The primary duty of the Director of Affiliate Affairs is to manage and oversee the Affiliate Affairs unit. The Director is responsible for conceptualizing, developing and facilitating the implementation of projects related to building the capacity of APHA and its Affiliates to create the healthiest nation in one generation. The Affiliate Affairs unit is responsible for managing and overseeing National Public Health Week. Affiliate Affairs: Manage the Affiliate Affairs unit including the annual operating budget. Liaise with Affiliates on APHA advocacy priorities. Foster networking and information sharing across state organizations to strengthen infrastructure and advocacy capacity. Oversee state association leaders/staff conference calls and meetings at APHA and APHA’s Annual Meeting & Expo. Coordinate APHA president’s visits to one-third of the Affiliates each year. Serve as staff liaison to the Council of Affiliates. Communicate regularly with Affiliates through the Affiliate Online Community, e-mails, and newsletters. Affiliate Infrastructure Development: Manage national coordinating office for APHA state affiliate initiatives. Oversee technical, programmatic, and operational support for affiliate grants. Identify and create revenue streams to support Affiliates. Develop technical assistance trainings to improve the Affiliates capacity. National Public Health Week (NPHW): Coordinate efforts with other APHA staff in theme development for implementation of National Public Health Week. Develop and manage annual operating budget for National Public Health Week. Direct overall fundraising efforts for NPHW. Lead efforts to identify expert speakers for NPHW activities. Write grant proposals, final grant reports, fact sheets, fundraising and partner letters, and communication materials for the website and for print pertaining to NPHW. Lead the internal NPHW planning meetings and the yearly partner meetings. Work with the Affiliate Affairs unit to develop and disseminate NPHW materials. Maintain database files and records including those used to track contributions and maintain lists for NPHW.
Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) and seven years of work experience in advocacy-related or health field doing grassroots organizing or affiliate support work. Strong management skills and experience with grant development, management and oversight. Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to gather data, analyze information and prepare reports. Proven flexibility and effectiveness in handling multiple projects under stringent timelines and with changing priorities. Effective interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with volunteer leaders, vendors and staff. A firm commitment to the team approach and campaign or grassroots organizing experience preferred. Proficient in MS Office, Excel, online content management and database systems. Limited travel required. Salary mid-70's to mid-80's, commensurate with experience.
Additional Salary Information: APHA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.