The National Association of Counties (NACo) in Washington, D.C., announces an opening for a Program Manager. The program manager duties include a variety of professional assignments aimed at informing, educating and assisting county officials across the United States who are building healthier counties.
This position requires an individual who is a self-starter, organized, detail-oriented and can manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously. Applicants must have experience with, and knowledge of, health policy, health data and indicators, social determinants of health and local health issues. An additional background in affordable housing and/or education/early learning is helpful, but not required.
This position is wholly dependent on outside funding support. NACo currently plans to continue the position until January 2021, though is it intended and likely to remain beyond that date.
Under guidance of the Associate Program Director for Health, the Program Manager’s primary duties and responsibilities include:
Managing the day-to-day quality, conduct and completion of project deliverables and ongoing relations with foundation and corporate partners, other NACo departments and members, as an active part of a team.
Conducting research and studies of best practices and developing and writing publications, blogs and news articles for NACo’s newspaper.
Providing technical assistance to county officials; responding to requests for information; initiating peer-to-peer exchanges between and among county officials.
Planning and implementing workshops, mini-forums, presentations and meetings for NACo conferences and events.
Acting as liaison between NACo members, foundations, corporate partners, government agencies and non-profit organizations; representing NACo in external meetings, including making presentations at national; regional; state and local meetings.
Providing staff support for NACo advisory committees and affiliate organizations, as assigned.
Participating in program development activities, including identifying potential funding organizations; writing grant proposals; establishing project objectives, activities and deliverables.
Other duties as assigned.
Some travel is required, estimated at six to eight trips per year.
5-7 years’ experience required, prefer master's degree and education and/or experience in public policy, public health field or related area.
Must possess the following:
excellent oral and written communications skills;
ability to manage multiple projects;
ability and willingness to work as part of a team;
ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure;
ability to work well in a political environment;
ability to work well with external partners; and
knowledge of local governments and relevant organizations.
Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 30, 2018.
Employees of NACo enjoy a fun and challenging environment with a wide range of competitive benefits. Benefits include comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance coverage; paid holidays and leave; tuition reimbursement; group life insurance, 401(k) match and pension plans, credit union membership; and short-term/long-term disability coverage.
NACo and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Our jobs are open to all applications regardless of race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, disability, military status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.
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