CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION AND HEALTH PROMOTION MANAGER
Southern Nevada Health District
January 29, 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada
83403.84 - 116364.56
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
DEFINITION To supervise, plan and coordinate the activities of comprehensive Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion programs through program planning; grant development, implementation and evaluation; and to provide responsible and complex administrative support to the Director of Community Health Services.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES – This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.
•Direct, coordinate and review the work of staff responsible for the development and implementation of chronic disease prevention and health promotion programs and services •Manage program budgets and grants •Develop policy standards, legislation and advocacy efforts •Research and identify community health needs, recommend strategies, coordinate and evaluate programs that prevent premature death and disability in the community by translating behavioral change research and theory into practice •Coordinate the planning, implementation and evaluation of campaigns directed toward changing behaviors •Facilitate and coordinate health promotion strategic planning •Advocate for health promotion in the community through leadership activities and professional memberships •Act as Southern Nevada Health District liaison with State Health Education and Information programs •Coordinate continuing education and training for professional staff and interns in health education functions •Support the Southern Nevada Health District mission through coordination and implementation of planning initiatives, i.e., Healthy Clark County 2010, Healthy Communities, APEX/PH, (Assessment Protocol for Excellence in Public Health), etc.
Knowledge of : •Operations, services and activities of the Southern Nevada Health District •Chronic disease prevention and health promotion services and activities of the State Health Division, federal agencies, e.g. CDC and HRSA, community health services agencies, national organizations and foundations •Operations, services and activities of Southern Nevada Health District Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion •Principles and practices of chronic disease prevention and control including strategies, methods and techniques in the areas of: health education and behavioral change, program evaluation, coalition building, community mobilization, policy development and advocacy, and social marketing •Communication strategies, writing techniques, report preparation and grant writing •Public Health Systems, current public health issues, public policy and the legislative process •Cultural competency and diversity issues •Research methods and design, and application of research to program development and public health practice •Principles of supervision and training •Budgeting and fiscal management •Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations
Ability to : •Implement and evaluate behavior change strategies •Assess community needs and trends •Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals •Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing •Prepare clear and concise reports •Motivate, manage, direct, coordinate, and review the work of professional, technical and clerical personnel • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including a variety of District and other government officials, community groups and the general public •Organize and mobilize community initiatives to achieve Health District goals •Develop, facilitate, and manage participatory strategic planning projects
Training and Experience Guidelines
Training: •A master’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university with major course work in either public health, education, psychology, social work, or other related disciplines
Experience: •Five years of increasingly responsible public health education experience which includes a minimum of two years of chronic disease prevention programming; two years of direct management and supervisory experience; and experience in research and its application to public health practice and program development
Working Conditions •Travel from site to site •Speak in public forums in various environments including urban and rural communities
License or Certificate •Possession of, or ability to obtain, and maintain an appropriate, valid Nevada driver’s license •Possession of the CHES (Community Health Education Specialist) certification or ability to obtain it within six months of employment
Internal Number: 18-03
About Southern Nevada Health District
The Southern Nevada Health District in Las Vegas Nevada is one of the largest local public health organizations in the United States. The health district serves more than 1.7 million residents, which is 70 percent of Nevada's total population. Also, the district is responsible for safeguarding the public health of more than 37 million visitors to Las Vegas each year.