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Job Title: Program Manager - Community Health Worker Programs
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Organization: Institute for Public Health Innovation
Posted: 9/21/2017
Type: Full-Time
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Richmond,  VA   
Position Description: The Institute for Public Health Innovation is recruiting a full-time Program Manager to manage a growing portfolio of Community Health Worker initiatives to promote population health and health equity in Virginia. The Program Manager will initially take the lead in the implementation of the CHW component of two exciting, federally funded projects. Richmond Accountable Health Communities is a regional initiative designed to establish and test an integrated healthcare navigation model to assist Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries in the Richmond region to access resources to address health-related social needs (i.e. social determinants of health). This model serves as an integral component of a five- year Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Accountable Health Communities grant that was awarded to a consortium of healthcare, public health, and social services partners in the region.

RVA Breathes is a four-year NIH-funded research study designed to test the combination of several evidence-based asthma interventions on asthma management and healthcare utilization among asthmatic youth in Richmond. One of the interventions involves the deployment of CHWs to provide home-based support and education to families of children with asthma. The Program Manager will work collaboratively with university researchers and community partners across both initiatives, develop and oversee protocols and training for the effective integration of CHWs and patient navigators into clinical and research teams, and supervise community health workers (CHWs).

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Program Manager plays a central role in the development and coordination of public health programming. The position requires public health knowledge and experience as well as excellent analytical, interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills and the exercise of extensive discretion, independent judgment, and political acumen.

Work duties may include, but are not limited to: Coordinate, convene, and facilitate organizations, coalitions, and community partners to achieve desired programmatic and policy-related outcomes; Convene workgroups of partners to accomplish identified objectives; Develop and assure the implementation of standard operating procedures to guide grant execution; Plan, coordinate, and conduct training of CHWs/patient navigators; Provide oversight and technical assistance to CHWs/patient navigators and clinical sites to assure effective navigation; Serve as a resource advisor to the CHW Program Associate and provide general oversight support with supervision of CHWs. Meet with organizational, coalition, and community representatives to identify community service providers and resource gaps; Develop and implement in collaboration with internal and external partners, strategies to increase awareness and engagement among target audiences, including the use of social media; Develop and effectively manage program timelines to ensure timely completion of program deliverables; Monitor program activities to ensure quality and accuracy of work outcomes vis- à-vis contractual and grant commitments; Monitor CHW and Navigator data to ensure timely submission, and work with team members to adjust program models based on quality monitoring Develop publications, grant applications, and reports through collaborative writing and editing; Identify partnership and funding opportunities and promote relationship- building with other organizations, agencies, and stakeholders; Develop presentations and other materials for use during program-related events and meetings; Serve as programmatic liaison to external partners, including representing IPHI at national, regional and local meetings; Manage and build relationships with contractors and community stakeholders; Develop and implement evaluation tools to assess the impact of programmatic and policy strategies; Adhere to administrative and recordkeeping guidelines to support accurate bookkeeping and documentation of activities; Develop and manage project budgets; Identify funding opportunities and write grant proposals; and Assist with the development and writing of marketing and communications materials.

Qualifications: Required Education and Experience: Graduate degree in public health, health administration, public administration or related field highly preferred with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience working on community-level public health and/or healthcare issues.

A strong understanding of public health practice and healthcare; Experience supervising staff and supporting their achievement of work- related goals; Ability to work with diverse groups individuals and groups on complex community issues; A commitment to the principles of health equity; Track record of successful program management; Experience with data management and quality improvement; Demonstrated organizational and communications skills; Experience facilitating group process, such as committees or community coalitions preferred; Experience working with state or local government, hospitals, and clinical providers a plus; Willingness to engage in continuous learning and training; Demonstrated professional and political aptitude; and Experience writing successful grant proposals.

Organization Description: With a focus on Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, the Institute for Public Health Innovation (IPHI) builds partnerships across sectors and cultivates innovative solutions to improve health and well-being for all people and communities, particularly those most affected by health inequities. Our work strengthens service systems and public policy; enhances the environments and conditions in which people live, age, work, learn, and play; and builds organizational and community capacity to sustain progress.

Closing Date: 12/21/2017
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Contact Name: Patricia Pulley,  Program Manager - Community Health Worker Programs
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