Senior Program Officer, Behavioral Health
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:
- Completes and implements a Behavioral Health Improvement Plan for Coachella Valley with broad community participation;
- Uses a Collective Impact approach to address complex challenges in the behavioral health system;
- Coordinates planning activities that involve broad stakeholder participation, assessments, priority setting, action plan development, work plan oversight, sustainability planning, and evaluation to improve community health and create more equitable health conditions.
- Serves as a liaison and facilitator for other community planning activities internal and external to DHCD&F to identify and advance priority public health issues at a systems and policy level.
- Engages the public directly in planning, problem-solving, and decision making for community health improvement initiatives.
- Coordinates and assists with strategic planning, monitoring and evaluating behavioral/mental health programmatic activities.
- Identifies and promotes equitable, best practice strategies to inform and address public health practice internal and external to DHCD&F.
- Responsible for reporting progress to supervisor and for public information/utilization as well as provide advice regarding regulations and funding.
- Utilizes various communication and outreach tools to support stakeholder engagement activities.
- Possess oversight and implementation of special projects to mental/behavioral health internal and external to DHCD&F.
- Coordinates and implements strategies to assess targeted public health issues and root causes (e.g. social determinants of health) across various populations.
- Identifies and gathers qualitative and quantitative data, and other information (e.g. health-related literature, policy briefs, legislative and regulatory documents, etc.).
- Works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders (i.e. traditional and non-traditional partners) to analyze population and community health indicators in a coordinated fashion, achieve standardization where appropriate and to ultimately guide community health improvement planning and policy efforts related to mental/behavioral health.
- Intermediate proficiency skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
- Must have thorough understanding of the principles of public health practice and mental health systems.
- Must have knowledge of the principles, tools and strategies used in stakeholder engagement, assessment, planning and evaluation.
Reports to the Chief Program Officer.
Qualifications and Requirements
- Advanced degree in Social Science, Social Work or Public Health and at least five (5) years of relevant work experience (A combination of education and experience may be substituted for the education requirements.)
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) preferred
- Five (5) years of experience with community engagement, including, but not limited to coalition building and participation, relevant/related field experience in public health areas such as research, evaluation and project management, and experience giving public presentations.
- Commitment to the District/Foundation’s vision, mission and values
- Proven ability to work well with diverse groups with flexibility, efficiency, enthusiasm, and diplomacy both individually and as member of a team
- Ability to listen critically, learn from others, and build consensus
- Demonstrated ability to lead and build relationships by gaining the respect and trust of others
- Well-developed set of organizational skills; experience handling multiple priorities effectively and meeting deadlines
- Excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills, including oral presentation skills
- Ability to travel, including site visits and representation at outside meetings
- General office environment
- Physical demands include lifting and moving equipment and supplies up to 25 pounds
- Occasional weekend, late afternoon, and evening hours required
- Punctuality and satisfactory attendance are essential functions of the job
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
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.
The Public Policy Analyst reports to the Chief Program Officer.
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.
$28.85 - $43.27/hour
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
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.
· 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.
· Proficiency skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
· Must have knowledge of the principles, tools and strategies used in stakeholder engagement, assessment, planning and evaluation.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.