The Institute for Public Health Innovation (IPHI) is currently recruiting to fill several Program Associate positions to support our growing work across the region. Program Associates work independently, with support, and collaboratively with other IPHI team members in the following areas, among others: Research to support program development; project planning and management assistance; internal and external meeting planning and logistics; meeting process support and documentation; coordinating various project activities; program financial management and reporting tasks; proposal and report writing; publications/materials development; and communications and marketing activities. The position also contributes to broader organizational development activities.
IPHI anticipates hiring multiple Program Associates to work within or across a number of program areas, including:
- ImmunizeVA – IPHI provides backbone support for ImmunizeVA, a statewide coalition of diverse stakeholders in Virginia collaborating and advocating for disease prevention through effective immunization strategy and access. Primary IPHI roles include but are not limited to coalition building, group process facilitation, member outreach, social marketing, communications, training, project management, grant/contract management, evaluation and resource development.
- Community Health Worker (CHW) Programs – IPHI coordinates a number of projects around the region focused on developing the CHW workforce and deploying CHWs to improve public health and achieve health equity. This currently includes a focus on utilizing CHWs for COVID-19 vaccine outreach and pandemic response and recovery. Primary IPHI roles include but are not limited to: State and regional partnership development, CHW recruitment and training; supporting deployment of CHWs, project management, grant/contract management, technical assistance and capacity building, communications, data collection and evaluation, and resource development.
- Training and Instructional Design – IPHI has a growing portfolio of training programs that cross IPHI’s programmatic areas of focus. Activities involve curriculum development, instructional design, materials development, outreach and marketing, communications, learning platform management, training implementation, and evaluation.
- Program Associates will fulfill a wide range of project and team support roles, including but not limited to:
- Provide administrative, logistical and communications support for projects and teams.
- Assist with development and timely implementation of program activities.
- Assist with monitoring program activities to ensure compliance and accuracy of activities vis-à-vis contractual and grant commitments.
- Conduct internal and external meeting scheduling, planning, logistics, and documentation.
- Provide technical assistance and training to partner organizations and public health professionals.
- Support delivery of workforce trainings and regional knowledge-sharing, both in person and via webinar or video conference.
- Support data collection and quality monitoring to evaluate and improve program effectiveness.
- Conduct basic research to support program development and proposal writing.
- Research and monitor funding opportunities and contribute to the development of grant/contract proposals.
- Scan and track relevant resources and activities in public health and related fields to inform team members and external partners.
- Work with team members to effectively communicate about program activities and relevant public health information via email communications, website, social media, publications and other methods.
- Support financial management, including vendor invoice processing, employee/vendor reimbursement, and program-related expense reconciliation.
- Adhere to administrative and recordkeeping guidelines to support accurate bookkeeping and documentation of activities.
- Actively contribute to the advancement of the organization and its mission, including strategic planning and the development of new business opportunities.
- Participate in positive, effective relationships with community and national partners.
- Serve as programmatic liaison to external partners, including representing IPHI at national, regional and local meetings.
- Work collaboratively and independently while seeking guidance and support appropriately.
- Bachelor’s degree in related field and at least three years’ experience, or other comparable combination of education and experience. Master’s degree may substitute for a portion of the required experience.
- Demonstrated commitment to health equity and racial justice.
- Demonstrated public health or related knowledge and experience.
- Experience with community health workers, disease prevention, COVID-19 response, workforce training, health departments, or related public health issues would be a plus.
- Understanding of community-based public health program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
- Demonstrated organizational skills.
- Savvy with technology.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrated professional and political aptitude.
- Willingness to engage in continuous learning.
Compensation: These are exempt position with competitive benefits and an anticipated starting full-time salary range of $50,000-$58,000, commensurate with experience.
Location: Job location is flexible within the region, though Richmond area candidates may be preferred for some positions. IPHI has offices in Washington, DC; Largo, MD; and Richmond, VA. In 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IPHI has a flexible telecommuting policy, though travel, in-person meetings and on-site work may be required for these positions.
How to Apply: Please submit a resumé and cover letter to complete your application for consideration. Your cover letter can be submitted under "Additional Information" as text or uploaded as one file along with your resumé. Please note: only one file can be uploaded to apply.
The Institute for Public Health Innovation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from individuals who would contribute to its diversity.