University of Nebraska Medical Center

Strategic Plan & State Health Improvement Plan Manager

Deadline: until filled

NE DHHS, Division of Public Health is seeking a Strategic Plan & State Health Improvement Plan Manager. Under administrative direction, administers one or more complex, multifaceted health programs including planning, organization, implementation and evaluation of all program components; directs the technical operations and activities necessary to support the program(s); coordinates services with other State, local and Federal agencies, health professionals, and service agencies; performs related work as assigned. 

This position is federally funded and may be governed by the Federal Hatch Act. Click here to review the Act.

With administrative guidance, this position shall serve as the lead in the development and implementation of the State Health Improvement Plan and the Division of Public Health Strategic Plan. This job includes the planning, organizing, and coordination of complex initiatives with an outcome-focused, results-oriented structured framework. Duties include meeting facilitation, coordinating activities with internal and external partners, writing reports, maintaining performance dashboards and promoting collaborative relationships. Assist in the implementation of a performance management system for the plans and related public health programs, and activities related to meeting national public health standards. Work with Division staff and local health departments to conduct quality improvement projects and provide technical assistance related to national public health standards including community health assessments, setting priorities, conducting evaluations, and implementing evidence-informed programs. Develop policies, prepare and monitor budgets, establish contracts, write grant applications, monitor grant activities, collect and analyze statistical data to inform program needs and to assess the effectiveness of services, activities, and programs. Requires capacity for systems thinking as well as detail orientation for oversight of multiple complex initiatives simultaneously.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in public administration, health sciences, public health, business management, behavioral science or other related field AND experience in an organization with responsibility for planning, implementation, budgeting, monitoring, evaluation and marketing of a complex project or program.

PREFERRED: Preference will be given to those holding a Master’s degree in public health, health sciences, business or public administration, social sciences or related field. Strong preference for experience with facilitation, quality improvement, and process improvement training, as well as collaborative relationship building strengths.

OTHER: Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation.


KSAs: This person must understand large systems, organizational dynamics and community planning processes in order to effectively lead statewide efforts. This person must be able to communicate effectively and promote a culture of quality and team performance. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to write and manage grants, Knowledge of national public health standards, community health assessments, strategic planning strategies, evaluation skills, quality and process improvement competencies and planning methods. Knowledge of techniques and principles of change management, business management principles and supporting effective relationships in order to achieve shared outcomes.


View the job description and apply online here.

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