Job Posting: Program Specialist, Health Programs
Position Location: Baltimore, MD
FLSA Status: Exempt
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.
We are seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to support the objectives of the national NAACP health department.
Summary of Duties:
- Coordinate with HIV/AIDS program manager to implement HIV grant programs in partnership with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Act Against AIDS Leadership Initiative).
- Coordinate project HELP, the NAACP’s healthy eating and physical activity community education program.
- Implement health programs and conduct trainings relevant for youth & college division and adult branches in the area of health advocacy (specifically childhood obesity advocacy, HIV/AIDS and healthcare system reform).
- Assist with the planning and coordination of the health symposium and health luncheon at the national convention
- Provide technical assistance for NAACP units in health advocacy areas as directed by the NAACP health department.
- Provide technical assistance to the board health committee as directed by the national health director and health committee chair.
- Assist in the development of health articles, op-eds and other written documents for publication.
- Assist with quarterly compiling of accomplishments health department and development of regular reports (monthly, quarterly)
- Other duties as assigned by the Health Director, EVP & Chief Programs Officer, and President & CEO
The ideal candidate for this position will possess many, if not all, of the following professional qualifications, competencies and personal qualities:
- Bachelor’s degree in Social or Biological Science, Public Health, or Public Policy field of study. Masters degree preferred.
- Experience working at non-profit, federal, state or municipal agency charged with addressing health or environmental disparity issues within the African American community.
- Experience with and interest in HIV/AIDS, childhood obesity, and healthcare system reform issues is preferred
- Strong analytic, technical writing, and presentation skills.
- Track record of success managing multiple large scale programs and events.
- A working understanding of NAACP structure, policy, procedures and goals.
- A passion for advocating for the elimination of social policies and practices that lead to racial and ethnic disparities.
- Strong administrative, communications and conflict resolution skills.
- Ability to travel and work non-standard hours, as necessary.
It is the continuing policy of the NAACP to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, marital status, familial status, family responsibility, pregnancy or other pregnancy-related conditions, childbirth, disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, religion or political affiliation, past convictions or incarceration, prior psychiatric treatment, or any other status protected by federal or state law, local ordinance or Executive Orders. The NAACP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To Apply: Resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements should be sent to NAACP:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred method)
Mail: NAACP – Human Resources, 4805 Mt. Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215
Fax: (410) 580-5735
Please note that this position is grant-funded and employment is contingent upon the continuation of such funds.