities, including measuring progress toward project objectives, goals, and intended outcomes.
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 state and 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 portfolio to support our membership and ASTHO as an organization.
Identify opportunities for collaboration both internally across ASTHO teams, and externally by representing ASTHO at national/federal meetings, workgroups, and committees.
Oversee the fulfillment of objectives and strategies in ASTHO???s strategic plan relevant to the project area.
Write and review funding proposals and applications, including workplan activities and budgets.
Track and analyze relevant national and state public health policy, federal legislation, and research.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Master???s degree in related field preferred.
5+ years relevant work experience in public health or public policy. Knowledge of substance use prevention and preparedness highly desirable. Knowledge of coroner/medical examiner systems desirable.
State/local public health or national association experience. Awareness of public health policy or program implementation from a state perspective desirable.
Outstanding interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
Ability to manage large projects including measures of success, forecasting, and evaluation.
Excellent organization, critical thinking, and time management skills required, including ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects concurrently.
Ability to grasp systems and systems changes at state, local, or federal levels.
Domestic travel required. Ability to travel up to 15% of time.
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.