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Alzheimer's Association, DC: Senior Specialist, Public Health


General Summary

The Senior Specialist, Public Health supports the Director of Public Health and is responsible for (1) developing or updating communications on Alzheimer's and other dementias as public health issues; (2) managing the day-to-day efforts of a nationwide strategy to advocate for surveillance data; and (3) contributing to the implementation and monitoring of the Public Health Department's strategic priorities. The Senior Specialist will manage projects from start to finish and will collaborate within the division, across the Association, and with select external partners. The position interacts continuously with staff in the Association's chapter network.

Essential Job Functions

  • Compiles and analyzes background information and monitors trends in the public health field.
  • Writes and edits a wide array of communications for internal and external audiences, such as newsletter articles, meeting highlights, website content, toolkits, and case studies.
  • Manages and updates the online Public Health Alzheimer's Resource Center.
  • Identifies opportunities to expand visibility of Alzheimer's as a public health issue, and upon approval, implements plans.
  • Serves as project lead in multi-year effort to support chapters' public policy teams in securing additional questions in state surveillance surveys.
  • Manages logistics and communications associated with in-person or virtual events, such as meetings, teleconferences, and webinars.
  • Contributes to development and tracking of departmental plans, including collection and analysis of performance metrics.
  • Drafts sections of periodic grant reports and applications.
  • Develops and occasionally delivers professional presentations.
  • Provides operational support with contract development, administration, and tracking.
  • Represents the Association in select external partnerships.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in public health or related field required; strong preference for master's in public health.
  • At least three years of professional experience in a nonprofit environment or in state or local government.
  • Track record of effective project management.
  • Superior written and oral communications skills.
  • Must be a team-player with demonstrated ability in customer service and interpersonal relations.
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to professionally handle periods of high work volume or tight deadlines.Entrepreneurial spirit that is execution-oriented.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed.         

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