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Program Associate

Híbrido, El trabajo se debe realizar en o cerca de Chicago, IL


Tipo de contrato:A Tiempo Completo
Nivel de Experiencia:Principiante
Salario:USD $62.400 / año


The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) is seeking a Program Associate to join the Alliance for Equity team. The Program Associate will work with staff and partners within IPHI’s Center for Community Capacity Development (CCCD) with a primary focus on supporting systems change projects within the Alliance for Health Equity. Work will include coordinating workgroups and work plans; supporting ‘health equity in all policies’ projects; supporting community-engaged assessments; developing training content; writing and editing reports; qualitative data analysis; coordinating meetings and events; database management; grant writing; and supporting communications initiatives. The Program Associate position is full-time exempt; IPHI’s standard work week is 37.5 hours. The Program Associate reports to the Program Director for the Alliance for Health Equity. 

About IPHI and the Center for Community Capacity Development

The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) mobilizes people and organizations, catalyzes partnerships, and leads action to improve public health systems to maximize health, health equity, and quality of life for people and communities. IPHI has three program centers: the Center for Community Capacity Development (CCCD), the Center for Health Information Sharing and Innovation (CHISI), and the Center for Policy and Partnership Initiatives (CPPI).  With an annual budget of more than $12 million and more than 40 talented staff leaders, IPHI works with numerous partners, contractors, consultants, and foundations to achieve our vision that all people and communities, especially those that experience health, social and racial inequities, can achieve their optimal health, supported by an effective multi-sectoral public health system.  

The Center for Community Capacity Development (CCCD) provides training, consultation, and strategic planning services to public health system partners to support activities including assessment, action planning, strategic planning, performance management, quality improvement, and implementation and evaluation of evidence-based strategies, policies and systems change. 

The Alliance for Health Equity is a collaboration across hospitals, government, and community partners working to improve health equity, wellness, and quality of life across Cook County. In 2015, IPHI partnered with non-profit hospitals and the Chicago and Cook County Departments of Public Health to launch this collaboration of 30+ hospitals collaborating with community partners. Since then, the Alliance has produced three collaborative community health needs assessments (CHNAs) and fostered partnerships and policy and systems change initiatives related to social and structural determinants of health and mental health and substance use disorders. 

The Illinois Public Health Institute is dedicated to the principles of equal opportunity and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  

Primary Responsibilities:

Project Management

  • Provide support for activities and deliverables for ‘Health Equity in All Policies’ and systems change projects focused on partnership between government and community-based partners.
  • Provide administrative and program support to the Alliance for Health Equity’s workgroups and systems change projects.
  • Support coordination of community health needs assessment and program planning activities with the Alliance for Health Equity team and partners from healthcare, government, and community-based organizations. 
  • Coordinate and support program activities such as online and in-person meetings and engagement events to accomplish project goals. This includes scheduling meetings, organizing and managing logistics, communicating with participants, coordinating presenters and facilitators, producing meeting agendas and related materials, and documenting meeting content and action steps. 
  • Maintain current program records and contact records through IPHI’s Salesforce system and other project tracking.
  • Develop working knowledge of relevant project grants, budgets, workplans, deliverables, reporting requirements and associated timelines. Support program manager and/or program director with grants and contracts management. 

Strategy, Planning, and Program Development

  • Support quantitative and qualitative data analysis, data visualization, evaluation activities, and report writing.
  • Research best practices, policies, and innovation. 
  • Provide support to grant development activities including participating in drafting grant proposals. 
  • Apply health equity and racial equity frameworks and tools to program planning, systems development, partnership and engagement strategies, and evaluation.

Relationship Management and Communication

  • Support program managers and directors with all aspects of relationship management, communication and documentation for assigned workgroups and external partners. 
  • Provide logistical communications to achieve program deliverables. 
  • Assist with facilitation of group discussion with community members and organizational partners.
  • Participate in community and partnership meetings and take notes.
  • Serve as a key customer relations contact. Serve as liaison to contractors and partners working with IPHI on project planning and implementation. 
  • Prepare narrative and visual summaries of qualitative and quantitative data for partners and IPHI team members. 
  • Contribute to publications such as blog posts, case studies, and success stories. Collaborate with communications staff to develop content for newsletters, website and/or social media. 

Continuous Improvement and Evaluation

  • Conduct assessments and scans for information to support program design and execution.
  • Assist in updating evaluation tracking tools and collecting program evaluation data; support distribution of online surveys.
  • Identify and recommend opportunities to improve execution of tasks, including but not limited to improving administrative and operational systems related to the program.
  • Monitor workgroup and partner activity and achievement of milestones and outcomes.
  • Work with directors to identify and solve problems, address barriers, and conduct quality assurance and quality improvement activities.

Other duties as assigned.


  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience in community development, public health, social work, public administration, or a related field. 
  • A minimum of one year of work experience in public health, community development, health care, human services, or related/applicable work experience.
  • A strong commitment to health equity, diversity, inclusion, and addressing the systemic factors that produce health inequities and disparities. 
  • Project management experience. Must be thorough and detail-oriented within a big-picture, vision-oriented framework. 
  • Strong critical thinking skills and the ability to anticipate and solve problems promptly and professionally. 
  • Experience working with diverse populations in a variety of community and organizational settings with a commitment to equity.
  • Strong writing and communication skills, including communications focused on equity. 
  • Strong interpersonal communication and group facilitation skills. 
  • Strong data analysis skills – quantitative and qualitative data. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, SharePoint, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, TEAMS, etc.), Salesforce/CRM software, virtual meeting tools, and ability to use project management tools. Experience with online survey platforms or geographic mapping is desirable but not required.
  • Ability to embrace performance expectations and hold oneself accountable to commitments. Ability to assess and incorporate feedback. 
  • Bilingual is valuable but not required.
  • Existing relationships and experience working and living in communities impacted by health inequities in Chicago and/or Cook County is highly valued for this position. 

IPHI is a collegial workplace whose mission is to partner to more effectively improve health.  Staff must be able to work well in a team and collaboratively with external partners.  

IPHI values multiple pathways towards attaining professional experience and education. Candidates are encouraged to describe equivalent experiences in lieu of educational attainment, including demonstrated leadership successes, progressive leadership roles, content expertise and thought leadership, as well as relevant experiential learning. Individuals with lived experience in the priority program areas or experience as a peer service provider are encouraged to apply.

Job Requirements

  • The position is full-time, exempt, 37.5 FTE hours per week.
  • Must be able to sit at and operate a computer and other office equipment for a significant portion of the workday. 
  • Must be able to move about the office and at offsite events to access files, and supplies, and assist with event setup. 
  • This position entails occasional work on evenings or weekends and must be able to travel for one or more nights from time to time.
  • The position requires frequent communication with internal and external partners about program activities. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations. 

Location: This position is located in Chicago. IPHI operates a hybrid office work model where team members work in the office two days per week (Tuesday - Thursday), and may work in the office or remotely the other three days per week.

COVID Protocols: Ongoing COVID safety protocols are in place. We do require proof of vaccination or will accept a request for exemption based on religion. Although we do not require wearing a mask in our office, we do provide Kn95 masks to be worn in our common spaces or when working with others, should you want to engage in mask wearing.

Travel: The position requires travel in Chicago and suburban Cook County. There will be occasional travel within Illinois and out of state for trainings and meetings.

Starting Date: Immediate. 

IPHI’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: IPHI is committed to fostering a diverse and equitable work environment. We prioritize equal opportunities for all applicants, ensuring that race, color, religion, gender identity, gender expression sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other personal characteristic or any other identity or characteristic does not impact the consideration process for positions within the organization. This commitment extends to actively encouraging applications from underrepresented groups such as women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. By embracing diversity and promoting inclusivity, IPHI aims to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and respected, contributing to a culture of innovation and collaboration.  

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The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) is seeking a Program Associate to join the Alliance for Equity team. The Program Associate will work with staff and partners within IPHI’s Center for Community Capacity Development (CCCD) with a…


IPHI offers competitive benefits that include health, dental and disability insurance; sick and vacation time; paid parental leave benefit; and a retirement plan with employer matching contributions.  

IPHI offers competitive benefits that include health, dental and disability insurance; sick and vacation time; paid parental leave benefit; and a retirement plan with employer…


El trabajo se puede realizar en o cerca de Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL, USA

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To apply: Please apply online at this link and click the “Apply Now” Button. Complete applications must include a resume, cover letter, and completion of an online questionnaire. Only complete applications will be reviewed. The cover letter should compare your qualifications, experiences and interests to the duties, responsibilities and qualifications for the position. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.  

To apply: Please apply online at this link and click the “Apply Now” Button. Complete applications must include a resume, cover letter, and completion of an online questionnaire. Only…

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