Date of Description:
Help Me Grow Community Partnership Manager
November 15, 2019
WithinReach makes it easier for Washington families to navigate complex health and social service systems and connect with the resources they need to be healthy and safe. When families struggle, we are there to help. We work one-on-one with people – in person, over the phone and online – to identify their needs and provide them with immediate support that is close to home. WithinReach also works with partners, providers and policymakers in a variety of ways to put healthy families first. We are focused on improving access to resources and support because we believe all families deserve to be healthy.
Our team is a mix of smart and purpose-driven professionals. We are change makers, working to build healthy, equitable, vibrant communities. We believe that we can only do our jobs well by learning about and reflecting the people we serve through workforce and leadership development and by addressing and seeking to reduce the barriers that create inequalities. By doing so, we are able to create meaningful change for families and communities.
High Level Position Summary: The Help Me Grow Community Partnership Manager is a project-based position that is accountable for leading technical assistance and support for the planning and implementation of projects and initiatives that advance the spread and successful replication of the Help Me Grow model in communities across Washington.
Program Summary: WithinReach’s growing Help Me Grow Washington team works with community partners across the state to connect and maintain a resource grid of information and supports that will improve overall health and well-being for all families across the state. We are seeking a Community Partnership Manager who will be responsive to the holistic needs of partners at varying stages of exploration and implementation of the model. The team convenes cross-sector partners with shared commitment to improving early childhood services and family support for all families in Washington with an emphasis on those with which the system is not currently reaching. We seek to engage providers and professionals from multiple disciplines through facilitated learning and support to ensure the successful design and implementation of the Help Me Grow model. The team actively promotes systems change at the practice and policy level. Topical areas evolve over time based on affiliate interests, but current foci include; embedding equity principles and strategies in the design process, a strong emphasis on the creation of a care coordination model locally that will support families accessing the resource grid with customized support. Additional foci include racial equity, community engagement best practices, promoting healthy child development, and data/evaluation planning. The optimal candidate will have some combination of lived experience and/or demonstrated background in engagement with communities of diverse cultures and identities including, but not limited to; racial, economic, ethnic, language, gender, sexuality and/or immigration status. This team interfaces with health, social service, and early learning providers; it does not work directly with families.
The essential duties of this position will include working to: identify training and Technical Assistance interests (T/TA) and shared learning opportunities for community partners and the HMG-WA sub-affiliate network; develop training modules and curriculum informed by assessments and utilizing a variety of tools; design and implement coaching support through in-person, video and phone; organize webinars, trainings and conferences; and conduct follow-up program evaluation to assess effectiveness of information provided.
This position will be supervised primarily by the Senior Manager of Strategic Initiatives with assistance from Chief Strategy Officer who oversees the Help Me Grow Washington statewide network and infrastructure.
- A Master’s degree in Public Health or Public Administration or related field, OR any equivalent combination of training and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position.
- Strong facilitation skills; experience leading and/or participating in coalitions, workgroups, or task forces
- Demonstrated experience with successful prioritization including the ability to produce, track and manage multiple deliverables and deadlines.
- Experience providing technical assistance and/or working with community partners in a culturally responsive manner, adjusting to the strengths and needs of communities to implement programs or planning processes. Examples may include translation, TA modality, assessing for cultural relevance of content.
- Knowledge and experience with web-based communication platforms.
- Strong knowledge of evaluation methods, measures, and planning processes.
- Excellent supervisory and team-building skills.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with people of diverse cultures and identities. This includes possessing a strong equity analysis and demonstrated experience in applying to work with communities most impacted by structural inequities.
- Demonstrated ability to build trust with people of diverse culture, racial/ethnic, gender, sexuality and socioeconomic groups.
- Demonstrated ability to foster collaborative, productive and respectful relationships with internal and external partners.
- Knowledge of maternal/child health and early learning and social service systems desired.
- Excellent written/oral communications skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to work independently while part of a team. Flexibility and tolerance for ambiguity.
- Familiarity and/or previous applied experience with providing support to broad implementation of a national model.
- Strong commitment to applying an equity lens to partnership and systems building.
- Knowledge of adult learning principles and/or curriculum development.
This position requires access to a car and a valid driver’s license and may require day/overnight travel.
Wages & Benefits:
$65,000 annually. Excellent benefits include fully paid medical coverage, vision and dental for employees and generous coverage for spouses, partners and dependents. Paid time off and employer-matched retirement plan.
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