The Public Health Alliance of Southern California (Alliance) seeks a full-time Health Equity Coordinator to collaborate with our ten-member local health departments on high-priority and emerging health equity activities across the Southern California region.
In this role, the Health Equity Coordinator will help us catalyze policy, systems and institutional changes across sectors to address upstream barriers to optimal health including structural racism, systemic oppression, institutional bias, and built environment policies. The selected candidate will have exciting opportunities to engage in tangible opportunities, including policy, planning, programmatic and priority-setting activities, that are designed to break status quo systems that exacerbate preventable health inequities that harm certain groups and benefit others.
Specifically, this position will support the Health Equity Manager in the management of our Regional Health Equity work with our member health departments and support implementation of our equity actions in partnership with community advocacy and/or organizing groups across Southern California. This position will also assist with our Advancing Equity training and capacity building opportunities with our hospital/health system and government partners. The successful applicant will have a proven track record that demonstrates their ability to effectively partner with multiple sectors and manage complex projects and initiatives involving public health, health equity and racial justice, and policy change strategies.
The ideal candidate will be a passionate advocate of health equity and racial justice, with strong knowledge of the underlying root causes of health and inequity and capacity to educate and inform others. The selected candidate will have experience elevating equity challenges and policy solutions in a range of political and professional environments. The successful applicant will have a track record demonstrating both courage and compassion to facilitate difficult conversations, the ability to lead training sessions on sensitive issues, and possessing the poise and talent to constructively engage various partners on consensus decision-making.
This position is ideal for a versatile and dedicated health equity and racial justice professional who can manage several projects that bring about successful policy, systems, and institutional changes across Southern California.
This is a remote, full-time position based in Southern California 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.
Support the Alliance’s Health Equity Manager in day-to-day organizational needs related to our key strategy to advance health equity following the Alliance’s two-pronged approach to policy and institutional transformations:
Accelerate Paradigm Shifts in Local Public Health Practice
Support the Health Equity Manager in the management and facilitation of Regional Health Equity Workgroup meetings with Alliance member departments to build regional relationships, share best practices and health equity tactics, develop and support the implementation of the regional health equity plan, and provide quality resources or technical assistance services that add value for the local health departments
Support the development of training curriculum and multi-day workshops with Alliance partners, including, but not limited to, local government, hospital/health system, and community partners on health and racial equity, social determinants of health, implicit bias, structural racism, and strategies to implement system changes inside and outside institutional settings to improve health outcomes
Expand Health in All Policies and health equity opportunities by representing the Alliance in inter-governmental and cross-sector partnerships at the local, state and federal levels.
Mobilize the Power of Public Health
This position reports to the Alliance’s Health Equity Manager, and works collaboratively with Alliance members, especially the broader equity team, staff, vendors, and other partners to advance equity.
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.
Please apply here (https://www.phi.jobs/postings/8443) 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 Marley Williams, Alliance Health Equity Manager, at [email protected] and learn more about the Alliance at http://phasocal.org.