Director, Community Health

Health Share of Oregon

Health Share of Oregon serves Oregon Health Plan members in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties. We bring together health plans, providers, and community health resources so our members can access the care they need to be well.

Position Title: Director, Community Health
Department: Equity and Engagement
Title of Manager: Chief Equity & Engagement Officer
Supervises: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Manager and THW Liaison
Exemption Status: Exempt
Requisition: 15325

General Statement of Duties
The Director of Community Health is responsible for the promotion of member health by leading the tri-county Community Health Needs Assessment process, develop a strategic plan that addresses the CHNA prioritized health needs, aligns with system priorities and prepares ongoing internal and external reports and presentations that describes community health initiatives to support membership and plan partners. The focus is aimed at the prevention of diseases that affect vulnerable populations with an emphasis on lowering disease burden and morbidity of chronic disease through health equity. This position recommends and leads community health initiatives, policy implications and best practices based on health equity-based literature and analytics that improve health equity for our diverse membership including but not limited to communities of color, LGBTQ+, Persons with Disabilities and Veterans. This role is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with multiple community partner orgs, which include but not limited to social services, community-based organizations, health systems, clinics, counties, and mental health providers. In partnership with Health Share’s Community Advisory Council and the Equity and Engagement team. Additionally, this position manages community health programs from planning and design through implementation and evaluation of health plan and community-based partners.

Essential Position Functions

Community Health

Lead Community Health initiatives:
Develops and sustains intentional relationships with community partners that are aligned with the strategic plan, encourages collaboration among plan partners, FQHCs and community-based organizations and provides leadership and support that measures the impact of collaborative efforts.
Work collaboratively with health system Directors and other areas of the tri-county to seek out and align programs across the tri-county and the Region with the intention to strengthen the impact of program services in strategic priority areas.
Assure quality and compliance with Health Share of Oregon policies and procedures and with contract/grants’ rules, regulations, and standards.
Lead in the development, oversight, and review of Community Health policies and procedures. Establish and maintain standards of population based-program operations.
Regularly monitor, analyze, and report on the status of program success measures and overall health equity strategy.
Partner with internal and external partners.
Participates in the development of vision, goals, and strategic plans for Population Health.
Provides input into the strategic plans of the organization.
Develops annual team goals that align with organizational strategic goals in collaboration with the CEEO and CMO.
Lead partnership work, ensuring health equity as a priority in the transformation of health within the communities we serve.
Co-develop a community health strategy with our network and community partners.
Lead in the development, implementation, and management of the Community Health Needs Assessment and support reporting on CHIP annual progress reports.
Work collaboratively with Directors within other areas of the organization to seek out and align programs with the intention to strengthen the impact of program services in strategic priority areas.

Measures of Success

On quarterly basis, review programs’ outcomes and staffing assignments; report and advise on required changes to CCO 2.0.
Direct the preparation of reports, project materials, and other departments’ documentation.
Gather and interpret statistical data on program goals and outcomes. Identify gaps in program performance and addresses those on timely basis.
Report project and initiative outcomes, service gaps, and community health trends. Interact with community partners, funders, and agencies searching for collaborative relations and resource leveraging.
Assist the Chief Equity and Engagement Officer with department planning and budgeting.

Management and Leadership

Train, supervise and evaluate performance of assigned staff.
Provide staff with the training, mentoring and resources necessary to carry out their work.
Ensure adherence to department and organizational standards, policies and procedures.
Ensure performance goals, expectations and standards are clearly understood by supervised staff.
Evaluate employee performance on an ongoing basis; take appropriate corrective action if needed.
Lead staff in team building and plans strategies to facilitate integration of department services into other operational areas.
Perform human resource functions in collaboration with Human Resources.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Advanced knowledge of public/healthcare administration, including finance, budget and grant management, personnel, contracts, local, state and federal rules, requirements and best practices
Understanding of the organization’s structure and current trends of community health initiatives
Ability to apply principles of public health to primary care and behavioral health and to communities, families, and individuals
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with Health Share of Oregon and Care Oregon staff, representative of health plan, members, and the general public
Ability to partner with local communities to address health inequity among all members including vulnerable populations
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Culturally responsive; able to work with a diverse workforce and member population including knowledge, skills and confidence working with communities of color, undocumented communities, LGBTQ+ communities, communities with disabilities and Veterans
Open to change and willing to lead change within the organization
Professional integrity; excellent work ethic and team player
Effective computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel
Able to work with confidential materials related to Medicaid members and health plan partners
Able to manage competing priorities, excellent organizational skills and good time management

Education and/or Experience

Minimum 8 years’ related experience required, including 4 years’ experience in public health or community program developed, as well as 4 years of supervisory experience. Valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record, and automobile liability coverage or access to an insured vehicle also required. MPH or related master’s degree preferred.

Working Conditions

Environment: This position’s primary responsibilities typically take place in the following environment(s) (check all that apply on a regular basis):
☒ Inside/office ☐ Clinics/health facilities ☐ Member homes

☐ Other_________________________________________

Travel: This position requires frequent travel outside of the workplace, in which the employee’s personal vehicle may be used. Driving infractions will be monitored in accordance with organizational policy.
Equipment: General office equipment and/or mobile technology
Hazards: n/a

Equal opportunity employer. This company considers all candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Veterans welcome to apply

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