Summary: Supports project deliverables for federally funded projects important to State/Territory Health Officials in the areas of injury and violence prevention, social and behavioral health, and other areas that support ASTHO. Social and behavioral health projects include working with states/territories to develop comprehensive approaches to promote mental wellbeing, prevent substance misuse, and other related topics. This position will support capacity building and technical assistance efforts related to comprehensive suicide and overdose prevention, injury and violence prevention, and behavioral health services in schools.
Develops in-depth reports, state/territory stories, issue briefs, and articles for publication.
Responds to requests for assistance and information from State/Territory Health Agency members, affiliates, and national organizations.
Serves as an information and policy resource on injury prevention, behavioral health, and other related areas.
Assists in the management of project activities, including meeting planning and other administrative tasks necessary to support project deliverables.
Works with state/territorial teams in preparation for meetings and helping to facilitate pre- and post-workplan development.
Assists with writing curricula, grant proposals, and progress reports.
Monitors progress of cooperative agreement goals.
Provides staff support to ASTHO's Prevention Policy Committee and other related projects.
Collaborates with staff across ASTHO relating to integrated programs and activities.
Works with national partners on related programs and activities.
Attends meetings and conferences related to injury prevention. May represent ASTHO at external meetings.
Develops and maintains relevant materials and links for injury- and behavioral health-related topics and policies on the ASTHO Web site and through several newsletters.
Assists with the evaluation of project activities and outcomes.
Tracks and analyzes federal and state/territory legislative, regulatory, and judicial activities related to project issues.
Bachelor's degree, with Master's degree preferred, in related field.
Three years of related experience.
Knowledge of state/territory or local public health, including injury prevention, mental wellbeing, substance misuse, or violence prevention desirable.
Ability to research, track, and analyze appropriate issues and legislation at federal and state/territory levels using abstract concepts.
Excellent written and oral communications skills.
Strong positive interpersonal skills, including teamwork and meeting facilitation.
Strong analytical skills.
Strong project management skills.
Ability to travel within service area.
Ability to develop project measures of success, analyze progress, evaluate outcomes, and forecast needs.
Strong computer knowledge. Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite a plus.