| The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), a national organization representing approximately 2,800 local health departments (LHDs) nationwide, has an immediate opening for full-time Director, Pandemic and Catastrophic Preparedness. |
The Director organizes and manages a significant portfolio at NACCHO, including the supervision of staff members at the Senior Specialist, Specialist and/or Associate levels. The Director provides strategic vision to manage and grow the unit’s programs and resources - both financial and human. He or she is accountable for the effective day-to-day management and results of the unit and develops and implements high quality standards that are measured and attained on time. This position reports to the Senior Director of Environmental Health, Pandemic Preparedness and Catastrophic Response and requires advanced knowledge and experience in pandemic and catastrophic preparedness as well as significant management capabilities. This position requires eight or more years of experience and an advanced degree.
The Director of Pandemic and Catastrophic Preparedness is a senior member of the staff and contributes to the advancement of local public health practice by performing a range of responsibilities related to NACCHO’s environmental health, pandemic preparedness and catastrophic response portfolio. The Director provides guidance, oversight, and subject matter expertise to NACCHO and its member agencies related to pandemic influenza planning and response, medical countermeasures, and Chemical/Biological/Radiological/Nuclear and Explosives preparedness planning and response at the local, state, tribal, and national levels. The majority of the Director’s duties will involve providing strategic project direction and leadership, staff supervision and development, and budget management.
POSITION SPECIFIC DUTIES
• Directs and oversees program management functions for projects related to designated specialty of work. • Contributes to long-term team project planning, including identifying future activities and searching and applying for additional funding to support their designated specialty area of work. • Ensures collaboration across unit to maximize programs operational effectiveness and value added. • Serves as resource to program staff to ensure timely, high quality deliverables. • Assists Senior Director or Senior Advisor in connecting project work across the portfolio. • Provides overall supervision and mentoring of staff to ensure completion of project activities and professional growth and development. • Develops project work plans and ensures the timely completion of project objectives and activities. • Supervises programmatic staff in implementing program work plans. • Oversees development and completion of project reports. • Develops and oversees process and outcome evaluation of project activities. • Ensures fiscal requirements of projects related to their designated specialty of work are met. • Manages program budget in collaboration with Senior Director and NACCHO grants management and finance staff. • Sustains existing resources to support NACCHO’s activities related to their designated specialty of work. • Develops continuation and competitive grant proposals for their designated specialty area of work as well as for other related work. • Represents NACCHO at national, state, and local meetings, conferences, and other public events on issues related to their unit, as needed. • Liaises with other national organizations, industry, and federal, state, and local partners, as appropriate. • Ensures representation of local public health interests in meetings, events, or products related to their designated specialty of work, as appropriate. • Represents the Senior Director or Senior Advisor at internal and external meetings, as designated. • Assists the Senior Director, Senior Advisor, or Chief of Programs in other matters, as assigned. • Serve as project lead and perform all day-to-day tasks associated with managing projects, associated budgets, and staff. This may include oversight of staff with the responsibility of establishing/supporting advisory groups, scheduling and facilitating meetings, conducting research, writing and disseminating reports/briefs, updating web content on project websites • Possess extensive knowledge of pandemic influenza planning including: stopping, slowing or otherwise limiting the spread of a pandemic to the United States; limiting the domestic spread of a pandemic, and mitigating disease, suffering and death; and sustaining infrastructure and mitigating impact to the economy and the functioning of society. Additionally, possess extensive knowledge of modalities to ensure the timely and effective distribution and dispensing of medication to the public during a pandemic. • Possess extensive knowledge of mass casualty/fatality planning and response implications and challenges for local public health departments as well as the availability of relevant tools and resources to enhance local capabilities to respond to such events. • Possess extensive knowledge of radiation and nuclear preparedness, planning, and response implications and challenges for local public health departments as well as the availability of relevant tools and resources to enhance local capabilities to respond to such events.