Health Equity & Justice Manager
Posting Number: #1737
Position Title: Health Equity & Justice Manager
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.
The Public Health Alliance of Southern California (Alliance) is seeking a passionate, experienced equity and justice-oriented Health Equity & Justice Manager to collaborate with our eleven-member local health departments on high-priority and emerging health equity activities across the region.
This exciting position will help catalyze culture change across local health departments to address upstream barriers to optimal health including structural racism, systemic oppression, institutional bias, and built environment policies. The selected candidate will have opportunities to engage on policy and institutional transformations designed to break status quo systems that sustain preventable health inequities that harm certain groups and benefit others. This position will also lead the Alliance’s emerging Workforce Initiative in close partnership with Riverside University Health System Public Health and other key partners.
The ideal candidate will be a passionate, experienced advocate of health equity and racial justice, with strong knowledge of the underlying root causes of health and inequity and capacity to educate and inform others. The selected candidate will have experience elevating equity challenges and policy solutions in a range of political and professional environments. The successful applicant will have a track record demonstrating both courage and compassion to facilitate difficult conversations, the ability to lead training sessions on sensitive issues, and possessing the poise and talent to constructively engage various partners on consensus decision-making.
This position is ideal for an energetic, motivated, and enthusiastic social justice professional who can manage several projects that bring about successful policy, systems, and institutional changes across Southern California. Strong project management experience and top-notch organizational skills are critical. The ideal candidate will have experience centering the voices and experiences of communities of color and other marginalized communities, and ability to contribute lived experience and perspective in dismantling systems of oppression (e.g., racism, sexism, ableism, classism, bigotry, etc.). The successful applicant will have a proven track record that demonstrates their proficiency in co-creating organizational strategies and building shared commitments with a broad spectrum of managerial, administrative, and professional staff, especially executive level leaders.
This position reports to the Alliance’s Director of Health Equity and Justice.
Employment Type : Full Time
The typical hiring range for this position is from $73,813 (minimum) to $90,451 (midpoint), based on 100% FTE. The starting salary is determined based on the candidate’s knowledge, skills, experience, as well as budget availability. Full salary range for this position: $73,813 to $107,089 per year.
About the Alliance
The Alliance is a coalition of the executive leadership of eleven local health departments in Southern California, committed to advancing health equity and racial justice through regional collective action. Its members have a statutory responsibility for the health of almost 60% of the state’s population. The Alliance works to mobilize the transformative power of local public health for enduring health equity. We believe that Southern California should be a place where everyone has the opportunities and resources necessary to live a healthy and productive life. To learn more about the Alliance’s innovative work visit https://www.thepublichealthalliance.org/. The Alliance is a program of the Public Health Institute.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Assist the Director of Health Equity & Justice by managing day-to-day organizational needs related to the Alliance’s key strategy to Advance Health Equity.
- Lead the Alliance’s emergent initiative: Building an Equitable, Resilient, Public Health Workforce (Workforce Initiative).
Strategic Guidance & Technical Assistance
- Collaborate with the Heath Equity and Justice team to further current and emerging initiatives, including, but not limited to, the Regional Health Equity Workgroup, health equity and racial justice capacity building initiatives, internal LHJ transformation for health equity, among others.
- Collaborate with Riverside University Health System Public Health (RUHS-PH), to lead the development and implementation of equitable workforce recruitment and resilience plans.
- Activities may include conducting a needs assessment and contextual policy and literature reviews; synthesizing key findings; developing and communicating recommendations, benchmarks, and timelines; and implementing and adapting strategies.
- Plan approaches may include strategies to increase and improve workforce pipelines and engagement with community-based entities, development of career ladders, employee wellness programs, and organizational culture changes.
- Provide subject matter expertise and advocacy support on local, state and federal policy opportunities affecting population health, racial equity, economic justice, and upstream social determinants of health such as transportation, land use, and healthy food.
- Contribute technical assistance and policy support for local and state policy and budgetary initiatives impacting the public health system.
- Approach all initiatives and strategy utilizing an equity frame with attention to systems, policy, and structural change lens in order to accelerate momentum for health equity and racial justice.
Communications & Strategic Partnerships
- Support building critical and sensitive relationships essential to creating support for equity and justice-oriented public health initiatives and policies, with intentional focus on minoritized and marginalized workers and communities.
- Develop and deliver presentations, briefings, and communication materials for local, regional, and state audiences, leaders, advocates, and other stakeholders.
Monitoring and Evaluation
- Manage tracking and monitoring of project goals and objectives.
- Develop measurement tools for tracking impact and analyze findings.
- Develop recommendations for action and program modification across the Alliance’s Health Equity and Justice Initiatives.
- Develop and implement continuous quality improvement activities.
- Manage day-to-day organizational needs related to the Alliance’s Health Equity and Justice Initiatives, including Building an Equitable, Resilient, Community-Based Public Health Workforce.
- Manage timely completion and submission of deliverables.
- Effective coordination with project partners, including preparing agendas and materials for meetings, conducting outreach and follow-up, and meeting facilitation.
Collaboration with Alliance Team
- Collaborate with the Alliance team to ensure effective consideration and integration of health equity and racial justice into Alliance initiatives and projects.
- Provide strategic thought leadership and forward thinking around current and emergent public health and equity issues, including workforce issues from across the region, responding and taking into account our member health jurisdiction needs, and future projects and endeavors of the Public Health Alliance teams.
Perform additional duties as assigned.
- 5 years of relevant professional experience (preferably in policy advocacy or systems change efforts) including experience working in or with communities of color or other underserved communities and working with institutional leadership.
- Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, urban planning or a related field, or substitute with four additional years of relevant professional experience.
- Experience centering the voices and experiences of communities of color and other marginalized communities, and ability to contribute lived experience and perspective in dismantling systems of oppression (e.g., racism, sexism, ableism, classism, bigotry, etc.).
- Proficiency in the development and implementation of workforce development and resiliency strategies such as recruitment and hiring; onboarding; learning and growth; leader development; and employee engagement and wellness.
- Proficiency in co-creating organizational strategies and building shared commitments with a broad spectrum of managerial, administrative, and professional staff, especially executive level leaders.
- Ability to effectively navigate complex institutional and political environments.
- Ability to work with autonomy and flexibility in a fast paced, high-productivity environment.
- Determination to achieve outcomes, complete tasks, and deliver on professional commitments.
- Strong written communication skills.
- Strong oral communication skills, both in a one-on-one setting and in small groups.
- Skilled in facilitating meetings and creating spaces of belonging and courage.
- Strong program management skills, including contract reporting and completion of deliverables.
- Sensitivity to varied interests of many stakeholders, partners, advocates, elected officials, and colleagues.
- Strong group facilitation skills.
- Commitment to Southern California communities experiencing health equity challenges.
- Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
- Previous public health department experience strongly preferred.
- Experience working in or with local government health jurisdictions or other local government agencies preferred.
- Experience through personal, family, or other lived experience dealing with inequitable economic, social, health and educational systems and environments preferred.
- Demonstrated capacity to manage start-up initiatives, design project plans, and implement activities.
- Determination to achieve outcomes, complete tasks, and deliver on professional commitments.
- Policy analysis, development, and adoption experience is strongly preferred.
- Master’s degree in Public Health, Public Policy, urban planning or a related field (e.g. education, social work, global studies, etc.).
OTHER POSITION INFORMATION
- This is a regular full-time (40 hours per week) position.
- This is currently a remote position, but candidate must have access to transportation and ability to commute to various locations in the Southern California region (Riverside County in particular) for light daytime travel (approximately 2-3 times per month).
- Resident of Southern California strongly preferred.
HOW TO APPLY
- Please submit a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples relevant to the position as part of your application. Paper or email applications will not be considered.
- In your required cover letter, please describe why you are enthusiastic about this opportunity and why you think you are a good fit for the position.
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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