Public Health Job Opportunities

tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the field of Health Care Policy

The Department of Political Science Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the field of Health Care Policy with special emphasis on health policy and politics in the USA. Those making comparative analyses or taking critical perspectives on health, aging, and family policies in the USA as well as other national and sub-national health systems are particularly welcome. The teaching requirements for this position will be four courses per academic year. This position will begin August 10, 2015.  Earned doctorate in political science or a closely related field at the time of application or degree in hand by August 10, 2015. Candidates must demonstrate strong analytical skills, research effectiveness, as well as success in both undergraduate and graduate teaching to meet the department’s teaching needs in its B.A., M.A., and affiliated Ph.D. programs.

The Department is seeking to train its graduates in the latest qualitative and quantitative social science methods to address today’s major health policy challenges, including the legal and regulatory environments governing the provision of health care, the politics of health care reform, the political economy of providing accessible and affordable care, the new institutional pressures caused by the USA’s rapidly graying population, human security questions linked to global pandemics, bio-terrorist events, overtaxed public health agencies, greater regulatory oversight, and popular doubts about many modern medical technologies. We seek a colleague who focuses on addressing local, national, and global health policy questions as well as critical policy perspectives on the plight of unassisted, under-represented, and underserved groups in contemporary health care delivery systems and policy debates. In advancing the research, teaching, and service demands of this position, successful candidates will have opportunities to collaborate with other behavioral and social science units in both College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and the School of Public and International Affairs as well as the Colleges of Science, Veterinary Medicine, Engineering, and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research in Roanoke, Virginia.

Interested persons must apply at posting #TR0140116 where they will submit a cover letter that addresses how they position their work in relation to national health policy and politics, current curriculum vitae, recent writing sample, teaching evaluations, a statement about their current and future research agendas, and an overview of their teaching experience in this area to demonstrate their potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service. Three academic references can be submitted directly to Kim Hedge ( Screening of applications will begin on January 12, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. All inquiries can be sent to: Dr. Wayne Moore (, Chair, Health Care Policy Search Committee, Department of Political Science, Major Williams Hall, Room 531 (0130), 220 Stanger Street, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Individuals with additional questions or with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the search committee chair. For further information on the department, see Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Agency.  Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, veterans, minorities and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify the Chair of the Search Committee or the Virginia Tech Relay Service, 1-800-828-1129.

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health–Program Officer II

Requisition #:       64243

Status:  Full Time

Hours Worked:     37.5

Work Week:         M-F 8:30-5 with occasional evening, weekends, domestic and international travel required

Contact: 410-955-3006

Personnel Area:   Bloomberg School of Public Health

Org Unit:              Center for Communication Programs (CCP)

Location:              111 Market Place

Starting Salary:    $55,747 – $76,710


Qualifications:      Masters degree (M.A., MHS, MPH) or equivalent. Four years of related experience and/or training. Must have experience working internationally/abroad.



General Description:          The Program Officer II is responsible for supporting one or more of JHUCCP’s projects with technical, programmatic, and administrative assistance. The Program Officer II serves as a field program’s consistent link to Baltimore, and provides the day-to-day problem solving, technical input, writing and editing, and procurement processing field programs require. The Program Officer II also travels internationally to provide technical assistance in areas of their expertise. The Program Officer II with the Knowledge Management (KM) Unit would be expected to serve in both technical and operational roles to ensure a smooth continuity of HQ and international program activities. Will also collaboration between K4Health partner organizations and represents JHUCCP and K4Health at technical meetings, and work directly with donors, partners, other cooperating agencies, and key USAID committees to support K4Health field activities. Will be detail-oriented, able to prioritize and take on challenging initiatives, be organized and feel comfortable working in unique environments. Other core qualities include a strong work ethic, resourcefulness, inquisitive inquiry, and a strategic ability to work well with a diverse group of colleagues. The Program Officer II position requires proficiency with the above qualities and should be able to demonstrate a broad expertise in health communication theory, knowledge management, social media, understanding the core elements of individual/group behavior change, and the ability to interpret and synthesize M&E findings into programmatic application across a diverse set of heath areas.


Leadership: Programmatic, financial, personnel & operational development, implementation, and support of the Knowledge Management Division’s activities in the home office and field offices and for regional programs related to the Knowledge for Health project. Work as the key liaison between the K4Health Project and specialized partners to ensure that all activities are being conducted appropriately. Supervise (as assigned) staff members in the home office and JHUCCP or other direct hire staff in field offices/projects. Develop regional and country specific strategies, projects and activities. Provide in-country technical assistance in several areas including needs assessments, strategy development, message and material development, project design & implementation, as needed as well as in technical areas concerning a range of public health topics. Represent region/division internally at the center and in contacts with USAID, government health ministries, international donors, non-governmental organizations, or other sponsors/leaders. Presentations of program budgets and activities. International Travel to support in-country projects and provide technical assistance. Prepare special documents, professional presentations, and proposals. Monitor contracts and work of subawardees and vendors. Act as liaison or point-of-contact with partner organization program staff. Work closely with Financial Administrator and Operations (FAO) to insure budgetary compliance on programs/projects. Work with senior management on issues and initiatives relevant to JHU-CCP and the K4Health Project, etc.

Strategic Communication and KM Design: Plan, coordinate and execute ways to identify K4Health audience needs. Participation in field support (IR4) planning meetings and support strategy development for field support. Communications focused writing and editing; ability to tailor messages for relevant audiences. Identify and capitalize on opportunities to collaborate with other CCP projects to identify their audience needs and develop tailored KM strategies. Design data collection materials including key informant interview (KII) guides, focus group discussion (FGD) guides and questionnaires. Conduct KIIs, FGDs, surveys, online forums, and market research to determine the FP/RH knowledge needs and IT capabilities of primary and intermediary audiences. Perform data entry, coding, analysis, and report writing. Technical (report) writing and job aid/tool development.

Field support backstopping: formative research, needs assessment, M&E in general. Contribute to the design and implementation of tailored KM strategies according to needs assessment results. Interview K4Health audience members on FP/RH topics and synthesize results for actionable follow-up.

Knowledge Management: Submit (or ensure field has submitted) all materials produced in programs you backstop to the MMC and when relevant, Photoshare. Submit materials for inclusion on the JHUCCP and K4Health internal knowledge management systems. Identify materials on that system that are out-of-date. This includes the use of Basecamp and Sharepoint. Disseminate state-of-the-art information, innovations, trends, and evidence related to social media for international health and development. Document field program experiences and lessons learned. Collaborate with JHUCCP communications staff to create and implement social media elements of overall JHUCCP marketing and communications strategy. Build capacity of JHUCCP staff to measure improvements in quality social media and knowledge management. Complete at least two JHU training courses (1-3 day programs) related to job duties (as discussed & approved by your supervisor) each year.

External Communication: Communicate directly with JHUCCP, FHI360, IntraHealth International, and MSH field offices, other K4Health/JHUCCP partners and local FP/RH networks to support the needs of the project and promote knowledge management (KM). Communications focused writing and editing; ability to tailor messages for relevant audiences. Communicate directly with USAID and participate in USAID meetings, as appropriate and through the appropriate notification of the JHUCCP supervisor.

Backstopping Support: Update and maintain technical sections of the JHUCCP and other related Web sites. Provide information for annual and progress reports. Collect and synthesize data for evaluation reports. Represent JHUCCP at technical meetings and/or outreach meetings. Attend working group meetings and present key takeaways to the KM team. Proactively explore and identify proposal development and business expansion opportunities. Coordinate regular TIPS reviews for all programs you backstop. Monitor field budgets and 1) ensure that Baltimore costs do not overrun (including salary allocations) and/or 2) inform supervisor that Baltimore costs are in danger of overruning. Provide field with updates on changes to policy, procedure, best practices, funding, staffing, or any other relevant issues as they arise.Prepare documents, professional presentations, and proposals. Respond to routine correspondence. Perform job duties/responsibilities in support of JHUCCP’s Mission and Values, and participate in active business development/marketing initiatives as appropriate. Participate on proposal development as needed. Write conference abstracts as needed. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor and in support of various JHUCCP activities. Supervisory Responsibilities- Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Support and/or supervise specific tasks of junior Program Specialist, Research Assistant, or Program Officer staff as needed. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

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Application Period: October 1-15, 2014

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DHHS Statistical Analyst II

Deadline: 10/2/14

This position is responsible for conducting statistical analysis to support the work of the Medicaid Division. This position will analyze, compile and develop data reports on Medicaid data related to the following topics: Medicaid Eligibility; Utilization Management; Provider Network Adequacy, Access to Healthcare, Care Management, Quality of Life Measures, Satisfaction Surveys, and other related studies. This position will complete data analysis and reporting as required by federal and state entities. Continue Reading…