Position Detail

Health Equity Coordinator

Description:  Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) is seeking to hire a full-time Health Equity Coordinator primarily within the Administrative Services Division.

FUNCTION

Under the general direction of the Director of Administrative Services, the Health Equity Coordinator will develop community and organizational goals and objectives to address, reduce, and eliminate health disparities and inequities. The Health Equity Coordinator will participate in internal teams in the design, coordination, and implementation of organizational changes to policies, procedures, and community outreach efforts across LCPH divisions and programs. Community collaboration focused on health equity policy, systems, and socio-economic change is also a key focus of this role. A person in this position will be responsible for planning for and meeting deliverables associated with various grant requirements.

JOB DUTIES

  1. Develop and monitor an action plan to normalize organizational change to address, reduce, and eliminate disparities and inequalities in alignment with appropriate standards and tools if needed.
  2. Serve as a resource for the agency and the community on matters of race and health equity.
  3. Provide comprehensive information from a variety of sources about strengths and areas for improvement with respect to skills and capacities that support institutional workforce development efforts.
  4. Prepare reports, evaluations, proposals, and other documents necessary for funding and successful operation of the programming, which includes financial reporting and grant writing.
  5. Research and establish best practices for the health of minorities with regards to policy, systems, and environmental change in the sectors of social determinants of health.
  6. Develop and facilitate workshops, meetings, or conferences. Coordinate logistics, scheduling, and participant communications.
  7. Contribute to the development of communication materials that are culturally appropriate and linguistically consider diverse audiences.
  8. Evaluate and monitor progress toward achieving goals and grant deliverables related to the position and submit periodic reports. Maintain effective communication with the Ohio Department of Health.
  9. Participate in the Public Health Accreditation Board process and maintain proper documentation contributing to the internal Accreditation Team.
  10. Lead and oversee Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) planning and implementation and ensure agency compliance to the plan.
  11. Assist the department in identifying and applying for related grant opportunities.
  12. Perform other tasks as requested or assigned by the Director of Administrative Services and/or the Health Commissioner.

MAJOR WORK CHARACTERISTICS

Knowledge of: health equity in public health trends, data management and analysis, program evaluation, advanced written and oral communication skills, excellent facilitation and presentation skills.

Ability to: demonstrate understanding of organizational dynamics, influence broadly to achieve desired outcomes, work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team, be self-directed to lead a new position, meet deadlines, be detail-oriented, and be highly organized.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in public health, human resources, or closely related discipline.  At least one year of underserved population policy practice/involvement or related experience and/or have lived experiences within a vulnerable population.

Able to lift 25 pounds. Possession of a valid driver’s license for the State of Ohio with reliable transportation and proof of insurance.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Three to five years of relevant experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion work or related position, and/or have lived experiences within a community of color or other vulnerable population. Previous experience in facilitating meetings, database management, grant/program reporting, and/or general administrative duties.

WORK SCHEDULE

This is a full-time (40 hours/5 days per week) position with usual hours M-F 8:00 am – 4:30 pm with occasional evenings and weekends. A person in this position will be expected to respond to public health emergencies and perform similar administrative duties.

SALARY: $28.04-$35.78/hour

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates may upload their resume and a letter of interest at https://employment.loraincountyhealth.com/. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F