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Asthma Program Manager, Schools and Childcare Centers

Job Title: Asthma Program Manager, Schools and Childcare Centers
Closing Date/Time: Sun. 09/26/21 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Salary: $36,268.09 - $51,811.56 Annually
Job Type: Full Time Salaried
Location: 2 Peachtree St, Atlanta, Georgia

Connect passion with purpose. The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of Georgia to proudly protect lives and promote healthy lifestyles in diverse communities statewide. We are committed to the health of the entire population as our work impacts past, present and future generations.
What we offer. Enjoy a generous benefits package that includes a flexible work schedule, unique training opportunities, engaging worksite wellness events, wellness breaks, lactation rooms, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation & sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance; in addition to telework opportunities depending upon the position.
Make your mark in public service. As an accredited public health department, we're seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Asthma Program Manager, Schools and Childcare Centers located in Atlanta, GA to join the Division of Medical and Clinical Services, Chronic Disease Section. Won't you join us? 

Job Responsibilities:
Leads and supports various chronic disease prevention groups to work collaboratively in an organized way to achieve reductions in the burden of chronic disease and cancer in Georgia. Responsible for providing ongoing technical assistance and training support to Public Health Districts, Public Health partners, schools, and childcare centers specifically around asthma control and management. Provides state-level leadership for the development and implementation of both long and short-term policies on asthma control informed by evidence-based prevention programming and best and promising practices. Provides educational opportunities, promotes community awareness, supports capacity building and sustainability efforts, and ensures stakeholder engagement. Reports directly to the Asthma Team Lead.

As directed, may serve as a project lead in organizing work performed by the Georgia Asthma Control Program. 

Provide input for establishing goals, plans, and objectives for the effective administration of the Georgia Asthma Control Program (GACP). Ensures a strategic approach to asthma control and management within Georgia. Identifies policies, systems and environmental changes that furthers the prevention of chronic disease in Georgia and proposes solutions to adapt or improve these environments. Educates stakeholders on these opportunities by clearly and effectively communicating with both non-experts and experts.

  • Build and maintain key external relationships with a wide range of asthma stakeholders in schools and childcare settings, including school nurses and Youth Development Coordinators (YDCs).
  • Identify or develop asthma-related trainings for other school staff (teachers, principals, coaches, etc).
  • Find creative and innovative ways of incorporating asthma self-management education into the school setting.
  • Develop and maintain core partnerships with other state departments, including Department of Education and Department of Early Care and Learning, to provide and update asthma-related information available through these agencies.
  • Use creative and strategic thinking skills to find new and innovative ways to engage with stakeholders while furthering DPH’s asthma strategic plan.
  • Responsible for convening the Schools and Childcare Centers workgroup or its equivalent and promoting good relations with a variety of public/private stakeholders including legislative bodies, professional societies, and community organizations.
  • Communicate about program, planning and policy implementation to a wide range of stakeholders. Prepares, analyzes and distributes program reports, graphs, charts, and other data.
  • Disseminate the Asthma Friendly Schools policy assessment statewide to determine which asthma-related policies are currently in place and in which school districts. Use the results of the policy assessment to provide technical assistance to school districts working towards policy adoption.
  • In collaboration with the Team Lead and Evaluator, evaluate GACP initiatives to determine their effectiveness, level and quality of customer services, and need for improvements, and initiate appropriate actions. 
  • Assist local partners in developing and conducting school-related needs assessments. Contribute and provide leadership to chronic disease policy development based on data.
  • Provide technical assistance, education and training to district and county health departments and other school-based asthma control partners.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in a related field and five years experience performing work related to area of assignment
Master's degree in a related field and two years experience performing work related to area of assignment
One year at the lower level or position equivalent. 

Note: Some positions may require licensure.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master of Public Health degree or other applicable field of study
  • Experience in asthma is highly desirable.