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Program Manager for Health and Human Services

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    Program Manager for Health and Human Services

    Position Summary

    The National Association of Counties (NACo) announces an opening for a Program Manager for Health and Human Services.

    The Program Manager for Health and Human Services, sits in the Programs and Practices division of NACo’s Counties Futures Lab and helps to manage a portfolio of projects that aim to promote and foster county-level innovations nationwide. Duties of this position include a variety of professional assignments aimed at informing, educating and assisting county officials across the country in their efforts to improve local services for low-income individuals and families, particularly their access to and engagement in public human services, post-secondary education and workforce development systems. The Program Manager reports to the Associate Program Director, Health and Human Services. The position is dependent on the availability of project-based outside funding.

    Position Responsibilities and Activities

    • Actively promote NACo initiatives for children, youth and families and county human services in written materials, conference calls and national webinars, small group convenings and national events.
    • Provide quality information and guidance to county government officials on topics related to county human services, workforce development and post-secondary education.
    • Plan and conduct technical assistance activities and idea exchanges for county leaders.
    • Research best practices and develop educational resources such as webinars, workshops, case studies, toolkits and issue briefs.
    • Manage the timely delivery, day-to-day quality and completion of project deliverables including other assigned duties under the guidance and direction of the Associate Program Director.
    • Maintain productive ongoing relationships with NACo members, foundation and corporate funders and other NACo departments.

    Job Requirements

    • 3-5 years of experience in public policy, local government or foundation sector.
    • Bachelor’s degree required (advanced degree preferred) in public policy, social work, psychology or sociology and preferred concentration in human services, education, workforce development or related fields.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including in public speaking and in conducting formal meetings with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Excellent project management skills, including demonstrated capacity to develop and execute workplans and meet or exceed established deadlines.
    • Initiative-taker and shows enthusiasm for and strong content knowledge of human services and education policy and programs and strategies addressing racial equity.
    • Knowledge of federal, state and local governments and relevant organizations.
    • Brings collaboration, innovative ideas and creativity to the position and work products; works well under pressure and as part of a team and with external partners.
    • Ability to work well in a political environment while maintaining non-partisan perspective.
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain credibility and positive relationships with various constituencies.

    Working Conditions

    • Hybrid Workplace Schedule
    • Some travel required, estimated at 4-6 trips per year.

    Application Procedures

    Persons interested in this position should submit a CV and cover letter with salary requirements to: resumes@naco.org.

    NACo and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Our jobs are open to all applications regardless of race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, disability, military status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

    The National Association of Counties (NACo) announces an opening for a Program Manager for Health and Human Services. The Program Manager for Health and Human Services, sits in the Programs and Practices division of NACo’s Counties Futures Lab and helps to manage a portfolio of projects that aim to promote and foster county-level innovations nationwide.
    2022-10-31
    Job post
    2022-10-31
Organization: 
National Association of Counties
Job Location: 
660 N. Capitol St. NW, Ste. 400, Washington, DC 20001

Position Summary

The National Association of Counties (NACo) announces an opening for a Program Manager for Health and Human Services.

The Program Manager for Health and Human Services, sits in the Programs and Practices division of NACo’s Counties Futures Lab and helps to manage a portfolio of projects that aim to promote and foster county-level innovations nationwide. Duties of this position include a variety of professional assignments aimed at informing, educating and assisting county officials across the country in their efforts to improve local services for low-income individuals and families, particularly their access to and engagement in public human services, post-secondary education and workforce development systems. The Program Manager reports to the Associate Program Director, Health and Human Services. The position is dependent on the availability of project-based outside funding.

Position Responsibilities and Activities

  • Actively promote NACo initiatives for children, youth and families and county human services in written materials, conference calls and national webinars, small group convenings and national events.
  • Provide quality information and guidance to county government officials on topics related to county human services, workforce development and post-secondary education.
  • Plan and conduct technical assistance activities and idea exchanges for county leaders.
  • Research best practices and develop educational resources such as webinars, workshops, case studies, toolkits and issue briefs.
  • Manage the timely delivery, day-to-day quality and completion of project deliverables including other assigned duties under the guidance and direction of the Associate Program Director.
  • Maintain productive ongoing relationships with NACo members, foundation and corporate funders and other NACo departments.

Job Requirements

  • 3-5 years of experience in public policy, local government or foundation sector.
  • Bachelor’s degree required (advanced degree preferred) in public policy, social work, psychology or sociology and preferred concentration in human services, education, workforce development or related fields.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including in public speaking and in conducting formal meetings with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent project management skills, including demonstrated capacity to develop and execute workplans and meet or exceed established deadlines.
  • Initiative-taker and shows enthusiasm for and strong content knowledge of human services and education policy and programs and strategies addressing racial equity.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local governments and relevant organizations.
  • Brings collaboration, innovative ideas and creativity to the position and work products; works well under pressure and as part of a team and with external partners.
  • Ability to work well in a political environment while maintaining non-partisan perspective.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain credibility and positive relationships with various constituencies.

Working Conditions

  • Hybrid Workplace Schedule
  • Some travel required, estimated at 4-6 trips per year.

Application Procedures

Persons interested in this position should submit a CV and cover letter with salary requirements to: resumes@naco.org.

NACo and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Our jobs are open to all applications regardless of race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, disability, military status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.