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Health Care Sustainability Manager

Oregon Primary Care Association, Portland, Oregon

Job - Health

Close Date: 08/15/2020

Oregon Primary Care Association (OPCA) is a nonprofit membership association for all of Oregon’s community health centers (CHCs), also known as federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). Our mission is to lead the transformation of primary care to achieve health equity for all.

OPCA promotes diversity and inclusion in our workplace by engaging with diverse communities and making space for candidates of color in our hiring practices. We celebrate both individual contributions and powerful teamwork. We thrive on innovation and collaboration. We support one another as healthy human beings who balance work with the rest of life. Join our team as we lead the community health center movement with passion, vision and courage.

OPCA seeks a Healthcare Sustainability Manager who contributes substantial subject matter and project management expertise to the development and implementation of technical assistance and training programs that support health center sustainability and operational excellence. In partnership CHC Sustainability and Transformation Directors, this position contributes to the development and management of resources for the program areas of health center workforce support; entities exploring FQHC status and new health center access points; as well as health center board training.

A health care professional with experience in Federally Qualified Heath Centers (FQHCs) or mission driven health care organizations that serve populations and communities made vulnerable.

Your passion for health equity and population health drives your self-motivation to move work forward. Your ability to think strategically and deliver technically allows you to combine an understanding of high level organizational and team goals with an impeccable attention to detail in your daily work. As a collaborative relationship builder with strong project management skills, you work closely with your team and other thought partners to advance OPCA’s mission of health equity for all.

• Broad knowledge and understanding of FQHCs and their/our mission
• Experience in researching models and concepts, tracking workflows, and sharing written information.
• Ability to think strategically and deliver technically.
• Project management experience.
• Knowledge, skill and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of personalities and organizations.
• Ability to work well in a professional yet fun team environment, including respect for different styles and personalities; enthusiasm for collaboration, communication, and celebration.
• Ability to work with diverse partners and leverage areas of expertise.
• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication and organizational skills.
• Some marketing skills
• Ability to self-direct with a high degree of organization.
• An ability to work with people who think, act, look, and/or live in a manner different from one’s self.

• In partnership with program directors, contribute to the development and successful completion of team processes for aligning, coordinating, and integrating work priorities and plans that are driven by OPCA’s strategic plan, funded commitments, and resource availability.
• Provide daily program management for delegated bodies of work to effectively support members in key areas, and support the development, implementation, and evaluation of OPCA’s strategic approach to supporting health centers in workforce priorities.
• Manage the deployment of specific grants and/or projects in order to advance team priorities, including monitoring and responding to deadlines, scheduling internal and external meetings, preparing agendas and tracking action items to advance projects, and providing direct technical assistance and training to OPCA members in quality improvement of relevant program areas
• Build and maintain partnerships with key stakeholders at the state, regional and national level to advance delegated priorities.
• In partnership with program directors, develop and distribute program communications pertaining to delegated bodies of work, and contribute to the coordination and integration of external communications regarding program work in order to improve effectiveness and promote member engagement.
• Contribute to the development and maintenance of member relations and knowledge management tools in order to improve program evaluation, internal documentation and tracking of member information.
• Partner with program directors to develop and implement program activity tracking tools in order to ensure program deliverables are met, and demonstrate activities, outcomes, and impacts within pertinent program area.
• Contribute to or lead preparation of funder-required program reports to manage completion of OPCA grant cycles, partner relationships and program close-out.

• Professional with advanced level of proficiency.
• Generally requires a Bachelor's degree and/or 3-5 years' experience or equivalent education.
• Fluency in written and spoken English required.

• Experience with FQHCs and/or organizations supporting FQHCs.
• Experience with mission driven membership associations.
• Experience in workforce planning and development in community based settings to support the enhancement of workforce training and technical assistance activities.
• Lived experience with receiving care at FQHCs.

$52,000 - $58,200

To view the full job description and to apply, please visit and send your resume and cover letter in an editable format (e.g. Word).

In order to be considered, you must include the following in your cover letter:
• How your work and/or lived experience connects with this position and OPCAs mission
• What unique or diverse perspectives you might add to a new team or organization
• Where you saw this posting

We only accept applications that follow the above electronic process. No phone calls please.

Successful candidates will commit to an equitable and inclusive workplace, including but not limited to: racial equity, accessibility for individuals with disabilities, use of gender inclusive language, and cultural sensitivity.

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