Public Health Job Opportunities

Chronic Disease Self-Management Coordinator

Deadline: 8/24/16 (possibly extending to 8/31/16–check the link to confirm any updates)

NE DHHS’s Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Program is seeking a Chronic Disease Self-Management Coordinator to assist in planning, implementing, coordinating and evaluating the diabetes and chronic disease self-management activities for the Nebraska Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Program. Work is focused on increasing access, bi-directional referrals between community resources and health systems, and reimbursement for accredited/recognized Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) programs and Chronic Disease Self-Management programs. Assist in writing grant applications, work plans, budget, annual reports and other documentation required by grantors. Monitor grant and budget implementation to ensure fiscal responsibilities and grant objectives are met. Assist in the design, implementation, and monitoring of program evaluation and performance measures to assess progress toward goals and objectives. Assist in the development of requests for grant proposals for local health departments, review grant applications and reports, and provide technical assistance to grantees. Write, administer, and conduct oversight of external contracts/sub-awards to assure compliance with federal and state audit requirements; provide guidance/technical assistance as needed to remedy any concerns or inconsistencies. Monitor, assess, and evaluate contractor/sub-awardee activities to assure work is completed. Assure adequate and appropriate sub recipient monitoring is completed. Engage internal and external program partners to determine assets, deficits, resources, and gaps. Facilitate collaborative relationships with appropriate agencies, state, and community organizations and other coalitions to effectively implement goals of the chronic disease prevention & control program.


REQUIREMENTS: Coursework/training in public administration or health sciences. AND experience in an agency organization with responsibility for planning, implementation, budgeting, monitoring, evaluating, and marketing a program or service.

PREFERRED: ¬†Preferred candidate will hold a Bachelor’s degree in public/community health, nutrition/dietetics, nursing or related field; has a minimum of 2 years’ experience working in community public/community health or with an accredited/recognized DSME program.

Knowledge of: the requirements of an American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) or American Diabetes Association (ADA) accredited/recognized DSME program, the principles and practices of public/community health planning and organizing; the principles of grant writing, reporting, and grant administration; the techniques of planning and evaluation; and the practices and techniques of developing partnerships and collaborations Skill in: decision making; planning, organizing, and prioritizing; problem solving; communicating information in oral or written form so other will understand; quantitative and analytical review; Microsoft office programs Ability to: develop and maintain effective relationships with program representatives and the public; apply instructions; summarize program information into reports; formulate goals and plans; manage time and workflow of oneself to meet deadlines; demonstrate professionalism; work independently; work collaboratively in a team setting; operate basic computer software and hardware; self-motivate and work independently with minimal supervision; and apply and interpret State and federal laws and standards.


View the job description and apply via NE Jobs online here.