Community Partnerships Coordinator

Organization/Company Name: 
Oregon School-Based Health Alliance
Position Description: 

Position Title: Community Partnerships Coordinator

Classification: Half time, 20 hours/week, non-exempt

Compensation: $28/hour

Reports to: Executive Director

Summary: The Oregon School-Based Health Alliance (OSBHA) is looking to add a new Community Partnerships Coordinator to our team. We’d love to talk with you if you are excited about changing health and education systems to better support and meet the needs of youth in school. The Community Partnerships Coordinator builds relationships and collaborates with Latinx focused partner organizations to ensure that OSBHA’s school health policy work will benefit Latinx students. 

Our organization’s vision is for all children and youth to be healthy, learning, and thriving; we cannot achieve this vision until systemic racism, anti-blackness, and white supremacy have been dismantled. OSBHA has a goal to actively engage in practices that redistribute, share, and build power to change systems of inequity. The Community Partnerships Coordinator should have an awareness of how racism and anti-Blackness harm us all, and a commitment to supporting youth with oppressed identities.

How you’ll spend your time:

  • Build and cultivate relationships with organizations that support Latinx communities and work on policies that benefit Latinx communities
  • Work with partner organizations to identify system, policy, and institutional changes in school health that will better support Latinx students, and develop recommendations about how school-based health centers and other school health services can better serve Latinx communities
  • Work with the Executive Director to incorporate proposed system, policy, and institutional changes into OSBHA’s policy positions
  • Compile research, data, and other evidence to back up OSBHA’s policy positions, and draft summary documents for distribution
  • In collaboration with partner organizations, the Executive Director, staff, and youth advocates, identify and implement joint advocacy strategies and opportunities
  • Represent OSBHA in relevant coalition meetings

 

What you are great at: 

  • You are a creative problem solver that loves the idea of making innovative long-term systems change through policy and advocacy work
  • You are excited about advocating for equitable, youth-friendly health services
  • You have existing relationships in the Latinx community or have demonstrated experience building relationships with Latinx focused groups or organizations
  • You are a native or fluent Spanish speaker
  • You have experience with policy development and policy advocacy and are energized by the work
  • You are committed to actively building relationships and communicating with people from diverse backgrounds
  • You are diligent about follow-through, and make sure that your work is thorough and organized
  • You are motivated and driven. You look for new challenges without waiting to be asked and you take ownership of your time
  • You enjoy working solo as well as with team members and community partners
  • You communicate clearly across a variety of platforms (email, phone, text, video calls, in-person)
  • You have experience with or are interested in learning about youth-adult partnership and youth advocacy, and/or K-12 education, and/or public health or healthcare.

Perks:

  • A chance to work with a dynamic and passionate team of youth and adults
  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid vacation and sick days
  • Medical and dental insurance with no premium for employee
  • We’ll match your retirement savings for up to 3% of your pay (after working with us for 90 days)
  • Healthcare flexible spending account (you can set aside wages pre-tax to pay for eligible medical expenses) and dependent care savings account (if you have dependents, you can set aside wages pre-tax to pay for eligible dependent care services, for example, daycare)
  • Mileage reimbursement for off-site travel

Values: OSBHA recognizes the value of a diverse workforce and believes a diverse work environment empowers our community. We strongly encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, family or parental status, or religious affiliation. OSBHA employees have developed a set of team values that define how we strive to accomplish our work and interact with each other.

  • Well-being: We support self-care and a balanced life by respecting one another’s assessment of limits and boundaries and recognize that health and well-being looks different for everyone. We celebrate successes and hold space during challenges. 
  • Curiosity & Innovation: We have a willingness to question existing systems/processes/ structures, push past status quo, and engage in practices that allow for creative ways forward.
  • Discomfort: We welcome discomfort around examining our own beliefs and knowledge of oppression and white supremacy in order to allow for growth. As a team and as individuals we will explore and support each other as we work, learn, and evolve.
  • Accountability: We accept responsibility for our actions, follow-through with commitments, ask for help or propose revised plans when needed, and act with transparency and clarity.
  • Integrity: We are honest and authentic with self and others, true to our convictions, and our actions match our words.
  • Trust: We commit to building a culture where we can trust in each other’s abilities and intentions, and be vulnerable enough to give and receive honest feedback.
  • Collaboration: We work together towards our individual and collective goals and support each other by offering knowledge and skills, and flexing work flows and responsibilities as feasible.

Work Environment: This is a partial-remote position. Our employees are currently working from home because of COVID-19—once we are on the other side of COVID, you can expect to spend approximately 80% of your time working remotely and engaging in meetings with partners, and 20% of your time working at the OSBHA office (this could change depending on workflow). We have an office space with two desks that are shared between all of our employees, along with two conference rooms. OSBHA will provide you with a laptop that you can bring home to use for work. Accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To apply: Send your resume, cover letter, and three references to [email protected]. Please apply by Tuesday, July 28 at 5pm and use the subject line “Community Partnerships Coordinator Position.” We look forward to hearing from you!

Position Type: 
Part Time
Salary: 
$28/hour 20 hours/week
Benefits: 

Perks:

  • A chance to work with a dynamic and passionate team of youth and adults
  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid vacation and sick days
  • Medical and dental insurance with no premium for employee
  • We’ll match your retirement savings for up to 3% of your pay (after working with us for 90 days)
  • Healthcare flexible spending account (you can set aside wages pre-tax to pay for eligible medical expenses) and dependent care savings account (if you have dependents, you can set aside wages pre-tax to pay for eligible dependent care services, for example, daycare)
  • Mileage reimbursement for off-site travel
Required Qualifications and Experience: 

What you are great at: 

  • You are a creative problem solver that loves the idea of making innovative long-term systems change through policy and advocacy work
  • You are excited about advocating for equitable, youth-friendly health services
  • You have existing relationships in the Latinx community or have demonstrated experience building relationships with Latinx focused groups or organizations
  • You are a native or fluent Spanish speaker
  • You have experience with policy development and policy advocacy and are energized by the work
  • You are committed to actively building relationships and communicating with people from diverse backgrounds
  • You are diligent about follow-through, and make sure that your work is thorough and organized
  • You are motivated and driven. You look for new challenges without waiting to be asked and you take ownership of your time
  • You enjoy working solo as well as with team members and community partners
  • You communicate clearly across a variety of platforms (email, phone, text, video calls, in-person)
  • You have experience with or are interested in learning about youth-adult partnership and youth advocacy, and/or K-12 education, and/or public health or healthcare.
Address: 
911 NE Davis St
Portland, OR 97232
Where Will Work Be Performed?: 
To Be Determined
Application Email: 
Application Address: 
Oregon School-Based Health Alliance
911 NE Davis St
Portland, OR 97232
Application deadline: 
Tuesday, July 28, 2020