The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Masters
The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) is seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to join our organization as a Professional Development Specialist to support our internal Coordinating Center for Public Health Practice program work. 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 the Associate Director of Public Health Practice, this position will be responsible for developing new programming and updating and revising existing programming designed for NACDD members. Programming formats include webinars, peer-led discussions, multi-session workshops, and on demand learning. This team member will help plan the Chronic Disease Academy, an annual multi-day conference, and may be involved in other specialized professional development programming such as GEAR Groups and Thought Leader Round Tables.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
Assists in the design of learning and mentoring activities and ensures Core Competencies are included and aligned with NACDD priorities.
Manages and promotes the competency assessment tool to Members.
Provides the leadership needed for the Chronic Disease Academy planning.
Assesses training needs through surveys, interviews with Members, or consultations with managers and board leadership.
Manages the learning management system and ensures cooperation with other association use and data management.
Designs and creates training manuals, online learning modules, and course materials in conjunction with program leads.
Reviews training materials from a variety of vendors and chooses appropriate materials to augment existing program materials.
Monitors and evaluates training programs to ensure they are current and effective and collaborates with the Evaluation team on data management and analysis.
Assists in selecting instructors or vendors to conduct training especially for the General Member Webinars and podcasts.
Researches and coordinates any continuing education credits for programs.
Researches and designs appropriate organization-wide quality training.
Delivers training to employees using a variety of instructional techniques and innovative technologies such as Zoom.
Supports the development and design of podcasts working with the team leads and the Communications department.
Provides lead and support on educational technologies to staff; arranges for and assists in delivering training programs on various platforms such as on demand courses, Zoom, and GoToWebinar as well as podcasts.
Provides direction and coordinates efforts to ensure that all learning, peer mentoring, and educational programming is aimed at achieving outcome measures.
Assists in the development of the action plan and the implementation plan.
Use the plans to assist and inform project direction.
Performs administrative tasks such as monitoring costs, scheduling classes, setting up systems and equipment, and coordinating enrollment using electronic systems such as CVENT.
Ensures all deliverables are met, timelines are adhered to, project reports are provided and submitted online and on time.
Other work as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
Master’s degree in Public Health, Public Health Administration or related field with minimum of five years of experience in the public health field
Experience in instructional design, teaching, training and development, and or adult learning theory.
At least three years of work experience in a state, county or local health department- preferred.
Prior Association or other non-profit experience preferred.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently with a team.
Demonstrate knowledge of group learning, facilitation, and administrative experience- required.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Zoom, Moodle, and SmartSheet preferred.
Dynamic facilitation skills and experience in providing professional development to a wide variety of participants.
Knowledge and experience with accreditation systems and adult continuing education including needs assessment, evaluation, education design, faculty development, curricula design and education research.
Effective communication and organizational skills.
Ability to effectively communicate through technical writing for required Federal Government grants and cooperative agreements.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from senior management, staff and consultants and Board of Directors.
Strong project management, prioritization, and planning skills, with demonstrated success producing high-quality deliverables on time and within budget.
Able to take direction well and able to establish and maintain professional credibility and diplomacy.
Experience in federal government grant programs and grants management.
Experience in writing grants (both for private funders and public funders), project work plans and project budgets.
Ability to maintain high-level of professionalism and integrity.
Remote (Arizona, California, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, and Washington)
National and or local travel may be required when guidelines allow for safe passage via car, air travel, train, or other transit options. Travel is estimated to be approximately 10% time when restrictions are lifted.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
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.
About The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (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.