Comprehensive Cancer Control Program Specialist

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description


Do you have at least two years of experience working directly in public health, community health promotion, or public policy? Do you have a strong understanding of the Social Determinants of Health? If this is you, then the Office of Health Promotion and Prevention (OHPP) needs you as the Comprehensive Cancer Program Specialist.

In this position, you will work alongside the Comprehensive Cancer Program Manager to develop and implement innovative strategies to prevent and control cancer in Utah. You will be expected to think critically about public health problems, related solutions, and develop programs or interventions that address health equity, social determinants and root causes, social injustice, and access to care. In this role, you will need to be able to build and maintain relationships with community partners, leveraging these partnerships to increase program effectiveness and reach.

To be successful in this position, you need to have demonstrated experience in community organizing, partnership development, or coalition building, as well as public health program development and implementation. You need a keen understanding of strategic planning and be able to develop and lead strategic planning efforts. You need to think creatively, work proactively and independently to solve complex problems, and manage competing priorities. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must.

Notes: Local travel is required for this position. A teleworking option is available for this position.

Principal Duties
As the Comprehensive Cancer Program Specialist, you will:

Bring community partners together to develop innovative policy, system, and environmental change approaches designed to prevent and control cancer and related chronic conditions.
Establish, maintain, and build meaningful relationships with community organizations, advocates, and other partners to further the mission of the Utah Cancer Action Network (UCAN) coalition.
Oversee the implementation of the State Cancer Plan.
Develop communication strategies and conduct strategic planning activities for the Utah Cancer Action Network (UCAN) coalition.
Develop innovative and impactful program strategies and interventions designed to prevent and control cancer and related chronic conditions in Utah.
Coordinate with other team members to conduct program evaluation in order to determine effectiveness of approaches and strategies.
Utilize data to inform program interventions and evaluations including identifying target populations and informing best practices.
Develop funding opportunities for coalition partners and community organizations to further implementation of the State Cancer Plan.
Track partner progress and develop written progress reports.
Participate in grant writing activities.

The Ideal CandidateHas experience developing or implementing policy, systems, and environmental changes.
Has experience evaluating programs through quantitative and/or qualitative analysis.
Has experience building coalitions, task forces, and/or working groups.
Has a strong knowledge of the social determinants of health, health equity, health disparities, social justice, and drivers of health outcomes.
Has a bachelors degree or higher in Public Health, Health Promotion/Education, Public Administration, or Public Policy.

Why You Should Join Our Team
This is an opportunity to make a difference. Along with the satisfaction of helping improve awareness to cancer prevention you will receive great health and retirement benefits, such as, generous paid time off so you can have a positive work life balance. Click here to view a summary of all the benefits we offer.

The Agency
To learn more about the Utah Department of Health and Human Services, click here. You can also learn more about the Utah Cancer Coalition and the difference that you will be making by clicking here.

Supplemental Information
Working Conditions:

The typical office setting for this job is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated. However, you may encounter some risks that are associated with any office setting, for example, the safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
Standard Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Physical Requirements:Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.

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