Senior Program Analyst

Senior Program Analyst

Job category: Other

Job Type: Full Time

Washington, District of Columbia

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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 Senior Program Analyst, HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis.


The Senior Program Analyst is responsible for managing, implementing, and promoting project activities; identifying and responding to member needs; and assessing policies and programs. The Senior Program Analyst is considered a senior content expert. This position may supervise the work of Program Analysts and administrative support staff.

Senior Program Analysts typically report to a Director or Senior Director. Work at this level requires substantial knowledge in the designated area, with both the conceptual understanding and sufficient professional experience to work on complex assignments with minimal supervision. Senior Program Analysts require proven analytical, research, and project management capabilities, as well as the ability to work on projects of a highly confidential and sensitive nature and interface with the highest level of internal and external stakeholders.

Program Specific Information

The Senior Program Analyst will be a member of NACCHOs HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis team. Their primary focus will be on HIV prevention and managing the implementation of project activities associated with a cooperative agreement with the CDC Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. Priority topic areas for this position include, but are not limited to, local Ending the Epidemic efforts; PrEP implementation; harm reduction among persons who inject drugs, and other efforts associated with responding to the infectious disease consequences of the opioid epidemic/substance use; addressing HIV-related disparities and health inequities, especially among MSM, transgender women, people of color, and those living in the South; supporting public health and healthcare collaboration for improved HIV outcomes; and identifying, documenting, evaluating, supporting, and communicating successful HIV prevention practices, policies, and partnerships at the local level. The Senior Program Analyst will work closely with other members of the HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis team to support related programmatic activities and ensure a comprehensive and integrated response to HIV, STIs, and viral hepatitis.

Working with national and federal partners and engaging with local health departments and other stakeholders are key functions of this position. The ideal candidate will have advanced knowledge and experience in the HIV field, including federal policies, funding streams, and initiatives related to HIV, strong organizational and project management skills, and excellent verbal and written communications skills.

NACCHOs HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis program aims to strengthen the capacity of local health departments by providing technical and capacity building assistance, developing and disseminating tools and resources, and facilitating information exchange, peer engagement, and learning. The program contributes to NACCHOs overall mission to be a leader, partner, catalyst, and voice for local health departments.


  • Uses skills, experiences, and content knowledge to develop, plan, implement, monitor, evaluate, and promote programmatic work and ensures completion of program deliverables.
  • Supervises or oversees programmatic staff supporting the completion of program deliverables.
  • Supports the development of programmatic reports by developing content, analyzing data, and synthesizing project activities.
  • Contributes to long-term project and strategic planning.
  • Supports the identification of and application for additional funding to support designated area of work.
  • Supports project budget development and management in accordance with project work plans.
  • Maintains situational awareness of research, policies, and practices relevant to designated area of work.
  • Collaborates with other staff, NACCHO members, and external partners in developing internal and external publications, including peer-reviewed journal articles, educational materials and other public health tools, project summaries, and research briefs.
  • Develops presentations to share project findings at professional and public meetings and conferences.
  • Provides technical and capacity building assistance to local health departments and other partners and stakeholders at the local, state, national, and federal levels.
  • Develops, coordinates, and implements trainings, facilitated meetings, and events for local health departments and other partners and stakeholders at the local, state, national, and federal levels.
  • Facilitates development of policy statements and organizational responses to federal actions.
  • Serves as a liaison to NACCHO members and partners and communicates regularly with these groups regarding funding opportunities, conferences and trainings, and other information related to their designated area of work.
  • Represents NACCHO at external meetings and conferences related to their designated area of work.
  • Assists the Director or Senior Director in other matters, as assigned.


  • Project Management Ensures successful completion of program activities; develops program goals and activities; ensures alignment of program work with funder requirements and NACCHOs goals.
  • People Management Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating, and process improvement; continually works to improve his/her own skills in leadership and management; aligns staff knowledge and skills with program activities.
  • Analytical Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches quantitative and qualitative data; uses intuition based on prior academic and professional experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.
  • Innovation Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others’ attention.
  • Problem Solving Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations, as well as independently; uses reason, even when dealing with emotional topics; assists other staff with problem solving.
  • Performance and Quality Cultivates excellence; fosters quality focus in others; monitors progress, evaluates results, and implements improvements; identifies opportunities to improve and promote quality.
  • Adaptability Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Teamwork Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.


Bachelors degree and certification in relevant professional field with a minimum of 5-7 years relevant work experience; or Masters degree or certification in relevant professional field with a minimum of 4-5 years relevant work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience, including a relevant certification.


  • Knowledge of a range of public health issues and policies at the local, state, and/or federal level.
  • Knowledge of project management practices.
  • Knowledge of association or membership organization environments.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, specifically Word and Excel.


Intermediate program evaluation skills; Strong organizational skills; Excellent writing skills; Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills; Excellent

analytical skills; Strong attention to detail;


  • Ability to read and interpret documents, such as reports, policy statements, and other relevant literature.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of partner organizations, members, and/or other colleagues within NACCHO.
  • Ability to understand, explain and/or calculate appropriate statistics when necessary.


Full-time, Exempt, TERM: This position is considered Fiscal Year term, however it is a mission critical role. NACCHO will continually strive to maintain funding for all positions.

HIRING SALARY RANGE: commensurate with experience

SELECTION PROCESS: We only accept applications that follow the electronic process. No phone calls please. This position is subject to background screening. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, one writing sample with salary requirements to: PN-296 Senior Program Analyst, HIV, STI & Viral Hepatitis:

NACCHO offers generous benefits plan including but not limited to 13 days of sick leave annual leave allowable accumulation up to 225 hours, and paid vacation leave, as well as other types of leave. NACCHO benefits include a generous health, dental, and vision plan, 5 percent of base salary contribution to 403(b) plan, (not a matching contribution); paid short and long term disability plan and paid term life insurance. NACCHO also offers discounted gym membership.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to


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