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The island support team supports initiatives across astho’s portfolio on a wide variety of public health topics with a focus on the u.sIsland jurisdictionsThe team coordinates astho’s projects and activities to meet the specialized needs of public health agencies in the u.sAtlantic and the pacific islands and ensures alignment with astho’s strategic prioritiesThe island support team analyst will play an integral role in assisting programs across the organization with project deliverables, technical assistance, and capacity building for federally funded projects of value to territorial and freely associated state health officialsTopic areas include, but are not limited to, infectious diseases like covid-19, health equity, social and behavioral health, emergency preparedness, chronic diseases, and data systems/informatics, among others.
Delivers technical assistance and helps coordinate and align astho’s work in the u.sIsland jurisdictions.
Fields and responds to requests for assistance and information from members, affiliates, and national organizations.
Develops in-depth materials to assist staff in delivering capacity building and technical assistance to island members.
Tracks and analyzes emerging policies and issues of importance to the islands at the jurisdictional and federal levels.
Assists with the insular areas committee and island areas workgroup, helping formulate sound policy priorities and informing astho’s advocacy agenda for the islands.
Maintains situational awareness of regional response and recovery actions to public health emergencies, threats, and chronic needs at a regional and jurisdictional level.
Conducts environmental scan of member priorities and coordinates with internal research and evaluation staffResponsible for gap analysis leading the alignment and coordination of astho projects based on the perspectives of members, staff, partners, funders, and other relevant perspectives.
Conducts informal qualitative and quantitative research to assist staff in delivering capacity building and technical assistance to island members.
Translates and disseminates information to various groups and audiences.
Coordinates project activities and deliverables, including logistics for in-person and virtual convenings (e.g., meetings, conference calls, webinars, etc.).
Represents astho at local, regional, federal, and national meetings and serves as a liaison to partner organizations.
Responsible for maintaining the island support team’s project tracking spreadsheets and maintaining situational awareness of project deliverables and responsible key staff across astho.
Monitors progress of project goals, helps evaluate project activities and outcomes, and forecasts needs.
Performs tasks associated with writing reports, managing contracts, drafting meeting minutes and professional correspondence; edits documents as required.
Assists in the writing of proposals and progress reports for funders.
Assists with astho website updates for the island support team.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in public health, health policy, or related field; master’s degree preferred.
1-3 years of relevant experience.
Experience working for a membership association and/or government officials preferred.
Interest and knowledge in health equity and the insular areas’ public health systems and infrastructures, including funding and programs.
Interest and knowledge in promoting data-based decision-making and building data capacity in public health agencies.
Excellent writing and analytical skills.
Strong organizational skills to support multiple projects and meet deadlines.
Understanding, sensitivity, and appreciation for cultural humility and inclusiveness.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate tactfully and diplomatically with public and internal contacts.
Ability to develop and maintain working relationships and collaborative networks to coordinate astho programs and activities with other staff members and government organizations and to represent astho at meetings and conferences.
Strong computer skills in microsoft office applications and webinar platforms and ability to learn new software.
Ability to work independently, in a team environment, and across different teams.
Ability to work in a virtual setting and adapt to changing environments.
Ability to participate in calls after regular business hours with project participants in the u.sAffiliated pacific islands.
Ability to travel up to 15% of the time.
About us: astho is the national nonprofit organization representing the public health agencies of the united states, the u.sTerritories and freely associated states, and the district of columbia, as well as the more than 100,000 public health professionals these agencies employAstho members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, are dedicated to formulating and influencing sound public health policy and to ensuring excellence in public health practiceAstho is headquartered in arlington, virginia with a regional office in atlanta, gaAstho was incorporated on march 23, 1942 with the goal of helping health officials navigate a rapidly changing public health landscape and remains a strong voice in governmental public health.
Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion: astho is an all-encompassing diverse and inclusive organization that respects and celebrates every person’s strengths, assets, and values, eliminating inequities and biases in all facets of activities and operationsAstho is committed to leading organizational change efforts that support racial healing, racial justice, and transformation within state and territorial public health agencies.
Mandatory vaccination policy: as a public health organization, astho accepts the responsibility to follow cdc guidelines and advisories relating to the health of allAstho has adopted a mandatory vaccination policy applicable to all astho employees to safeguard the health of our employees from the hazard of covid-19.
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