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Senior Director - Infectious Disease and Informatics

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Washington D.C., DC, USA

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), a national organization representing nearly 3,000 local health departments nationwide, has an immediate opening for a Senior Director, Infectious Disease and Informatics.


The Senior Director is a leader of a portfolio of significant functions or programs at NACCHO, and is responsible for both developing the strategic direction and ensuring the achievement of results within their portfolio. The Senior Director is expected to integrate complex activities within their portfolio and across the organization. The Senior Director oversees the design and implementation of programs to achieve the unit's strategic goals and is accountable for overall management of budgets, work plans, and unit deliverables; generates revenue and relationships with key stakeholders; and makes recommendations to leadership on improving operational effectiveness of unit and program(s). As a leader and manager of employees, the Senior Director is responsible for planning, organizing and managing a unit or functional area, typically comprised of professional and support staff.

An individual at this level is recognized externally as an expert in his or her field. Positions at this level require the ability to act independently within the broader organizational mission, think strategically, and operationalize the design, implementation and management of projects related to their functional or programmatic area. This position may also require the ability to work on projects of a highly confidential and sensitive nature and interface with internal and external stakeholders across various levels.

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Program Specific Information

The Senior Director, Infectious Disease and Informatics (IDI) provides leadership and direction to NACCHO's Emerging Infectious Diseases and Informatics Programs. The Senior Director will be instrumental in establishing and maintaining core priorities and organizing framework for the IDI portfolio; communicating the vision of the team's work to both internal and external stakeholders; identifying opportunities to strengthen existing areas of focus and develop new lines of work by collaborating across the organization, including with other program areas (e.g. HIV/STI, maternal, child, and adolescent health, immunization, chronic disease, injury and violence prevention, preparedness, public health infrastructure and systems); playing a leadership role in the organization as a member of NACCHO's management team; and enhancing relationships with high-level external stakeholders including government agencies and representatives from the nonprofit, private, and academic sectors.

NACCHO's Emerging Infectious Disease Program aims to strengthen the capacity of local health departments to prevent, prepare for, and respond to public health threats due to infectious diseases. Specific program efforts include strengthening local health department capacity, infrastructure, and workforce development for addressing infection prevention and control, antimicrobial resistance, healthcare-associated infections, emerging infectious diseases and outbreaks, and other related activities.

NACCHO's Informatics Program supports data modernization efforts to help local public health departments to improve the quality, access to, sharing, and use of data for public health action in collaboration with their partners. Specific program efforts include improving interoperability of local health department information technology systems as well as equipping the local health department workforce with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to use new technologies, standards, and strategies that improve the collection, interpretation, and dissemination of data for making decisions.


  • Visionary Leadership - Displays passion and optimism; Exhibits confidence in self and others, thereby inspiring respect and trust; Provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates, motivating positive performance across the team; Accepts feedback and mobilizes others to fulfill the organizational vision; Provides appropriate recognition to others on the team.
  • Project Management – Ensures successful completion of unit or program activities; Develops unit or program goals, and activities; Ensures alignment of unit or program work with programmatic requirements and NACCHOs goals.
  • Business Acumen - Considers and understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to business development and unit sustainability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals; Seeks to improve processes, products and services to meet customer and organizational need.
  • People Management - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement whenever feasible; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self-available to staff; Provides regular and constructive performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Continually works to improve his/her own skills in leadership and management.
  • Budget Management - Obtains financial information from within and outside of an organization for relevant guidance or other information related to unit; Reviews and evaluates the financial data and makes decisions as appropriate; Prepares budget based on direction from budget and finance; Uses guidelines for establishing effective budget objectives; Collaborates across the organization to leverage unit resources and sustain unit activities.
  • Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results; Adaptable and responsive to the changing work environment.
  • Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths and weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.
  • External Engagement – Represents local public health interests, NACCHO, and relevant projects/activities to national, state, and local audiences; Identifies, fosters, and maintains relationships with key stakeholders and potential funders; Liaises with stakeholders at the local, state, national and international level as relevant.
  • Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Promotes the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.
  • Human Resources - Understands and demonstrates knowledge of HR concepts, principles, and practices to determine workload projections and competency gaps to align human capital needs with organizational goals; Understands and demonstrates knowledge of performance management concepts, principles, and practices related to planning, monitoring, rating, and rewarding employee performance.
  • Performance and Quality Improvement – Cultivates excellence; Fosters quality focus in others; Develops continuous improvement processes; Monitors progress, evaluates results, and implements improvements.


  • Provides overall leadership and strategic direction for long-term planning related to their unit.
  • Represents their unit and ensures collaboration across organization to maximize NACCHO's operational effectiveness and value added.
  • Coaches and mentors team members and provides opportunities for professional development.
  • Ensure fiscal requirements and accountability related to their unit are met.
  • Identifies and implements national, state, and local, strategies that support the advancement of issues related to their unit. Ensures NACCHO is recognized as a leader in promoting, supporting, and advancing issues related to their unit.
  • Substantially contributes to advancements in public health practices especially as it relates to issues within their unit.
  • Represents NACCHO at national, state, and local meetings on issues related to their unit.
  • Serves on national advisory committees and workgroups as it relates to issues within to their unit.
  • Maintains and continuously grows network of public health experts who can serve as assets to NACCHO.
  • Collaborates with Senior Advisor and Chief of Programs in identifying, assessing, and pursuing potential business opportunities that align with NACCHO's overall mission and vision.
  • Develops and expands consulting services related to issues related to unit.
  • Assists the Senior Advisor, Chief of Programs, or Executive Team in other matters as assigned.
Educational Background: 


  • Bachelor's degree in relevant professional field with a minimum of 10-12 years relevant work experience; or a Master's degree in relevant professional field with a minimum of 8-10 years relevant work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience, including a relevant certification. Master's degree or certification in a relevant field preferred.


  • Knowledge of a broad range of public health issues and policies at the local, state, and/or federal level.
  • Strong understanding of cooperative agreement, grant management, budget management, and contract processes.
  • Knowledge of business development practices.
  • Knowledge of association or membership organization environments
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, specifically Word and Excel.


  • Advanced grant and cooperative agreement development and management skills
  • Advanced budget management skills
  • Strong program evaluation skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong attention to detail


  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or government regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Ability to provide effective coaching and constructive feedback to enhance the job performance of others.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with diverse groups and interact effectively with co-workers, NACCHO members, partner agencies, funders, and other external stakeholders.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information in a professional manner.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequently required to sit.
  • Occasionally required to walk.
  • Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally required to talk or hear.
  • Occasionally required to bend, lift or climb stairs.
  • Occasionally required to lift light weights (less than 25 pounds).
  • Occasionally required to travel.


  • The noise level in the work environment usually is moderate

HIRING SALARY RANGE: $142,240 - $151,120

SELECTION PROCESS: We only accept applications that follow the electronic process. No phone calls please. This position is subject to background screening. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and complete the online application, with salary requirements to: PN - 55 Senior Director, Infectious Disease and Informatics using the following link:

NACCHO offers generous benefits plan including but not limited to 13 days of sick leave annual leave allowable accumulation up to 225 hours, and paid vacation leave, as well as other types of leave. NACCHO benefits include a generous health, dental, and vision plan, 5 percent of base salary contribution to 403(b) plan, (not a matching contribution); paid short and long term disability plan and paid term life insurance.

At NACCHO, our commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action seeks to ensure a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

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$ 142,240  - $ 151,120  / year

Organization Info


Washington D.C., DC, USA
About Us

The mission of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is to improve the health of communities by strengthening and advocating for local health departments.


NACCHO is the only organization dedicated to serving every local health department in the nation. NACCHO serves 3000 local health departments and is the leader in providing cutting-edge, skill-building, professional resources and programs, seeking health equity, and supporting effective local public health practice and systems.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Feb 15 2022
Active Until: 
Mar 15 2022
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