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Advancing Community wellness in the Coachella Valley

Employment Opportunities

Senior Program Officer, Behavioral Health



Description

The Senior Program Officer, Behavioral Health must have the right combination of credentials, experience and expertise, including a behavioral health provider background and public health coalition building skills. He/She will work in collaboration with the Chief Program Officer, the Chief Executive Officer, and program staff and grantees to identify collaboration opportunities and implement a collective impact approach to the Coachella Valley Behavioral Health Coalition. He/She will further advance the District/Foundation’s charitable purpose and advance the realization of the Board-approved policies.  The Senior Program Officer, Behavioral Health is a key District and Foundation external ambassador in the community. He/she must be able to perform a variety of public health planning, trainings, assessment, evaluation and capacity-building activities impacting mental/behavioral health.

Community Health Improvement Planning:










Assessment:




Additional Requirements:



Reporting Relationship

Reports to the Chief Program Officer.


Qualifications and Requirements












Working Conditions




Compensation


Salary range: $90,000 - $120,000

Exempt position commensurate with experience.  The District/Foundation offers a competitive benefits package and is an equal employment opportunity employer.   

 


Public Policy Analyst




Description:


The Public Policy Analyst will work to influence political and social events, as well as raise public awareness on different issues relevant to the Desert Healthcare District (DHCD). This involves conducting research, analyzing current policies, evaluating the effects of proposed legislation, and reporting on findings. The Policy Analyst will review and evaluate policies and legislation to determine the benefits and impact of any changes that may occur. The Policy Analyst will support efforts to advance DHCD’s policy agenda in California. They will work with and maintain strong relationships with allies, stakeholders, policymakers, and others to influence state policy and advance the DHCD’s mission to achieve optimal health at all stages of life for all District residents.


Reporting Relationship


The Public Policy Analyst reports to the Chief Program Officer.


Professional Responsibilities


The major role of the Public Policy Analyst is to review and evaluate policies and legislation to determine the benefits and impact of any changes that may occur. They will support efforts to advance DHCD’s policy agenda in California. The Public Policy Analyst responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop a plan for evaluating and analyzing relevant public policies that impact the District and its residents. 
  • Analyze local, state and federal policies and communicate effectively their impact on DHCD.
  • Monitor policy ideas developing at state and regional levels.
  • Produce internal policy memoranda and make recommendations to leadership.
  • Attend meetings with legislative staff, policymakers/experts, and issue stakeholders, effectively communicating DHCD policy priorities.
  • Develop relationships with community leaders and other stakeholders in California.
  • Engage/participate in California policy coalitions/networks.
  • Substantial writing required, including completion of issue briefs and providing substantive support for testimony, public comments, and journal articles.
  • Ability to conduct secondary research/publishing.
  • Serve as an advocate and DHCD representative in policy forums.
  • Ability to work with media as appropriate.

















Salary range


$28.85 - $43.27/hour


Professional Requirements


Bachelor’s degree plus at least five years of policy analysis experience or a master’s degree required plus at least two years of experience. Experience developing and executing advocacy campaigns. Knowledge of healthcare districts and commitment to social justice and to DHCD’s mission. Knowledge of California lobbying rules/requirements. Knowledge of the legislative and policymaking process, and federal and state government structures (e.g. legislative and administrative process, budget, state agencies, etc.). Excellent writing skills and ability to synthesize information and present it in a variety of formats. Bilingual (English/Spanish) ability strongly preferred. Capacity to coordinate efforts involving various projects and multiple players. BOD 09-24-19 


Senior Development Officer 




Description

The Senior Development Officer will report to the Chief Executive Officer and work collaboratively with DHCD&F program leads to secure funding and resources on an ambitious scale to advance a Collective Impact approach and help achieve landmark system change.  In this full-time position, the successful individual will play a key role in our foundation, government, and corporate fundraising, balancing an ability to take initiative and work independently with a capacity for effective collaboration. The ideal candidate will be able to manage a fund development portfolio with ease, know how and where to prospect for grants and other resources, and excels at keeping communication with funders. He/she will be an excellent grant writer.

Key Responsibilities:

·         Supports and coordinates with the CEO and program staff to, apply for, land, and report on large foundation grants;

·         Writes and submits concept papers, proposals, and grant applications to funders in a timely manner;

·         Works with our CEO and Senior Program Officer to pitch funders on the importance of Collective Impact to advance a Vibrant Coachella Valley;

·         Prospects small and family foundations, as well as major donors;

·         Identifies and successfully applies for government funding sources;   

·         Coordinates and assists with strategic planning, monitoring and evaluating programmatic activities;

·         Works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to writes grant applications to support collective work in Coachella Valley.

Additional Requirements:


·         Proficiency skills in Microsoft Office Suite.

·         Must have knowledge of the principles, tools and strategies used in stakeholder engagement, assessment, planning and evaluation.

Reporting Relationship



Reports to the Chief Executive Officer.

Qualifications and Requirements


·         Minimum of five (5) years of fundraising experience.

·         Ability to passionately and effectively communicate with funders and the public about our work and issues. 

·         Demonstrated results in securing funding from Federal, State, individuals, corporations and/or foundations. 

·         Demonstrated ability to develop, foster and sustain relationships with institutional program officers and with individual donors. 

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·         Strong detail orientation and very organized.  

·         Commitment to the District/Foundation’s vision, mission and values.

·         Ability to work collaboratively as part of a small staff team.

·         Ability to work effectively with diverse groups and people. 

·         Ability to produce quality work in a flexible and fast-paced environment. 

·         Availability for travel. 

Compensation

Salary range: $70,000 - $100,000

Exempt position commensurate with experience. 


The District/Foundation offers a competitive benefits package and is an equal employment opportunity employer. 


INTERESTED IN APPLYING? 

Please contact Chris Christensen, Chief Administrative Officer, at cchristensen@dhcd.org.