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Policy Coordinator

Central American Resource Center of San Francisco (CARECEN)


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Published 22 days ago

March 12, 2021
February 26, 2021
$60,000 - $65,000

About CARECEN SF:

CARECEN SF is a non-profit organization established in 1986. CARECEN SF empowers and respond to the needs, rights, and aspirations of Latino, immigrant and under-resourced families in the San Francisco Bay Area - building leadership to pursue self-determination and justice. Rooted in its cultural strengths and born out of the Central American justice struggles, CARECEN SF envisions our diverse immigrant community as thriving, where families prosper, build effective community institutions and participate confidently in civic life.

CARECEN SF provides the following programs to the community: Immigration Legal Services, Health Promotions Program, Family Wellness Program, Second Chance Youth Program and Tattoo Removal Clinic. For detailed information about our programs, please visit our website: www.carecensf.org.

About Our Health Promotions Program:

CARECEN’s Health Promotion Program (HPP) is a promotora (community health worker) focused program that trains promotoras de salud to conduct outreach and provide critical health information and education to Latino immigrant community members. The program develops the leadership skills and capacity of a core group of promotoras using a popular education framework. The areas of health that the program addresses include, chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity prevention, oral health, as well as some non-health issue areas such as immigrant parent voting.

About Kali K’íin (Home of the Sun)

Kali K’íin (Home of the Sun) is a collaborative working space shared by CARECEN SF and Instituto Familiar de la Raza. The following programs are housed at Kali K’íin: CARECEN SF’s Family Wellness Program, Health Promotions Program and Marketing & Communications Department. Instituto Familiar de la Raza houses its Indígena Health and Wellness Program. Both organizations work in alignment to serve immigrant, indigenous and under resourced families in San Francisco through a range of social services including comprehensive case management, mental health, and youth support. Services provided also include health education, leadership development, and parent-child engagement.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic all CARECEN staff continue to work remotely. Use of office space is based on essential tasks in accordance with our organization’s Covid-19 protocols.

Job Description

The policy coordinator position will be the lead for the implementation of a 3 year policy, systems and environmental change grant to develop policy recommendations for improving health outcomes and health equity in the Latinx community living in San Francisco. The HPP policy coordinator will work under the direct supervision of the HPP director. They will be responsible for the development and implementation of a community assessment plan, including the development of an outreach plan, creation of assessment tools and the execution of interviews, focus groups and community briefings. In addition, the policy coordinator will research existing policy recommendations, analyze findings and develop a diverse range of policy recommendations impacting the health of the Latinx community, particularly around the decreased consumption of sugary drinks. The HPP coordinator will be responsible for representing the organization with funding partners and the Sugar Drinks Distributor Tax Advisory Committee.

Essential Duties:

• Create and develop community assessment tools (i.e. surveys, focus groups, interview scripts)

• Develop a plan to outreach and implement community assessment tools with the Latinx community

• Train promotoras on community assessment process & the implementation of community assessment

tools

• Conduct and analyze surveys, focus groups, and interviews with diverse community stakeholders

• Track, monitor and analyze local, state and federal legislation

• Provide research, analysis and draft recommendations for a range of policy issues impacting Latinx

health & wellness, particularly around chronic disease and type 2 diabetes

• Develop briefing materials and reports, including legislative reports, one-page handouts & talking

points

• Develop & maintain strong working relationships with diverse stakeholders from Latinx immigrant

community, community-based organizations, City departments and officials through meetings,

trainings, technical assistance & dissemination of public policy information

• Facilitate community involvement in public policy work, such as in state and local processes around

policies and procedures

• Draft comments, white papers & other documents in response to key issues

• Lead strategic communications around priority issues & internal/external stakeholders

• Create & develop new templates & tracking systems using excel, google docs, etc.

• Other duties as assigned by HPP director

Qualifications

• B.A. degree (M.S. or M.A. preferred) in public policy, health science and/or equivalent work experience in the field of public policy

• 2 year minimum experience working on local, state or federal legislative processes

• Experience researching, analyzing and debriefing complex issues

• Demonstrated ability to communicate with diverse stakeholders

• Experience working in nonprofits, community-based collaborations and associations

• Familiarity with local and state politicians, policy makers and health equity stakeholders

• Ability to translate theoretical and/or complex concepts into easily understood presentations

• Ability to complete a project independently and in a team with minimal supervision

• Passionate about Latinx health and wellness issues

• Must be bicultural and bilingual in English and Spanish

• Understanding of Latinx community needs

• Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills

• Demonstrates the ability to multitask, be reliable and detail oriented

• Excellent writing and verbal communication skills

• Able to meet deadlines and work efficiently

• Experience working with MS Office, Excel, Google Calendars, Docs & Hangouts, Zoom, and other

virtual platforms and programs

• Ability to maintain office operations, including maintaining systems and confidential data

Salary & Benefits

Competitive salary based on experience. CARECEN SF offers health insurance, dental insurance and vision insurance. In addition, CARECEN SF offers professional development benefits, which include trainings and educational opportunities. CARECEN SF is also committed to workforce diversity. Indigenous and Afro Latinx identified community members are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants will receive full consideration without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or national origin.

To submit an application:

Email a cover letter and your resume to Vanessa Bohm, Family Wellness Program & Health Promotions

Program Director at vanessa@carecensf.org. Please no phone calls.

About CARECEN SF:

CARECEN SF is a non-profit organization established in 1986. CARECEN SF empowers and respond to the needs, rights, and aspirations of Latino, immigrant and under-resourced families in the San Francisco Bay Area - building…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Level of Language Proficiency

Must speak fluent Spanish

Must speak fluent Spanish

Location

On-site
San Francisco, CA

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To submit an application:

Email a cover letter and your resume to Vanessa Bohm, Family Wellness Program & Health Promotions

Program Director at vanessa@carecensf.org. Please no phone calls.

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