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Director, Leadership Development

Department: LEADERSHIP AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Location: Arlington, VA

Summary:  The Director for Leadership Development will provide day to day management of the ASTHO’s leadership programs: ASTHO Leadership Institute and the new Diverse Executives Leading in Public Health program.  Additionally, this position will oversee the design and promotion of additional leadership development activities.

 

Principal Functions:

  • Provide strategic, technical, and project management support for ASTHO’s Leadership Institute and the new Diverse Executives Leading in Public Health program. 
  • Supervise and provide oversight to the project team implementing the Diverse Executives Leading in Public Health program and associated fellowship opportunities.
  • Conduct facilitation and/or delivery of training programs as an instructor or event facilitator (critical leadership courses, forums, symposiums, etc.) for virtual, hybrid and in-person events. 
  • Manage various SMEs, contractors and vendor agreements for ASTHO’s leadership programs. 
  • Establish strategic framework and accountability measures for external partner management.
  • Facilitate strategic meetings with stakeholders to capture key data points for the development of leadership competencies, assessments, and determination of key leadership drivers.
  • Proactively research and identify opportunities to apply new thinking on Leadership Development to improve leader effectiveness. Stay abreast of learning field trends and best practices.
  • Manage partner relationships with current and future leadership development partners (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Center for Creative Leadership, Morehouse School of Medicine, George Mason University, etc.)
  • Consult with project teams to implement consistent leadership development activities in their workplans.
  • Support the delivery of leadership training workshops and professional development sessions for ASTHO staff and members.
  • Engage with the Training and Learning team on the development, dissemination, and marketing of asynchronous leadership trainings in the ASTHO eLearning center.
  • Assist in writing progress reports and evaluating leadership project activities and outcomes.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Organizational Development/Leadership, MPH, MSW, MFT or relevant field of study preferred
  • Experience in state/local governmental public health highly preferred
  • At least 5 years progressive experience supporting leadership development programs
  • Organization skills to support multiple projects and deadlines

 

Specific skills needed – technical and behavioral

  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to work within a team, independently and follow directions to complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Ability to facilitate virtual sessions with professionalism, sensitivity and diplomacy under pressure
  • Active Listening — Give full attention to what other people are saying, take time to understand the points being made and ask questions as appropriate.
  • Demonstrated ability to convene and collaborate with multiple parties with varying interests and priorities
  • Excellent organization and time management skills required, including ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • Ability to grasp systems and systems changes at state, local, or federal levels.

 

ASTHO is the only national, nonprofit organization representing the nation’s state and territorial public health officials and the agencies they serve. ASTHO’s members, the chief health officials of all 50 states in the United States, the District of Columbia, the five U.S. territories, and the three freely-associated states, are dedicated to formulating and influencing sound public health policy, assuring excellence in public health practice, and advancing health equity and optimal health for all. ASTHO is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia and opened a second office location in Atlanta, Georgia in 2017. ASTHO was incorporated on March 23, 1942 with the goal of helping health officials navigate a rapidly changing public health landscape and remains a strong voice in governmental public health to this day. ASTHO’s mission is to support, equip, and advocate for state and territorial health officials in their work of advancing the public’s health and well-being.

Vision

State and territorial health agencies advancing health equity and optimal health for all.

Mission

ASTHO’s mission is to support, equip, and advocate for state and territorial health officials in their work of advancing the public’s health and well-being.

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

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