| The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), a national organization representing approximately 2,800 local health departments (LHDs) nationwide, has an immediate opening for full-time Senior Program Analyst, Informatics. |
The Senior Program Analyst is responsible for managing, implementing, and promoting project activities; identifying and responding to member needs; and assessing policies and programs. The Senior Program Analyst is considered a senior content expert. This position may supervise the work of Program Analysts and administrative support staff.
Senior Program Analysts typically report to a Director or Senior Director. Work at this level requires substantial knowledge in the designated area, with both the conceptual understanding and sufficient professional experience to work on complex assignments with minimal supervision. Senior Program Analysts require proven analytical, research, and project management capabilities, as well as the ability to work on projects of a highly confidential and sensitive nature and interface with the highest level of internal and external stakeholders.
Program Specific Information
NACCHO’s Informatics Program aims to strengthen the capacity of local health departments to leverage technology for sending, receiving, and using electronic data to improve public health business processes, practices, services, and outcomes. Through this program, NACCHO provides technical and capacity-building assistance, develops and disseminates tools and resources, and facilitates information exchange, peer engagement, and learning in collaboration with partners. The program contributes to NACCHO’s overall mission to be a leader, partner, catalyst, and voice for local health departments and supports NACCHO’s work to advocate on behalf of local health departments with federal policymakers for adequate resources, appropriate public health legislation, and sensible policies to address the myriad of challenges facing communities.
The Senior Program Analyst-Informatics has an essential role in developing and implementing informatics projects within NACCHO. The Senior Program Analyst-Informatics supports local health departments in increasing their informatics capacity, building leadership to navigate the intersection of health information technology with public health and healthcare systems, and informing health information technology policy, along with its implementation, at the federal, state, and local levels. The Senior Program Analyst-Informatics also supports technical assistance and capacity-building efforts to local health departments related to bio-surveillance and specifically, the National Syndromic Surveillance Program. In addition, the Senior Program Analyst-Informatics is integrally involved in planning the Public Health Informatics Conference, a premier venue for groundbreaking discussions and opportunities to address the science of public health informatics, evolving public health systems, and role of public health in the expanding health information technology infrastructure of the Nation.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge and technical expertise related to public health and healthcare systems, health information technology, and surveillance. The ideal candidate will also have prior work experience related to governmental public health, technical and capacity-building assistance, health policy, partnership development, and program management.
POSITION SPECIFIC DUTIES
• Uses skills, experiences, and content knowledge to develop, plan, implement, monitor, evaluate, and promote programmatic work and ensures completion of program deliverables. • Supervises or oversees programmatic staff supporting the completion of program deliverables. • Supports the development of programmatic reports by developing content, analyzing data, and synthesizing project activities. • Contributes to long-term project and strategic planning. • Supports the identification of and application for additional funding to support designated area of work. • Supports project budget development and management in accordance with project workplans. • Maintains situational awareness of research, policies, and practices relevant to public health and healthcare systems, health information technology, and surveillance. • Collaborates with other staff, NACCHO members, and external partners in developing internal and external publications, including peer-reviewed journal articles, educational materials and other public health tools, project summaries, and research briefs. • Develops presentations, scientific posters, and exhibits to share and promote project findings at professional and public meetings and conferences. • Provides technical and capacity-building assistance to local health departments and other partners and stakeholders at the local, state, national, and federal levels. • Develops, coordinates, and implements trainings, facilitated meetings, and events for local health departments and other partners and stakeholders at the local, state, national, and federal levels. • Facilitates development of policy statements and organizational responses to federal actions. • Serves as a liaison to NACCHO members and partners and communicates regularly with these groups regarding funding opportunities, conferences and trainings, and other information related to public health and healthcare systems, health information technology, and surveillance. • Represents NACCHO at external meetings and conferences related to public health and healthcare systems, health information technology, and surveillance. • Assists the Senior Director in other matters as assigned.
Unit/Program Specific Duties • Supports management of projects and activities related to the Informatics Program, working with staff, members, and partners to ensure deliverables are met. • Engages with staff, members, and partners to coordinate shared or overlapping priorities and efforts. • Researches, identifies, and documents relevant tools, resources, and useful practices related to public health and healthcare systems, health information technology, and surveillance for dissemination to local health departments. • Develops web content, presentations, and other audio-visual learning tools; Coordinates and develops webinar agendas, objectives and educational materials. • Leads ePublic Health and Informatics Workgroup activities including conducting monthly conference calls, planning in-person meetings, and responding to the needs and issues of members. • Provides analysis of draft and final federal health information technology regulations or policies for their relevance to organizational goals and member interests; develops comments on behalf of NACCHO and its members. • Develops content and key messages, issue briefs, one-pagers, or other background materials for policy relevant reports and presentations and advisory group meetings including the review and development of NACCHO policy statements. • Leads program evaluation activities including the development of program indicators, collection of data, analysis of data, and development of program improvement plans. • Participates in strategic planning activities by generating new ideas to advance the Informatics Program. • Establishes contracts with local health departments, consultants, and vendors in collaboration with NACCHO’s Grants and Contracts team.