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Program Associate

The Program Associate will coordinate Safe Kids Worldwide injury prevention programs and assist with developing program resources in collaboration with Senior Program Associates and Program Managers based on research of best practice for effective program implementation. He/she will disseminate requests for proposals, monitor grant programs and promote participation of the Safe Kids network in programs and campaigns. He/she will become the primary contact for one of the following injury areas: Road, Home, Play. The Program Associate will serve as a liaison between the Safe Kids U.S. network and Safe Kids Worldwide staff, and collaborate with multiple departments to ensure child safety information is disseminated accurately and effectively to public audiences. Domestic travel may be required. 


Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences 

  • Bachelors degree in Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Health Education/Promotion preferred.
  • Knowledge of public health models,  experience with program implementation and monitoring/evaluation preferred.

Minimum Work Experience 

  • 2 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences 

  • 2-4 years of related of work experience in public health, injury prevention or program implementation fields required.
  • Demonstrates ability to implement educational/community-based programs.
  • Experience in injury prevention, grant implementation and monitoring/evaluation preferred.

Required Skills/Knowledge 

  • Culturally sensitive individual that takes initiative and responsibility of assigned tasks and projects.
  • Detail-oriented individual with the ability to work effectively in fast-paced environments and communicate at multiple management and staff levels.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; strong analytical and report writing skills a must.
  • Experience manipulating and summarizing quantitative and qualitative data preferred.

Required Licenses and Certifications 
Functional Accountabilities 
Monitors Grant Programs

  1. Assists with monitoring adherence to grant guidelines and reporting schedules.
  2. Coordinates grant monitoring and reporting. Prepares written reports on grant program activities, successes, challenges and communities served.
  3. Communicates effectively with the Safe Kids network and provides ongoing technical assistance to U.S. members.

Promotes Safe Kids Programs and Resources 

  1. Assists with developing educational resources for programs and initiatives, based on program research and injury data.
  2. Reviews program materials and web properties to ensure injury prevention content is current and relevant.
  3. Responds to requests from general public and provides information about child injury risks and prevention.
  4. Assists with and participates in the organization's global childhood injury prevention conferences, meetings and events.

Supports implementation of organizational culture that reflects accountability and adaptability 

  1. Demonstrates cultural sensitivity and diversity awareness in all interactions.
  2. Partners and collaborates with team members in multiple departments to achieve goals.
  3. Provides organizational support as required by other departments.
  4. Demonstrates initiative and seeks opportunities to expand and grow.
  5. Provides feedback to others and is receptive to others' ideas and opinions

How to Apply

To apply, please visit our job portal

No phone calls please. Due to the high volume of applications received by Safe Kids Worldwide, all applicants will be notified of their application status via email or phone if their qualifications are a match for this position.

Safe Kids Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer.