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Wednesday, July 24, 2019  

Lead Cancer Consultant

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) seeks a full-time consultant (Independent contractor) with experience in the cancer portfolio. The Lead Cancer Consultant will oversee all cancer technical assistance as well as oversee the implementation of the project activities, monitor progress, assist with contract management, manage the budget and evaluate results. Consultant will work with the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) Liaison to promote communication between NACDD, Project Vendors, National Partnerships, etc. Consultant will provide support to the state public health professionals and the other DCPC projects in the NACDD Cancer project portfolio.

The Scope of Work for this role is managed by the NACDD Associate Director of Programs and works closely with the project team, the project contractor(s), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other partners.

Scope of Work:
• Oversee all project activities related to the NACDD Cancer portfolio.
• Support and serve as member of leadership team on Cancer Council.
• Collaborate with Subject Matter Expert (SME) consultants on project implementation and development of resources.
• Participate in routine planning calls with the CDC Technical Monitor (TM) to ensure successful implementation of all activities.
• Provide revised budgets and revised work plans as needed per program requirements and as the needs of the project changes per request from the CDC.
• Provide information and updates for the required Annual Performance Report within set timeframes. Ensure coordination with NACDD Program Evaluator on all data/surveillance/evaluation support as needed.
• Prepare reports (written reports, oral presentations, or postings on websites)
• Periodically meet with NACDD staff, CDC Technical Monitor, CDC Project Officers to ensure sufficient support of activities; serve as the liaison with the program contract vendors to promote timely preparation of contracts, completion of deliverables, and timely submission of invoices; develop and manage work plan as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Master’s degree in Public Health, Public Health Administration or related field with minimum of ten years of experience in the public health, health communications or health policy – strongly preferred;
• Prior work experience in a state, county or local health department- strongly preferred;
• Prior experience writing federal grants or working with federal funds – preferred;
• Demonstrate experience in leading and working in a cross-functional collaborative team environment, building and fostering relationships;
• Excellent multitasking skills and problem-solving skills with ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems, and recommend solutions;
• Demonstrate a strong decision-making background with follow up skills and customer service dedication;
• Able to master technologies and software applications;
• Exceptional interpersonal skills which includes both oral and written communication to a wide range of professionals at different levels, internally and externally;
• Understand the importance of keeping current industry or subject matter expertise;
• Ability to travel to meetings and events as needed;
• Intermediate to advanced experience with Microsoft Office Programs (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Zoom) is required.

Classification: Contractual/Consultant status; 1.0 FTE; there no benefits associated with this position

Contract Duration: Project contract is 1 year; project duration could be multiple years

How to Apply:
For more information about NACDD visit Applicants must send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to the following email address:

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
325 Swanton Way
Decatur, GA 30030
(770) 458-7400
Hours of Operation: Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.