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Community Health Councils is a non-profit, community-based health advocacy, policy and educational organization. We offer a competitive salary and generous benefits including medical, dental, vision and 403b plans; vacation, sick and holiday benefits. CHC is an equal opportunity employer. Women and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY: Please email a Cover Letter, Resume and Complete Salary History (including all positions) as separate attachments to humanresources@chc-inc.org. Include the exact title of the position you are applying for in the Subject line of your email, e.g. “John Doe – Policy Analyst – Air Quality.”



Current job openings are listed below


Data Manager/MIS Project Coordinator -Research and Evaluation (Posted 02/17/2015) - Community Health Councils (CHC) seeks a dynamic full-time Data Manager/MIS Project Coordinator to supports all internal research and evaluation related work and is responsible for managing a wide range of data sets and data systems that support the agency-wide policy objectives.

Description
The Data Manager/MIS Project Coordinator’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Data Supervision & Data Analysis

  • Monitors data systems to ensure the timely and accurate reporting of results.
  • Completes data entry into external reporting systems as required by funders.
  • Acts as liaison between the interns, part-time data collectors, entry and consultant staff.
  • Assists in planning and timing of data collection, analysis and reporting.
  • Preparation of maps, tables & reports as requested.
  • Data entry, compiling, and mapping data from all community field assessments and evaluation activities.

Information Systems Coordination

  • Maintains and updates the internal data information system and MIS instruction manual to meet the changing needs of the organization.
  • Trains all personnel in the use of the MIS and monitoring quality control of data forms and system operation.
  • Assists in planning and timing of system enhancements
  • Acts as liaison between consultants, developers, and other IT professionals
  • Develops and monitors implementation timelines and deliverables
  • Prepare MIS summaries as requested including quarterly reports on program activity and staff productivity.
  • Supports data entry into MIS as required by funders
  • Generates quarterly reports on program activity and staff productivity for program evaluation.
  • Other duties as requested.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university. Strong consideration will be given for candidates with a Computer Science background.  Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of project management experience required including information systems and/or other technology based projects
  • Demonstrated experience managing technical professionals (software developers, programmers and other network specialists)
  • Qualitative and quantitative analytic skills including familiarity with evaluation methods for social sciences and community based organizations
  • Ability to interact with diverse communities and organizations
  • Professional demeanor; able to function independently and within a team
  • Ability to work in a multi-task environment at a quick pace; highly organized
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Skilled in SQL, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Access, Word
  • Skilled in GIS and mapping data, SPSS/SAS  or other statistical database software applications and features

Community Liaison - Healthcare Coverage (Posted 02/17/2015) - Community Health Councils (CHC) seeks a driven full-time Community Liaison to build and strengthen relationships with coalition members, and stakeholders across a broad cross section of community; cultivate leadership from among coalition members and community stakeholders.

Description
The Community Liaison’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Coalition Building and Retention

  • Building a strong and vibrant coalition to advance the project objectives and ensure broad stakeholder input;
  • Planning and facilitating coalition meetings;
  • Cultivate and support coalition and community leaderships.
  • Engage and support coaliton and community members in a wide spectrum of activities;
  • Collaborating with team members across disciplines, and subject matters;
  • Providing administrative support such as coordinating meeting logistics, including notices, minutes, photocopying and collating relevant materials, food, room reservations, informational updates, and more; 
  • Assisting with other tasks as requested by the Policy Director and or Executive Director. 

Community Awareness

  • Attend and represent the coalition/committee and CHC at all relevant external meetings, conferences, trainings, etc.; 
  • Support research, writing, and editing of issue briefs, fact sheets, correspondence, etc
 Community Mobilization
  • Outreach, organize, and actively engage community members in public decision-making processes at the local, state and/or national levels;
  • Planning and convening community meetings, forums and focus groups;
  • Coordinating and conducting stakeholder trainings and activities.
Policy Area Reporting
  • Preparing and maintaining documentation of efforts, through database, and other reporting mechanisms;
  • Document activities in the internal MISDatabase, and generate reports to the Policy Director;
Qualifications and Skills Competency:
  • Bachelor's degree in public health-related field is required, Masters' degree preferred
  • Experience working in a community-based non-profit setting
  • Minimum of 2-years of experience including familiarity with coalition or meeting facilitation
  • Ability to interact with diverse populations, sectors and disciplines at all levels—public-legislatures, and government, private-for-profit enterprises, non-profit community-based organizations, and residents etc.
  • Experience working in underserved and diverse communities, particularly knowledge of the South LA region including the social infrastructure
  • Critical and strategic thinker
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to travel throughout the local area
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Competent public speaker
  • Highly organized
  • Strong work ethic
  • Professional demeanor; able to function independently and within a team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Internet.

Grants Development Director (Posted 1/9/2015) - Community Health Councils (CHC) seeks a dynamic Grants Development Director to manage and oversee all phases of grant research, proposal creation, grant reporting and submission process. The position is a part-time contract position beginning in February 2015 with the potential to become full-time.

Description
The Grants Development Director reports directly to the Executive Director and will be responsible for supervising and implementing the grant development process for the organization:

  • Oversees, coordinates, and assists Policy Directors and staff with all phases of the grant development process; aligns grant development services with the needs of the organization.
  • Conducts and/or manages grant development activities including initial research, creation of timelines, identification of resources, proposal and report writing, data collection and aggregation, agency review processes, and submission of grant proposals to potential funding agencies.
  • Identifies potential funding sources and opportunities; makes recommendations for consideration; develops/maintains systems and procedures to ensure Policy Directors and Executive Director is aware of grant opportunities, processes and awards; in consultation with Policy Directors and Executive Director, makes decisions on which grants will be pursued by the organization.
  • Develops and maintains systems and procedures to ensure the accuracy, validity and timeliness of grants submitted.
  • Edits grant proposals for clarity, consistency, accuracy, and strategic approach; responsible for the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of grants submitted to government agencies and foundations, including adherence to relevant federal, state and local regulations.
  • Develops, coordinates and maintains an annual calendar of planned and ad-hoc grant development activities.
  • Facilitates problem-solving processes relating to multiple program areas selecting and competing for the same grant/funding source.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with other institutions regarding collaborative resource development efforts, including state and local agencies, non-profit organizations, college and research universities, etc.
  • Serves as internal resource/expert regarding grant development trends, models and best practices; applies relevant information to resource development efforts; stays current in relation to changing grant standards and proposal guidelines, and writes and edits grants accordingly.
  • Directs the preparation of reports on the organizations grant development activities as required/requested.
  • Provides technical assistance to Policy Directors and staff to ensure effective grant administration and adherence to relevant requirements.


Required Skills & Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field;
  • 5 years demonstrated, progressive experience in grant writing and management experience preferably for a public health or advocacy non-profit;
  • Superb writing and editing skills and demonstrated ability to communicate about complex policy issues;
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, equality, and policy advocacy;
  • Interest and experience in working with a broad and diverse range of people –from political activists, to coalition partners, to board members, and the press;
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills are a plus