BACKGROUND NC Counts Coalition has been awarded funding by The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to lead the Healthier Together Health Equity Action Network, also known as Healthier Together, intended to support an equitable distribution of vaccines that increases vaccination rates among BIPOC communities, also referred to as Historically Marginalized Populations (HMPs). NC Counts Coalition is searching for an amazing and dedicated community organizer with a demonstrated commitment to health equity, community organizing, or advancing racial equity to serve as Regional Health Equity Operations Manager in Region 5. The Regional Health Equity Operations Manager will receive training on relevant COVID-19 health education information. This position will report directly to a Regional Health Equity Director.
Regional Health Equity Operations Managers will develop and implement education and outreach initiatives and tactics to increase equitable access for the COVID-19 vaccine in BIPOC communities. Managers will help translate demand into action, maximizing the speed and volume at whichCOVID-19 vaccines are distributed among BIPOC communities. Core strategies for accomplishing this might include: (1) Facilitating partnerships between vaccine providers and community organizations to host vaccine events, (2) Advocating for vaccine providers to make a plan to specifically reach BIPOC communities with vaccines, (3) Driving the coordination of vaccine sites and events in BIPOC neighborhoods and zip codes where they are most needed, and (4) Support BIPOC communities in recovering from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
One of NC Counts Coalition's core values is accountability to the communities we serve. Our communities must be centered in the work we do. Therefore, candidates must be able to demonstrate their strong commitment to advancing health equity, racial equity, or social justice and must have shared experiences with the communities we serve.
This is a full-time, non-exempt position scheduled for a contract through September 30, 2022. This position may be extended past September, 2022, pending funding and a satisfactory performance evaluation.
WHAT YOU’LL DO: ● Develop and implement education and outreach tactics and strategies with community partners to increase equitable access to the vaccine and other health and support services ● Facilitate partnerships between community organizations and vaccine and healthcare providers to host vaccine and health events in BIPOC communities ● Advocate for vaccine and healthcare providers to make a plan to specifically reach BIPOC communities ● Educate vaccine providers on the importance of setting aside vaccine doses for BIPOC communities whenever possible, and help ensure there are clear strategies and processes in place to ensure that supply that can be made available to BIPOC communities is quickly matched with demand and is fully utilized ● Be the primary point of contact to vaccine and healthcare providers in your region regarding vaccine equity and health equity. This includes working with the NCDHHS case managers who work with vaccine providers on a broader range of vaccine operations topics and being an effective advocate for equitable vaccine distribution and implement clear actionable strategies that vaccine providers can utilize ● Locate and advocate for vaccine sites in BIPOC communities using data and feedback from community members/leaders to identify areas that are not being effectively reached by existing vaccination efforts. In these areas, work with community-based organizations to identify and drive operationalization of vaccine sites focusing on serving local BIPOC communities (by meeting them where they are) ● Track the speed and scale of vaccines administered to BIPOC communities including number of partnership vaccine events created, number of vaccine doses administered at those events, number of vaccine providers setting aside a portion of their vaccines for BIPOC communities, and number of doses set aside ● Proactively identify and share effective strategies and best practices with other regions QUALIFICATIONS Experience: ● Two (2) or more years of work experience in public health coordination and/or community organizing for electoral or civic engagement campaigns ● Experience working with underrepresented and/or BIPOC communities, particularly in organizing settings. ● Experience or training in race equity / anti-racist frameworks; a general understanding of how power intersects with gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and class in organizing settings ● Experience with community organizing tactics, such as digital campaigns, phone banking and door-to-door canvassing ● Cultural Competence - Must have: o Shared experiences with BIPOC communities and demonstrated commitment to advancing racial justice and equity and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture o Familiarity with the complexity of issues and obstacles facing BIPOC communities in North Carolina ● Demonstrated experience working directly with community organizations and stakeholders in BIPOC communities ● Demonstrated experience in quickly developing and implementing tactics and operations to translate strategies and goals into on-the-ground realities in a complex, fast-paced and fluid environment. Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Commitments: ● Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing tactics and operations quickly ● Exceptionally proactive and self-driven working style with ability to autonomously solve problems and make things happen quickly and efficiently in a complex, fast-paced and fluid environment ● Excellent ability in leading and collaborating with diverse sets of community organizations to efficiently implement initiatives in alignment with identified strategies and goals ● Ability to analyze operational processes to identify and implement creative, innovative strategies for increased throughput, increased equity, and improved community experience ● Comfortable working in a metrics-driven environment with accountability for meeting quantifiable targets and goals ● Detail oriented, well-organized, and ability to prioritize assignments and workload ● Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment and make good decisions in service to the mission, including recognizing when to escalate matters and seek assistance ● Reliability: consistently doing what you say, when you say you will do it ● Comfortable with technology: able to use virtual meeting platforms, texting and email to communicate; familiarity with Microsoft Office applications including Microsoft Suite and Google Workspace ● Flexible to work early mornings, evenings, and weekends ● Availability to travel in-state and participate onsite in outreach and vaccinations events. ● Excellent team player ● Commutative and supportive of the mission of the N.C. Counts Coalition. Have a ‘can do’ attitude and be a champion of fun. A team player who supports the idea that the team that works hard should play hard. We like people with a team attitude who encourage others through both easy and tough tasks. ● Committed to building an inclusive and diverse work environment that celebrates and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstances
Successful candidates must live in Region 5, this region includes:
BACKGROUND NC Counts Coalition has been awarded funding by The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to lead the Healthier Together Health Equity Action Network, also known as Healthier Together, intended to support an…
We offer a benefits package with health, dental and vision benefits.
We offer a benefits package with health, dental and vision benefits.
We are looking for talented people with diverse backgrounds and shared experiences with the communities our organization serves, who are inspired by our mission, and who are highly motivated to dismantle systemic racism and inequities and build an equitable North Carolina. You’ll be an amazing fit if your passion for justice and equity drives your work, you enjoy cultivating strong relationships and elevating yourself and the people around you to the next level.
Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet each qualification described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet each one of the qualifications as described.
NC Counts Coalition is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We have an unwavering commitment to maximizing the diversity of our team and want to involve all those who can contribute to our inclusive culture. Persons with disabilities may request accommodations. Interested candidates should submit:
1. A resumé
2. A persuasive cover letter (maximum 2 pages) that answers the following questions: o Why do you want to work with NC Counts Coalition? o What makes you uniquely qualified for this role? o How do you define health equity and what do you believe is the role of community organizing in health equity work? o To what extent has pursuing racial or other types of equity and inclusion been a priority in your work, and how did you approach it? Your cover letter and resume should be submitted as a single file. Cover letters that do not address the questions outlined above will disqualify a candidate from moving forward in the screening process.
3. 3 professional references. At least one reference should be of a prior supervisor (direct supervision) and at least one of a prior work colleague.
The urgency of this initiative matches the urgency of the crisis we face. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. Successful candidates must live in one of the counties within the region for which they are hired to serve.
We are looking for talented people with diverse backgrounds and shared experiences with the communities our organization serves, who are inspired by our mission, and who are…