Join the HealthierHere Team

HealthierHere is now accepting applications for the position of Community and Tribal Engagement Manager (Tribal Health Focus).

Title: Community and Tribal Engagement Manager (Tribal Health Focus)
FLSA Status: Exempt
FTE Status: 1.0 FTE
Hours: 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday
Location: 1000 Second Ave., Suite 1730, Seattle, WA 98104
Salary: Minimum – $90,000; Maximum – $100,000
Benefits: Benefits provided

Job Summary and Core Responsibilities:

HealthierHere is advancing a portfolio of health care delivery system reform activities in alignment with the Health Care Authority’s Healthier Washington plan and goals as described in the Medicaid Transformation Project Toolkit. Incorporating equity and authentic community engagement within the project portfolio and activities is central to this work. HealthierHere views equity and authentic community engagement as a lens that shapes the way that we do business.

The Community and Tribal Engagement Manager will report directly to the Director of Equity and Community Partnerships and is responsible for assisting with the design and implementation of HealthierHere’s overall engagement strategy in support of HealthierHere’s Project Portfolio. This will include, but not be limited to, ensuring strong connectivity and communication with American Indians, Alaska Natives, tribal members, Urban Indians, Indian Health Care Providers, community-based organizations (CBOs), coalitions, consumers of publicly funded services, and stakeholder agencies. Specifically, s/he will support the strategic coordination of HealthierHere’s community and tribal engagement activities with an emphasis on incorporating the voice of American Indians and Alaska Natives, in HealthierHere’s efforts, building partnerships with and supporting clinical and community health providers to improve health outcomes for this specific population of community members, and authentically engaging with American Indians, Alaska Natives, tribal members and Urban Indians to identify health priorities and strategies to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities.

This position will also connect with tribal and Indian Health Care Provider partners in the King County region, and coordinate activities per HealthierHere’s tribal collaboration and communications policy, supporting the HealthierHere Governing Board in assessing tribal assets and impacts on American Indians/Alaska Natives for programs and actions being contemplated by HealthierHere.

The Manager must be committed to: (1) embedding authentic community engagement within all of HealthierHere’s work; (2) utilizing an equity framework as a way of doing business; and (3) partnering with Medicaid consumers, community and relevant stakeholders to make system-wide improvements that contribute to the elimination of health disparities and transform the health of the population in King County.

Major duties include:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of the community and tribal engagement plan with the HealthierHere Governing Board, the Community/Consumer Voice Committee and other key partners
  • Convene, support, facilitate and/or co-facilitate stakeholder groups and provide necessary staffing support to implement resulting recommendations and activities
  • Build and maintain authentic partnerships with American Indians, Alaska Natives, tribal members, Urban Indians, community members, Medicaid consumers and Community-Based organizations to incorporate community voice as an integral part of HealthierHere’s project planning, design and implementation processes
  • Coordinate and align engagement strategies across the HealthierHere Governing Board, various committees and project teams, and CBO partners
  • Conduct outreach to gather and understand community needs, priorities, barriers to improved health outcomes and ensure that information is included within HealthierHere’s project planning, design and implementation strategies
  • Identify effective methods, processes and key partners to engage for optimal collaboration related to HealthierHere programs and the implementation of its Medicaid projects, being sensitive to the different approaches needed for engagement depending on the community
  • Facilitate and support the work of CBO partners contracted with HealthierHere to do community outreach; oversee associated contracts, stipends, grants, et cetera related to these partners
  • Ensure that HealthierHere is using a health equity lens throughout its work to best understand community perspectives
  • Partner with tribal and Indian Health Care Provider partners to provide cultural competency skills development and tribal trainings with the HealthierHere Governing Board and staff to increase awareness and skills across the organization
  • Work with community, tribal and consumer groups to facilitate ongoing communication; this may include presenting at local community forums, developing outreach materials and communication tools, and sharing information between internal and external audiences
  • Develop relationships with health providers to strengthen relationships among Community-Based Organizations, Clinical Care Providers and Indian Health Care Providers
  • Conduct training, outreach and education to support the implementation of HealthierHere’s community and tribal engagement plan
  • Monitor engagement results and ensure accountability and transparency with communities and consumers about HealthierHere’s work
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Combination of life experience and/or education demonstrating at least five (5) years experience reaching out to and incorporating the unique perspectives of American Indians, Alaska Natives, tribal members and Urban Indians into project planning and system-wide transformation efforts
  • Experience working with Tribal Governments, tribal members and communities experiencing health disparities specific to King County
  • Commitment to and experience integrating the social determinants of health, addressing health disparities, and working with marginalized and underrepresented communities
  • Connection with and demonstrated ability to respect, understand and authentically engage with community members with diverse and unique backgrounds who are currently experiencing health disparities in King County
  • Excellent communication and community relations skills including, but not limited to, facilitative skills, ability to collaborate across community partners, and ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, including using social media for community organizing purposes
  • Demonstrated ability to build, and maintain, trusted relationships with communities served by HealthierHere’s transformation efforts
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, time management and problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the tribal health care system and experience working with Indian Health Care Providers
  • Experience with cultural humility in working with communities; experience in effectively partnering with diverse communities around health-related change
  • Experience supporting large system-wide transformation projects
  • Ability to utilize graphic design software to prepare infographics and relevant program communication tools and resources in multiple languages and for a variety of audiences
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Sharepoint, PowerPoint, Access, and other relevant computer programs to develop materials, monitor and communicate progress

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter (not to exceed 3 pages) introducing themselves and including a response to each of the following questions by Friday, November 9, 2018. Email to christina@huletconsulting.com.

  1. How does this position align with who you are as a person and the career choices you have made?
  2. How have you worked with American Indians, Alaska Natives, tribal members and Urban Indians to elevate the unique interests and perspectives of members of those groups within project planning, implementation and community engagement?
  3. What success have you had in building relationships to improve outcomes for American Indians, Alaska Natives, tribal members and Urban Indians?
  4. If offered this position, how would you know that your work was making a difference in community?

As an equal opportunity employer, the HealthierHere is committed to a diverse, multi-cultural work environment. HealthierHere does not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, creed, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation. People of color, women, veterans, people with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual orientations are encouraged to apply.

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