Perinatal Equity Coordinator
Public Health Institute
Posting Number: #259-20
Position Title: Perinatal Equity Coordinator
Closing Date: November 19, 2020
Location: Southern California (Remote)
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 http://www.PHASoCal.org. 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.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Support the Alliance's Perinatal Equity Manager, in partnership with Communities Lifting Communities and the Hospital Association of Southern California, to coordinate the design and continued successful implementation of Cherished Futures to advance equitable birth outcomes for Black birthing families
Support the planning and development of Cherished Futures collaborative convenings with participating hospital teams, public health, health plans, and Black women community leaders
Coordinate with health plan partners to understand where women receive pre-natal care, identify high volume clinics and providers
Support qualitative analysis of multiple clinic and provider current practices. This may be in the form of one-on-one interviews, focus groups, surveys, etc., and help develop reports on key findings and recommendations
Support project expansion in new regions, identifying and engaging new partners
Support community engagement efforts (e.g. sister circles) in partnership with Black-led Community Based Organizations to inform hospital improvement efforts
Represent the Alliance and Cherished Futures at external meetings
Assist in developing project materials including reports, blog posts, newsletters, and other collateral materials
Post pandemic, this position is expected to travel to various locations in the Southern California region (approximately 2-3x per month)
First and foremost, a thorough understanding, sensitivity, and appreciation for equity and racial justice, cultural humility, and inclusiveness
Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Health Care Administration, Gender/Ethnic Studies, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant professional experience
3 years of relevant professional experience (preferably in policy advocacy or systems change efforts) including 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
A portion of the 3 years may include relevant experience through personal, family, or other lived experience dealing with inequitable economic, social, health and educational systems and environments or through a combination of education and experience
Excellent research and writing skills, including the ability to synthesize large amounts of information into succinct summaries and reports
Strong group facilitation skills
Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
Post pandemic, must have available transportation and ability to commute to various locations in the Southern California region for light daytime travel (approximately 2-3x per month)
Master's degree in Public Health, Health Care Administration, Public Administration, or a related field
Experience developing and delivering trainings on health and race equity, structural racism, and the social determinants of health is strongly preferred
Experience with data collection and translating data into understandable information
Experience working in or with government, health care, or community-based setting preferred
Demonstrated capacity to manage start-up initiatives, design project plans, and implement activities
Knowledgeable of the Black maternal and infant mortality crisis nationally and in Los Angeles County
Understanding of building authentic community partnerships
Knowledgeable about the role of racism and bias in healthcare and other root causes of health inequities
Determination to achieve outcomes, complete tasks, and deliver on professional commitments
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
This is a full-time position (40 hours per week)
This is a fully remote position, and the individual chosen for this position will be expected to work from their home office
The selected candidate must live in the Southern California region, even with the current pandemic situation, as we expect this position to require light daytime travel (2-3x per month) in the future. To that end, we will not consider candidates who are located outside of Southern California
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 November 19, 2020.
Please apply via the link above 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
For more information or to apply, please visit: https://www.phi.org/employment/current-opportunities/perinatal-equity-coordinator/
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