Under the direction of the California Department of Public Health, Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control Branch, Office of Viral Hepatitis Prevention Chief, the Policy Analyst serves as the policy and programmatic liaison between the Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Control Branch and the Division of Communicable Disease Control, Center for Infectious Diseases, and other departmental programs on legislation, policy analysis, regulations, and special projects. Analyzes legislation and other policy initiatives, providing critical analysis of potential unintended consequences and conflicts. Researches policy landscape, including other states. Identifies opportunities for policy interventions to reduce STDs and viral hepatitis. Responds to often urgent, time-sensitive inquiries. Develops policy guidelines and recommendations. Develops and implements strategies to leverage legislation, regulations, and partnerships to promote STD and viral hepatitis prevention and control, including by addressing social and structural determinants of health.
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A leader in the sexual health field, the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) is looking for a new addition to their Policy and Communications team and is seeking a full-time State Policy and Communications Manager. This position will manage and successfully implement the day-to-day activities of NCSD’s state policy education initiatives as well as lead NCSD’s social media activities and assist with other Communications functions of the organization.
NCSD is a partnership of public health professionals dedicated to promoting sexual health through the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). NCSD provides dynamic leadership that strengthens STD Programs by advocating for effective policies, strategies, and sufficient resources by increasing awareness of the medical and social impacts of STDs. NCSD members represent state STD programs in all 65 directly-funded project areas of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: all fifty states, eight cities and seven U.S. territories, as well as hundreds of additional associate members across the country likewise engaged in reproductive and sexual health from both the public and private sectors.
General Job Description
This position reports directly to the Director of Policy and Communication and will work with the policy team to: provide policy training to NCSD members; support NCSD member and their state-based partners’ efforts to educate elected officials about matters relating to STD and sexual health policy; educate state policymakers; and communicate directly with the general public on sexual health issues. A full job description can be found here.
A. Contribute to overall STD policy leadership at NCSD by becoming part of the policy team that includes the Executive Director; Director of Policy and Communications; and the Senior Policy Manager;
B. Connect with state policymaker education efforts on sexual health with a diverse group of partners across the country;
C. Provide web-based and in-person training to NCSD members and partners to improve policy-based skills;
D. Assist the Director of Policy and Communications with press and communications outreach, to also include further development of NCSD’s website and maintain and expand NCSD’s social media presence
E. Develop and disseminate strategic state-focused policymaker education resources;
F. Research, monitor, and analyze current and pending state legislation on sexual health issues;
G. Liaise with NCSD members and other national partners working on state-based policies related to STD and HIV prevention;
H. Represent NCSD’s policy priorities in coalitions and with partner organizations; and
I. Travel countrywide to attend conferences, educate policymakers, assist members and generally further NCSD state policy efforts. (25-50% time)
A bachelor’s degree and three-to-five years working in the sexual health field is required as well as experience working directly in policy or advocacy and communications. Past experience researching and analyzing legislative language also required. State policy knowledge, communication experience, and experience with presenting to small and large groups is a plus. Prospective applicants should be hard working, enthusiastic, and flexible individuals who are passionate about sexual health issues.
Strong communication, writing, and organizational skills are essential, as is the ability to work in a team. Diverse candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
NCSD is an equal opportunity employer who offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Email a cover letter, resume, and two short (2-4 page) writing samples to email@example.com by October 27, 2016. No phone calls.
The ISDH Epidemiology Resource Center (ERC) is currently seeking a Training and Outreach Coordinator. This position is located at the ISDH downtown location (2 N Meridian St) and will work with ERC staff and agency partners to identify training and messaging needs to meet federal grant or state statute requirements. Primary duties include conducting a survey of training needs, coordinating training events for epidemiologists, public health nurses, and infection preventionists, and maintaining resources such as the Digital Library and ERC webpages. An MPH with two (2) years of work experience in applied public health is recommended.
Interested applicants should apply on the State of Indiana job bank located at http://www.in.gov/spd/careers/ and apply for Job ID 604424. This position reports to the Deputy State Epidemiologist, Dr. Josh Clayton. He can be reached at JClayton1@isdh.in.gov or 317.233.7125 to answer any questions.
The ISDH Epidemiology Resource Center (ERC) is currently seeking an Epidemiologist Coordinator (contract position). This position is located at the ISDH downtown location (2 N Meridian St) and works with the ISDH STD Prevention Program and Marion County Public Health Department to manage activities for the federal Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) grant focused on antibiotic resistant gonorrhea surveillance and response. Primary duties include writing and annually revising study protocols, monitoring data quality and providing feedback to participating sites, working with the laboratory to test innovative methods of identifying antibiotic resistant gonorrhea, analyzing study data for weekly morbidity reporting and quarterly grant reporting, and conducting analyses to prepare abstracts, manuscripts, and reports for dissemination to partners and national conferences. An MPH with two (2) years of experience as a research study coordinator and proficiency using analytic software (SAS preferred) is recommended.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae to Dr. Josh Clayton, Deputy State Epidemiologist at JClayton1@isdh.in.gov. He can be reached at 317.233.7125 to answer any questions.
This position will intervene and prevent the transmission of HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia infection through educating, counseling, and facilitating the medical examination and treatment of persons with these infections, and those at highest risk for infection.
Job responsibilities include:
Interview and counsel persons who are infected with HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, and/or chlamydia, their sex or needle sharing partners, and others associated with infected persons who are at risk for infection so that these individuals are informed about steps to manage their disease, to reduce the risk of exposure, infection, or re-infection, and to prevent transmission to others, and so that facts are obtained to promptly locate, notify, and refer for medical examination and treatment others at risk for infection.
Investigate persons who have laboratory-confirmed HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, and /or chlamydia infections, partners of such persons, and others associated with infected persons who are at risk for infection so that these persons are promptly informed of their infection status, exposure, or risk of infection, medically examined and/or treated, and counseled.
Create and maintain records and reports so that investigation and cases are managed effectively and efficiently; employee interviewing and investigation activities may be reviewed and evaluated to assess the work performance; the level of achievement of annual partner services goals and objectives can be determined; and administrative tasks and procedures are completed and followed.
Perform other work tasks assigned by the Supervisor, the Unit Manager, Assistant Section Manager or the Section Manager.
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This position is responsible for planning, developing, and delivering CAREWare-related training for users of the Minnesota version of CAREWare, as well as for developing and maintaining written CAREWare resources and coordinating ongoing CAREWare and Data to Care projects. CAREWare is a free, scalable software for managing and monitoring HIV clinical and supportive care services that also produces a completed Ryan White HIV/AIDS Services Report (RSR) which is required on an annual basis by the federal funder of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.