Injury Prevention Program Manager, Philadelphia Department of Public Health

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Posted Date: 
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 10:00am
Expiration Date: 
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 10:00am
Job Summary: 


The Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking a dynamic and experienced public health professional dedicated to improving the lives of Philadelphia residents for the position of Injury Prevention Program Manager. This is a new position for an experienced, visionary public health professional with expertise in injury prevention to join the leadership team of the division as we work to build an injury prevention program focused on gun violence, alcohol, and crashes, which represent significant causes of early death, disability and health disparities within the city. The qualified candidate will possess the experience and knowledge base to lead the division’s work in these areas, as well as the interpersonal and communication skills needed to carry out work that will be collaborative and cross-departmental in nature.


  • Guides public health approach to gun violence prevention and prevention of injuries in the city
  • Builds effective relationships with community groups and across city departments and agencies to collaborate on injury prevention work, particularly gun violence reduction
  • Reviews existing literature and policies on topics related to injury prevention, building evidence-based agenda for policy, systems, and environmental change
  • Oversees work of a data analyst
  • Ability to take a data-driven approach to injury prevention, including consistent evaluation of the effectiveness of our work in this area.
  • Oversees analyses of existing data sources on violence and injuries in the city
  • Works with Division Director to build evidence-based agenda for policy, systems, and environmental change related to injury prevention
  • Works with division staff and leadership as well as other city agencies, departments, and external stakeholders to carry out a city-wide agenda for injury prevention
  • Serves as a division representative at meetings and on committees related to injury prevention depending on division need
  • Monitors federal, state, regional, and local governments for legislative and regulatory initiatives related to injury prevention
  • Prepares written or oral reports interpreting and detailing relevant legislative and regulatory developments for departmental review
  • Helps inform local government legislation related to injury prevention
  • Collaborates with existing national, regional, state, and local injury prevention programs
  • Monitors outcomes and effectiveness of injury prevention program strategies
  • Serves as a representative for the Division on injury prevention issues, including actively engaging in and speaking at conferences, participating in internal and external coalitions and working groups, etc.
  • Participates in national networks addressing similar policy priorities; writes comments/responses to state and federal injury prevention related rules and regulations
  • Develops talking points for injury prevention policy events and drafts editorial comments for local, regional, and national press on injury prevention policy issues
  • Participates in grant writing and manuscript development for peer-reviewed journals
  • Performs related work as desired.



  • Injury prevention related policies, laws, and regulations at the local,
    state, and national level
  • Public health approach to injury prevention/public health practice
  • Data-driven approach to injury prevention


  • Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing to diverse audiences
  • Build trusting relationships with community stakeholders
  • Work effectively across a wide variety of city agencies and departments
  • Assess the advantages and disadvantages of various injury prevention-related policies and regulations



Master’s in Public Health, Public Policy, or Public Administration



Minimum two years of experience in injury prevention.

Prior experience with injury prevention program and policy evaluation preferred.


Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the reviewing committee.


Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.