Program Officer - Health Equity

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine value diversity in our members, volunteers, and staff and strive for a culture of inclusion in our workplace and activities. Convening a diverse community to exchange ideas and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and increases our relevance as advisers to the nation about the most complex issues facing the nation and the world.

Keck Center

National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine

<br /><br />The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provide independent, objective advice to inform policy with evidence, spark progress and innovation, and confront challenging issues for the benefit of society. We marshal knowledge and expertise across disciplines to study complex and sometimes contentious issues, reach consensus based on the evidence, and identify the best path forward.

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Full time

Overview: <strong>Req. No.: R0001601</strong><br /><br />OVERVIEW<br /><br />THE BOARD<br />The Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice (BPH), within the Health and Medicine Division, focuses on areas and issues affecting the public&rsquo;s health. In studies ranging from core principles and needs in the field to specific issues such as vaccine safety, pandemic preparedness issues, smoking cessation, health disparities, and reducing environmental and occupational hazards, BPH considers the best ways to ensure the health of the public. In order to improve the health of groups, communities, and populations, the Board explores topics such as cardiovascular and infectious disease prevention and control interventions and the capacity of federal, state, and local agencies to protect the health of the public.<br /><br />THE OPPORTUNITY<br />The Program Officer will support the Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity which convenes leaders from academia, government, industry, foundations, advocacy organizations, and other members to foster cross-sector collaboration. Specifically, the Roundtable promotes health equity and the elimination of health disparities by advancing the visibility and understanding of the inequities in health and healthcare among racial and ethnic populations, amplifying research, policy, and community-centered programs and catalyzing the emergence of new leaders, partners and stakeholders. <br /><br />The Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice values diversity in our staff and strive for a culture of inclusion in our workplace and activities. Convening a diverse community to exchange ideas and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and increases our relevance as advisers to the nation about the most complex issues facing the nation and the world. We strive to cultivate an environment and culture that promotes inclusion and values respectful participation of all individuals who help advance the mission of the institution.<br /><br />***cover letter required***
Responsibilities: <p><strong>PROJECT MANAGEMENT</strong></p> <p>Supports the work of the Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice. In collaboration with supervisor, develops program or project strategy, manages budget, supervises staff, and ensures forum meets objectives. Conducts large and small workshops and/or meetings. Develops agendas, invites presenters and participants, oversees meeting logistics and multimedia presentations, and prepares written summaries. Collaborates with experts and sponsors from federal, state, and local government agencies, foundations, schools, and other organizations. Represents the board and committee within and outside the National Academies.</p> <p><strong>COMMITTEE MANAGEMENT</strong></p> <p>Where applicable and with senior staff oversight, recruits potential committee nominees and assembles appointment packages. Communicates and coordinates with the committee chair and members. Identifies and gathers research materials. Facilitates the flow of information among committee members, consultants, staff, and other applicable parties. Supports committee members, workshop participants, etc. in all aspects of work. Serves as staff liaison between committee members and the National Academies.</p> <p><strong>RESEARCH AND WRITING</strong></p> <p>Prepares background papers and technical summaries. Provides assistance in preparing reports, workshop summaries, or other written products. Drafts and edits materials for publication. Assists with the response to review process, responds to comments and concerns of editors, and prepares the final manuscript for publication. Related duties and special projects as assigned.</p> <p><strong>STAFF MANAGEMENT</strong></p> <p>Manages staff with minimal oversight by senior staff. Assigns tasks and provides guidance and feedback to staff. Mentors staff and ensures required training is accomplished and participates in performance reviews. Interprets and ensures consistent application of organizational policies.</p> <p><strong>COMMUNICATION AND DISSEMINATION</strong></p> <p>Where applicable, plans and implements extensive communications activities related to the forum.&nbsp;Creates and maintains materials, web sites, and social media channels to provide interest groups with information generated from and for the forum. Where applicable, creates and implements dissemination plan that may include engaging external organizations, preparing dissemination materials, and conducting dissemination meetings. Assists in managing report production activities.</p> <p><strong>PROJECT DEVELOPMENT</strong></p> <p>With senior staff oversight, conducts background research on topics for new studies, programs, or activities. Writes prospectuses and proposals for new and continuing funding. Identifies potential sponsors. Raises funds for current and future projects. Where applicable, manages funder/member/alumni relations.</p>
Requirements: <p><strong>EDUCATION</strong></p> <p>Master's degree in a related field or equivalent knowledge required. Ph.D. in related field preferred.</p> <p><strong>REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES</strong></p> <p>Advanced knowledge of scientific, technical, or policy issues in a related discipline. Strong program/project management skills. Ability to solve intellectual problems that are varied and complex using originality and ingenuity. Ability to operate using appreciable latitude for independent judgment and action. Ability to manage and develop projects. Experience working in complex environments with a high degree of organizational effectiveness.</p> <p><strong>EXPERIENCE</strong></p> <p>Three years of related professional experience. Demonstrated basic proficiency in conveying scientific/technical/policy information in verbal and written form.</p> <p><strong>COLLABORATION AND TEAM WORK</strong></p> <p>Ability to work successfully in a team environment and to form and maintain effective teams. Ability to develop relationships with co-workers, employees in other National Academies' departments, and external constituents through effective communication.</p> <p><strong>COMMUNICATION</strong></p> <p>Excellent&nbsp;communication skills with a proven ability to effectively interact with all levels of staff and constituents. Ability to understand and share technical/scientific issues with diverse audiences.</p> <p><strong>SUPERVISION</strong></p> <p>Typically reports to senior program officer or director. General direction is provided. Supervises staff with minimal oversight by director/senior program officer.</p>