Community Engagement Coordinator
The Oregon Health Authority has a fantastic opportunity for a Community Engagement Coordinator to join an excellent team build strong relationships with Oregon communities and work to advance agency operations.
This position falls under the Classification Operations & Policy Analyst 2.
WHAT YOU WILL DO!
As a Community Engagement Coordinator, you will develop, implement, coordinate, monitor and evaluate InCK Model community engagement (with internal and community-based programs) and activities which promote, establish, support and institutionalize a focus on integrating equity in processes as well as outcomes to eliminate racial and ethnic inequities in health and health care services in communities facing most inequities in Oregon, including Tribes.
Oregon’s InCK Model is a priority, federal-state collaborative focused on improving child and youth health outcomes in a five-county target region with a total budget of up to $17 million dollars over seven years. Funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), the work of the InCK Model aligns with Oregon’s 1115 waiver, Oregon Health Policy Board priorities, CCO 2.0 priorities, the state’s Early Learning Strategic Plan, and the goals of the Governor’s Children’s Cabinet. The InCK Model employs a strong focus on embedding health equity and advancing integrated, family-centered care coordination across physical health, behavioral health and health-related social services. Oregon’s InCK Model goals are to reduce out-of-home placements for children, support family resilience, reduce unnecessary health care costs, and eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in children’s health and health care services.
In this role, your responsibilities will include: (1) Leading, planning and coordinating policy analysis relating to community engagement models and activities which promote, establish, support and institutionalize a focus on health equity and the elimination of racial and ethnic disparities in children’s health and health services; (2) Organizing outreach efforts and communication with culturally-specific community based organizations with emphasis on the five-county InCK Model region, in coordination with the InCK Model Team, InCK Lead Organization (subawardee) and other internal OHA divisions/units/teams; (3) Facilitating and supporting partnership between racial and ethnic communities, including Tribes, that are most impacted by health inequities and OEI/OHA/Oregon’s InCK Model in critical public policy and program development; and (4) Facilitating and supporting diverse representation on committees, councils and stakeholder groups related to children’s health and the InCK Model.
Additionally, you will be a member of the cross-office and cross-agency InCK Model Team to help develop programs that effectively address racial and ethnic inequities in health for communities facing the most inequities, including Tribes.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
- (a) Five (5) years of professional-level experience involving community engagement. OR (b) A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science or a related field; AND Two (2) years of professional-level experience involving community engagement. OR (c) A Master’s Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science or a related field; AND One (1) year of professional-level experience involving community engagement. OR (d) A Doctor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science or a related field.
- Working knowledge of Medicaid and Medicare programs and children’s health systems and health care delivery.
- Proficient bilingual oral and written language skills.
- Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Human Services, Social Sciences, Social Work, Public Administration or Communications preferred, with coursework and training in social justice, dismantling institutional privilege, social determinants of health and equity, community organizing, Language Access, universal access and the ADA, and policy advocacy.
- Extensive experience developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs and policies that promote equity and inclusion and reduce racial and ethnic disparities.
- Demonstrated experience engaging and working with culturally diverse communities and leaders, diverse internal and external teams, and stakeholders.
- Demonstrated experience providing technical assistance to state and community-based programs on strategies and initiatives that promote equity and reduce racial and ethnic disparities.
- Experience in creating and maintaining a work environment that is respectful and accepting of diversity among team members and the people we serve.
- Demonstrated experience engaging and working effectively with culturally diverse communities, including existing effective relationships with diverse community leaders throughout Oregon including Tribes.
- Experience developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating policies and programs that promote equity and reduce racial and ethnic disparities.
- Experience preparing and delivering speeches before specialized audiences and the general public, and to handle sensitive inquiries from and contact with officials and general public.
- Knowledge and experience around facilitating language access supports as well as public modifications and accommodations to ensure equitable engagement among diverse community groups.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
We offer a workplace that balances productivity with enjoyment; promote an atmosphere of mutual respect, dedication, and enthusiasm. You will collaborate in an open office with a team of bright individuals to work with and learn from. We offer full medical, vision and dental with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and ten paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans. If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, the Oregon Health Authority is the place for you.