The Associate, Public Health will be responsible for coordinating multiple programs that are outlined in FARE’s 5-year strategic plan. This person will be an integral team member and will be expected to play multiple different roles to help support the execution of the strategic plan, with a strong emphasis on public health, health communication, and program management. The Associate will also support the on-going development, tracking, and implementation of the broader FARE voice of patient strategy which will be updated on an annual to semi-annual basis.
This role will report directly to the Sr. Director Voice of Patient (VOP) at FARE and will work closely with FARE’s Research, Education, and Marketing Departments. A major focus of this role will be supporting the development and management of evidence-based education programs.
- Contributing to the design of formative research to understand knowledge, attitudes and beliefs and behaviors among the food allergy community and other target audiences;
- Monitoring data collection (e.g., online surveys, qualitative research);
- Preparing reports of on-the-ground audience research for marketing teams and senior organizational leadership;
- Assisting with implementation and evaluation of key FARE programs that examine and address the impact of food allergy on various affected communities;
- Assisting with studies conducted in collaboration with external partners and collaborators;
- Developing fact sheets and brief reports; substantiating facts for all organization activities;
- Conducting literature searches and reviews; assisting in the production of manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication and helping in the preparation of grant/contract applications;
- Helping with presentations of research findings at major conferences and meetings; and
- Support the integration of cross-functional work streams to ensure alignment and efficiency across all FARE activities.
The ideal candidate will be attracted to the opportunity to be a part of a world class team that is doing something to truly change the world for food allergy individuals. Some specific characteristics include:
- Ability to work effectively on fast-paced, complex projects.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Robust knowledge of using project management systems, such as Microsoft Project, as well as project reporting and risk management tools. Project management experience desired.
- Advanced computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
- The ideal candidate must have a degree in public health, communication, or a related field with 2 -4 years of work experience. Masters in Public Health or similar education desired.
- Strong cultural competence and experience working directly with constituents from diverse racial, ethnic, socio-economic, and geographic backgrounds.
- The candidate must have an interest in supporting qualitative research activities.
- Familiarity with principles of social marketing or health communication is preferred.
- Attention to detail in a fast-paced environment is essential. Excellent communication skills, with a focus on writing ability is essential.