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  • 19 Nov 2016 1:18 PM | Michael Royster (Administrator)

    The Fiscal/Administrative Assistant will assist the Executive Director with accounting and financial record-keeping, manage database files, and perform routine office and clerical duties to assist with general operations.

    Major responsibilities include:

    • Monitor, reconcile, and assist with fiscal administration, including but not limited to budgets, funding, grants, contracts, payroll, employment, travel, and/or purchasing
    • Receive and review all incoming bills/invoices, resolve discrepancies as necessary and enter invoices into QuickBooks Online for payment
    • Maintain current knowledge of grant funding policies, regulations, and procedures
    • Perform a range of diverse administrative activities such as answering telephones, assisting and resolving problems and inquiries, review and control of incoming and outgoing correspondence, and follow-up on operational commitments
    • Utilize knowledge and understanding of underlying operational issues to create, compose, and edit technical and/or administrative correspondence and documentation
    • Establish, update, and maintain files, inventories, and records; implement and maintain data management systems, as required
    • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

    Minimum Requirements

    The ideal candidate will have at least four (4) years of experience in complex clerical work in one or more fiscal/administrative functions such as bookkeeping, accounting, budget management, or grant administration. Fluency with QuickBooks Online, word processing and data management systems, particularly Microsoft Office. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate with diverse groups. Familiarity with standard administrative, budget and financial policies and procedures.


    Please email cover letter, resume, salary history, and three references to Keisha Smith at by November 30, 2016.

    *The Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • 19 Sep 2016 3:20 PM | Michael Royster (Administrator)

    Position: Program Evaluator

    Status: Grant-funded, Part-Time (Non-Exempt)

    Salary: Commensurate with experience

    Benefits: N/A

    Job Description: The Program Evaluator is responsible for coordinating programmatic data collection, analysis and reporting for the Virginia Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Cooperative Agreement with Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) by collecting data reports from the AHEC Center Directors, answering questions or clarifying completion requirements, reminding Centers when data reports are due/overdue, and making site visits to Centers when necessary to instruct and/or assist with data entry.

    Major responsibilities include:

    • Analyze, research and compile data, develop information and consider available solutions or alternate methods concerning strategic goals, as well as all other functions pertaining to policy and program development
    • Provide technical assistance in defining metrics and developing data collection instruments across a range of policy and evaluation projects
    • Create and maintain data tracking from multiple sources; and ensure data quality processes (defining, tracking, refining, and validating)
    • Develop, write and edit reports and briefs that demonstrate analytical information to inform decision-making processes for internal and external audiences
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    Minimum Requirements

    The ideal candidate will have at minimum a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with preferable coursework in public policy, public administration, public health, or related field with at least three years’ experience in a program evaluator, program analyst role or related field.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Master’s degree in public administration, public health, health administration, education administration, community/workforce development, or other health-related field. Familiarity with the communities of the AHEC catchment areas is also desired.


    Please email cover letter, resume, salary history, and three references to Keisha Smith at by Monday, September 26, 2016.

    *The Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority 3831 Westerre Parkway | Suite 2 | Henrico, VA 23233 Phone: 804.562.4928 |

  • 19 Jul 2016 10:02 PM | Michael Royster (Administrator)

     The Institute for Public Health Innovation (IPHI) is recruiting a full-time Program Manager to assist with managing a growing portfolio of initiatives and special projects to address population health and health equity in Virginia. The Program Manager will assist initially with a training and technical assistance project that supports local community partners in the use of Health in All Policies (HiAP) principles and policy, systems, and environmental changes. In addition, this new staff position will support the growth and sustainability of community health workers (CHW) as a profession in Virginia by building awareness of the CHW workforce among healthcare system leaders and elected officials, advancing organizational and public policies, and engaging stakeholders and supporting a coalition-led process to create supportive systems and policies. Over time, the Program Manager will have opportunities to contribute to and play a management role on other emerging IPHI initiatives. For more information and to apply, visit

  • 09 Jul 2016 6:22 PM | Michael Royster (Administrator)

    Recruitment is currently underway for temporary positions to assist local health districts in Virginia to conduct community health needs assessments. Duties include:

    • Provide or coordinate health assessment planning services in the local health district by working closely with staff to identify potential assessment team members through coalition-building, select appropriate methods and tools for conducting an assessment
      Perform data analysis from multiple national health sources
      Produce mapping to support assessment and the process
      Ascertain grant opportunities and explore applications related to known health needs
      Write assessment and recommendation reports
      Provide technical assistance to local health district and community agencies/organizations on community health assessment towards improvement planning.

    Candidate can either apply through this link or send an email directly to Katie Kennedy, Recruiter (

  • 27 May 2016 4:58 PM | Michael Royster (Administrator)

    who will support its expanding program portfolio including but not limited to: the development and day-of-day management of organizational change programs; support for the development and expansion of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Training Institute; implementation of technical assistance; and engagement in organizational and staff development activities. Candidates must submit a resume and cover letter with the subject line "Senior Program Manager" to by Friday, June 10, 2016, at 6:00 pm EST.

    Please click to view details regarding this opportunity.

  • 25 Jan 2016 5:47 PM | Michael Royster (Administrator)

    The Virginia Oral Health Coalition ( is an alliance of organizations and individuals striving to improve the health and well being of all Virginians by ensuring oral health is part of comprehensive health care. The Coalition seeks a Program & Engagement Manager to oversee development and successful implementation of Coalition initiatives, including health care integration efforts and a state-specific report card, while managing engagement efforts with new and existing community partners.  

    Specific responsibilities and job requirements are listed below.


    • ·         Collaborate with executive director to lead VaOHC advocacy and integration efforts, including development of a Virginia-specific report card
    • ·         Manage project workgroups
    • ·        Develop policy statements
    • ·         Facilitate development of tools and resources to support integrated health care in safety net clinics, private practice, large health systems and academic institutions in Virginia
    • ·         Conduct research related to oral health access, delivery of care and health policy issues at the state and national level
    • ·         Identify and engage traditional and non-traditional partners and maintain relationships
    • ·         Provide succinct program reports to funders, Coalition board and executive director, and initiative participants
    • ·         Provide oversight to Coalition’s program assistant and student interns

    Successful candidates will demonstrate:

    • ·         Strong analytic and communication skills, ability to write clearly and succinctly, and make well-organized verbal presentations
    • ·         An understanding of state and national health policy
    • ·         The ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously and prioritize competing demands in a fast changing environment
    • ·         The ability to seek and engage new partners while maintaining existing relationships
    • ·         Strong organizational and leadership skills
    • ·         A commitment to producing consistently high quality, detailed work, even under deadline pressure
    • ·         Excellent computer skills
    • ·         Experience with or dedicated interest in oral health access issues
    • ·         Previous experience managing and developing statewide initiatives (a plus)
    • ·         Flexibility, a sense of humor and desire to work in a drama-free, collaborative, hard-working and fun environment


    • ·         Bachelor’s degree required, Masters in related field preferred
    • ·         Academic or safety net experience a plus


    To apply, please submit all materials below by February 1:

    • ·         Cover letter
    • ·         Resume
    • ·         Two writing samples
    • ·         Salary history


    No phone calls please. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All applications will be treated confidentially.

  • 22 Jan 2016 3:35 PM | Michael Royster (Administrator)

    Job Description: Sr. Program Manager January 2016


    CommonHealth ACTION seeks to invest in a dynamic and energetic Senior Program Manager who will support its expanding program portfolio including but not limited to: the development and day-of-day management of national and local leadership programs; support for the development and expansion of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Training Institute; implementation of technical assistance; and engagement in organizational and staff development activities.

    Candidates must submit a resume and cover to letter by 5p, January 29, 2016.


    CommonHealth ACTION is a national public health organization that aligns people, strategies, and resources to generate solutions that address health and policy challenges. Our vision is an America in which all people have equitable opportunities and neighborhood conditions to achieve their best possible health. Collectively, our staff has worked in 43 states and more than 100 communities across the nation.

    At CommonHealth ACTION, we believe that health is a production of society. In addition to genetics, our health outcomes are determined by the contexts within which we live our lives and make personal behavioral choices. We work with people across sectors to address the policies, systems, and institutions that produce health and wellbeing in communities (e.g. housing, employment, education, transportation, access to healthcare, the built and natural environments, structural racism, and others) known collectively as the social determinants of health.

    Our program services include: technical assistance and capacity-building; change management; curriculum development, training, and facilitation; organizational strategy and development; research, writing, and publications; and integrated meeting services. Please visit for more information about our work.



    The Senior Program Manager will design, manage, and implement programs for diverse clients with whom we work to map, make, manage, measure, and master change. This position requires analytical, interpersonal, organizational, and communications skills as well as the ability to exercise discretion, independent judgment, and political acumen.

    IDEAL CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate is a proven leader and manager who is a self-starter and self-directed. The candidate should be a flexible and curious person who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment with multiple teams on various programs. They should have an understanding of and commitment to the principles of equity and the production of good health for all people. The candidate must be an effective verbal communicator and demonstrate strong writing skills; be a strategic and creative thinker; seek to engage in thought partnership; have an engaging personality and demeanor; and appreciate constructive feedback as a mechanism for professional development and personal growth.


    GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) Program Management

    • Lead and manage long- and short-term program design and planning.
    • Develop, monitor, and manage program timelines, human capital, and budgets to ensure timely, high-quality, and error-free deliverables.
    • Use available and emerging technology to lead, manage, and document program activities.
    • Manage, prepare, and oversee documentation, invoicing, and reporting as required by funders and clients.
    • Provide content expertise and knowledge for the design and implementation of program activities.
    • Serve as programmatic liaison to external partners, including representing CommonHealth ACTION at national, regional and local meetings.
    • Manage and coordinate programmatic, team, and partner meetings.
    • Negotiate, monitor, and manage consultant contracts.
    • Serve as a resource advisor which includes: coaching and mentoring staff members; supporting the development and growth of advisees’ professional brands; and managing resources, opportunities, time, and information to ensure advisees can be successful.
    • Adhere to CommonHealth ACTION’s administrative and recordkeeping guidelines to support accurate bookkeeping and documentation of activities.

    Technical Assistance and Capacity-building

    • Design, manage, and provide technical assistance to clients, partners, and program participants.
    • Conduct and facilitate webinars, conference calls, and face-to-face meetings and trainings as needed to support program and organizational goals.

    Curriculum Development, Training, and Education

    • Facilitate small and large group meetings and trainings.
    • Develop and deliver curricula and training modules independently or with a team.
    • Facilitate group processes, training, planning, and adult learning activities, independently or with a team.

    Organizational Development

    • Contribute to organizational strategy, business model development, and planning activities.
    • Contribute to the development and implementation of organizational policies and practices.
    • Offer new ideas and innovative approaches to support the organization and emerging business model.

    Research, Writing, and Publications

    • Manage and conduct environmental scans that identify needs, trends, and best practices in support of programmatic and organizational goals.
    • Conduct and coordinate research activities to support program and portfolio development
    • Develop publications and reports through collaborative writing and editing.

    Job Description: Sr. Program Manager

    Communications and Marketing

    • Write blog posts and online content for and social media in support of organizational and programmatic communications strategies
    • Develop PowerPoint presentations, brochures, and other materials for use during program-related activities and for presentation at professional conferences.
    • Contribute to the development and visibility of CommonHealth ACTION’s brand and messaging while identifying opportunities to market programs and services proactively.

    Business Development

    • Research, identify, and secure funding through the development of bids, concepts, and proposals.
    • Seek and build relationships with individuals and organizations to create opportunities for new work.
    • Identify opportunities to increase and diversify revenue streams as aligned with the business model.MPLOYMENT STANDARDS &

    EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND PERSONAL AFFECT: A graduate degree is required. Candidates may hail from fields outside of public health or public policy but must have eight to twelve years’ progressive management experience and responsibility.

    A strong understanding of public health and the production of the public’s health

    Ability to work with and across sectors (e.g., communities, corporations, government, and academia)

    Ability to cultivate and sustain strong partner/client relationships on behalf of the organization

    Ability to align organizational priorities and values with funders’ and partners’ priorities

    Proposal writing experience

    Experienced and effective technical assistance provider

    Knowledge and experience with leadership development

    Creative program design; system and process development; and problem-solving skills

    Understanding of change and change management in organizations, communities, institutions, and systems

    Willingness to engage in continuous learning and training

    Professional and political acumen, diplomacy, and tact

    Positive, collaborative, compassionate, and solutions-focused temperament


    REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Resource Advisor: Associate Director, Programs & Resource Development

    HIRING SALARY RANGE AND BENEFITS: $77,000 – $87,000 (Salary is contingent upon available funding), and is commensurate with experience and qualifications. CommonHealth ACTION offers a competitive benefit package with annual leave, health/dental/vision insurance and retirement contributions (403B).

    TRAVEL: Local and national travel (approximately 15%–30%) are required. Travel is typically for short-term, client-based meetings, trainings, and conferences.

    PERSONAL VEHICLE: This position requires a reliable personal vehicle and automobile insurance. Local vehicle mileage and parking will be reimbursed according to organizational policy and program budgets.

    NON-DISCLOSURE, NO-COMPETE, AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AGREEMENTS: Employee may be required to sign the aforementioned agreements as a condition of employment.

    JOB LOCATION: Washington, DC. Telework agreements are negotiable.

  • 17 Dec 2015 2:02 PM | Michael Royster (Administrator)

    VDH’s Division of Surveillance and Investigation is seeking assistance with a data validation project to evaluate the completeness of electronic data transmissions submitted by hospitals and laboratories. One data validator will be hired through a temp agency to assist with the project. Work will be performed at VDH offices at 109 Governor St. in downtown Richmond.

    Activities: Validate the content and format of electronic laboratory reports (ELRs) to ensure accuracy and completeness. Compare the format of ELR messages against published national and state standards to identify discrepancies and evaluate quality. Investigate discrepancies to determine their source and propose a valid resolution. Verify conclusions with VDH subject matter experts. Clearly and accurately document findings. Communicate effectively with public health partners to clarify issues while encouraging collaboration and enhancing relationships between VDH and its partners.

    Background and Skills: Knowledge of health sciences. Attention to detail. Skilled in the use of databases and spreadsheets, including experience with MS Office's Excel. Ability to plan and follow data evaluation strategies, perform data evaluation and analysis, summarize findings, recommend strategies to resolve systematic data discrepancies, and communicate technical information. College degree with major in microbiology, epidemiology, biology, statistics, social sciences or a related field and/or equivalent experience and training. Prefer training in laboratory science, public health or a related field. Experience with the following is helpful, but not expected: laboratory, communicable disease and other medical terminology; familiarity with HL7 messaging; and with LOINC and SNOMED coding systems.

    Experience that will be Gained: The participant will learn about public health epidemiology, surveillance and informatics and will become familiar with HL7 message structure and content and the use of LOINC, SNOMED and other structured vocabularies.

    Pay: $21.36/hour

    Time Commitment: 20-30 hours/week, potential for additional hours. Ideal candidate would be able to work 6 -12 months, longer if needed.

    Application Process: Submit resume to J. Rebecca Early, Division of Surveillance and Investigation, Virginia Department of Health, Questions call 804-864-7549. Must be hired through Caliper.

    Application Deadline: Thursday, Dec 31st, 2015


  • 11 Nov 2015 11:51 AM | Anonymous

    The Department of Global and Community Health at George Mason University (GMU) invites applications for a fulltime, 9 month, term (non-tenure) instructional faculty position to serve as the program coordinator for the Master of Public Health program, beginning January or August 2016.

    The successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the MPH degree program with emphasis upon supporting the development, launch, and management of all online academic degree and certificate programs.  In addition to their instructional assignment, the coordinator will oversee program marketing, student recruitment, admissions, advising, curriculum and program implementation and evaluation, and compliance with core competencies and accreditation standards required by the Council on Education for Public Health. 

    The successful candidate will have a doctorate degree in a public health sciences-related discipline and an MPH from a Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited program.  We seek applicants with administrative, management, and leadership experience with CEPH accreditation; experience establishing academic partnerships with health-related agencies and organizations; experience teaching core graduate public health courses, and proficiency with teaching online public health courses.  The successful candidate should also have experience with program marketing, student recruitment, admissions, advising; experience with coordinating academic events and activities; an ability to build and maintain positive working relationships; and excellent oral and written communication skills.

    For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F9973z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload: (1) a cover letter describing the applicant’s qualifications, research interests and goals, and teaching experience and philosophy; (2) a current curriculum vitae; and (3) contact information for three references (include title, affiliation, mailing addresses, e-mail address, and telephone number).

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only complete electronic applications submitted using will be reviewed.  Please send e-mail inquiries or nominations to Dr. Ali Weinstein, Search Committee Chair, Department of Community and Global Health at

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