Program Manager – Institute for Public Health Innovation

Program Manager Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center
The Institute for Public Health Innovation (IPHI) is recruiting a part-time (0.5 FTE) Program Manager to provide day-to-day oversight for the Virginia Local Performance (LPS) Site of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center (MAR-PHTC). There is the potential for increased hours as additional funding opportunities are identified. The LPS Program Manager will coordinate efforts to identify training needs of the current and future public health workforce in Virginia and identify existing and develop new training resources and opportunities to meet those needs. The Program Manager will strengthen existing and develop new relationships with governmental and non-profit public health organizations, universities, healthcare systems, federally qualified health centers, and other key stakeholders. This work is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and administered through the Region III PHTC Administrative Office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Within the scope of work, this position will oversee efforts for IPHI and coordinate with partners and stakeholders across Virginia.

IPHI is one of over 40 members of the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) and the official public health institute serving Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland. IPHI creates partnerships across sectors and cultivates innovative solutions that improve health and well-being for all populations and communities, especially those most affected by health inequities. Our work strengthens health service systems and public policy; enhances the environments and conditions in which people live, age, work, learn, and play; and builds organizational and community capacity to sustain progress.

IPHI’s roles in our region include: designing, implementing and evaluating public health programs; providing technical assistance to community organizations and government; training the community health workforce; facilitating coordination and planning across sectors and jurisdictions; advocating for effective public policy; and conducting independent research and evaluation. Launched in 2009, IPHI has an operating budget of approximately $3.5M with 36 staff and a broad portfolio of programs.

The Program Manager plays a central role in the identification of public health training needs, linkage to existing training resources and development of new training opportunities in collaboration with partners and stakeholders. The position requires public health knowledge and experience as well as excellent analytical, interpersonal, organizational, facilitation, convening, and writing skills and the exercise of extensive discretion, independent judgment, and political acumen.

Work duties may include, but are not limited to:
Manage day-to-day activities of the Virginia Local Performance Site for MAR-PHTC, develop and implement work plans to achieve grant and program goals and objectives.
Develop and effectively manage program timelines to ensure timely completion of deliverables.
Build and strengthen relationships with key partners and stakeholders including but not limited to the Virginia Department of Health, the Virginia Public Health Association, the graduate level public health training programs in Virginia, the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, the Virginia Community Healthcare Association, and other traditional and non-traditional public health organizations
Establish and nurture a statewide LPS Advisory Committee composed of representatives from key partner and stakeholder organizations and associations.
Work in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Health and other partners to assess training needs of the governmental public health workforce (state and local) as the primary target audience; and non-governmental public health workforce as the secondary audience.
Work with partners to link identified needs with existing training resources. where resources are non-existent, collaborate with partners to create training opportunities. Publicize training resources through the LPS webpage and other marketing and communications strategies.
Execute day-to-day activities needed to deliver trainings including: communicating with trainers, obtaining continuing education (CE) accreditation, promoting training events, and facilitating activities at training venues. Work with key partners to plan statewide, regional, and local public health educational conferences and other events.
Identify and develop partnerships to utilize technology to offer distance learning opportunities.
Develop student field placements in conjunction with VDH and university partners.
Develop publications, grant applications, and reports through collaborative writing and editing.
Develop presentations and other materials for use during program-related events and meetings.
Serve as the LPS representative on the Region III PHTC Operations Committee.
Attend required Region III PHTC meetings and events as a representative of the LPS.
Develop evaluation tools, collect data, and utilize the approved learning management system.
Draft required programmatic, financial, and evaluation reports according to required format, content, and timelines.
Adhere to administrative and recordkeeping guidelines to support accurate bookkeeping and documentation of activities.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Graduate degree in public health, adult education or a related field required, with a minimum of five (5) years experience working on public health training; planning; and/or program or policy development, implementation and evaluation.

A strong understanding of public health workforce, training needs and best practices.
Ability to work with diverse individuals, organizations, and agencies.
Track record of grants and program management.
Research, synthesis and writing skills.
Knowledge of and experience utilizing adult education theory.
Knowledge of and experience with program evaluation, including data collection and analysis using online survey software.
Experience with electronic systems for data collection and data entry.
Demonstrated professional and political aptitude.
COMPENSATION: Salary range of $32,000 to $37,000 based on part-time position, experience and relevant qualifications. IPHI offers a flexible work environment and competitive benefits package including vacation and sick leave,and retirement 403(b) plan and contributions.

JOB LOCATION: The position will be based in the Richmond, Virginia office.

TRAVEL: Domestic travel is required for this position. Estimated travel: 25-35%, regularly throughout Virginia, occasionally to IPHI’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., and to funder-required meetings.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to: IPHI will not accept resumes without cover letters. Please place “Program Manager MAR-PHTC” in the subject line of the email when applying. Applications will be accepted through January 9,2017. No phone calls, please. Due to the large number of applicants expected, only successful candidates will be contacted.

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