Public Health Specialist

AIM is seeking qualified candidates for its Public Health Specialist position. The Public Health Specialist (PHS) reports to the AIM Chief Medical Officer. The PHS is responsible for managing the Pediatric COVID Supplemental Grant with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including completion of project deliverables, oversight of project budget, and completion of all reporting and evaluation requirements. The PHS assists the Chief Medical Officer in working with partners, contractors, and other stakeholders to provide support for jurisdictions in developing and evaluating strategies to address pediatric COVID-19 vaccine access and inequities and to build vaccine confidence. The PHS works with the Chief Medical Officer and other AIM staff to support planning, coordinating, and convening meetings with AIM members and stakeholders.

Position Location: Remote
Job Type: Full-time (37.5 hour work week) with benefits, non-exempt. This is a grant-funded position and funding is available through September 2023; subsequent years of funding for this position are contingent on available grant funds.
Salary and Benefits: $55k-$67k, commensurate with experience, competitive benefits package
Start date: November 2022 (negotiable)

Responsibilities

Grant Administration

  • Work with the Chief Medical Officer to ensure completion of all deliverables in the CDC-funded Pediatric COVID Supplement
    • Development of 5 learning modules on pediatric COVID-19 vaccine equity access, vaccines confidence, partnerships, and community outreach to pilot a learning management system (LMS)
    • Support a Community of Practice with six awardees (jurisdictions) facing challenges with low COVID-19 vaccination rates among children under 5 years
    • Environmental scans of key issues relating to pediatric COVID vaccination
    • Facilitate the collection and sharing of general jurisdiction-level promising practices across various aspects of pediatric COVID-19 vaccine program implementation.
    • Conduct evaluation activities to expand evidence base of promising practices
    • Coordinate and assist in facilitating regional meetings with the 64 jurisdictions in partnership with national stakeholder groups to share and discuss pediatric COVID-19 activities amongst colleagues.
  • Submit reports in a timely manner according to CDC requirements (monthly, interim, and final reports)
  • Assist the Chief Research and Development Officer with evaluation efforts
  • Assist with monthly project budget monitoring and annual project budget preparation
  • Meet regularly (by phone) with CDC project officer and CDC project team
  • Assist in the development and distribution of requests for proposals (RFPs) with contractors as needed
  • Assist the Chief Medical Officer in drafting, writing, and disseminating written reports, summary of findings, etc., for grant deliverables

Program Support

  • Manage day-to-day project needs related to the implementation and coordination of project activities
  • Serve as a liaison between members and CDC
  • Plan meetings and schedule meetings, including convening members and stakeholders, tech support (i.e., Zoom), and slides
  • Track project deliverables and work to ensure contractors stay on time and in budget
  • Plan and coordinate regional meetings of AIM Members and key stakeholders to further the goals of pediatric vaccination
  • Support information sharing among members and key AIM partners
  • Respond to inquiries and requests from members
  • Actively participate in project planning with CDC and AIM

Communication

  • Develop reports, presentations, and project reporting
  • Provide support to AIM senior management as needed
  • Manage and keep the project-related website page content, Teams site, and calendar up to date
  • Develop and maintain an electronic filing system for all resources
  • Support the project’s subject matter experts, engagement specialists, and CDC staff as needed.
  • Provide administration support to AIM senior management as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • Understanding and appreciation for equity, cultural humility, and inclusiveness.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health or a related field.
  • 3-5 years prior related or similar experience coordinating and/or managing public health programs.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (especially Teams) and ability to use Zoom.
  • Experience cultivating relationships with individuals, partners, and other organizations is a plus.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

The ideal candidate is:

  • Confident, takes initiative and works independently
  • An excellent communicator (both written and oral)
  • Organized and detail-oriented with good planning and organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Has a strong interest and knowledge base in public health and immunizations
  • Tech savvy
  • Willing to work closely with AIM members and staff, CDC, and other external partners to achieve success
  • Able to maintain a professional online appearance and manner
  • Willing to work with team members and staff across the AIM organization

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter (including salary requirements) and resume to [email protected]. Please state “Public Health Specialist” in the subject line of the email. No phone calls or LinkedIn messages please.

About the Association of Immunization Managers (AIM)

The Association of Immunization Managers (AIM) is the only professional public health association for all federally funded immunization program managers in the United States and its territories. Founded in 1999, AIM is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that enables immunization managers to work together to effectively prevent and control vaccine-preventable diseases and improve immunization coverage in the U.S.; promotes adequate and efficient allocation of resources to immunization efforts; promotes development and implementation of sound immunization policies and programs; and provides a forum for development and dissemination of information among its members.

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