Program Assistant(s) – Public Health Accreditation Board – ALEXANDRIA

These positions will provide general programmatic and administrative support for PHAB, based on the unit or department of hire. The Program Assistant will assist the PHAB Unit/Department staff in implementing work plans and processes. Tasks may include coordination of virtual/in-person/hybrid meetings, events and trainings, travel logistics, note taking and development of meeting materials and summaries, documentation of processes, policies and procedures, processing of documents, reports, data or information and technology and systems support.
The Program Assistant may interact with and provide support and technical assistance to employees from PHAB, health departments, vendors, professional associations, site visitors, committees/workgroups, and other individuals and organizations with whom PHAB interacts.
The incumbent will engage in other logistical and communication activities to support PHAB. The position will provide an opportunity to learn about and be a part of shaping the practice of public health throughout the country. The Program Assistant will have the opportunity to engage in other organizational activities, as appropriate. The Program Assistant will participate in the equity-based strategic goals of the unit to meet PHAB’s organizational strategic priorities.

Provide internal and external scheduling support
Assist in planning meetings and webinars. This includes help with logistics, meeting summaries, and other responsibilities. Meetings may be virtual or in-person
Assist in maintaining internal processes and procedures
Develop and maintain department files and systems
Track and respond to internal and external inquiries
Track and process documents
Contribute to organizational strategic plan and other priorities
Other duties as assigned

Program Assistant, Communications and Public Affairs
Assist in regular and timely data entry, list or database maintenance and research as well as reporting
Create content for and post to social channels, assist in developing social and digital content campaigns
Assist in maintenance of PHAB related websites
Assist in design of digital media, print materials, presentations, and graphics for video
Assist with creating, placing, monitoring, and reporting on digital ad campaigns
Assist with development of fact sheets, one pagers, talking points, newsletters, website content, blog posts, op-eds, LTEs, press releases, media advisories, speeches and policy or government related briefs
Copy edit written content, spelling and grammar check, style check (against style and branding guides) and readability check (through an online engine)
Place follow up calls or send follow up emails to media outlets
Program Assistant, Program Operations
Assist with developing and updating technical assistance materials, including factsheets, templates, newsletter content, website, and other materials
Assist staff in editorial reviews of reports and other materials
Support learning communities or other health department engagement opportunities
Provide support as a first point of contact for responding to questions from health departments.
Monitor and track technical assistance requests
Program Assistant, Research and Product Development
Assist in conducting literature reviews and environmental scans
Draft portions and conduct editorial reviews of reports and other written materials
Assist in extracting information from other data sources (e.g., from articles, health department documentation) and coding for themes
Participate in data cleaning and quality assurance activities
Participate in user acceptance testing of electronic systems

This section describes the knowledge, skills, and expertise that we consider most important to success in this position. We recognize that not everyone will be an exact fit for this list, and we know you offer strengths and talents beyond what we have listed. If you have a vision and excitement for this role and our mission, and/or if you have been directly impacted by the public health, systemic and social issues that we address, we encourage your application.
Bachelor’s degree; preference given to individuals with 1-2 years’ professional experience;
Interest in the field of public health, business operations or communications, particularly topics relating to accreditation, performance improvement, infrastructure, innovations, research, and operations;
Excellent customer relationship skills;
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organization skills;
Commitment to approaching work through a diversity, inclusion, equity, and anti-racism lens (IDEA)
Computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft 365;
Self-motivated with a strong work ethic and ability to work independently and collaboratively;
Proven writing and editing skills;
Excellent ability to multitask and prioritize tasks effectively within tight timelines;
Skilled in the use of technology, including learning new platforms and helping others to successfully use them; and
Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with peers in a team-oriented environment.
Ability to work independently and meet deadlines while seeking guidance when needed
Ability to travel

The Public Health Accreditation Board’s staff currently work in a hybrid office environment. At the time of hiring, staff members are asked to elect if they will primarily work from an office in their home or in the headquarters office (currently in Alexandria, VA.) If they elect to work from a home office, they must agree to maintain a professional working environment with a dedicated workspace, including high-speed internet access. All staff are required to participate in in-person staff meetings that occur currently on a semi-annual basis for up to 5 consecutive days. These in-person staff meetings may be increased quarterly, as determined by management. Travel and related expenses for these meetings will be paid for by the employer.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to to be considered.