U.S. Program Associate

Global Health Corps
Washington, DC
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The Program Associate will support 1,000 Days’ efforts to promote greater action on maternal and young child nutrition in the United States. Specifically, the U.S. Program Associate will contribute to the continued development and execution of 1,000 Days’ U.S. advocacy strategy – with a focus on maternal and child health and health care. The Program Associate will also work closely with 1,000 Days’ communications team, supporting grassroots education, engagement, and activation on 1,000 Days’ U.S. advocacy priorities.

The Program Associate will report to 1,000 Days’ U.S. Policy and Research Manager.

1,000 Days is the leading nonprofit organization working to ensure a healthy first 1,000 days for women and children everywhere. Launched in response to ground-breaking scientific evidence that identified a powerful window of opportunity from a woman’s pregnancy to a child’s second birthday – when nutrition has a long-term impact on the future health and development of both children and societies – 1,000 Days drives greater action and investment to improve nutrition for women, infants, and young children in the United States and around the world.

This position is part of the Global Health Corps fellowship. Global Health Corps (GHC) is a leadership development organization focused on building the next generation of diverse, disruptive global health leaders. Founded in 2009, we competitively recruit talented professionals (ages 21-30) from a range of sectors and backgrounds and place them in high-impact roles within partner organizations — including Clinton Health Access Initiative, Partners in Health, Planned Parenthood Global, and Government Ministries in Zambia, Rwanda, and Uganda — working on the front lines of health equity in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US, and Zambia.

Support 1,000 Days’ “agenda for change” through research, analysis, and writing related to maternal health/mortality, healthcare, and other key issues
Coordinate and support outreach efforts, meetings, and convenings to engage a diverse range of stakeholders from the advocacy, medical, research, and scientific communities in order to build a common understanding of the problem of poor nutrition for mothers and children in the U.S. and what it will take to solve it
Support 1,000 Days’ efforts to engage the public on the importance of nutrition for women, infants, and young children
Track major policy movements (federal and state level), reports and news clips linked to maternal and early child nutrition, health and/or early child development, and ensure 1,000 Days is communicating the latest information to its network of partners, influencers, and individual advocates
Participate in relevant maternal and child health, nutrition, and/or early child development coalitions and working groups
Support 1,000 Days in reporting on its activities and learnings to its funders

Skills and Experience
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required:
Bachelor’s degree*
Preferred: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in public health, public policy, or communications
Two or more years work experience in a related field in public health, public policy, or communications*
Strong project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple work streams and relationships*
Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate to disparate audiences through issue briefs, presentations, written reports, talking points, and email communications*
Ability to multi-task, set priorities, adapt to change, and solve problems in a dynamic and high-performing work environment*
Highly motivated and a self-starter*
Proven ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as independently*
Experience working with disadvantaged communities and communities of color
Experience coordinating logistics for workshops or events
Strong capabilities working in MS Office products
Social media and/or communications experience
Strong interest in and passion for child nutrition and health, women’s health and empowerment, early childhood development, food policy, obesity prevention, or related areas
Experience building and maintaining close working relationships with and among a diverse group of stakeholders