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Illinois Public Health Institute, Data Across Sectors for Health: Program Assistant


Illinois Public Health Institute
Data Across Sectors
954 West Washington Blvd. Suite 405, Mailbox 10, Chicago, il

Job description:

The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) is seeking an energetic and well‐organized team member to
provide high‐level planning, administration and operations support for our national work at the nexus
of health data, community collaboration and the social determinants of health, including support to
cutting‐edge communities across the country. IPHI operates the Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) National Program Office, which identifies barriers, opportunities, promising practices and indicators of progress for multi‐sector collaborations to connect information systems and share data for community health improvement.

The Illinois Public Health Institute is dedicated to the principals of equal opportunity. All qualified
applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity,
gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information or any other personal characteristic not relevant to the posted position. IPHI is committed to diversity and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, and veterans to apply.

The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) mobilizes stakeholders, catalyzes partnerships, and leads action to promote prevention and improve public health systems to maximize health, health equity and quality of life for the people of Illinois. IPHI administers partnership‐driven projects through its Center for Community Capacity Development (CCCD), Center for Health and Information Technology (CHIT), and Center for Policy and Partnership Initiatives (CPPI). This position is in the CHIT, which assures that public health data and information are used to strengthen policy, planning and program development by working for improved public and private data collection, integration and dissemination.

Full‐time, 37.5 hours per week. Reports to and is accountable to the Director of the CHIT.

Duties and responsibilities include:

Project management and administration
 Coordinate the work of internal and external stakeholder teams and partnerships, including
scheduling meetings, communicating with participants and producing pre‐meeting agenda and
related materials, and post‐meeting follow‐up procedures.
 Support and maintain records and information on project‐related stakeholders, participants,
and other constituents through multiple project‐specific databases.
 Provide periodic financial materials on program activities.

Communications and networking support

 Assist with drafting and editing program and funder reports, and background documents.
 Contributes to fact sheets, newsletters, the online learning platform, and other communications
 Monitor multiple emails accounts, triaging content to respected staff or responding to
stakeholder inquires.
 Attend and take notes at networking meetings and conference calls.
Grants management and community support
 Compile and maintain information related to the program, applicants and grantees, and
knowledgebase of data and information systems to connect health and healthcare systems
 Support staff and partners to attend site visits, including arranging travel/travel reimbursement
and other logistics.
 Travel locally and nationally to visit awardees.
 Track submission of required applicant, and grantee programmatic and budgetary materials.
 Maintain program files, archives and data related to applicants and grantees.
 Oversee and provide awardees with technical assistance through relationship building and
 Manage and co‐develop future Call for Proposals

Meetings and events management

 Arrange and support conference calls, online meetings, and webinar series among grantee sites
and partners
 Plan and manage all logistical elements of on‐ and off‐site meetings or conferences, including
venue, hotel and catering selection, national and local travel, site activities management,
presenter communication and support, attendee registration and support, expense
management, and evaluation. Meeting size ranges from smaller, local meetings to larger,
national meetings and occur multiple times a year.


 The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree in public health, public administration,
healthcare management or related field with a minimum of one year of work experience in
health programming, grants or events management, or training. Equivalent professional
experience in a related field is acceptable.
 The successful candidate will be able to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, be
comfortable in a fast‐paced environment, and be able to adapt to change and growth.
 Excellent organizational, communications and interpersonal skills are required; the successful
candidate will be thorough and detail‐oriented and will have strong and versatile writing skills.
 Experience in project or grants management, events management, health informatics, budget
and financial reporting, health data and information systems, or program performance and
evaluation is desirable but not required.
 Knowledge regarding social determinants of health indicators, health equity, and multi‐sector
data sharing is desirable but not required.
 Candidates should have experience working with diverse populations in a variety of community
and organizational settings.
 Candidates should have the ability to work independently and as part of project teams.
 Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel,
PowerPoint), Outlook, SharePoint, Google Docs is required. Experience with GotoWebinar, web
page and social media development, and Trello is desirable but not required.
 IPHI has a collegial, team‐oriented culture where a sense of humor and a passion for work is
highly valued.

Job requirements:

 Must have a driver’s license and ability to access a car or be qualified to rent a car.
 Must be able to sit at and operate a computer and other office equipment for a significant portion of the workday.
 Must be able to move about the office and at offsite events to access files, supplies, and assist with event set up.
 The position requires occasional work on evenings or weekends. And, the Assistant must be able to travel for one or more nights from time to time.

Compensation: $47,500 annual salary, competitive benefits
Location: The position is located in Chicago at IPHI’s West Loop office.
Starting Date: January, 2018

Application Instructions: Please submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample by Wednesday, January 17, 2018 to be considered for this position; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The cover letter should compare your qualifications and experiences to the duties and responsibilities of the position. Electronic submission required to

No phone calls, please.

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Communications Director – American Heart Association (Midwest)


American Heart Association
208 S. LaSalle St, Suite 1500, Chicago, Illinois

Job description:

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Communications Director in our Midwest Affiliate office located in Chicago, IL. The Communication Director develops and implements communications plans that promote American Heart Association programs, cause initiatives, products and services and fundraising activities in Metro Chicago , through traditional, non-traditional and social media. Develops and implements media events. Develops media materials and other tools to inform key audiences about heart disease and stroke. Ensures branding compliance with the AHA/ASA brand and cause initiatives sub-brands. Provides communications counsel to local staff and volunteers. Assists with crisis communications and sensitive issues on an as-needed basis. Works through volunteers to maximize local communication efforts in the market. Interacts with volunteer leadership, senior management, local staff, news media, outside organizations and the general public for the purpose of enhancing the American Heart Association public image and increasing the flow of news and other information to the media. As applicable, develops, supports and implements limited cause initiatives activities in conjunction with market-level staff and volunteers.

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Sustainability Program Associate – Seven Generations Ahead


Seven Generations Ahead
Sustainability Program
1049 Lake Street, Suite 200, Oak Park,, IL

Job description:

Position: Sustainability Program Associate – Entry Level Position

I. The Job
The Sustainability Program Associate position will provide program support across a variety of SGA projects and programs, including PlanItGreen and the Fox Valley Sustainability Network (FVSN), Zero Waste Schools, Farm to School, and GreenTown. The position will incorporate research, event and forum production, project implementation support, and other related tasks. As with all SGA staff, the position will also support general SGA organizational events and functions. The full-time position will specifically prioritize the following work tasks:

1. Meeting participation, research, minutes, and project work related to PlanItGreen, GreenTown, and the Fox Valley Sustainability Network. (30% time)
2. Project and program implementation support for SGA’s Zero Waste Schools. (30% time)
3. Project and program implementation support for SGA’s Farm to School work. (30% time)
4. Research on sustainability best practices, policies, and funding and program resources linked to SGA sustainability project work. (5% time)
5. General SGA event and organization support. (5% time)

II. Qualifications
Undergraduate degree with some background in sustainability. Good content knowledge across multiple sustainability topic areas. Very good verbal and written communications skills. Excellent relationship building skills. Computer and information management skills.

III. Skills and Competencies

• Problem-solver
• Self-directed
• Ability to manage multiple tasks
• Ability to collaborate with partner organizations
• Respectful, engaging and professional communication style
• Strong writing skills
• Strong relationship builder
• Positive attitude
• Strong time management
• Organized
• Detail oriented
• Ability to maintain flexible work schedule

IV. Compensation

A. Pay based on an annual salary of $27,500 + $2,500 medical benefits stipend (total compensation = $30,000).
B. Ten (10) days of paid vacation.
C. All SGA paid holidays (10) within contract timeframe.
D. Eight (8) personal days.
E. Other benefits as included in SGA’s Personnel Policy Manual.
F. Physical Fitness Benefits as approved in 2018 SGA budget.

V. Contract Time Frame and Evaluation

Initial one-year contract (January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018) with opportunity to renew and develop extended contract. Three, six and twelve-month evaluation dates

VI. How to Apply
Submit cover letter and resume to by January 2, 2018.
Include 2 professional references with contact information.