Summary: This position will support ASTHO???s overdose preparedness, response, and surveillance efforts. These initiatives include the provision of technical assistance and capacity-building support to state health agencies on an array of social and behavioral health-related topics. These topics include, but are not limited to, preparedness for opioid emergencies (overdose surges, clinic closures), access to treatment for people with a substance use disorder, assessing the substance use prevention/surveillance policy landscape, and training coroners and medical examiners on death certification and reporting for overdose.
Anticipated salary: $63,000 Extended experience: up to $74,000 if experience exceeds expectations
Assists in the management of project activities, including meeting planning, scheduling, logistical support, and other administrative tasks necessary to support project deliverables.
Develops in-depth reports, blogs, issue briefs, newsletters, and articles for publication.
Responds to requests for assistance and information from members, affiliates, and national organizations.
Serves as an information and policy resource on overdose prevention, response and preparedness, and other related areas.
Works with state/territorial teams in preparation for meetings and helping to facilitate pre- and post-workplan development.
Assists with writing curricula, proposals, and progress reports.
Collaborates with staff across ASTHO relating to integrated programs and activities.
Supports with developing agendas, slides, and other materials, in addition to hosting large meetings, national webinars, and convenings.
Works with national partners on related programs and activities.
Develops and maintains relevant materials and links for overdose related topics and policies on the ASTHO website and newsletters.
Assists with the evaluation of project activities and outcomes.
Tracks and analyzes federal and state legislative, regulatory, and judicial activities related to project issues.
Bachelor???s degree with master???s degree in public health, public policy, and/or social work preferred.
Two years of experience related to state or local public health, substance use or overdose prevention, or state health policy.
Knowledge of and interest in state or local public health, including substance use and addiction, overdose mortality surveillance/epidemiology desirable.
Ability to research, track and analyze appropriate issues and legislation at federal and state levels using abstract concepts.
Excellent written and oral communications skills.
Strong positive interpersonal and analytic skills.
Ability to travel within the United States.
Ability to develop project measures of success, analyze progress, evaluate outcomes, and forecast needs.
Strong knowledge of online platforms such as Monday.com, Microsoft Suite, and Higher Logic.
About Us: ASTHO is the national nonprofit organization representing the public health agencies of the United States, the U.S. territories and Freely Associated States, and the District of Columbia, as well as the more than 100,000 public health professionals these agencies employ. ASTHO members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, are dedicated to formulating and influencing sound public health policy and to ensuring excellence in public health practice. ASTHO is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia with a regional office in Atlanta, GA. ASTHO was incorporated on March 23, 1942 with the goal of helping health officials navigate a rapidly changing public health landscape and remains a strong voice in governmental public health.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:ASTHO is an all-encompassing diverse and inclusive organization that respects and celebrates every person???s strengths, assets, and values, eliminating inequities and biases in all facets of activities and operations. ASTHO is committed to leading organizational change efforts that support racial healing, racial justice, and transformation within state and territorial public health agencies.
Mandatory Vaccination Policy: As a Public Health organization, ASTHO accepts the responsibility to follow CDC guidelines and advisories relating to the health of all. ASTHO has adopted a mandatory vaccination policy applicable to all ASTHO employees to safeguard the health of our employees from the hazard of COVID-19.