Posted 12/30/2019


Reports to: Executive Director
Classification: Temporary, Full-Time, Exempt
The duration of this position is six months, January 20- July 20, 2020, in alignment with the contract timeline.

The NYSACHO Climate Change Program Manager oversees all aspects of contractual work related to regional climate change adaptation meetings and contract deliverables. The ideal candidate will possess strong communication skills, possess keen attention to detail and enjoy working both independently and within a fun and hardworking team-oriented environment.

The goals of the New York State Department of Health Climate Adaptation Contract include:

  1. Enhance participants understanding of climate and health by reviewing how climate and weather in NYS has been changing, highlighting examples of how these changes may be impacting public health.
  2. Facilitate an “intra-county” discussion during which attendees will identify 1-3 priority climate and health adaptation based on the needs of their jurisdiction.
  3. For each priority climate and health adaptation, develop a list of action steps (including
    barriers and additional needs) which county attendees can work towards to implement their priority
    climate and health adaptation.

• Assist Local Health Departments (LHDs) to strengthen their individual and collective capacity, through membership support services.
• Responsible for in-depth knowledge of assigned program area (climate change regional meetings).
• Support and facilitate association work in area of climate change.
• Represent LHDs during membership meetings, statewide workgroups or committees as assigned.
• Serve as the main staff liaison to LHD staff and contract leads at the New York State Department of Health pertaining to climate change collaboration and regional meeting activities.

• Serve as staff lead and primary contact for the LHD Adaptation Meeting on Climate Change.
• Lead coordinator of regional adaptation meetings on climate change and planning conference calls/in-person meetings with LHD staff and New York State Department (NYSDOH) of health contacts.
• Coordinate all event logistics for all regional program meetings.
• Provide technical assistance to LHDs as requested in programmatic activities related to contract.
• Arrange and prepare materials for educational events as specified in contract deliverables or by contract administrators at NYSDOH.
• Work with facilities and vendors as needed to support education and training events.
• Facilitate calls and communicate with NYSDOH or other contract agency program staff as needed.
• Work with Fiscal Manager on monthly vouchers and annual contract budgets.
• Monitor/track budgets for contract-related deliverables.
• Serve as liaison with NYSDOH or other contract agencies on implementation of program activities.
• Coordinate LHD participation on NYSDOH workgroups as requested by NYSDOH.
• Distribution and collection of meeting evaluation forms.
• Development of post-event report summarizing evaluation forms and meeting outcomes.
• Coordinate and facilitate post-event technical assistance to LHDs.

• Assist with the substantive work of the organization by providing program support services.
• Provide programmatic and administrative support to Executive Director and other managerial staff as needed.
• Complete and submit weekly time/work reports.
• Maintain and submit on a timely basis, all travel and other expenses reports.
• Maintain safety of all NYSACHO equipment and records.
• Adhere to all agency policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualification

• Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Public Health, Community Health Education, or related field. Preferred: MPH with experience in grants administration; experience/knowledge of the NY State Health Department and Local Health Department systems.
• Strong writing and computer skills, especially in Microsoft Office Suite.
• Able to work independently.
• Attentive to accuracy and detail.
• Travel and overnight stays required.
• Must have a current valid NY State driver’s license and provide own transportation.
• Strong communication and writing skills.
• Ability to effectively communicate with members, management and staff.
• Ability to write effective, clear and timely reports, proposals and other documents.
• Strong planning and organizational skills with keen attention to detail.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects under the pressure of deadlines.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with experience collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse and dynamic team.

Salary: Salary and benefits to be discussed during interview process.

To Apply

The full time (35 hours per week) temporary position is anticipated to last a duration of 6 months. Salary and benefits will be discussed with candidates during the interview process. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status.

Please e-mail resume and cover letter to:
Mail resume and cover letter to: Sarah Ravenhall, Executive Director
New York State Association of County Health Officials
One United Way, Pine West Plaza
Albany, New York 12205

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