Regional SHIP Coordinator job description

Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) Healthy Northland Regional SHIP Coordinator

JOB TITLE:

Northeast Minnesota Regional Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) Coordinator

EMPLOYER: Carlton-Cook-Lake-St. Louis Community Health Board

SUPERVISOR: Director, Carlton-Cook-Lake-St. Louis County Community Health Board (CCLS CHB) in partnership with Aitkin Itasca and Koochiching Community Health Board

JOB SUMMARY:

The Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) is designed to prevent obesity and tobacco use through the implementation of policy, system, and environmental change interventions in the community, schools (K-12, post-secondary colleges and universities), and health care sector within a seven county region. SHIP addresses: Healthy School Foods, Active School Day, Active Living, Breastfeeding, Healthy Food Environments, Health Care Preventive Screenings and Referrals, as well as Tobacco Free Living.

This position is full time – 40 hours per week. Salary range is $24 – $27 per hour, dependent on education and experience. Employment is dependent upon grant funding.

General Responsibilities

· Primary grant liaison with MN Department of Health (MDH)

· Partner with local public health to manage contracts and ensure proper implementation of grant deliverables

· Partner with local public health to develop work plans

· Collect reports and synthesize and analyze the reports for MDH and counties

· Support effective communication between MDH, regional partners, and local agencies

· Partner with local public health in identifying, planning, prioritizing of strategy work and identification of priority populations

· Partner with local leaders in workforce development and training of staff related to skills necessary to carry out grant strategies

· Communicate/convey/advocate with MDH regarding the needs and capacity of local public health

· Provide local public health/coordinators new and relevant information related to grant work, best practices, opportunities, etc.

· Communicate statewide progress and updates back to local public health/coordinators

· Include highlights from MDH communications into local/regional newsletters and communications with local public health/coordinators as needed and appropriate

· Guide talking points/unifying messages for local public health/coordinators to inform elected officials

· Facilitate process of grant writing while partnering with local public health/coordinators in this process

· Guide evaluation process for the region and assure measurements/outcomes are consistent

· Convene and attend trainings, host monthly conference calls with team

· Prepare information regarding SHIP strategy work to inform annual reporting, particularly related to regional work

· May be asked to participate in a limited capacity by CHB Directors to inform aspects of the regional initiatives with the Community Health Assessment or Community Health Improvement Planning

· Work with the Financial Specialist to monitor grant expenditures.

· Serve as a regional liaison on behalf of Healthy Northland and region along with other regional coordinators.

· Attend meetings and provide presentations when requested, i.e., Community Health Board, Public Health Directors, community advisory groups, etc.

· Keep informed of best practices related to SHIP – Policy, Systems, and Environmental (PSE) strategies.

· Implement and oversee an evaluation plan in conjunction with MDH guidelines.

· Serve as a media contact and support media activities (i.e. public relations, blogs, website development, etc.).

· Develop and coordinate regional communication tools.

· Coordinate regular team meetings for the northeast region SHIP Staff.

· Provide on-going support and problem solving assistance to local SHIP coordinators and their local supervisors

Education and Experience:

· Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in public policy, public health, or a related field is preferred. Also preferred is experience working in community health, program coordination, and in grant management.

· Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

o Effective communication and problem solving skills; including personal, written and public speaking skills

o Ability to network and support collaboration with local and regional community members and agencies, and state staff and organizations.

o Self-motivated, with an ability to work independently. Ability to lead and follow as appropriate.

o Strong organizational skills

o Evaluation skills, specifically the ability to collect and interpret data and prepare accurate reports

o Effective team leader and coalition member

o Maintain a healthy lifestyle

o Proficient in computer skills specifically word processing (i.e., Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel), and use of the internet

o Commitment to strengthening public health promotion and disease prevention work in Minnesota

Work Environment:

Work is performed from a designated office space within the region, dependent on location of candidate. This Position requires use of employee furnished vehicle, valid driver’s license, and auto insurance for regional and in-state travel. Travel costs are reimbursed to the employee. The Coordinator works flexible hours including daytime, evenings and weekends as the work requires.