Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health
Location: Washington DC
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Masters
The Chief External Relations and Advocacy Officer will lead the integration and advancement of the ASPPH’s advocacy, strategic communications, and fundraising and development efforts. The Chief also will lead the ASPPH’s efforts to promote the use of research and science to advance public policy. In addition to managing internal staff, the Chief is responsible for managing ASPPH’s government affairs consultants. The Chief will serve as a key association leader and member of the leadership team, have a significant external presence, and be engaged in numerous ASPPH initiatives and decisions outside of their formal portfolio.
Lead the development, planning, and implementation of the ASPPH’s advocacy and communications’ strategies
Proactively lead efforts to affect regulatory, legislative, and other policy issues that directly impact schools, programs, faculty, and students.
Ensure that advocacy activities comply with federal lobbying requirements.
Organize efforts to promote the use of research and science to advance public policy, in public health priority issues.
Support and advance ASPPH’s efforts on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.
Lead efforts to develop and implement a marketing and communications strategic plan.
Supervise initiatives to communicate the value of the ASPPH’s members, services, and activities.
Lead efforts to develop and implement a successful fundraising and development program.
Provide staff leadership to selected ASPPH committees and sections, as well as special-topic and time-limited task forces.
Build and maintain working relationships with key federal legislative and regulatory staffs and leaders of allied organizations.
Supervise the conceptualization, managing, and coordination of the production of a diverse range of products (including research reports, op-ed and blog essays, policy briefs, infographics, etc.) tailored to specific audience to tell the story of academic public health.
Establish metrics and regularly evaluate the results and impacts of the ASPPH’s advocacy, communications, and marketing efforts.
Work Locale: The position is located in the ASPPH’s Washington DC office. Given the need to engage federal policy officials and DC-based stakeholders, the position is expected to be largely on-site.Reports To: The position reports to the ASPPH President and CEO, Dr. Laura Magaña.
Manages/Supervises: The position supervises a senior director for federal relations, as well as an existing marketing and communications team consisting of five individuals. The position also manages the ASPPH’s government relation’s consultants.
Registration Requirements: The Chief likely will be required to register as a federal lobbyist; candidates must have the ability register as a lobbyist.
Authority to Work in the US: The individual must be legally eligible to work in the US. If not a US citizen, the individual must document that their status allows them to legally lobby federal officials without restriction.
Travel Requirements: The position may involve occasional travel to member institutions and participation in meetings related to the position’s professional responsibilities.
Compensation: The position’s compensation level is based on industry salary surveys and the individual’s experience. ASPPH offers a generous benefits package.
Position: Full-time, exempt position.
Send a cover letter and resume or biosketch to email@example.com. Email should include job title in subject line. Cover letter should include earliest possible start date and desired compensation. Applications will be accepted through September 28, 2021.
A minimum of ten years of experience in leadership positions within the public health and/or higher education sector with experience in federal relations, communications, policy and/or development.
Strategic thinker able to develop new opportunities to advance the ASPPH’s priorities and mission.
Proven ability to lead one of more of the following areas: advocacy, strategic communication, development and/or policy.
Understanding of Congressional and Executive Branch advocacy.
Experience in organizing constituents for joint advocacy and education efforts.
Knowledge of the higher education community and the organization of health professions education (preferred).
Understanding of the funding and organization of public health education, research, and practice activities.
Experience working in and leading coalitions.
Superb written and oral communication skills.
Experience in supervising and mentoring staff.
Proven ability to network with professional colleagues and to collaborate with staff.
Minimum of master’s level degree in public policy, public health, or related field. Doctoral degree in a related field preferred.
About Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health
The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) is a 501(c)(3) membership organization located in Washington, DC that serves as the voice of accredited academic public health. ASPPH’s 35-person staff both serves and leads more than 130 schools and programs accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). ASPPH’s mission is to strengthen the capacity of our members by advancing leadership, excellence, and collaboration.
To advance its goals, ASPPH maintains a proactive advocacy program; communicates extensively with the leaders, faculty, and staff of member schools and programs; and actively seeks to participate in policy deliberations on issues related to public health, higher education, social justice, and health equity. ASPPH undertakes selected sponsored projects in collaboration with federal agencies and foundations. ASPPH serves as an authoritative source of data and information on academic public health and thus regularly consults with and informs the media, policy makers, and scholars about matters involving public health education, practice, employment, and research.
ASPPH is committed to the principles of equal employment and to compl...ying with all federal, state, and local laws providing equal employment opportunities, and all other employment laws and regulations. ASPPH strives to maintain a work environment that is free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation because of age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.