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Job Title: Program Officer, Workforce Center
Job Number:
Organization: de Beaumont Foundation
Posted: 1/16/2019
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Bethesda,  MD    USA
Position Description: The de Beaumont Foundation advances policy, builds partnerships, and strengthens public health to create communities where people can achieve their best possible health. Our work centers around three main priority areas: • Policy: We advance policies that improve community health, so that current and future generations can benefit from changes enacted by today’s leaders. • Partnerships: We build partnerships, often among unlikely allies, so that leaders can make decisions that achieve their shared goal of creating healthier communities. • People: We create practical solutions that strengthen the public health system and workforce, so that professionals are equipped to make their communities healthier. The de Beaumont Foundation is committed at all levels to promoting strategic learning and knowledge sharing, both internally and externally. To that end, we use a wide range of information, analyses, and forms of evaluation to help us understand how to invest our time and resources in line with our program strategies and overall foundation mission. We are intentional about devoting time and resources to evaluation, reflection, and learning activities, and share what we learn with each other, our grantees, our partners, the broader field, and the public. The de Beaumont Foundation is equally committed to the creation of knowledge through partnerships with other organizations, funded grant activities, and the analysis of existing data that is either underutilized or that can be utilized in new, innovative ways. Reporting to the Managing Director for Workforce Development, the Program Officer position is funded for a minimum of four years and will oversee the day-to-day activities of a wide range of efforts associated with a newly created Workforce Development Center (Center) that is housed within the Foundation. S/he will work closely with the Managing Director to develop and evolve Center training and development activities in alignment with the Foundation’s strategic plan. S/he will also work closely with partners and grantees to ensure that Center activities meet the Foundation’s workforce goals as well as ensure these activities meet and exceed the needs of the public health workforce. The Program Officer will play a role in coordinating Center efforts with other Foundation staff including communications, learning, research and evaluation, and policy to ensure that the Center has a strong marketing and communications plan, process and outcome metrics, and a range of learning approaches to meet a range of learning styles in a diverse public health workforce. S/he will also engage in workforce research to both inform the field and the public about the public health workforce and utilize this information to guide the refinement of existing and development of new Center efforts. Workforce Center Responsibilities • Contribute to strategy design for the Workforce Development Center. • Assist in the development of a Center logic model and theory of change including short-, medium-, and long-term outcomes. • Develop and implement workplans for Center projects. • Participate in establishing Center practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities within the Center. • Manage the day-to-day aspects of a range of complex Center efforts designed to build public health workforce capacity in alignment with the Foundation’s strategic plan (contracts, grants, communications, budget). • Develop requests for application and manage all activities related to application process and ongoing work with Center participants. • Manage and develop the Center’s Learning Collaboratives on workforce development. • Manage Center convenings and assist in the development of meeting agendas. • Prepare estimates and detailed project plans for all Center activities to ensure effective and efficient implementation. • Procure resources to achieve Center objectives in planned timeframes. • Assist in the creation and/or curation in training and development activities that support the vision of the Center. • Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence. • Engage in continuous quality improvement and ongoing action learning efforts that support decision-making, improved Center impact, and ongoing learning. • Work closely with Center staff and the Foundation’s Research and Evaluation Officer to assist in the development of Center metrics as well as monitor, track, and report on success toward these metrics. • Ensure the successful completion of Center related evaluations designed to assess the progress and performance of complex multiyear efforts. • Develop opportunities to share results, lessons learned, and bright spots from Center activities with various audiences. • Ensure that Center efforts are aligned with PH WINS data and that Center activities inform future iterations of PH WINS. • Continue professional development in order to keep abreast of emerging workforce technologies, methods and best practices. • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Required Knowledge and Skills

• Ability to research best practices to establish promising, innovative, and best practices to support Center development. • Strong leadership, diplomatic, motivational, and communication skills (written, verbal and presentation) including the ability to lead up, across and down. • Strong project management skills. Demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization. Able to move quickly from one project to another, marshal resources, and manage expectations and timelines to achieve results. • Proven ability to work both independently as well as in a team- oriented, collaborative environment demonstrating creativity, innovation and excellence. • Supportive of a diverse and inclusive work environment. • Experience in successfully leading projects to on-time, on-schedule and within budget. • Flexible with proven ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities. • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to build and maintain relationships within the Center, the Foundation, and with diverse partners/stakeholders. • Self-motivated, decisive, with the ability to adapt to change and competing demands. • Experience negotiating vendor contracts. • Experience drafting and submitting budget proposals and recommending subsequent budget changes where necessary. Completion of an advanced degree (e.g. MA, MPH) and three to five years of relevant experience. However, a combination of education and experience may be substituted for the education requirements. • Depth and breadth of knowledge of public health workforce as represented by previous experience. • Strong written and oral communication skills, including ability to work with all levels of the organization and to convey technical concepts to non- technical staff. • Technically competent with various software programs, including but not limited to Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). • Commitment to accountability and transparency.

Organization Description: The de Beaumont Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Employment opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

Closing Date: 4/16/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Kris Risley,  Program Officer, Workforce Center
Contact Location: 7501 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda   MD  20814
United States
Contact Location: 7501 Wisconsin Ave
  Bethesda   MD  20814
  United States
Contact Phone: 3019615800 
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How to Apply: Candidates should send cover letter, resume, and salary history/requirements to

Additional Information: The de Beaumont Foundation offers competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a collegial work environment. Our office is located in Bethesda, Md. Some travel is required.

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