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Advisor, State and Community Engagement

Arlington County, Virginia
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Dec 3, 2021

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Summary: Responsible for providing subject matter expertise and the support for planning and administration of equity principles in public health efforts and place-based models within the Community Health and Prevention team. This includes utilizing case studies of successful Public Health Agencies and intermediary partnerships; identification of partner jurisdictions for in-depth support for capacity building; and development and testing of technical assistance trainings and tools.Principal Functions:Implements technical assistance and capacity building activities through specific work relating to the State Public Health Systems for the Advancement of Health Equity and Creating Resilient Communities Project (a place based public health effort).Supports the development and implementation of project evaluation. Works directly with the Senior Director on implementing an ASTHO learning community to support states and jurisdictions with place-based efforts.Responsible for the identification and development of resources to be shared with jurisdictions.Work collaboratively and build consensus with funders and partner organizations.Proactively build, cultivate trust, and strengthen stakeholder relationships to promote health equity work within the community health and prevention portfolio to support membership and ASTHO as an organization.Works with staff across the Community Health and Prevention Team to consult and coordinate, as appropriate ,on the inclusion of place-based efforts into proposed and existing work.Serves as a resource and responds to members, affiliates, and alumni technical assistance requests on issues related toQualifications:Experience with 7 years of relevant work experience, including supervision.Experience implementing place-based efforts to address Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health initiatives or programs.Masters degree preferred in Public Health or related field such as sociology and anthropology Experience in and knowledge of public health equity policyExperience working in state public health, local public health or community-based organizations addressing public health issuesExcellent interpersonal skillsStrong active listening abilityExcellent written and oral communications skillsAbout Us: ASTHO is the national nonprofit organization representing the public health agencies of the United States, the U.S. territories and Freely Associated States, and the District of Columbia, as well as the more than 100,000 public health professionals these agencies employ. ASTHO members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, are dedicated to formulating and influencing sound public health policy and to ensuring excellence in public health practice. ASTHO is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia with a regional office in Atlanta, GA. ASTHO was incorporated on March 23, 1942 with the goal of helping health officials navigate a rapidly changing public health landscape and remains a strong voice in governmental public health. Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:ASTHO isan all-encompassing diverse and inclusive organizationthat respects and celebrates every persons strengths, assets, and values, eliminating inequities and biases in all facets of activities and operations. ASTHO is committed to leading organizational change efforts that support racial healing, racial justice, and transformation within state and territorial public health agencies. Mandatory Vaccination Policy: As a Public Health organization, ASTHO accepts the responsibility to follow CDC guidelines and advisories relating to the health of all. ASTHO has adopted a mandatory vaccination policy applicable to all ASTHO employees to safeguard the health of our employees from the hazard of COVID-19.Department:
Arlington, VA
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