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Community Health Equity Coordinator

Spartanburg, SC

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Not applicable
Full time
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 31 May 2022

Expires on 31 May 2022

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Community Health Equity Coordinator

Position Summary:  The Community Health Equity (Coordinator/Specialist/Advocate) is a fulltime, exempt position shared between the Live Healthy Spartanburg (LHS) coalition and United Way of the Piedmont (UWP) and is responsible for implementing LHS and UWP strategies to improve health and well-being throughout the service communities. The key role of this position is to ensure that organizational goals and strategies include the voice of those community members most impacted by health and social inequities. This position will be responsible for leading and coordinating the UWP’s Health Vision Council and annual health-focused Community Investment process as well as participation in the LHS Community Health Needs Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plans.

Minimum Requirements: 

Education         

  • Bachelor’s degree

Experience        

  • 3-5 years community outreach experience, coalition-building and or community organizing
  • Knowledge of community resources, grassroots organizations, and community-led advocacy groups
  • Strong interpersonal and active listening skills and ability to build trusted community relationships
  • Understanding of and dedication to valuing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to lead facilitated discussions/meetings, some public speaking experience

License/Registration/Certifications       

  • N/A

 Preferred Requirements

Preferred Education      

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Social Work, or relevant field of expertise.

Preferred Experience   

  • 8 or more years community outreach, coalition building, and/or aligning community health priorities.

Preferred License/Registration/Certifications

  • Certified Health Education Specialist
  • Community Health Worker

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Actively represent LHS and UWP in engagement opportunities that promote the perspectives of those most impacted by health inequities.
  • Build and implement strategic partnerships based on trust with community-based entities such as: neighborhood associations, faith-based organizations, grassroots leaders, etc.
  • Attend and participate in community meetings as necessary, which may include the Behavioral Health Taskforce, City and County council, community collaboratives, neighborhood associations, etc. in the evenings and on weekends as needed.
  • Identify and coordinate resources and trainings, leadership development opportunities for community groups.
  • Under the direction of the manager, work closely with all committees to assure priorities and solutions are developed with the input and guidance of grassroots leaders; Successfully track and manage goals and report on outcomes.
  • Coordinate the UWP annual Community Investment process for health equity, ensuring that grant funding decisions meet the organization’s stated collective impact goals
  • Coordinate UWP’s Health Vision Council to mobilize volunteer experts to collaborate, identify strategies/best practices to address health challenges, and monitor and deploy strategic investment
  • Maintain strong ethical standards, reliability, accountability, positive attitude, and confidentiality
  • Other duties as assigned

TO APPLY:  This is a shared position with Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System/Live Healthy Spartanburg.   Applications are submitted through Regional’s portal by clicking the “apply now” button linked on the job posting (link below). UWP will not be accepting any resumes or applications for this position.

Community Health Equity Coordinator in Spartanburg, SC - Spartanburg Career Site (hctsportals.com)

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