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Program Manager


October 7, 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 the people we serve, 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

Program Summary: WithinReach’s Workforce Development team improves population health by engaging and informing the providers who serve families. The team convenes partners, educates providers and professionals, delivers technical assistance and support, and promotes systems change at the practice and policy level. Topical areas evolve over time, but current foci include racial equity, vaccine safety, infant mental health, and promoting healthy child development. This team interfaces with health, social service, and early learning providers; it does not work directly with families.

Position Summary:  The Program Manager is accountable for the successful implementation of WithinReach’s programs, in particular our efforts to improve vaccination rates and other health promotion-related topics. This position provides leadership and direction to a number of WithinReach-led coalitions, in particular the Immunization Action Coalition of Washington, Vax Northwest, and other community level projects that further WithinReach’s mission.

1.  Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement annual program work plans, oversee direct programmatic statements of work and budgets, and contribute to reporting and data analysis, both contractual and organizational.
  • Contribute to a strong team environment by: collaborating effectively across WithinReach’s programs and teams; managing direct programmatic work, and participating in WithinReach workgroups and events, as appropriate, to meet organizational objectives.
  • Create strategic collaborations and partnerships with a diverse community network of partners, providers and other stakeholders to build partnerships to achieve coalition and program goals.
  • Work directly with internal stakeholders to implement effective programming that aligns with WithinReach’s strategic plan priorities.
  • Provide ongoing feedback and guidance to direct reports, including regular 1:1 supervision, program management, and annual performance reviews.
  • Work with senior leadership to identify and support new funding opportunities

2. Leadership Expectations

  • Self-Management: Understanding who you are, managing your style, taking ownership of your career, and seeking to continuously improve your capabilities.
  • Team Dynamics: Collaborating effectively both as team leader and as follower. Sharing knowledge and providing feedback.
  • Ownership: Being a good steward of the organization by thinking like an owner and acting in the organization’s best interests.
  • Commitment to Washington Families: Demonstrating commitment to the success of the families we serve by putting their interests first.
  • Communication Skills: Communicating effectively in writing and across a range of verbal and interpersonal formats.
  • Relationship Skills: Building and maintaining networks of strong relationships internally and in the community.
  • Equity Lens: Working to dismantle racism and other forms of oppression that directly impact health and life outcomes.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Candidates must have experience developing and assessing their work through a racial equity lens, and knowledge of health and racial equity principles and practices.
  • Understanding of how racism, privilege, and oppression impact marginalized communities and populations.
  • At least three years of management experience, OR any equivalent combination of training and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the work.
  • Excellent supervisory skills, including providing and receiving feedback.
  • Good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with people of diverse cultures, ethnic and socioeconomic groups.
  • Ability to work independently while part of a team. Flexibility and tolerance for ambiguity.
  • Knowledge and/or experience delivering or participating in professional development, workplace trainings, or continuing education (any field).
  • Experience creating project plans, monitoring progress, prioritizing competing demands, and distributing work among a team.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Capacity to collaborate effectively and respectfully with people of diverse cultural, ethnic and socioeconomic groups.
  • Ability to anticipate and/or identify intersecting issues, conflicts, and opportunities for collaboration across internal teams and with external partners.
  • Proficiency in the use of personal computers, with working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and the internet.
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License or ability to travel throughout Washington in a timely manner.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Wages & Benefits:
$66,000 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.

Job Location:
155 NE 100th St, Suite 500, Seattle 98125

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Closing Date:
Open until filled