NASTAD is a non-profit national association that represents public health officials who administer HIV and hepatitis health care, prevention, education, and supportive service programs funded by state and federal governments in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Islands. NASTAD also supports partner governments in Africa, the Central America region, and the Caribbean region.
NASTAD’s vision is a world free of HIV and viral hepatitis.
The Manager, Drug User Health plays an essential role in supporting NASTAD’s technical assistance, capacity building, and advocacy work as it relates to mounting an effective response among health departments to promote the health of people who inject drugs (PWID) including the prevention and care and treatment of HIV, hepatitis C (HCV) and overdose. This position works closely with the Hepatitis, Prevention, Health Care Access and Health Systems Integration teams to support programmatic activities, with a focus on deliverables related to improving the health outcomes for people who use drugs.
- Participate in strategic discussions and recommend innovative and/or science/research-based steps in addressing the HIV, hepatitis, and overdose epidemics among people who inject drugs (PWID)
- Assess state/local health department program development needs to strengthen drug user health programming for PWID
- Provide tailored and impactful capacity building assistance, technical assistance and training to key jurisdictions to strengthen drug user health programming for PWID
- Work across NASTAD teams to identify meaningful ways to incorporate drug user health issues into current deliverables and scopes of services
- Represent NASTAD in various meetings with federal and national partners and other stakeholders
- Support the Policy and Legislative Affairs team as a content expert on drug user health
- Attend and represent NASTAD at conferences and participate in relevant external meetings
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Bachelor degree or higher in public health, public policy or related fields; or any equivalent combination of training, education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position
- Minimum of 4-5 years of progressively responsible work experience related to health care programs and policies preferred
Skills, knowledge, and abilities
- Demonstrated technical expertise of drug user health issues, including HIV and hepatitis prevention, care and treatment, harm reduction, substance use prevention and treatment and overdose prevention
- Analytical Thinking: The ability to tackle a problem by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach
- Stakeholder Orientation: The ability to demonstrate concern for satisfying one’s external and/or internal stakeholders
- Fostering Teamwork: As a team member, the ability and desire to work cooperatively with others on a team
- Oral Communication: The ability to express oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others
- Written Communication: The ability to express oneself clearly in business writing.
- Attention to Communication: The ability to ensure that information is passed on to others who should be kept informed
- Building Collaborative Relationships: The ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance, and support
- Advanced Written Communication: The ability to use formal writing styles or advanced literary techniques and formats suited to the audience
Environment and Scheduling
- Interest in working with a national HIV and hepatitis public health organization
- Interest in working within a diverse environment
- Willing to travel as needed