The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) is seeking a customer-focused, energetic and well-organized individual to join our team to support ongoing and special projects primarily in the Center for Community Capacity Development (CCCD). Current CCCD initiatives that the new program associate may work on include consultation services to communities and coalitions engaged in community health assessment and community health improvement planning, organizational strategic planning, and action plan implementation, facilitation of a health IT learning collaborative, capacity building for health and housing sector data sharing, and support for the Alliance for Health Equity (AHE), a collaborative of 30+ hospitals, 6 health departments and community stakeholders in Chicago and Cook County working to advance health equity. Project work may include writing summary reports of assessment findings and planning projects; qualitative research projects; stakeholder-engaged assessments, planning and policy projects; training content development; meeting and training event coordination, grant writing; and communications initiatives.
The Illinois Public Health Institute is dedicated to the principals of equal opportunity. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information or any other personal characteristic not relevant to the posted position. IPHI is committed to diversity and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, and veterans to apply.
This position reports to the Director of the Center for Community Capacity Development. Some activities will be cross-organizational, implemented in partnership with the Center for Policy and Partnership Initiatives and the Center for Health Information Technology. Full-time 37.5 hours per week, exempt position.
Description of Illinois Public Health Institute
The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) mobilizes stakeholders, catalyzes partnerships, and leads action to promote prevention and improve public health systems in order to maximize health, health equity and quality of life for the people of Illinois. IPHI leads initiatives through the Center for Community Capacity Development, the Center for Health Information Technology, and the Center for Policy and Partnership Initiatives. Current projects in the three Centers include: leading the national Data Across Sectors For Health (DASH) strategy to build communities’ ability to share data across sectors for community health; catalyzing, supporting and providing training and technical assistance to multi-sector community collaborative health improvement and health transformation initiatives; and conducting policy advocacy and systems initiatives to address obesity, nutrition, physical activity and chronic disease, including convening the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity.
CCCD Program Associate Duties and Responsibilities
Assist in data collection and analysis (e.g. secondary datasets, interviews, focus groups, and surveys) and prepare visual and narrative summaries of qualitative and quantitative data for reports.
Draft and edit assessment reports, grant proposals, research reports, white papers, background documents, fact sheets, newsletters, other organizing and communications materials and funder reports.
Coordinate and support the work of advisory committees, councils, task forces, teams and research partnerships, including scheduling meetings, communicating with participants and producing pre- and post-meeting materials.
Coordinate with partners to plan and execute in-person and online meetings and events by organizing and managing logistics, coordinating presenters and facilitators, developing and producing event materials, and conducting meeting follow-up.
Provide research assistance on evidence-based best practices and policies, using both scholarly literature and information from national and state policy and practice organizations; assist with research and development of curricula, tools and other resources.
Research, draft and compile training content and materials, including PowerPoint slides, agendas, worksheets, background and other materials.
Participate in community/stakeholder meetings; assist with facilitation of group discussions with partners and stakeholders.
Support IPHI’s communications and outreach through development and distribution of program communications and marketing, through e-marketing, social media, web content and media relations.
Support and maintain records and information on project-related stakeholders, participants, and other constituents through IPHI’s constituent relationship management system; maintain other project-specific records.
Administrative and clerical support including copying, ordering supplies, data entry, and other needs.
Other duties and tasks as needed.
The ideal candidate will have education and/or experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred, in a field related to health and human services such as: public health, urban planning, healthcare administration, public administration, public policy, or social work with a minimum of one year of work experience in program implementation, coalition or collaborative planning, community health assessment and/or training. Equivalent professional experience in a related field is acceptable. IPHI values multiple pathways towards attaining professional experience and education.
The successful candidate will be able to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, be comfortable in a fast-paced environment, and be able to adapt to change and growth.
Candidates should have experience working with diverse populations and in a variety of community settings.
Candidates should have the ability to work independently and as part of project teams.
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills are required; the successful candidate will be thorough and detail-oriented.
Strong and versatile writing skills.
Critical thinking, identifying and solving problems, and the ability to assess and incorporate feedback are necessary cognitive skills for this position.
Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Outlook, and managing organizational contacts is required. Experience with GoToWebinar, Salesforce, Survey Gizmo, webpage and social media development, GIS, and/or Asana is desirable but not required.
IPHI has a collegial, team-oriented culture where a sense of humor and a passion for work is highly valued.
Must have a driver’s license and ability to access a car or be qualified to rent a car.
Must be able to sit at and operate a computer and other office machinery for a significant portion of the workday.
Must be able to move about the office and at offsite events to access files, supplies, and assist with event set up.
The position requires occasional work on evenings or weekends, and ability to travel up to 30% of time.
The position requires frequent communication with internal and external customers about program activities. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
Additional Salary Information: depending on experience and qualifications; competitive benefits
About Illinois Public Health Institute
The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) mobilizes stakeholders, catalyzes partnerships, and leads action to promote prevention and improve public health systems in order to maximize health, health equity and quality of life for the people of Illinois.
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