The Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge project director will be responsible for serving as APHA’s day-to-day point person for the Challenge, acting as primary liaison to the Advisory Council, Challenge partner organizations as well participating cities, counties and tribes. The HC&CC director will need to understand public health and prevention programs at the state and local level and how local government works. The project director will gather and share evidence-based innovative tools and materials to help the participating cities, counties and tribes improve their experience and maximize their opportunity for success within the Challenge. The project director will also support the launch of the U.S. News & Aetna Foundation Healthiest Communities Rankings to increase the visibility of the report among public health stakeholders and equip the public health community in understanding and using the rankings to improve community health. This position will have a supervisory role, overseeing the project coordinator and the development of content for an online community learning platform and social media outlets.
The position is grant funded and guaranteed for one year with a likely extension based on funding and performance.
Create and implement communications and media relations strategies for major Association initiatives and announcements; initiate and manage contacts with the news media; co-edit news blog; and write and develop materials to support communications program to advance the mission, policies and priorities of the Association.
Primary customer service contact for member inquiries. Primary point of contact with accounting department on member- related issues. Oversight of Council of Emeritus Members and Early Career Professional activities to include webinars and coordination of events at the annual meeting. Oversee Membership’s booth and assist with Membership events at the Annual Meeting.