Job Vacancies: Program Manager and Program Associate for National WIC Assn in Washington, DC

For more info, see:   https://www.nwica.org/jobs/program-manager-nwa

Program Manager:

The National WIC Association (NWA) has a full-time position for a Program Manager to oversee its new grant project
Community Partnerships for Healthy Mothers & Children. In partnership with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AGOG), NWA will fund and support two cohorts of 18 local WIC agencies
in 12 target states over a three year time-period to enhance or create local coalitions, perform community needs assessments, and develop and carry out 15-month Community Action Plans. The goal is to implement evidence- and practice-based policy, systems,
and environment strategies to address chronic disease risk factors, including poor nutrition and lack of access to chronic disease prevention, risk reduction, and management opportunities.

The Program Manager is responsible for successfully coordinating and administering this project at the national and community level. The program manager
will oversee implementation of the day-to-day project activities, including collaborative communication and coordination with ACOG, WIC local agencies and other key players. The Program Manager reports to the Project Director, liaises with the ACOG Program
Manager, and supervises the Program Associate.

 Duties:

Coordinates work plan with partner grantee at the community, state and national level, including regularly scheduled calls with all participating local agencies.
Engages in regularly scheduled communication with national project staff.
Serves as the primary contact for local WIC agency partners.
Identifies, monitors, and communicates project-related issues, scope changes, variances and contingencies that may arise during project implementation to Project Director.

Works with Project Evaluator and ACOG in the development, recording and reporting of program participation and outcome data.
Compiles reporting data and write reports for submission to CDC.
Performs on-site management evaluations of each community coalition.
Supervises Program Associate to provide timely and effective training and communication materials and opportunities.
Participates in CDC calls, meetings, and trainings.
Tracks project expenses.
Presents project status at NWA conferences.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Project Director.

Education/Experience:

Must hold a Bachelor’s of Science or Arts degree, preferably in public health, public administration or other related field.

5+ years of experience working in community-based programs, project management and/or grants administration; or 2+ years related work experience and an advanced degree in public health or related field.

Preference given to candidates with team-based leadership or teaching experience.

Knowledge/Skills/ Abilities:

Ability to organize work effectively; conceptualize, and prioritize objectives.

Strong oral and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Proven leadership skills.
Ability to travel on short trips approximately 12 times each year.

 

Application Materials: Please send resume, cover letter, writing sample, names and contact information for three
references, and salary request to Martelle Esposito at
mesposito@nwica.org
.

Program Associate:

The National WIC Association (NWA) has a full-time position for a Program Associate to develop and coordinate the implementation of a communications plan
and training/technical assistance materials related to a new NWA grant project,
Community Partnerships for Healthy Mothers & Children
. In partnership with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AGOG), NWA will fund and support two cohorts of 18 local WIC agencies
in 12 target states over a three year time-period to enhance or create local coalitions, perform community needs assessments, and develop and carry out 15-month Community Action Plans. The goal is to implement evidence- and practice-based policy, systems,
and environment strategies to address chronic disease risk factors, including poor nutrition and lack of access to chronic disease prevention, risk reduction, and management opportunities. The Program Associate will also assist with policy and advocacy-related
activities at the Association. The incumbent reports to the Community Partnerships for Healthy Mothers & Children Program Manager and the NWA Public Policy Nutritionist.

 

Duties:

60% Community Partnerships for Healthy Mothers & Children Project

Engages in regularly scheduled communication with Project Director, NWA Program Manager, and ACOG Program Manager.
Develops and implements Communications Plan with guidance from NWA’s Communications, Marketing, & Media Coordinator.
Develops and coordinates training and technical assistance materials and sessions for local WIC agencies with guidance from the NWA Membership Coordinator.
Tracks, monitors, and communicates to the Program Manager performance measures related to the communications and technical assistance components of the project.
Assists Program Manager with communications and training/technical assistance components of reporting to CDC.
Performs administrative and other duties as assigned.

 

40% Policy/Advocacy/Other

Tracks and reports on weekly public policy updates.
Assists with the planning of the Annual Washington Leadership Conference.
Assists with the development of educational fact sheets and position papers on a variety of policy topics.
Drafts and coordinates NWA’s advocacy letters.
Attends and reports on Congressional hearings, briefings, mark-ups, lobby visits, and other meetings as assigned.
Maintains directory of contacts.
Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Education/Experience:

Must hold a Bachelor’s of Science or Arts degree.
2+ years of experience working in public policy, community programs, or communications related to public health; or hold an advanced degree in public health or related field.
Preference given to candidates with nutrition policy or program experience.
Preference given to candidates with related work experience and an advanced degree.

 

Knowledge/Skills/ Abilities:

Ability to organize and manage work effectively, independently and with a team.

Strong oral and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.

 

Application Materials: Please send resume, cover letter, writing sample, names and contact information for three
references, and salary request to Martelle Esposito at
mesposito@nwica.org