| | Nemours National Office of Policy and Prevention, Washington, DCNemours is seeking a Program & Policy Analyst II to join our National Office of Policy and Prevention. This is a grant-funded position based in Washington, DC.Nemours Children's Health System is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates hospitals, major pediatric primary and specialty clinics and prevention units in Delaware, Florida, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Over the years, Nemours has developed a strong base of experience, expertise and evidence in healthy child development and prevention through clinical and community-based models.Established in 2008, Nemours National Office of Policy and Prevention promotes optimal health and well-being for all children, not only children served within the Nemours. To do this, we work with stakeholders across Nemours and the country to advocate for federal policy change and identify, promote and grow innovative solutions within and outside of Nemours, advancing clinical care and community-based prevention efforts. Nemours also serves as a laboratory in which to test new and innovative models, informing our national policy and practice work. Through this work, we serve as a trusted resource and voice for children nationally.SummaryThe Program & Policy Analyst II will work approximately 85% on Healthy Way to Grow (HWTG), a joint initiative of Nemours and the American Heart Association. In 2013, the American Heart Association and Nemours joined forces to launch HWTG, a national, science-based, technical assistance program to help reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by improving practices and policies in early care and education programs. HWTG aims to advance the ability of early childhood providers (serving children from birth to age 5) to improve and sustain physical activity, nutrition, screen time and infant feeding policies and practices. Program staff in HWTG communities work directly with early childhood providers to provide technical assistance, tools and resources that will improve center environments, educate families and help centers to develop and adopt a center wellness policy. The Program & Policy Analyst II is part of the national staffing structure for HWTG, along with others from Nemours and AHA. The position exists to provide content and strategy expertise to front-line staff working directly with early childhood providers and to Nemours and AHA staff.The Program & Policy Analyst II will also work approximately 15% on the National Center for Early Childhood Health & Wellness (NCECHW), which is a federally funded technical assistance center housed at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Nemours is a subcontractor to AAP, providing content expertise, material/tool/resource creation and training on topics related to healthy, active living in Head Start, Child Care and Early Head Start.Primary Responsibilities
- Manage and Implement – Manage the day-to-day operations of a diverse array of practice and prevention initiatives with a strategic and cooperative approach. Coordinate with other staff (as needed) to ensure the tasks and resources remain in the scope of the original initiative. In addition, alert management to any issues or opportunities that could hinder or accelerate the work. Candidate may also initiate and manage contract(s) for services with targeted organizations and/or vendors. The incumbent will have project-level decision-making authority under general oversight of management with need for strong strategic thinking and action.
- Research and Analysis – In consultation with other professionals, research and analyze health promotion, disease prevention, population health and organizational capacity-building strategies of organizations throughout the country. Help develop strategic recommendations for Nemours' national health promotion and prevention initiatives and for policy and strategic partnership development. Research and analysis are completed under the general oversight of management.
- Evaluation – Utilize project data, evaluation and outcome results to develop strategic recommendations for improvements to health promotion and disease prevention and to provide technical assistance. Evaluation is completed under the general oversight of management.
- Collaboration and Communication – Utilize strong oral and written communication skills. Engage in and provide recommendations to support development, strategic partnerships and coalition-building efforts to enhance current and future initiatives. Serve as liaison to targeted partners in order to provide leadership, counseling, facilitation and technical assistance as appropriate. Represent Nemours at key planning forums with internal and external groups and partners. The associate may make presentations at strategic in-person or Web-based forums to promote and accelerate the work. The associate will regularly attend events, activities, meetings or trainings, which may occur in the evenings and on weekends. Associate will work under the general oversight of management.
- Writing – Contribute to or write reports or papers for the general public or professional publications under the direction of management. Prepare relevant materials and presentations under general supervision. Other duties as necessary.
- Content expertise in child development and child health, particularly in the birth – five age group.
- Knowledge and experience with project development and management, including the ability to delegate within teams.
- Ability to work independently in a matrix organization, including the ability to plan and organize with little assistance and to integrate work across the organization.
- Ability to work collaboratively on teams both in office and remotely.
- Ability to communicate. Must be comfortable describing and presenting complex issues related to health and early childhood to informal and formal groups. Skilled in written and oral presentation.
- Must be independent and organized and be able to take ownership of processes and projects, which includes the ability to get results working through others, and to effectively organize resources to meet goals.
- Strong ability to do analytical work and to think broadly and strategically about an issue and yet manage details.
- Ability to develop culturally relevant materials for persons from multicultural and/or under-resourced communities, as well as community organizations serving these communities.
- Ability to develop and deliver high-quality training and technical assistance to a diverse array of audiences, including (but not limited to) health, education and child care professionals, parents/guardians and child care providers.
- Ability to effectively and independently utilize Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint, Excel and Word.
- Ability to travel locally (within Washington, DC) and to remote locations on an as-needed basis.
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Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
- Master's degree.
- Minimum 3-5 years job-related experience.
For more information and to apply online, please visit http://careers.nemours.org/jobs/136885