Advisory Group Associate
Posting Number: #1698
Position Title: Advisory Group Associate
Closing Date: Until Filled
Location: California (Remote)
The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally, and internationally.
Sehat Initiative (SI), a program of Public Health Institute (PHI), was established in response to the humanitarian and healthcare needs of refugee and immigrant populations and focuses on improving the health and well-being of refugee and immigrant populations in California and throughout the United States. Sehat Initiative’s newest project will coordinate services to newly arrived refugee children, youth, and families from Afghanistan and Ukraine.
The advisory group will consist of school districts, County Offices of Education, State Office of Education, resettlement agencies, community-based organizations (CBOs), and partners, with a commitment to promoting educational equity and supporting the success of refugee students within the state of California.
The primary focus of the Advisory Group Associate is program coordination, community-building, and providing technical assistance and trainings for the advisory group members. This position will report to the Division Director and the Program Director.
This is a regular full-time (40 hours/week, 100% FTE) position. The position is primarily remote but is required to provide on-site technical assistance and trainings and attend other in-person meetings and events within California. The individual hired for this job must be based in California.
This position is contingent upon project award to PHI.
Full salary range for this position: $61,372 to $87,882 per year. The typical hiring range for this position is from $61,372 (minimum) to $74,627 (midpoint), based on 100% FTE. The starting salary is determined based on the candidate’s knowledge, skills, experience, as well as budget availability.
Employment Type: Full Time
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Organize in-person workshops, convene webinars, build a community of support to refugee students, establish support networks, and foster communication among school districts and stakeholders.
- Coordinate and support the planning, implementation, and evaluation of education programs, projects, and initiatives within the State of California for Afghan and Ukrainian refugee children, youth, and families.
- Collaborate with staff, stakeholders, and external partners to develop and implement strategies, plans, and objectives that align with the Afghan Refugee School Impact-Support to Schools (ARSI S2S) and Ukraine Refugee School Impact (URSI) goals and priorities.
- Work closely with Monitoring and Evaluation associates to share best practices with school districts and CBOs.
- Provide virtual and on-site technical assistance and trainings to support school districts and CBOs regarding program implementation in California.
- Travel within California for in-person meetings and events.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- 3 years of relevant experience including at least 2 years of community engagement experience.
- Bachelor’s degree in education, public health, public policy, city planning, public administration, or related field; or substitute with four additional years of relevant experience.
- Experience in program coordination, project management, or a similar role, within the refugee education sector desired.
- Experience in public health and/or community health promotion is desirable.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage with school districts, County Offices of Education, State Office of Education, resettlement agencies, community-based organizations (CBOs), and partners.
- A commitment to promoting educational equity and supporting the success of refugee students within the state of California.
- Excellent relationship building and people skills.
- Strong budgeting and coordination skills.
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
- Willingness and ability to work across California including travel within the state to provide community engagement support to school districts and CBOs.
- Culturally & linguistically responsive skills such as the ability to speak or understand Pashto, Farsi, or Ukrainian are highly desirable.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Must be able to work onsite to provide technical assistance and trainings and travel within California for in-person meetings and events.
- Master’s degree preferred.
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA) STATUS
This position is classified as exempt based on the job duties. However, based on the FTE, salary level of the employee, or federal/state/local laws, the employee may be classified as nonexempt.
PHI WORKFORCE MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY
Per the PHI Workforce Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is a condition of employment for all domestic based employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable law.
New hires need to provide proof of full vaccination prior to their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation within three business days after their start date. Depending on the circumstances, new hires who do not comply with this Policy, or who cannot be reasonably accommodated, will either have their employment suspended or terminated. Candidates who are non-compliant will have their offers rescinded.
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