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Community Health Advocate Coordinator

Company: RCF Connects
Location: Richmond
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Job Description:

***This is a hybrid role with a requirement to come into the office. We will only consider local candidates.*** RCF Connects (formerly Richmond Community Foundation) strives for healthy, thriving communities that are safe and diverse. Families flourish, and children are given new hope for a bright and abundant future. RCF Connects partners with the community to inspire leadership and share the vision for work in five areas: Community Growth, Health, Restoring Neighborhoods, Education, and Public Safety. Our work is driven by a solid aspiration to work with our communities to strengthen economic, racial, cultural, social, and gender equity. This aspiration is expressed both in the outcomes we strive for and in how we do our work. Equity is both our organizational value and our goal. This is reflected in RCF's commitment to achieving equity goals in hiring and building a workforce with a range of experiences, backgrounds, and abilities to serve our diverse communities. RCF strongly encourages applicants of color to apply. To learn more, please visit . POSITION DESCRIPTION HCC , seeks a Full-time Hybrid project staff that will support functions related to our 10-month (June 1, 2022- February 2023) project, Advancing Health Equity , including project coordination for Outreach and Education to enroll up to 8,000 CC immigrants in a Primary Care program, Contra Costa CARES and support Community Health Advocates in their health equity policy advocacy; and community engagement activities and communications and other duties as assigned. This is a hybrid role of working from home and in the office: you MUST be local and able to commute to the office in Richmond CA. There will be required days working in the office. As a condition of employment, employees must comply with RCF Connects COVID-19 policy. The Advancing Health Equity project addresses social inequalities faced by Contra Costa County's (CCC) residents, with a focus on those experiencing rental burden, homelessness, low-wage work, and exposure to air pollution. The project also seeks to engage and empower community members through outreach, education, and advocacy around health equity issues. Project staff will support various aspects of the Advancing Health Equity project, including outreach and education, to enroll up to 8,000 CC immigrants in a Primary Care program, Contra Costa CARES. They will also support community health advocates in their policy advocacy work around health equity issues, as well as community engagement activities and communications. Other duties as assigned may also be included. This position will report to the HCC Senior Director and is based in Richmond, CA. It may be necessary to travel to Central and East Contra Costa County. RESPONSIBILITIES: Work closely with HCC Senior Director and Staff to provide support for ongoing campaigns and the Community Health Advocate Teams by actively recruiting and supporting team members to participate in training related to equity-based participatory research and policy advocacy needed for campaigns. Coordinate relevant HCC activities related to the CC Cares Outreach and Education Plan [CC CARES O&E] and will provide coordination between Contra Costa Health Services, Three Community Health Centers (La Clinica de la Raza, Brighter Beginnings and LifeLong Medical Care) and the #OneContra Costa Alliance composed of 15 Community Based Organizations. Coordination activities include, but are not limited to the following: Campaign Coordination- CC CARES Outreach & Education: Work closely with HCC Senior Director and staff to provide support for ongoing campaigns and the Community Health Advocate Teams Coordinate relevant HCC activities related to the CC Cares Outreach and Education Plan, including campaign coordination, internal training sessions, creation of outreach tools and processes, client follow-up, and data collection and evaluation.*** Community Health Advocate Support & Coordination Support Community Health Advocates to co-design-policy advocacy approach with CCHS Health Equity staff to ensure that community leaders are represented on the proposed health department Health Equity Advisory Committee. Serve as a liaison between the community health advocates and Contra Costa Health Services to facilitate communication and collaboration Coordinate training sessions, community events, and participation in county-level policy advocacy to achieve project outcomes. Communications Assist in internal/external social media strategies related to projects, including email blasts, and social media strategies to engage the broader community Qualifications: 2 years of relevant experience in providing support to community-based activities OR recent Census canvassing. Knowledge and experience of community organizing in communities of color. Knowledge of healthcare systems and programs, public health prevention initiatives, and Contra Costa CARES (Contra Costa County Access to Resource and Emergency Services) is a plus. Process facilitation capacity, including the ability to set meeting agendas and goals, manage complex relationships and resolve conflict. Experience working directly with people from diverse backgrounds and communities, understanding and incorporating the perspective of impacted communities in campaign goals and decisions, and knowledge of system policy/practices in Contra Costa County that directly impact health and racial outcomes in communities. Ability to adapt communication styles to diverse environments, excellent written and verbal communication skills, self-motivated and reliable with a strong interest in committing to the HCC Initiatives work, cultural humility to work effectively with ethnically and racially diverse colleagues, and the ability to plan workload and maximize resources. Have access to reliable transportation for job-related tasks. Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed. Some travel outside the Richmond area will also be required. COMPENSATION Salary/Benefits

  • Flexible in-office requirements.
  • Compensation will be based on 10-month project funding at an hourly rate of $26.44 with a Hybrid schedule.'
  • The role is 40 hours per week temporary, non-exempt, hourly position that is not eligible to take part in RCF Connects benefits. RCF Connects is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation. Powered by JazzHR PI179290669

Keywords: RCF Connects, Richmond , Community Health Advocate Coordinator, Healthcare , Richmond, California

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