| A Program Analyst is responsible for providing professional support for programs or internal functional activities and typically performs moderately difficult analysis, research, writing, and project coordination, usually under the direction of a Senior Specialist or Director. The Analyst understands policies, standards, and their application to their work. An advanced degree may be substituted for work experience on a case by case basis. The Specialist understands implications of internal and external policies that impact their position. He or she typically performs analysis, research, writing, or project management and can complete projects or components of large scale projects/programs with little supervision. An Analyst may also hold a very senior level administrative position requiring the ability to support and coordinate the office of a senior executive and communicate with internal and external stakeholders at a level commensurate with the position’s duties and expectations. Analysts may have frequent contact with outside organizations or internal customers that may involve project coordination, information sharing, or resolution of problems. They may be required to travel and represent NACCHO at meetings. Program Specific Information This is position is located within NACCHO’s Environmental Health & Disability portfolio. General responsibilities for this position include project planning, coordination, and evaluation; marketing and promotion; research and analysis; and other duties as assigned. The position requires independent thinking and judgment; critical analysis skills, and excellent verbal and written communications skills. To be considered for this position, candidates should submit a resume and cover letter which clearly highlights relevant qualifications and demonstrates that they have met the minimum requirements to qualify for this position. |
• Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
POSITION SPECIFIC DUTIES
• Informs and supports program and project development, implementation, coordination, promotion, and evaluation using knowledge and experience in areas of specialization. • Performs day-to-day task management associated with assigned projects 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. • Assists in implementing the project monitoring and evaluation plan, including developing tools such as surveys and interview guides, collecting qualitative and quantitative data, analyzing and synthesizing data, and disseminating summary information internally and externally. • 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.
Unit/Program Specific Duties • Serve as project lead and perform all day-to-day tasks associated with assigned projects. This may include establishing/supporting advisory groups, conducting research, writing reports/briefs, and serving as primary point of contact for members and partner agencies. • Participate in strategic planning and efforts to identify new/future projects and partnership opportunities by tracking environmental health policies and federal guidance, with an understanding of the implications for public health practice. • Apply a basic understanding of research methods, designing and conducting qualitative/quantitative research, analyzing results, and conveying findings through written and oral means to all project work.