As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Nemours Children’s Health System is an internationally recognized children’s health system that owns and operates hospitals, major pediatric primary and specialty clinics and prevention units in Delaware, Florida, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours has a strong base of experience, expertise, and evidence in healthy child development and prevention through clinical and community-based models. Established in 2008, Nemours National Office of Policy and Prevention promotes optimal health and well-being for all children, not only children served within the Nemours. We work with stakeholders across Nemours and the country to advocate for federal policy change and identify, promote and grow innovative solutions within and outside Nemours, advancing clinical care and community-based prevention efforts. Nemours also serves as a laboratory in which to test new and innovative models, informing our national policy and practice work. Through this work, we serve as a trusted resource and voice for children nationally.
The Program and Policy Analyst I (PPAI) will directly support the Healthy Kids, Healthy Future Technical Assistance Program (HKHF TAP), a cooperative agreement (up to five years) with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). HKHF TAP focuses on obesity prevention in early care and education (ECE) settings and provides capacity building and technical assistance to state partners. This position is responsible for providing coordination, communication, logistical and analytical support for HKHF TAP and for HKHF Physical Activity Learning Sessions (PALS). PALS focuses specifically on developing state capacity to improve physical activity in ECE. This position is 100% grant funded and contingent upon continued grant funding.
The Program and Policy Analyst I will be responsible for the coordination of day-to-day logistics, administrative aspects, and overall program support for Healthy Kids, Healthy Future Technical Assistance Program (HKHF TAP) team and state partners. This position requires strong organizational and communication (oral and written) skills. This position will support the development of important project materials, including internal and external products, such as meeting summaries, analysis of state progress reports, and stakeholder meeting materials. The Program and Policy Analyst I will report to the Project Manager.
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Create State Profiles and standardized meeting materials for stakeholder meetings
Support all-state convenings in DC and stakeholder meetings in partner states, including meeting notes, supporting facilitation and participant activities
Develop standards crosswalks for PALS states related to physical activity
Develop sample recruitment materials for states
Review and synthesize state monthly reports and share highlights with HKHF team and CDC
Help with the data collection and analysis for the evaluation (SurveyMonkey, Google Forms)
Coordinate the design and printing of materials with vendors
Support conference exhibits and/or presentations
Develop and deliver training (in person and via webinar) and conference presentations for groups and individuals on integration of childhood obesity into state ECE systems.
Support HKHF TAP technical assistance (virtual and in-person), including triaging and tracking TA requests, analyzing TA provision, and supporting data collection/analysis for evaluation of TA.
Initiative and Program Support: Supporting activities, communication, and logistics such as managing project calendar, stakeholder communications, and training registrations. Supporting internal and external meetings or events, including taking notes, supporting trainers and/or participants, and provide feedback. Providing ongoing partner service, coordination, triage, and response to phone and email inquiries, including accessing and using web site and other technical applications.
Writing and Researching: Writing and researching position papers, summaries and lessons learned. Creating for others and giving presentations to a variety of audiences with support from supervisor.
Financial Support: Assisting with fiscal management of office, initiative or project (processing invoices, tracking expenditures, etc.).
Continuous Improvement: Assist in Continuous Improvement projects.
Technical Assistance Support: Serving as a liaison to provide and support ongoing, individualized support and technical assistance on relevant topic, internally and externally.
Evaluation Support: Providing analytical support and evaluation assistance such as data entry, data analysis and interviews.
Writing: Contribute to or write reports or papers for the general public or professional publications under the direction of management. Prepare relevant materials and presentations under general supervision.
Other duties as assigned.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is a pediatric health system of hospitals and specialty clinics serving children and families throughout the Delaware Valley and Florida. Our dedicated professionals integrate medical care, research, health education, and prevention to help improve the lives of children every day.