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Full-Time Positions

PHAB is growing our team to build capacity and support health departments and the public health field in public health system transformation. Explore the career opportunities below to get involved!

Assistant Director, Research & Evaluation

Full-Time | Remote | $110,000 – $130,000

Position Summary:

Research & Evaluation (R&E) at PHAB is focused on building the evidence base for public health practice and assessing accreditation and other programs at PHAB and its Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI). It entails analysis of data generated by PHAB/PHNCI (e.g., assessments of conformity with PHAB accreditation measures) to better understand public health practice, including identifying promising practices and gaps in health department performance. This information is then
used to determine opportunities to develop new resources or to revise the accreditation standards and measures. It involves evaluating PHAB/PHNCI programs to support continuous quality improvement and to understand their impact. The R&E team will also be directly involved in a collaborative, five-year evaluation of the CDC’s Public Health Infrastructure Program. While the R&E team conducts some of this analysis in house, we also contract out some evaluation work and support external researchers (i.e.,
through data use agreements, consultation on research studies, development of research agendas).

The Assistant Director, Research and Evaluation is an entry-level management position and their main responsibility will be to assist in managing the operations of the R&E program. The Assistant Director, under the direction of the VP, Research and Product Development (VP-RPD), provides supervision to staff within the unit, assists the VP in day-to-day management of operations (including management of research and evaluation contracts and pursuing opportunities to expand PHAB’s R&E portfolio), and engages directly in research and evaluation activities. Approximately 60% of the Assistant Director’s time is spent on supervisory and management activities while the remainder of their time is spent conducting research/evaluation.

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Full-time | Alexandria, VA or Remote | $69,000-$85,000

Position Summary:
This position will provide general support to the Director of Education Services and the rest of the organization as it relates to all education related initiative the organization undertakes. The Education Specialist will provide direct support in the areas listed below and will work with leadership and staff across the organization to develop and implement education and training materials that support the goals and mission of PHAB. The position will provide an opportunity to learn about and be a part of shaping the practice of public health throughout the country.

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Full-time | Remote | $110,000-$138,000

Position Summary:
The Product Manager’s main responsibility will be managing the development of the Public Health Infrastructure Data System (PHIDS) online platform. PHIDS is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded data portal which supports public health department transformation by compiling, visualizing, and reporting on core aspects of health department infrastructure including staffing and ability to carry out core public health functions.

The Product Manager, under the direction of the Senior Director of Product Development and Data Systems, will lead or contribute to the development of requirements for implementation and enhancement of PHIDS and related systems. They will be responsible for the day-to-day management of projects, working across PHAB teams and vendor organizations. The Manager will maintain a steady finger on the pulse of the PHIDS portfolio, routinely provide status updates to PHAB management to communicate progress, risks, and propose mitigation strategies, as well as escalate ad-hoc as necessary.

As necessary, the Product Manager will also assist the Senior Director in the program and project management of other data systems in the department’s portfolio. They will also participate in the equity-based strategic goal setting of the unit to meet PHAB’s goals and related metrics.

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Program Assistant – Business Operations

Full-time |  Remote | $55,000-$65,000

This position will provide general programmatic and administrative support for PHAB, based on the unit or department of hire. The Program Assistant will assist the staff of the Business Operations unit in the implementation of workplans and processes. Tasks may include coordination of virtual/in-person/hybrid meetings, events and trainings, travel logistics, note taking and development of meeting materials and summaries, documentation of processes, policies and procedures, processing of documents, reports, data or information and technology and systems support.

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Program Assistant

Full-time |  Remote | $55,000-$65,000

PHAB is hiring the following Program Assistant positions:
• Program Assistant, Communications and Public Affairs
• Program Assistant, Program Operations
• Program Assistant, Research and Product Development

These positions will provide general programmatic and administrative support for PHAB, based on the unit or department of hire. The Program Assistant will assist the PHAB Unit/Department staff in implementing work plans and processes. Tasks may include coordination of virtual/in-person/hybrid meetings, events and trainings, travel logistics, note taking and development of meeting materials and summaries, documentation of processes, policies and procedures, processing of documents, reports, data or information and technology and systems support.

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Senior Advisor, Public Health Systems & Services

Full-Time | Remote | $105,000 – $135,000

Position Summary:

A Senior Advisor is an individual contributor with an extremely high level of expertise in a particular area who is considered an expert within PHAB and externally. The Senior Advisor is a subject matter expert with advanced knowledge and experience in public health systems transformation and governmental public health practice.

The Senior Advisor will develop and implement a strategy to assist health departments and health department systems in transformation efforts. They will provide program support, policy and technical guidance, and provide technical advice to health departments and systems seeking to modernize or transform. The Senior Advisor will lead the work associated with assessing and packaging PHAB tools and resources to support health departments through individual, cohort-based and learning communitywide training and technical assistance. They will be responsible for the day-to-day management of projects associated with grant funded work and technical assistance requests, working across PHAB teams and partners. The Senior Advisor will maintain a steady finger on the pulse of the transformation efforts of 21st Century and CDC Infrastructure Grant Component A states and contribute to organizational strategy around product development.

The Senior Advisor will also assist in other aspects of PHAB’s transformation-related work. They will also participate in the equity-based strategic goal setting of the unit to meet PHAB’s goals and related metrics. This position requires a high-level of independent thinking and requires competence in critical thinking, strategic planning, program management and high-quality program execution.

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Senior Data Analyst

Full-Time | Remote | $100,000 – $115,000

Position Summary:

Research & Evaluation (R&E) at PHAB is focused on building the evidence base for public health practice and assessing accreditation and other programs at PHAB and its Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI). It entails analysis of data generated by PHAB/PHNCI (e.g., assessments of conformity with PHAB accreditation measures) to better understand public health practice, including identifying promising practices and gaps in health department performance. This information is then used to determine opportunities to develop new resources or to revise the accreditation standards and measures. It involves evaluating PHAB/PHNCI programs to support continuous quality improvement and to understand their impact. The R&E team will also be directly involved in a collaborative, five-year evaluation of the CDC’s Public Health Infrastructure Program. While the R&E team conducts some of this analysis in house, we also contract out some evaluation work and support external researchers (i.e., through data use agreements, consultation on research studies, development of research agendas).

The Senior Data Analyst’s main responsibility will be to support PHAB’s R&E portfolio with an emphasis on statistical analysis. The Senior Data Analyst, under the direction of the Assistant Director of R&E, will either engage directly in quantitative analysis (including helping to produce clean data sets of analysis) or provide oversight or consultation to others that may be performing such tasks. This includes analysis of data generated through the accreditation program as well as data included in the Public Health Infrastructure Data System (PHIDS) online platform. PHIDS is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded data portal which supports public health department transformation by compiling, visualizing, and reporting on core aspects of health department infrastructure including staffing and ability to carry out core public health functions. Using their knowledge of inferential methodologies and best practices for assuring the quality of data sets, the Senior Data Analyst will help to design and/or implement analysis to build the evidence base related to public health department infrastructure.

The Senior Data Analyst will participate in the equity-based strategic goals of the unit to meet PHAB’s organizational strategic priorities.

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Systems Analyst

Full-Time | Remote | $95,000 – $110,000

Position Summary:

The Systems Analyst’s main responsibility will be to support PHAB’s growing portfolio of data and IT products, including the Public Health Infrastructure Data System (PHIDS) online platform and e-PHAB. PHIDS is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded data portal which supports public health department transformation by compiling, visualizing, and reporting on core aspects of health department infrastructure including staffing and ability to carry out core public health functions. e-PHAB is PHAB’s online platform used by health departments for initial accreditation and reaccreditation.

The Systems Analyst, under the direction of the Senior Director of Product Development and Data Systems, will inform the development of requirements for implementation and enhancement of PHIDS, e-PHAB, and related systems. They will work across PHAB teams, health departments, and partner organizations to identify how stakeholders create, share, and use data to serve health equity-based goals. The Analyst will negotiate requirements and subsequently track them across their lifecycle to ensure stakeholders needs are met. They will both directly contribute to testing efforts, as well as direct a testing strategy, to minimize burden on users and other PHAB staff for user acceptance testing. They will also use their understanding of business analysis, process reengineering, and IT knowledge to suggest improvements to products and business processes.

The Systems Analyst will also assist the Senior Director in the program and project management of other data systems in the department’s portfolio.

The Systems Analyst will participate in the equity-based strategic goals of the unit to meet PHAB’s organizational strategic priorities.

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Student Internships and Practicum Experiences

PHAB offers graduate and doctoral student internships, practicum experiences, and research opportunities. Faculty or students interested in discussing opportunities should contact PHAB at least one semester prior to the anticipated time of the experience.

Email Britt Lang, [email protected], to initiate the discussion, along with your resume and cover letter explaining your interest and availability.

Site Visitor Opportunities

Special call for Site Visitors: Accreditation and Vital records/Health Statistics
The PHAB Accreditation and Pathways Recognition programs rely on volunteer reviewers and site visitors to assess documentation and conduct peer reviews. Reviewers and site visitors gain valuable networking opportunities with public health leaders, in-depth information about the accreditation process, and have the chance to improve the public health field.

Site Visitors Generally Will Do The Following

  • Have at least five years of professional public health or vital records/health statistics experience in a Tribal, state, local, territorial governmental, or Army Installation Department of Public Health (preferred); and
  • Have leadership or management experience as demonstrated by supervisory responsibility for one or more programs; and
  • Have a baccalaureate or higher degree.

“Being a site visitor is an opportunity to give back to the larger public health system, to grow personally and professionally, and to stay on the cutting edge of public health best practices.”

For additional information, contact PHAB Senior Accreditation Specialist, Brittan Williams at [email protected].