The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) is seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to join our organization as a Sr. Director of Health Equity to strategically lead and support our organizational anti-racism and health equity initiatives. NACDD is a Member-based not-for-profit Association that improves the health of the public by strengthening state-based leadership and expertise for chronic disease prevention and control in states and at the national level. NACDD’s role continues to be that of standing in the gap, linking resources with its member-experts, and together creating a safer, healthier, and more equitable America.
Reporting to NACDD’s Chief Executive Officer and in collaboration with Sr. Leadership, the Sr. Director of Health Equity will serve as a strategic thought leader who will be responsible for enhancing our current initiatives along with developing, implementing, and driving meaningful and impactful change. This role will be tasked with fostering collaboration and building relationships with various internal teams, external partners, and additional stakeholders to build NACDD’s capacity to impact anti-racism and various health equity initiatives including those linked to gender, disability, poverty, education and other social determinants of health. The work will support NACDD’s mission to help eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities nationwide. All activities performed in this role will align with the NACDD strategic map, goals, and vision.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
- Strategically lead the enhancement of our current health equity and anti-racism initiatives along with implementing and driving meaningful and impactful change in alignment with our strategic plan.
- In collaboration with Sr. Leadership focus on NACDD health equity objectives and continue to evaluate our impact in the health equity space.
- Partner with Sr. Leadership to ensure adaptive leadership practices are adopted in order to mobilize, motivate, and organize strategic initiatives and help ensure there is an evolving and intentional focus on NACDDs health equity and anti-racism work.
- Contribute to planning and long-term strategic initiatives in accordance with the mission, vision, and direction of the Board of Directors and Association.
- Develop an internal as well as external organizational strategy for systems change to address health equity issues.
- Leverage systems thinking and population health management to analyze root causes of health inequities and determine how best NACDD can improve outcomes through policy, programs, and collaborative partnerships.
- Establish and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and determine how best to utilize existing talent, partners, and systems to help drive impactful organizational change and program initiatives.
- Collaborate with applicable stakeholders and partners to ensure that NACDD’s health equity change initiatives are successfully implemented and continue to result in positive desired outcomes.
- Integrate a social determinants of health approach into public health practice through NACDD’s health equity work.
- Build and grow strong partnerships with health systems, public health organizations, non-profit partners, and government agencies.
- Communicate effectively with the public and train various partners and stakeholders on NACDD’s Moving Toward Institutional Equity curriculum and other appropriate trainings.
- Partner with NACDD Health Equity Council to support and further capacity building initiatives and leverage council to further advocate health equity work.
- Expand NACDD’s public health equity resources and partnerships.
- Assumes other duties as assigned and perform special projects as needed or directed
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES)
- Master’s degree in Public Health or equivalent with minimum of 15 years of progressive experience in the public health field required. A DrPH or PhD in public health preferred.
- Minimum 15 years’ experience in leading, developing, managing, implementing, and evaluating public health initiatives that include a racial and public health equity focus required.
- Experience in systems thinking for organizational program design, development and implementation at a National level is required.
- Experience applying evidence-based frameworks for public health equity improvement and public health organizational effectiveness required.
- Experience collaborating effectively with state and local health departments along with other partners required.
- Experience in leading federal government grant programs and grants management that support health equity programming required.
- Experience in writing grants (both for private funders and public funders), project work plans and project budgets specifically focusing on racial and health equity required.
- Experience with planning and implementing effective training curriculum and ability to effectively communicate and train others is required.
- Ability to effectively communicate through technical writing for required Federal Government grants and cooperative agreements required.
- Prior Association or other not–for-profit experience preferred.
- Must possess strong project development, management, prioritization, and planning skills, with demonstrated success producing high-quality deliverables on time and within budget.
- Must possess advanced communication and dissemination skills
- Experience with Microsoft Office Programs (i.e. Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Teams) and Zoom is required. Must be able to master additional technologies and software applications.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently with a team.
- Effective communication and organizational skills. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from senior management, staff and consultants and Board of Directors.
- Able to take direction well and able to establish and maintain professional credibility and diplomacy.
- Ability to maintain high-level of professionalism and integrity.
- Ability to effectively lead teams and collaborate in remote work environments.
- Understand the importance of keeping current industry or subject matter expertise.
Remote - Must be located in one of the following states: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Texas, or Washington.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.
NACDD is an Equal Opportunity Employer, drug free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations as applicable.