Associate, Center for Public Health

Associate, Center for Public Health

The Center for Public Health (CPH) is a Washington, DC-based center of the Milken Institute, a non-profit, nonpartisan think tank determined to increase global prosperity by advancing collaborative solutions that widen access to capital, create jobs, and improve health. CPH focuses on four areas of public health: (1) food, nutrition, and sustainability, (2) chronic disease prevention and treatment, (3) mental health and wellness, and (4) health emergencies and preparedness. CPH promotes understanding of leading public health issues such as the opioid epidemic, the changing food system, and rising rates of obesity and diabetes and develops innovative, market-based solutions. More specifically, we do this through independent, data-driven research, action-oriented meetings, and meaningful programs and policy work.

Position Summary 

The Associate is primarily responsible for supporting the mission of the Center for Public Health by assisting with research, supporting events, and aiding staff. The associate will work primarily with internal audiences and occasionally with external audiences to help solve challenges around identifying roadblocks to medical research and access to innovation for patients. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supports staff in conducting both qualitative and quantitative research on key topics throughout our pillars including (1) food, nutrition, and sustainability; (2) chronic disease prevention and treatment; (3) mental health and wellness; and, (4) health emergencies and preparedness.
  • Conducts desktop research to support development of publications and presentations for both internal and external audiences.
  • Provides logistical support of events that engage key external thought leaders, including identification of potential attendees and presenters, outreach, and background research on related content.
  • Creates materials for internal and external events and meetings, including but not limited to agendas, participant lists/bios, tracking for external engagements, etc.
  • Develops ideas and builds relationships for potential outreach, programming, and convenings.
  • Adheres to the Institute’s mission, policies, and general safety practices, including any unique safety practices for the department and/or building.
  • Safeguards and keeps any information, observations, or viewpoints regarding Institute business and employee matters confidential.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Technical Qualifications

  • Have ability to manage multiple projects and work assignments from a variety of staff.
  • Have ability to manage multiple tasks and relationships with minimal supervision.
  • Have ability to meet deadlines.
  • Utilize problem solving skills.
  • Use proper English spelling, grammar, punctuation, and diction.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Use proper communication style and customer service methods over the phone and in-person with high professionalism.
  • Expert user in Microsoft Suite 2007 or higher (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook). 

Experience & Training 

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 1-3 years “hands-on” experience with above technologies in an office environment.
  • Interest in public health, health policy, food & nutrition, mental health reform, or other health-related fields

Personal Qualifications

  • Self-starter.
  • Brilliant troubleshooting skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Able to work occasional nights and weekends as needed.
  • Desire to work in a challenging, fast-paced environment.

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

Please submit a cover letter and resume - all applications materials should be attached as PDF files. Any application that does not include both a cover letter and a resume saved as PDFs will be rejected.

 

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