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Consultant, Center for Public Health Equity

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Health & Medicine Policy Research Group


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Published 25 days ago

November 16, 2020
This is a temporary 4-month position of approximately 30 hours per week. Pay range is $30-40 per hour, depending on skills and experience.

Position: Consultant, Center for Public Health Equity


Position Scope

Health & Medicine is seeking a consultant to support policy engagement and research focused on healthcare reform and safety net work. Consultant will provide convening, research, and administrative support on health reform and health safety net policy and planning efforts. Consultant reports to the Director of the Center for Public Health Equity.

This is a temporary, 4-month position.


Organization Summary

Health & Medicine is an independent non-profit health policy and advocacy center in Chicago working to improve the health of all people in Illinois by promoting health equity. Health & Medicine has a thirty-nine-year history of promoting health justice in Chicago and Illinois through research, education, policy development, and collaboration.

Health & Medicine’s Center for Public Health Equity advances health justice through progressive public health policy reform, convening public health partners, and building power to demand health justice.


Responsibilities

a.      Convening external groups: Organizing virtual forums and roundtable discussions

Tasks: Scheduling, speaker coordination, videoconference hosting, invitations, note taking, and follow-up

b.     Internal planning meetings

Tasks: Scheduling, note taking, and linking discussion and decisions from internal planning meetings to external forums and roundtables (item a)

c.      Research / writing support for potential legislative changes or planning

Tasks: Policy research and writing, outreach to potential partners and supporters, draft outreach to key stakeholders, including legislators

d.     Support for other related activities

Tasks: As projects emerge and time permitting, the consultant will support: outreach, research, writing, and other administrative support


Qualifications

·      Working knowledge of health system, policy change, levels of government, and public health concepts

·      Ability to coordinate projects and meet deadlines 

·      Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills 

·      Strong ability to plan and execute virtual meetings and events, including: scheduling, video platform set-up, promotion, communicating with registrants, facilitating event flow and presentations, and note taking. 

·      Ability to take detailed notes that effectively record the content of a meeting

·      Conduct research on health topics and collaborate on writing

·      Ability to work independently and to seek direction and feedback as needed

·      Advanced competency in Microsoft Office and Google collaborative work software, and familiarity with (or ability to quickly learn) online platforms, such as SurveyMonkey and Zoom

·      Commitment to health equity, social justice, and human rights


Note on Modified Work Environment During COVID-19 Pandemic

To protect the health of staff and to align with public health guidance, Health & Medicine staff have been working remotely since March 2020. Consultant is required to have access to a working internet connection and phoneline that enable them to conduct their work.



Position: Consultant, Center for Public Health Equity


Position Scope

Health & Medicine is seeking a consultant to support policy engagement and research focused on healthcare reform and safety net work. Consultant will provide…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Part Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • Temporary
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Level of Language Proficiency

English

English

Location

29 E. Madison Street, Suite 602, Chicago, IL 60602

How to Apply

TO APPLY

·      Email a cover letter and resume to jobs@hmprg.orgPlease write your name (Last, First) then “Consultant” in the subject line of your e-mail. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

·      Deadline to apply is November 16, 2020.

·      No phone calls. Recruiters please do not contact this job poster.

·      Health & Medicine is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity among our board and staff and volunteers. We recruit, hire, train and promote without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other protected status.

TO APPLY

·      Email a cover letter and resume to jobs@hmprg.orgPlease write your name (Last, First) then “Consultant” in the subject line of your e-mail. Incomplete applications will not be…

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