Public Health Alliance of Southern California,

Birth Equity Analyst

27 days ago
Employment type
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

The Public Health Alliance of a Southern California (Public Health Alliance) is a coalition of the executive leadership of ten local health jurisdictions in Southern California, whose members have a statutory responsibility for the health of more than 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 meaningful work visit The Public Health Alliance is fiscally administered by the Public Health Institute.

About this job

The Public Health Alliance of Southern California (Public Health Alliance), is seeking a full-time Birth Equity Impact Analyst to support Cherished Futures for Black Moms & Babies, a multi-sector initiative led by the Alliance, Communities Lifting Communities, and the Hospital Association of Southern California, to reduce Black maternal and infant health inequities in Los Angeles County. The project may expand to include additional Southern California counties.

The Birth Equity Analyst will play a key role in the continued implementation and strategic development for Cherished Futures and will help advance birth justice for Black families in Los Angeles and other Southern California counties through systems change.

The ideal candidate will be a passionate advocate of racial justice and Black maternal and infant health. The Birth Equity Analyst will have a strong ability to review and identify best practices from the field, synthesize key learnings from Cherished Futures, and have strong writing and analytical skills.

The Birth Equity Analyst will also support Public Health Alliance colleagues, local health jurisdictions and equity partners to leverage opportunities that address barriers to equity through institutional change, policy change, programmatic operations and protocols, community outreach and engagement, data, and research.

This is a remote, full-time position with strong preference for Southern California-based candidates (Los Angeles area preferred). The candidate will work primarily from their home office.

Compensation & Other Position Details

• Pay: $70,000 to $76,000 per year. The typical hiring range for this position is 70,000 to $76,000 based on 100% FTE. The starting salary is determined based on the candidate’s knowledge, skills, and experience.

• This is a full-time, remote position with a preference for candidates located in Southern California.

• Occasional travel may be required throughout the Southern California region and the State of California when deemed safe to do so.

• The Public Health Alliance is fiscally administered by the Public Health Institute (PHI). This position is eligible for PHI’s full suite of benefits including but not limited to medical, dental, and vision coverage, health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, and generous time off.

• The application deadline is August 1, 2022.

Roles & responsibilities

• Support the Cherished Futures team to coordinate the design and continued successful implementation of Cherished Futures to advance equitable birth outcomes for Black families

• Conduct literature reviews and identify new and emerging practices from the field

• Coordinate and conduct key informant interviews with experts in the field to inform and ideate new standards that advance birth equity

• Synthesize key findings and recommendations to inform next steps

• Explore and coordinate collaborative opportunities with new and existing partners statewide and nationally

• Provide strategic thought partnership and forward thinking around current birth and racial equity issues throughout the state

• Participate in professional development opportunities with the Public Health Alliance team

• Represent the Alliance and Cherished Futures at external meetings

• Assist with research, writing, data collection, outreach and other activities for Cherished Futures reports, briefs, communications and other resources related to birth equity

• Support the Alliance team with other projects as needed

• Other related duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

• At least 3 years of relevant professional experience (preferably in policy advocacy or systems change efforts)

• Experience working in or with Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color, in or with government entities, executive and clinical leaders, facilitating meetings, measuring and monitoring program evaluation activities and working in multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural, and multi-sectoral partnerships

• Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Health Care Administration, Gender/Ethnic Studies, or a related field is required, or substitute with four additional years of related experience.

Other Required Qualifications:

• A demonstrated commitment to equity, racial justice, and maternal and child health

• Excellent writing skills is a must, including the ability to synthesize large amounts of information into succinct summaries and reports

• Strong group facilitation skills

• Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

• Ability and willingness to travel occasionally throughout the Southern California region and the State of California when deemed safe to do so.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience with data collection and translating data into understandable information

• Experience working in or with government, health care, or community-based setting preferred

• Knowledgeable of the Black maternal and infant mortality crisis nationally and in Los Angeles County and other root causes of health inequities

• Sensitivity to varied interests of many stakeholders, partners, advocates, elected officials, and colleagues

• Ability to work with autonomy in a fast paced, high productivity environment

• Commitment to Southern California communities experiencing health equity challenges

• Experience developing and delivering trainings on health equity and racial justice, structural racism, and the social determinants of health is strongly preferred

• Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Care Administration, Public Administration, or a related field is strongly preferred.

To apply

• Please apply here and submit a cover letter and resume as part of your application. Paper or email applications will not be considered

• Address your cover letter to Dana Sherrod and describe why you are enthusiastic about birth equity and why you think you are a good fit for the position

• Please also submit a relevant writing sample that you developed related to a health equity, racial justice topic (max word count: 1,000). This can be an article, blog post, commentary, or academic paper that you developed in a professional or academic setting

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