Consistent with the mission, vision and values of National League of Cities, responsible for guiding informing and supporting the Institute for Youth, Education and Families work in areas related to health and wellness. A specific emphasis on social determinants of health to support city leaders in their efforts to advance policies, programs and practices that improve the health and well-being of city residents and overall vibrancy of cities. Contributes and supports the successful design, outreach, and administration of member programs and initiatives to improve health and well-being.
Provide assistance and respond to information requests from NLC member cities, state municipal leagues, and other interested parties on issues related to assigned programs.
Plan, organize, and lead meetings, conference calls, webinars, and site visits designed to engage NLC member cities on specific topics related to assigned programs.
Develop reports, tools and resources to support the implementation of programs with member cities.
Maintain partnerships with a variety of organizations working in the field. Identify opportunities to draw upon these partnerships in order to broaden the array of resources available to municipal leaders in NLC member cities.
Provide excellent member service and build relationships with local elected officials active in the organization.
Grant Fulfillment (when applicable)
Coordinate and drive the fulfillment of grant requirements according to established deadlines in collaboration with program team members, other departments, and outside stakeholders as required.
Develop timelines in consultation with the Director for program team members to prepare and submit documentation, results, and other deliverables to meet grant requirements and deadlines.
Plan and implement program-specific meetings, events, and other activities under the direction of the program leadership. Design and develop content; select and secure speakers; create agendas; and provide input on logistics to senior NLC conference and meeting planners.
Represent NLC at national, regional, and state conferences and meetings in order to build new partnerships, raise the visibility of NLC’s work, and stay abreast of the latest developments in the field.
Make presentations and lead group discussions in meetings and workshops at NLC’s major conferences, at partner meetings and conferences, and in local communities.
Contribute to the development of program proposals, outreach strategies, and long-term work plans under the direction of the Director.
Program Research and Analysis
Compile information on best practices and promising initiatives within cities to support the development of research, communications, and city engagement initiatives for assigned programs.
Analyze city-focused data sets and other research to develop tools and resources for city leaders, enhance NLC publications, and inform NLC staff and other stakeholders.
Conceptualize and serve as the primary author or contributor to reports, strategy guides, and briefs for assigned programs. Prepare articles for blogs, newsletters, and other publications, and develop and update materials for inclusion on NLC’s website.
Identify and utilize relevant research and program information available through a variety of sources. Contribute to efforts to build partnerships with source organizations when appropriate.
Maintain thorough, up-to-date knowledge of assigned programs.
Review program data and analyze the impact of ongoing programs. Recommend changes that improve the effectiveness of programs to support member city needs.
Perform other duties and complete special projects as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 4 years of practical experience in program area, or Master’s degree in a related field and 2 years of practical experience in program area
Possesses required technical knowledge within assigned program area (refer to specific qualifications below)
MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
Proficiency in statistical programs and software, such as STATA, R, etc. preferred
Demonstrated knowledge of computer databases and contact management systems (CRMs)
Experience working with city officials and/or city governments preferred
Position Specific Qualifications:
Knowledge about policy, practice and programmatic efforts re: factors associated with how long we live and how well we live, also known as the social determinants of health.
Capacity to organize and support convenings with constituents - including site visits and briefings while enhancing the organization’s knowledge base to serve members.
Experience with providing technical assistance and respond to information requests from members and other interested parties on health and wellness-related issues.
Proficiency in planning, organizing and leading meetings, conference calls, webinars, and site visits designed to engage members on specific topics related to health and wellness.
Track record of developing reports, tools and resources to support the implementation of programs.
Ability to work with colleagues to develop partnerships with a variety of organizations in the field, and to identify opportunities to draw upon these partnerships to broaden the array of resources available to benefit constituents.
Work is typically performed in a standard office setting working at a desk or table on a level surface. Regular travel is expected. May be required to work more hours than normal during a regular workweek depending on workload and deadline requirements.
About National League of Cities
The National League of Cities was founded in 1924 and is the country’s oldest, largest and most representative organization serving municipal governments. The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. Working in partnership with the 49 state municipal leagues, NLC serves as a resource to and an advocate for the more than 19,000 cities, villages and towns it represents. We currently have 105 employees dedicated to making cities better.