Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) is a community based strategic planning, assessment, and improvement process. NACCHO provides technical assistance, training, and resources to communities implementing the MAPP process. Over 900 communities have used MAPP across the country.
The MAPP Communications intern will work as a member of the Assessment and Planning team and is responsible for supporting the communications efforts of the MAPP program. This is a six month full time internship with opportunities for a six month extension. The Intern will be paid $12-$15 per hour.
PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES AND EXPECTATIONS: • Ability to work independently as necessary to achieve high performance. • Ability to work effectively within teams. • Strong organizational skills. • Ability to write routine correspondence. • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. • Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others. • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments. • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas. • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings. • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Develops realistic action plans. • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments; Dresses professionally for an office environment. • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information. • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit. • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
POSITION SPECIFIC DUTIES: • Revamp and manage MAPP social networking site • Conduct web-based research on resources and advancements that support the assessment and planning portfolio • Assist with MAPP trainings via e-learning, webinars, and in-person workshops • Develop and organize MAPP Clearinghouse • Create and manage MAPP technical assistance tracking system • Assist with meeting planning and coordination • Assist with regular communication with members, including drafting email distribution list updates, web page content, Public Health Dispatch articles, and e-newsletters • Other duties as assigned.
MAJOR PROJECTS: • Revamped MAPP social networking site • Development of training modules • New technical assistance technical system • Reports summarizing new resources and advancements that support the assessment and planning portfolio