Re-advertisement. Previous applicants will be considered. The Environmental Strategies Coordinator will work with Local Health Departments (LHDs) and community coalitions to implement policy, systems, and environment change strategies for community health promotion (particularly in relation to increasing access to healthy foods and spaces for physical activity. The Coordinator will review monthly progress reports, providing feedback and suggestions to strengthen interventions; conduct routine site visits and attend Community Action Network (CAN) meetings to assess progress and CAN dynamics; assist with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting requirements for their assigned area (e.g. interim and final progress reports); participate in the strategic planning and development of grant applications; and participate in professional development opportunities to enhance skills and the quality of technical assistance provided to LHDs.
Knowledge of: public health principles and practices to addressing underlying causes and improving the management of chronic disease (e.g. type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, or obesity), including behavioral, medical, genetic, environmental, and social factors; principles of cultural and linguistically appropriate program design; and socioeconomic and behavioral determinants of health disparities. Ability to: set program goals and objectives; apply current scientific evidence; advocate for chronic disease programs and resources; balance needs, requirements, work load, etc. for multiple projects; demonstrate critical thinking; respond with flexibility to changing needs and communicate effectively orally and in writing. Experience: planning, implementing and evaluating programs; facilitating integration between chronic disease programs and other related programs; navigating cooperative agreements with CDC; establishing and maintaining linkages/partnerships with key stakeholders; assessing the impact of public policies, laws, and regulations related to chronic disease; using public health data to develop and prioritize community-based interventions; managing programs within budget constraints; monitoring program performance; working with disparate and at-risk subpopulations (e.g. low literacy); delivering presentations to small and large groups; developing progress reports, memos, and other written documents, providing training and technical assistance and conducting site visits within Virginia.
Prefer a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Community Health, Public Policy, or Health Education with relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Master’s degree in Public Health preferred.
Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of a state and federal criminal history background check and the Department of Social Service’s Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry check, U.S. HHS IG Exclusion List check, employment reference check, and E- Verify. The selected candidate must complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interests as a condition of employment, if applicable (Va. Code § 2.2-3114). Other financial, credit, driving, or other background checks prior to employment may be required for certain positions.
This Restricted position is funded by DP14-1422PPHF 14 grant funds which currently end 09/29/2018. The availability of funding is scheduled for review before the grant expiration date and periodically thereafter. Continued employment is contingent on the continued availability of grant of non-general funds.
Job Close Date 05/26/2017
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