Job Details

Program Specialist Senior - Native American/Alaskan Native Community

Multnomah County Health Department, Portland, OR

Job - Health

Close Date: 08/29/2019

THIS WORK MATTERS!

The Program Specialist Senior (PSS) coordinates the Future Generations Collaborative, a culturally-specific, trauma-informed collective to reduce health inequities experienced by Native communities, with an explicit focus on prevention of, and improving outcomes, for those impacted with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). The PSS is part of the Community Partnerships and Capacity Building unit within the Public Health Office of the Director (PHOOD). Partnering with Native American and Alaska Native (NA/AN) communities, the PSS supports PHOOD in developing and advancing public health foundation capabilities, including community partnerships, policy development and implementation, epidemiology and evaluation to advance systems' alignment for FASD prevention-intervention. Creates a work culture of respect, trust and understanding for the highly diverse populations the Health Department serves in the office and in the community. Every employee shares the responsibility for promptly bringing to the County's attention conduct that interferes with providing a work environment free of illegal discrimination and harassment.

As the Program Specialist Senior - Native American/Alaskan Native Community you will:

Support the overall communications, development and management for the Future Generations Collaborative, as a set of complex and diverse programs
Manage grants and contracts and invoice processes
Partner with program staff on conflicts in reporting or contract deviations
Build and coorindate cross divisional partnerships wit internal and external stakeholders as the subject matter expert to advance Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) prevention-intervention
In partnership with internal/external stakeholders, help build Public Health Division capacity to partner with Native American/Alaskan Native communities
Conduct inventory and rearch of Native American/Alaskan Native serving assets, strategies, programs, partners, and funding already existing in the communities, and opportunities to fill gaps in services, programs and community involvement and ownership towards culturally appropriate programs that support and advance what the communities have voiced are needed.
Document, develop, support best process and practice (decolonized and indigenized approach) for partnering with Native American/Alaskan Native communities based on community listening sessions, story telling, and research from like programs locally and across North America.
Manage and direct Public Health partner relationships with the Native American/Alaskan Native communities to reach agreed-to desired outcomes.
Support the Public Health Division in advancing foundational capabilities across cultural specific communities as division representative and subject matter expert with the Native American/Alaskan Native communities.
Develop, manage and present strategies, processes and methods for Public Health Division to engage in coordinated, authentic and sustaining partnerships with the communities.
Partner with internal and external partners to include community boards, Native American Youth and Family Center, the Portland State University Native American Student and Community Center, Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest, Inc., and other partner agencies.
Diversity & Inclusion: As a Health Department employee you will contribute to a work culture of respect, trust and understanding for the highly diverse populations the Health Department serves in the office and in the community. Every employee shares the responsibility for promptly bringing to the County's attention conduct that interferes with providing a work environment free of illegal discrimination and harassment.

Apply online at www.multco.us/jobs - Be sure to submit your resume and cover letter, including responses to the supplemental questions!

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