Position Title: Senior Project Manager, Community Partnerships
Reports to: Senior Project Lead, PIH-US
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Position Type: Full Time
Partners In Health United States (PIH-US) is the U.S. arm of Partners In Health, a nonprofit, social justice organization. We envision a future in which health is a human right, not a privilege in the United States. We seek the transformation of health and social systems so that structures of oppression no longer determine the quality or length of a person’s life.
PIH-US accompanies visionary public health and community partners working to build strong, integrated, community-led health systems across the U.S. PIH-US currently supports local health departments, health providers, elected officials, and community leaders to define clear health and racial equity agendas and provides technical advising and operational support to deliver on those commitments. Our current focus communities include: Montgomery, Alabama; Chicago, Illinois; Immokalee, Florida; Newark, New Jersey; New Bedford, Massachusetts; North Carolina; and Pima County, Arizona. We capture learnings from across this network to mobilize resources, advance policy change, and lay the groundwork for stronger community health systems nationally.
This leadership position will manage the program development and implementation of an inaugural Chicago Health Organizing Accelerator designed to serve multiple community-based organizations (CBO) to advance a shared practice of community health organizing. The COVID-19 pandemic revealed the limits of public health and healthcare to effectively engage in marginalized communities. In Chicago specifically, there are stark inequities between Black & Latinx communities and White & Asian communities; between South & Westside neighborhoods and the Loop & the Northside. Building on lessons learned and relationships cultivated through the Chicagoland Vaccine Partnership (CVP), the Senior Project Manager will support a cohort of grassroots CBOs serving Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities to expand innovative approaches to public health mobilization, community education, and organizing. The PIH-US Learning Community will support the knowledge, skill building, and collaborative infrastructure needs for the Community Health Organizer (CHO) deployed through the collaborative.
The Senior Project Manager for Community Partnerships (Sr PM CP) will be responsible for implementation of the CVP CHO accelerator program – providing a bridge to the larger public health and healthcare landscape for participating CBO leadership, providing direct support for a cadre of CHOs, articulating a shared strategy for collective impact among program participants, collaborating with the CVP team to define and document metrics to measure the program’s effectiveness, and advocating for the health and social justice goals of the communities this program will serve.
- Organize and implement a CHO accelerator program as outlined in the position overview.
- Directly supervise 1-3 Project Managers providing CBO accompaniment.
- Create and maintain overall project coordination meetings and specific CBO touchpoints as best serves the accelerator program.
- Assist the PIH-US national and Illinois teams to design a monitoring and evaluation structure for the CBO accelerator and oversee CBO reporting (with direct support from each Project Manager dedicated to this program).
- Inform training and capacity building needs in collaboration with the Illinois team and Learning Community.
- Represent the accelerator program and the overall CVP in external stakeholder meetings, including with community members, relevant Departments of Public Health, current and potential healthcare partners, collaborating funders, and in the media as opportunity arises.
- Participate in all relevant CVP activities and meetings.
- Bachelor’s Degree or 5-8 years of professional experience in community organizing, community health work, public health, or a clinical field.
- 5+ years of CBO / not-for-profit / community organizing experience in BIPOC or other marginalized communities. This may include community health or other social service experience.
- Prior project management experience in complex, fast-paced environment.
- Experience organizing in Chicago – specifically on the South, Southeast, Southwest, or West sides strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice and health equity. Experience practicing / teaching explicit anti-racist and social justice-oriented programs is strongly preferred.
- Supervisory experience preferred.
- Bilingual Spanish and English language preferred.
- Ability to work independently and effectively in high-pressure, fast-paced environment and manage competing priorities appropriately.
- Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills and ability to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders in a challenging, evolving environment.
- Strategically minded, able to think creatively around program objectives and the detailed steps necessary to achieve these goals.
- Demonstrated strong problem-solving skills, facility with qualitative and quantitative analytical capabilities.
- Ability to exhibit a professional, positive attitude, empathy, and strong work ethic.
- Entrepreneurial spirit and flexibility in the face of rapidly evolving scope of work and new challenges.
- Sound judgment and ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism.
- Strong communication skills, including delivery of compelling presentations and documents in Microsoft PowerPoint and Word.
Partners In Health (PIH) is a non-profit, global health organization that fights social injustice by bringing the benefits of modern medical science first and foremost to the most vulnerable communities around the world. PIH focuses on those who would not otherwise have access to quality health care. PIH partners with the world’s leading academic institutions to create rigorous evidence that shapes more sound and all-inclusive global health policies. PIH also supports local governments’ efforts to build capacity and strengthen national health systems.
As of today, PIH runs programs in 11 countries (Haiti, Peru, Rwanda, Mexico, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Malawi, Lesotho, Russia, Kazakhstan, Navajo Nation), where it provides direct care to millions of patients, through public facilities and community engagement.
Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. PIH works in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities.
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