Organization’s Mission and Commitment to Health Equity:
The mission of Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. (MHM) is “Serving Humanity to Honor God” by improving the physical, mental and spiritual health of those least served in the Rio Texas Conference area of The United Methodist Church. The Board of Directors approved a strategic plan in October 2019 that places health equity at the center of the work MHM wants to do, and subsequently approved the following statement:
Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. believes that to improve the wellness of the least served and fully live out its mission of “Serving Humanity to Honor God,” it must recognize the inequities inherent in its communities that contribute to poor health outcomes. Health Equity is both the process and goal by which Methodist Healthcare Ministries seeks to carry out that purpose. Health Equity is a framework of thought and action that strives to reduce racial and socio-economic disparities and create fair and just opportunity for every person to reach their full potential for health and life and contribute to that of others.
This position supports the organization through research, the development of meaningful data reports and synthesis of information to enable execution of MHM’s mission and progress toward achievement of its vision. This position is responsible for collecting, analyzing, and transforming research and data into information that will inform strategy development, execution, and assessment of MHM’s impact within its service area. This position will monitor and provide recommendations on the indicators of community conditions and social determinants of health. This position will frequently collaborate with persons with lived experience, internal departments and external partners, to conduct research, manage research projects, and provide information that will enable data-informed decision making. The Public Health Research Manager must be knowledgeable about research design, a variety of data sources, and able to compile and report both primary and secondary quantitative and qualitative data in a concise and clear format.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
Master’s level degree in Social/Behavioral sciences, Public Health or related field required. Five years community development and/or non-profit, philanthropic experience required.
Must have superior conceptual, analytical, change management, and organizational skills. Must be able to convene, facilitate and coordinate strategic activities that require cross-functions. Must have skills and experience with superior relationship development and influential skills and ability to engage with internal and external constituents.
Experience with strategic planning, organizational development and learning, change management, cultural transformation, working with external stakeholders, performing gap assessments and developing plans of action, setting accountabilities and timelines, and monitoring and evaluation processes is highly preferred.
Experience working with underserved populations and/or with specifically addressing disparities that impact health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities is preferred.
This position requires the ability and experience to interact comfortably and professionally with MHM board members and team members including senior leaders, as well as with senior-level team members of other organizations across sectors. This also includes grassroots organizations, community leaders, and community members, as well as patients and clients.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Does not supervise staff.
Strong verbal, organizational and written communication skills. Must be able to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or government regulations. Write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Must be able to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization (diverse audiences). Must be fluent in English; Spanish bilingual is preferred.
Need to understand processes and work creatively with very different kinds of stakeholders to build consensus. Must have critical thinking skills and be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Must be able to apply good judgement understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Must be able to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Must be able to demonstrate working knowledge of the Internet, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Must be able to customize toolbars, import and insert graphs, embed Excel data, and elaborate reports. Experience with GIS mapping preferred.
Work Environment and Physical Demands:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Position necessitates bending, stooping, twisting, turning, walking, climbing step stools, sitting and standing for periods of time. Must be able to lift and maneuver at least 25 pounds.
This position may require travel outside of San Antonio up to 10% of the time.
Organization’s Mission and Commitment to Health Equity:
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Methodist Healthcare Ministries strives to attract and retain a team of highly qualified professionals. One of the ways we hope to accomplish this is by providing team members with an attractive benefits package.
Methodist Healthcare Ministries strives to attract and retain a team of highly qualified professionals. One of the ways we hope to accomplish this is by providing team…