Manager of Health Programs

North Carolina Association of County Commissioners
December 6, 2022
323 West Jones Street Suite 500, Raleigh, NC
First Name
Last Name
Phone Number
(919) 715-0089
Closing Date
Open Until Filled



Supports the creation and expansion of the Association’s Strategic Health and Opioid Initiatives Program within Strategic Members Services. This position will help develop and deliver a comprehensive and collaborative outreach and education program to assist NC counties in planning, implementing, and evaluating the use of opioid settlement funds, managing strategic health initiatives, and maximizing available resources to improve the health of communities. This role will serve as the program manager for special initiatives and support the day-to-day functions of the team.

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and distribute tools and guidance for all counties in the effective use of opioid settlement funds to prevent drug overdose, reduce related harms, and address substance use disorders, health drivers, and impacts.
  • Provide technical assistance and training to counties in planning for and implementing overdose prevention strategies and settlement spending.
  • Assist county leaders with strategic planning for spending of opioid settlement funds, implementing evidence-based strategies, and evaluating county-based response efforts to prevent drug overdose and improve the health of communities.
  • Serve as program contact or liaison for strategic planning and triage requests from members or partners for implementation or evaluation support.
  • Help coordinate, plan for, and facilitate strategic planning sessions and activities within counties or regions.
  • Serve as detail-oriented project manager for program initiatives and special projects.
  • Help administer, prepare agendas, plan logistics, organize and carry out team meetings and Coordination Group meetings, including scheduling, coordinating with subject matter experts, compiling materials, arranging for speakers.
  • Develop and lead opportunities for NCACC staff to visit counties for the purpose of gathering information about county successes, model programs, and challenges.
  • Supports NCACC outreach and education efforts through research, preparing written materials and creating presentations.
  • Assist in planning events, statewide conferences, and trainings and coordinating with partners, speakers, and vendors.
  • Compile resources and draft announcements for newsletters and other communications/marketing
  • Help track and monitor internal strategic health program activities and assist with grant reporting.
  • Help develop methods and opportunities for county members to engage in strategic health initiatives.
  • Maintain media alerts and tracking system.
  • Help identify funding opportunities and support the proposal writing and submission process.
  • Keep abreast of related evidence, current events, the political environment and related developments in order to represent the Association and the interest of its members.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


$70,000 - $90,000


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position is fully remote, though occasional travel to Raleigh, NC or for site visits are required.


Bachelor’s Degree in public health, public administration or policy, non-profit management, communications or related field, and a minimum of five years of related experience. Project management experience or certification preferred. Master’s degree in related field preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Knowledge of public health, drug overdose prevention, harm reduction, treatment for and/or recovery from substance use disorders, related health drivers and impacts, and evidence-based programs.
  • Grants management, monitoring, administration, compliance, and reporting, especially for statewide or county level programs.
  • Comprehensive skills and knowledge in project and program development and management.
  • Strong ability to communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing; prepare reports and recommendations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with county officials, members, employees, partners, associates, and the general public.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, virtual platforms (Zoom, Teams).
  • NCACC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and people with lived experience with drug use, substance use disorders, or incarceration or folks who love or care for someone who uses drugs or has a substance use disorder are highly encouraged to apply.

Certificates and Licenses:

Valid US Driver’s License


TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]