The Public Health Alliance of Southern California (Alliance), is seeking a full-time Perinatal Equity Coordinator 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 infant mortality and improve patient experiences and safety for Black moms and birthing people in Los Angeles. The project may expand to include additional Southern California counties.
The Perinatal Equity Coordinator will play a key role in the continued implementation and strategic development for Cherished Futures, engage hospitals, clinics, and community partners to advance systems level changes to advance birth equity, and help to expand the project’s reach and impact in Los Angeles and other Southern California counties.
The ideal candidate will be a passionate advocate of health equity and racial justice, with strong knowledge of the underlying root causes of health inequities and the impact of racism on health. The Perinatal Equity Coordinator will be well versed in coalition and partnership development, qualitative practices, and have strong presentation and facilitation skills.
The Perinatal Equity Coordinator will also support Alliance colleagues, local health departments 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 based in Southern California (Los Angeles preferred) and the candidate will work primarily from their home office.
About the Alliance
The Public Health Alliance of a Southern California (Alliance) is a coalition of the executive leadership of ten local health departments in Southern California, whose members have a statutory responsibility for the health of nearly 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 our website, the California Healthy Places Index and view our 2019-2024 Strategic Plan. The Alliance is fiscally administered by the Public Health Institute.
The Alliance recognizes the value of having a staff that brings a wide range of perspectives to this work based on language, ethnicity, race, gender, socio-economic background, political beliefs, sexual-orientation and disability. We are committed to maintaining a diverse, multicultural working environment and particularly encourage applications from candidates with lived experience in the communities we seek to serve.
Target Start Date: January 2021
Salary Range: $65,000 to $75,000
Benefits: Paid vacation, holiday, and sick days
Location: Southern California (Los Angeles preferred but not necessary). Remote position from your home office, with light travel (2-3 times per month) throughout Southern California post-pandemic.
The application deadline is November 19, 2020.
This position reports to the Alliance’s Perinatal Equity Manager, and works collaboratively with Alliance members, especially the broader equity team, staff, vendors, and other partners to advance equity.
Please apply here (https://www.phi.jobs/postings/8441) and submit a cover letter and resume as part of your application. Paper or email applications will not be considered
In your cover letter, please describe why you are enthusiastic about this opportunity 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
Please contact Dana Sherrod, Alliance Perinatal Equity Manager, at [email protected] and learn more about the Alliance at http://phasocal.org.