Senior Program Analyst Overdose Prevention

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Washington, District of Columbia
Published 20 days ago

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), a national organization representing approximately 3,000 local health departments (LHDs) nationwide, has an immediate opening for a Full-time Senior Program Analyst Overdose Prevention.


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

The Senior Program Analyst will join NACCHO's Injury and Violence Prevention (IVP) team and lead projects focused on drug overdose prevention and response. The ideal candidate will have experience evaluating public health programs and providing technical assistance or direct service experience with communities implementing programs related to drug overdose.


  • Project Management – Ensures successful completion of program activities; Develops program goals and activities; Ensures alignment of program work with funder requirements and NACCHO's goals.
  • People Management - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating, and process improvement; Takes responsibility for supervisees' activities; Makes self available to staff; Provides regular and constructive performance feedback; Develops supervisees' skills and encourages growth; Continually works to improve his/her own skills in leadership and management; Aligns staff knowledge and skills with program activities.
  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches quantitative and qualitative data; Uses intuition based on prior academic and professional experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
  • Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations as well as independently; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics; Assists other staff with problem solving.
  • Performance and Quality – Cultivates excellence; Fosters quality focus in others; Monitors progress, evaluates results, and implements improvements. Identifies opportunities to improve and promote quality.
  • 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.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.


  • 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.
  • Prepare, manage, and monitor assigned budgets.
  • Maintains situational awareness of research, policies, and practices relevant to designated area of work.
  • 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 their designated area of work.
  • Represents NACCHO at external meetings and conferences related to their designated area of work.
  • Assists the Director in other matters as assigned.

Unit/Program Specific Duties

  • Provide technical assistance and foundational evaluation support and training to demonstration sites participating in NACCHO's Implementing Overdose Prevention Strategies at the Local Level (IOPSLL) and Comprehensive Community Approaches that Address Childhood Trauma to Prevent Substance Misuse (CCAP) programs.
  • Serve as lead point of contact for IOPSLL recipients implementing evidence-informed drug overdose prevention and response activities.
  • Advise IVP team members on evaluation design, planning, and implementation.
  • Manage external evaluation consultants and ensure all contract deliverables have been met.
  • Act as liaison to NACCHO's Research and Evaluation team.
  • Stay abreast of evidence-based programs designed to reduce drug overdose deaths, and public health issues and policies for people who use drugs.
  • Serve as the IVP team's evaluation lead providing support across all projects within IVP.
  • Serve as evaluation SME to design request for application (RFA) review efforts to select demonstration sites.
  • Support the growth of NACCHO's IVP portfolio through the submission of grant proposals to federal agencies, foundations, and for-profit collaborations.
  • Provide input on portfolio strategic direction.


  • Bachelor's degree and certification in relevant professional field with a minimum of 5-7 years relevant work experience; or Master's degree or certification in relevant professional field with a minimum of 4-5 years relevant work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience, including a relevant certification.


  • Understanding of Substance Use Disorder and experience implementing policies, practices and/or programming to address fatal and non-fatal overdoses.
  • Strong understanding of the opioid overdose epidemic including community-based prevention, treatment and recovery strategies.
  • Familiarity with the principles of harm reduction for individuals and communities impacted by drug use.
  • Familiarity and experience with the principles and practices of coalition building and developing community partnerships.
  • Knowledge of program evaluation, including both the conceptual understanding and sufficient professional experience to work on complex assignments.
  • Knowledge of the principles of program planning.
  • Knowledge of the social determinants of health, social-ecological model and health equity.
  • Knowledge of project management practices.
  • Knowledge of a range of public health issues and policies at the local, state, and/or federal level.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, specifically Word and Excel.


  • Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong analytical skills


  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as reports, policy statements, and other relevant literature.
  • Ability to apply knowledge and concepts of program evaluation in the context of a non-profit association whose work is largely grant-funded.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of partner organizations, members, and/or other colleagues within NACCHO.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to provide information with consideration of mental, emotional, cultural, social and physical factors.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Continually required to sit.
  • Occasionally required to walk for job-related reasons.
  • Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.
  • Continually required to talk or hear.
  • Occasionally required to bend, lift or climb stairs.
  • Occasionally required to lift light weights (less than 25 pounds).
  • Occasionally required to travel


  • The noise level in the work environment usually is moderate

Job Classification:

  • Full-time Exempt

HIRING SALARY RANGE: $74,363 – 78,932

SELECTION PROCESS: We only accept applications that follow the electronic process. No phone calls please. This position is subject to background screening. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter with salary requirements, resume and one writing sample to: PN - 487 Senior Program Analyst – Overdose Prevention.

NACCHO offers generous benefits plan including but not limited to 13 days of sick leave annual leave allowable accumulation up to 225 hours, and paid vacation leave, as well as other types of leave. NACCHO benefits include a generous health, dental, and vision plan, 5 percent of base salary contribution to 403(b) plan, (not a matching contribution); paid short and long term disability plan and paid term life insurance.

At NACCHO, our commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action seeks to ensure a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We respect and value work force diversity among all employees and all those with whom we do business

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The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), a national organization representing approximately 3,000 local health departments (LHDs) nationwide, has an immediate opening for a Full-time Senior Program Analyst…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
USD $74,363 - USD $78,932
/ year
Yearly Salary


Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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