The Black Equity Coalition is

HIRING

The Short and Sweet:

Position Title: Director, State Grant Programs

Reports to: The Black Equity Coalition Internal Coordinator

 

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

The Black Equity Coalition (BEC) supports the creation of equitable systems to affirm the dignity of every human being through collaborations, networks, and policymaking.  The BEC originally focused on addressing COVID-19 impacts on vulnerable populations.  The Coalition quickly realized that the pandemic’s disproportionate impact on the health, well-being, and economic stability of people of color highlighted the need to address institutional racism and structural impediments that continue to plague Black, undervalued and underserved communities. The BEC remains committed to working on matters of racial equity beyond the pandemic’s eventual end.

 

The BEC seeks to establish a co-leadership coordinated collaborative strategic partnership model, using clustered social determinants of health as identifiers to target needed wrap-around services through local nonprofit organizations. Thus, the leadership “huddle” is comprised of a network of government officials, scientists, academics, and community organizations who prioritize the health of black and brown residents.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Director, State Grant Programs helps fulfill the mission of Black Equity Coalition (BEC) and serves as the lead on the implementation and execution of deliverables related to private, state and appliable federal grants across the state of Pennsylvania. This position requires a dynamic and organized leader who can design the execution of grant related activities. Additionally, some who understands cross-sectoral application and leveraging partnerships to meet critical metrics and milestones. Aligning activities with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Social Determinants of Health, and maximize the influence and expertise of the BEC across the state is essential. 

 

The Director, State Grant Programs operates as the frontline contact for transformational work to address the COVID-19 impact on resilient communities across the Commonwealth.  Partnering with key stakeholders to execute committee deliverables including tracking of data/metrics, developing and managing community engagement activities, liaising with local health departments and the Federally Qualified Health Centers, developing and managing a list of subject matter experts for speaking engagements, and overseeing the implementation (budget management, vendor management, etc.) of state grants with new and existing donors to the Foundation. The position works primarily with BEC Leadership Huddle and Committees, The POISE Foundation and The Forbes Funds while playing a forwarding facing role with external partners and decision makers.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • This position will supervise team implementing grant (communications, events and data coordinator) to meet goals and required metrics.

  • Develop and implement a multi-year strategic plan and budget, identifying opportunities to scale.

  • Establish and maintain clear lines of communication and collaborative partnership with leaders of other programs, team members and the community.

  • Monitor budget expenditures, forecast shifts needed at 30 -,60-, and 90-day increments.

  • Serve as lead coordinator for the advisory team and schedule and plan regular meetings. Develop a shared calendar.

  • Supervise/coordinate mini-grant program implementation including reporting format

  • Coordinate state grant communications and strategize content creation needs for graphic designers

  • Measure team performance against grant metrics, and make recommendations for improvements

  • Prepare reports to PADOH on project activities as requested

  • Communicate and coordinate with BEC staff, consultants, Huddle when applicable

  • Organize, cultivate and maintain relationships with organizations and partners across the state

  • Proactively lead communications and coordinate with Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) staff as necessary re: grant performance

  • Ensure and develop quality standards and contractual agreements that are to be met by participating partners/organizations

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree and five years of relevant experience including managing multisectoral and large, complex state, federal, or private grants

  • Previous experience in executive leadership including management of staff

  • Proven track record of thinking strategically, working well under pressure

  • Advanced skills in project management, able to manage several concurrent projects with a keen results-focused orientation

  • Able to multi-task, balance competing priorities effectively, complex situations in a deadline driven environment. A keen results orientation with follow through and accountability for results is a must.

  • Technological astute using relevant software (Zoom, Dropbox, Asana, Google Drive Suite, and Microsoft Office Suite)

  • Demonstrates proactive problem solving, leadership, conflict management, and team building skills to ensure a productive work environment and achievement of goals

  • Ability to effectively collaborate and engage with a wide range of diverse stakeholders

  • Quick learner, self-driven and able to work independently within a short period.

  • Applies creativity, organizational skills, and good judgement in addressing partner needs

  • Ability to generate enthusiasm and coordinate community and civic groups, businesses and individuals to work together to benefits BEC

  • Must have excellent written, editing, and verbal communication skills with the ability to make dynamic presentations.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a small, team-oriented environment, motivate staff, build team cohesion, and hold others accountable to expectations.

  • Must have an inquisitive, investigative mindset, and be willing and able to “dig deeper,” rather than accept information at face value

 

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

This position offers a competitive salary starting at $65,000+. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, retirement, paid holidays and personal time off (PTO). 

 

 

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

BEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes applications for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable laws and policies.

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Additional Opportunities: 

Community Health Organizer - Southwestern PA

 

The Short and Sweet:

Position Title: Community Health Organizer

ABOUT US:

TulaRay partners with clients to create staffing solutions that meet unique organizational needs. Our services are designed to reduce administrative burdens, protect your brand, and improve assignment time-to-fill. We believe that mutually successful client relationships are built on lasting quality and exceptional customer service. We pride ourselves on our uncompromising commitment to high-quality emergency management & healthcare personnel while ensuring that our clients are taken care of with personalized attention. TulaRay manages total compliance and respectfully supports hundreds of professionals and patient-centered programs

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A bachelor's degree and two years of professional experience in the development, analysis, or monitoring of programs, grants, or contracts in health, human services, social or behavioral services, health care services, or health insurance.

 

  • Knowledge of non-professional health care services designed to improve the ability of individuals to perform daily living activities.

  • Ability to read and interpret written materials.  

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

  • Ability to effectively speak publicly.

ROLE DESCRIPTION:

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected Pennsylvania’s underserved communities, with individuals at higher risk due to underlying conditions such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, chronic kidney disease and asthma, just to name a few. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], “long-standing systemic health and social inequities have put some members of racial and ethnic minority groups at increased risk of getting COVID-19 or experiencing severe illness, regardless of age.”

 

In order to combat this disparity, it is crucial to ensure the equitable distribution of vaccinations. Utilizing data obtained, the Office of Health Equity will identify communities with poor health outcomes and support State Health Centers (SHC) in developing local capacity in order to increase vaccinations.

 

The CHO will work with community partners to identify vaccination sites, promote vaccination clinics, identify trusted messengers to promote vaccination and prevention tactics. CHO’s will develop county coalitions that address immediate needs and future opportunities.

 

CHO’s will help community members access basic needs like food, PPE, mental health services, while providing updated information on mitigation strategies.

 

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (NOTE: The examples of work are representative of the work, but every position classified to this job may not perform all examples of work listed. Conversely, this is not an all-inclusive list of work examples.)

  • Leads the identification, gathering, analysis, and reporting of health data used to develop program needs assessments.

  • Assesses the performance of public health activities and identifies and recommends methods for improvement.

  • Oversees, revises, and approves reports describing program outcomes.

  • Prepares, oversees, or finalizes grant applications, program funding requests, and narrative reports.

  • Evaluate program achievements and identify service gaps. 

  • Assesses the underlying causes of health disparities so that targeted interventions can be developed and implemented.

  • Recommends public health solutions such as screening, prevention, or intervention to address the social determinants underlying health disparities.

  • Develops initiatives with community partners to prevent or control public health threats.

  • Applies evidence-based practices to program policy planning and development.

  • Serves on committees, boards, or task forces, as assigned, as the program representative for the department.

  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with state health center staff, and local health agencies, providers, and governmental entities.

  • Performs related work as required.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

TulaRay is proud to be an affirmative action employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status.  If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by visiting our website at tularay.com

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Additional Opportunities: 

Director for Urban and Regional Impact Measurement

 

Additional Opportunities: 

Community Health Organizer - Southwestern PA

The Short and Sweet:

Position Title: Director for Urban and Regional Impact Measurement, Engagement and Community Affairs - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (21009031)

ABOUT US:

TulaRay partners with clients to create staffing solutions that meet unique organizational needs. Our services are designed to reduce administrative burdens, protect your brand, and improve assignment time-to-fill. We believe that mutually successful client relationships are built on lasting quality and exceptional customer service. We pride ourselves on our uncompromising commitment to high-quality emergency management & healthcare personnel while ensuring that our clients are taken care of with personalized attention. TulaRay manages total compliance and respectfully supports hundreds of professionals and patient-centered programs

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A terminal degree (EdD, Ph.D., or ScD) in research methods, program evaluation, policy development, or similar field preferred

  • Familiarity with community impact initiatives within higher education

  • Experience with effectively leading and managing diverse workstreams

  • Measurement and data visualization competence

  • Strong communication and teaming skills

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered per University guidelines.

ROLE DESCRIPTION:

The Director for Urban and Regional Impact Measurement is responsible for evaluating and reporting the University of Pittsburgh’s community impact across our urban and regional engagements. This position develops and implements the systems, strategies, and methods used to evaluate Pitt’s community impact and leads the data analysis and visualization of findings necessary to report Pitt’s impact to the university’s internal and external constituencies. This position is responsible for enhancing the university’s ability to communicate data-informed narratives about its public value and to make data-driven decisions about initiatives that support the University of Pittsburgh’s role as a community anchor and state-related university. 

 

The Director for Urban and Regional Impact Measurement reports to the Vice-Chancellor for Community Engagement, is a member of the Office of Engagement and Community Affairs (ECA) leadership team, and works closely with members of the Chancellor’s Office, Office of Government Relations, and Communications teams. The position has the potential to be jointly appointed as an affiliated faculty member within the School of Education’s Department of Educational Foundations, Organizations, and Policy and can have teaching responsibilities that are aligned with the evaluation and research method expertise required of the administrative position.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets

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