Job Openings

To submit a position for considered posting, please e-mail a brief position description to Iowa Public Health Association at kim@iowapha.org. This service is offered free-of-charge to current IPHA members (individuals and organizations). Non-members may request positions to be posted for a fee of $150. As a non-profit professional association, IPHA seeks to share career opportunities within Iowa’s public health community, and this funding mechanism helps to support this service and the mission-driven work of IPHA.

Any Job Posting that does not contain a close or apply by date will be removed from this page thirty (30) days from the date it was posted. Postings that contain a date will be removed from this page the day after regardless of the number of days from the post date. If the Close Date of your posting changes, please contact IPHA with a corrected time frame.

Center for Acute Disease Epidemiology (CADE) Bureau Chief

Location: Des Moines   Company name: Iowa Department of Health and Human Services   Job type: full-time

This position serves as the Bureau Chief for the Center for Acute Disease Epidemiology (CADE) within Iowa Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Division of Public Health. This position will engage directly with the HHS Public Health Medical Director and Deputy Medical Director/State Epidemiologist to provide managerial oversight for the daily operations of the bureau as well as the agency’s response to reportable diseases and conditions. CADE employs approximately two dozen professional level staff including epidemiologists and nurse clinicians whose primary focus is the surveillance for, and the
investigation and management of acute disease outbreaks.

The CADE Bureau Chief will work in close collaboration with senior epidemiologists and program managers within the bureau to carry out the daily operational needs of the bureau. In addition to bureau management, the CADE Bureau Chief will be a member of the Public Health Division Management Team along with ten other supervisory members from across the Division. The Division Management Team is responsible for coordinating cross-cutting public health needs and works to ensure collaboration on issues such as vaccine preventable disease, public health preparedness and response, infectious disease emergency response, environmental/occupational health exposures, and more.

Management responsibilities include cross division and agency coordination, resource and budget oversight, advising the agency on policy recommendations and implementation, implementation and creation of administrative rules, supervising bureau staff, and reviewing, updating and implementing bureau procedures.

In addition to strong managerial skills that are consistent with the duties listed above, ideal candidates will demonstrate strong acute disease epidemiology skills, including outbreak investigation and management, and demonstrated collaborative approach in addressing public health challenges. This position will require frequent after hours work including 24/7 support for urgent/emergency disease situations.

For complete job description and application, click here.

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Public Health Data Surveillance Section Supervisor (Public Service Manager 1)

Location: Des Moines/Hybrid   Company name: Iowa Department of Health and Human Services   Job type: full-time

This is a fast-paced role, responsible for coordinating the work of seven epidemiologists, and requires innovative thinking and project planning skills to successfully lead and coordinate all aspects of this program with HHS leadership, staff and key public health partners. This position is vital in overseeing the development, implementation, and evaluation of programming and personnel preparedness and effectiveness in this section.

Additional duties and responsibilities include:

• Developing work plans, including goals, objectives and strategies to meet the intended use of the federal grant funding and to support state and local public health needs.
• Advocating for the delivery of public health data to various audiences in culturally appropriate and meaningful ways across Iowa HHS planning and performance.
• Providing oral presentation to HHS leadership regarding program activities, outcomes and successes.
• Preparing supporting justification for equipment, budget and staffing to meet goals and annual objectives and improve performance.

Applicant must pass a background check prior to employment.

The ideal candidate will have:

• Previous supervisory experience.
• Understanding of basic Public Health principles, including protecting and improving the health of our communities.
• Basic or intermediate knowledge of data management and or surveillance.
• Confidence in leading a team of epidemiologists.
• Experience and comfort in creating content and presenting to leadership and community stakeholders.
• Strong understanding of budget management and the ability to meet goals.
For complete job description and application, click here.
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Hospital Preparedness Program Readiness & Response Coordinator

Location: Mason City    Company name: Cerro Gordo County Public Health   Job type: part-time

CG Public Health is seeking a part-time Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Readiness & Response Coordinator who is
responsible for ensuring all contractual obligations are met in the Hospital Preparedness and Response System
Development Grant. This position will facilitate the planning, training, exercising, operational readiness, financial
sustainability, evaluation, and ongoing development of the regional health care coalition. This position will also lead,
participate in, and support the response activities of the coalition according to their plans. Regional counties include
Butler, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Floyd, Franklin, Hancock, Hardin, Kossuth, Mitchell, Winnebago, Worth, and Wright.
This is a grant-funded position.

The selected candidate must be a motivated self-starter who can function comfortably in a team or independently; this
person must relate well to co-workers and the public. The individual in this position must be able to assume a wide
range of responsibilities, provide timely responses to deadlines, work well under pressure, be flexible, possess budgeting
knowledge, manage their time to achieve outcomes, and be an accomplished facilitator.

To apply for this position, submit county application and resume by following this link:
https://cgcd.bamboohr.com/careers/28?source=aWQ9MTg%3D
For inquiries regarding the position please contact:

Marcy Strasheim
Administration Manager
641-421-9341
mstrasheim@cghealth.com

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Public Health Administrator

Location: Washington County   Company name: Washington County Public Health   Job type: full-time

15Primary Functions: Responsible for the total operation of the agency’s programs according to approved policies, procedures and standards. Maintains the image of the agency in the communities Washington County Public Health & Home Care serves, and in state and national organizations. Keeps the agency abreast of local, state and national trends. Ensures agency compliance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations.

For a detailed job description, click here.

Qualifications: A licensed physician, a registered nurse, a degree in a related field, and/or at least (1) year of supervisory or administrative experience in home health care or a public health-related agency, or training and experience in health service administration.

Salary Range:  $75,000 – $95,000 (projected) depending on experience and/or qualifications.

Applications are available online at https://washingtoncounty.iowa.gov or at the Washington County courthouse (Auditor’s office), 222 W. Main St., Washington, IA 52353. Application deadline is Friday, March 1, 2024 at 4:30 p.m.

Please send resume, cover letter, and any other application materials to:

Amber Armbruster
Washington County Auditor’s Office
PO Box 889
Washington, IA 52353 – OR –

aarmbruster@co.washington.ia.us

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Visiting Assistant Professor in Sports Science and Health Education

Location: Indianola   Company name: Simpson College   Job type: full-time

The Department of Sports Science and Health Education invites applicants for a full-time, 3-year faculty position beginning with the 2024-2025 academic year with possibility for renewal. The department offers majors in Health and Exercise Science, Physical Education, Sport Administration, and Healthcare Administration. It is seeking a dynamic candidate committed to teaching excellence to complement the department’s current strengths while contributing to their own area of expertise. Qualified candidates with advanced knowledge and experience in physical activity epidemiology, health promotion, or biomechanics are preferred. Current strengths of the program include exercise physiology, sport performance, nutrition, and injury assessment, diagnosis, and rehabilitation.

The selected candidate will:

  • Teach 24-28 credits per year, consistent with departmental need and candidate’s training and interests. Courses may include Introduction to Health Careers, General Nutrition, Functional Human Anatomy, Public Health, Health Care Ethics, Health Promotion & Behavior Change, or Health Epidemiology.
  • Contribute to student success and recruitment, enhance equity and an inclusive environment through engagement in the general education program, advise students, and incorporate experiential learning into coursework..

For complete job description and application, click here.

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Community Engagement Coordinator

Location: Des Moines   Company name: Iowa Public Health Association/Iowa Community Corps AmeriCorps   Job type: part-time

The Iowa Community Corps AmeriCorps program helps build strong communities by responding to public health needs through food security and resource navigation efforts. Iowa Community Corps members support community-based organizations by improving the capacity, quality, and cultural competency of the services they provide. Iowa Community Corps members also build human infrastructure for organizations through volunteer and community engagement. Lastly, Iowa Community Corps members receive training and professional development to help build a strong workforce of Community Health Workers in Iowa.

Iowa Public Health Association (IPHA) sponsors the Iowa Immunizes Coalition (IAIM), which is the statewide immunization coalition dedicated to maintaining Iowa’s high immunization rates through education, advocacy, and community outreach. At this time, IPHA does not have a staff member dedicated to direct outreach or volunteer management. The goal of this AmeriCorps position is to launch and manage a volunteer and outreach program for IPHA/IAIM. The Member’s service will include coordinating and implementing the volunteer program, managing volunteer recruitment and day-of-logistics events attended by IPHA/IAIM, developing volunteer trainings, organizing IPHA/IAIM sponsored community events, creating educational materials for outreach events, expanding digital presence and volunteer recruitment by collecting 1st person volunteer stories, and coordinating the planning committee of a statewide immunization summit.

For complete job description, click here.

Apply here. Application deadline 3/4/2024.

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Director of Public Health

Location: Atlantic, Iowa   Company name: Cass County Public Health   Job type: full-time

Cass Health seeks an innovative and creative leader to join our team as Director of Public Health, responsible for community-wide public and population health strategies for Cass County. Provides leadership, public health expertise, and essential services in a variety of settings to promote and support the public health mission for Cass County. A few key areas of responsibility:

  • Manages the operations of the public health department, including human resources, finance, strategic planning, legal compliance, regulatory compliance, quality, community engagement, and employee satisfaction. Provides the department with professional and/or technical and clinical expertise.
  • Responsible for all public health grant administration. Maintains compliance with all grants encompassed under Cass County Public Health, including program records according to program requirements. Assures program evaluation activities and submits reports as required. Completes all required reports, progress updates, and documentation promptly and appropriately.
  • Coordinates all activities and initiatives for the Cass County Board of Health, leading efforts to support local public health vision, mission, and advocacy and encourages community involvement in setting public health priorities.
  • Leads community health assessment and improvement efforts, working closely with a multidisciplinary group of community partners. Current areas of focus include mental health, childcare, housing, older adult services and support, physical fitness and outdoor recreation, healthy food access and awareness, substance misuse and addiction.
  • Initiates and leads public health strategies, including investigating public health diseases, health education, immunization programs, emergency and disaster preparedness, mother and child health services, environmental health, and others.
  • Provides surveillance, investigation, control, and prevention of communicable diseases, other disease prevention, health promotion, and human health hazard and nuisance control. Assumes leadership in public health emergencies.
  • Champions initiatives to address social determinants of health (SDOH) and health equity, focusing on the non-medical factors influencing health outcomes. Facilitate community health equity strategies to attain the highest level of health for all people working to ensure that all individuals have full and equal access to opportunities that enable them to lead healthy lives.
  • Plans, responds, and evaluates public health and community emergency drills and events as requested. Partners with community partners and others to ensure that the community and Cass Health is prepared for emergencies.
  • Represents Cass Health and public health through various community groups and initiatives.

For complete job description and application, click here.

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Iowa Public Health Association/Iowa Immunizes Grassroots Advocacy Intern

Location: Des Moines/Hybrid   Company name: Iowa Public Health Association/Iowa Immunizes   Job type: internship

The Grassroots Advocacy Outreach Intern will assist in growing the grassroots advocacy component of Iowa Public Health Association and the Iowa Immunizes coalition. This entails staffing a booth at health fairs, community events, and conference exhibits and preparing educational and promotional materials. These events are held on the weekends and some weekday evenings. The Grassroots Advocacy Intern will also manage IPHA’s summer public health town halls. This entails scheduling visits between members and Iowa’s congressional
delegation, and in-district meetings with Iowa state legislators; preparing materials to be used during the meetings; promoting the meetings to the membership; and, writing a summary report of each meeting.

We estimate that this internship will be 10 hours/week, but there may be some weeks that require more and some less. Total hours and length of internship are flexible. Access to personal transportation and the ability to physically transport exhibit booth materials are required. Mileage for events outside of the Des Moines metro is reimbursable.

Complete job description and application information can be found here.

Application deadline March 1, 2024.

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