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FHI360 Health Specialist in Pierre, South Dakota

FHI 360 is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position Health Specialist.

Project Description:

The Office of Head Start Region XII Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) network provides local grantees with high-quality, sustained, and intensive training and technical assistance. T/TA is provided to individual grantees, to clusters of grantees with similar interests, and at state and regional events. Region XII includes Migrant and Seasonal grantees in 37 states across the country.

Position Description:

The Health Specialist will serve as a resource to other TTA specialists on comprehensive health services, including mental health and environmental health and safety, in accordance with the requirements of the Head Start Program Performance Standards across the birth to five spectrum.


  • Serve as a liaison between regional and central OHS and the National Center on Health and Wellness and other agencies relevant to the work of the Regional Office;

  • Participate in case conferences about individual grantees, at the request of the regional office;

  • Serve as a resource to other TTA specialists on strategies for engaging families around issues on health;

  • Serve as a point of dissemination to program and TTA specialists about health data specific to grantees;

  • Aggregate and analyze state and regional health data from a variety of sources to identify emerging trends and patterns impacting Head Start and Early Head Start grantees;

  • Provide training on topics related to health to regional office staff, grantees and state partners, at the direction of the Regional Office;

  • Provide direct TTA to grantees, as directed by the Regional Office; and

  • Incorporate other tasks specific to health reflective of evolving national priorities as presented by the Office of Head Start, National Centers, Regional Office, and/or aggregate regional assessment data.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, social sciences, or any other related field.

  • Typically requires a minimum of 8+ years of managing data collection and Head Start technical assistance experience.

  • Proficiency with database management software and on-line search tools required. Has sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned areas. Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff.

  • Experience working in a non-governmental organization (NGO).

  • Position will require at least 50% of travel.

Offer will be contingent on award of proposal and approval of funder.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

Please click here to continue searching FHI 360's Career Portal.FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.

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