Program Associate

Job Locations US-MN-Edina
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/5/2021 10:17 AM)
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Network for Public Health Law


The Network for Public Health Law (Network) ( works to improve America’s health by helping those who grapple with the legal complexities of emergency preparedness, environmental health, health care reform, the use of health data and the many other pressing challenges of modern public health. The Network strives to build the field of public health law, strengthen the role of law in public health practice, and foster connections among officials, practitioners, attorneys, researchers, advocates and others committed to improving health.


The Network for Public Health Law is fiscally sponosred by TSNE (


The Program Associate is responsible for supporting program activities for the Network. The Program Associate must have the ability to work collaboratively within project teams, and interact effectively with staff, leadership, consultants, members, funders and sponsors. This position provides project and administrative support as assigned, and reports to the Deputy Managing Director.


Essential Functions


Program Coordination, Support and Evaluation

  • Assist in managing information and data on program activities and prepare reports; serves on Data Policy Committee;
  • Collaborate with Senior Program Coordinator to ensure Network activities are entered in data system in a timely manner;
  • Assist Deputy Managing Director and Senior Program Coordinator in conducting surveys and prepare evaluations;
  • Assist with preparing evaluations and reports for events and conferences;
  • Run reports from the data system as requested;
  • Analyze all activity entries on a weekly basis, correct errors, clarify details as needed;
  • Enter, track and report legal resources published on Network website;
  • Track and report media requests in data system;
  • Collaborate with the Senior Program Coordinator to develop and maintain a data system manual, as well as to provide one-on-one trainings for staff;
  • Populate online library:
    • Assist Senior Program Coordinator in identifying compelling entries and drafting articles;
    • Work with contributors on accuracy of articles and facilitate review;
    • Publish articles.
  • Collaborate with Senior Program Coordinator to provide monthly reports detailing Network services;
  • Reports to include trends in topics and issues, special projects underway, presentation and lectures, scholarship completed and media interviews;
  • Assist in the ongoing management of the TA Impact survey and reports:
    • Pull needed reports and prepare the data;
    • Review data with program team;
    • Email survey respondents;
    • Analyze survey responses;
    • Prepare report TA Impact Report;
  • Complete special data projects as assigned by the Deputy Managing Director and Senior Program Coordinator.


  • Assist Senior Digital Marketing Coordinator in running monthly webinars;
  • Prepare webinar summaries and distribute to presenters and moderator;
  • Maintain webinar evaluation data. Analyze data and prepare key findings for marketing team;
  • Prepare and distribute continuing legal education credits (CLE) report to CLE processor;
  • Prepare all Webinar reports in membership database;
  • Enter appropriate webinar data in data system.

 Website Support 

  • Assist Marketing and Communications team to ensure website content is up-to-date, posting new content;
  • Track and report web and social media metrics.

Marketing and Communications 

  • Assist with updating membership database;
  • Conduct analysis of, and report on, membership data as requested by the marketing manager;
  • Develop and distribute monthly staff newsletter;
  • Compile a monthly “Round Up” of media stories on public health law and policy; post “Round Up” on Network website as a blog.
  • Manage Forward and direct email to appropriate staff;
  • Format resources as needed;
  • Check the links in Network resources submitted for review.

Meetings and Conferences 

  • Send scheduling polls and assist to select date/time and communicate with attendees;
  • Take minutes and disseminate summaries and actions steps as needed;
  • Make sure participants have information needed to access the meeting;
  • Assist with conferences and summits as directed by Deputy Managing Director.


We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.


  • Progress toward a college degree in Communications, Business, Health, Science or related field; or
  • One to three years’ work experience in the fields above.  Experience in a customer service/support role a plus.
  • Highly organized. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of organization staff, partners and vendors
  • High comfort level with business technology.
  •  Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn specialized databases.
  • Strong project management skills including the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and with established time constraints.
  • Ability to interact with a wide variety of people.
  • Strong customer service skills.

Physical Demands/Work Environment


The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate;
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards;
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight;
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

Compensation and Benefits


Location: Work will be primarily performed in Edina, Minnesota. Work is eligible for some remote work

Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $37,000.00 / year and is commensurate with experience.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and sick time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim;
  • Low-cost Guardian Dental and Vision;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care;
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
  • ...and more!

TSNE/Network for Public Health Law envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.


As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE/Network for Public Health Law will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.  


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