Public Health Prevention Epidemiologist

Website The Collaborative

Perform duties in support of the mission of The Collaborative specific to SAMSHA’s PFS funding
Hours: Up to forty hours per week, flexible hours Pay Rate: $45 – 60K

Background on The Collaborative:
The Collaborative (TC) focuses on engaging communities and developing partnerships at the state, regional, and local levels in an effort to improve health and prevent substance misuse. TC uses Results Based Accountability (RBA) regularly to enhance our work, and will use Clear Impact software to track collective influence and Asset Based Community Development as the methodology for managing community development. Website:

Catchment Area:
The primary catchment is 20 towns: 17 towns in Bennington County, Vermont, and three towns just to
the north. This rural area covers 800 square miles with a total pop. 38,000 (US Census 2019).
Bennington is the largest town (pop.15,003). Low population density results in deficiencies of
centralized services and healthy activities.

The population of focus is youth through young adults ages 9-26. Our project will target the following systems or agencies in our infrastructure development efforts: education, law enforcement, restorative justice, regional planning commissions, and health care.

Work Duties:
• Engage community partners and program personnel to advance goals, vision and mission.
• Design, implement, collect and analyze research and statistical data. Recommend quality improvements, development, and maintenance of a data dashboard to measure collective impact.
• Responsible for grant reporting.
• Provide expert support and knowledge in public health, disease surveillance and, analytics.
• Prepare public health reports, such as community/program assessments, program protocols, and statistical/analytical reports. Make oral presentations to diverse audiences.
• Collect and manage public health data, conduct quantitative analyses, and develop reports.
• Conduct literature reviews for program planning, for preparation of publications, and for evaluation.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Demonstrate in-the-field community building by collecting data to drive community change.
• Knowledge of substance misuse prevention and public health.
• Experience in data management and statistical analysis.
• Understanding of process and outcome evaluation methods.
• Ability to be a self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision.
• Ability to articulate and present information in a clear and understandable manner.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment on-site and across locations to achieve goals.
• Knowledge of the populations we work with, including the LGBTQ community
• Knowledge of the Strategic Prevention Framework

Personal Qualities:
• Commitment to The Collaborative mission and success
• Ability to conduct oneself in a professional manner representing healthy lifestyles
• Assures data quality, integrity and confidentiality of information

Acceptable Experience and Training:
• Education, experience or training equal to the required knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position

Other: A valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle and automobile insurance are required. This is a full-time position based in a rural southern Vermont office. Must be willing to travel and spend some evenings and weekend hours in job related activities.

Submission: A cover letter & resume is required by September 1.

Physical Requirements:
• The duties of this position will be carried out in both office and community settings
• Ability to remain at a workstation with use of a computer (Sitting and use of hands)
• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
• This position requires working occasional evenings and weekends
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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