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Aug 26 / Padmaja Rao

Job Posting: Senior Manager, Population Health and Health Equity  

Job Title: Senior Manager, Population Health and Health Equity
Reports to GDAHC President and CEO
Salary: Commensurate with experience
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: Detroit, MI

The Greater Detroit Area Health Council (GDAHC), Michigan’s premier Regional Health Improvement Collaborative (RHIC) is pleased to announce an immediate opening for the position of Senior Manager, Population Health and Health Equity.

The Senior Manager, Population Health and Health Equity is responsible for the coordination and implementation of all of GDAHC’s strategies and programs related to population health, health equity, and chronic disease management, and related community outreach initiatives. This position leads the development and execution of GDAHC initiatives intended to improve the health and wellbeing of the individuals who live, work, play and pray in southeast Michigan; with a focus on identifying and eliminating disparities in health outcomes and care delivery; designing and promoting programs to proactively address and mitigate health and health care delivery issues based on race, ethnicity and language; creating and implementing educational and outreach programs aimed at prevention of chronic diseases; connecting various community health improvement initiatives and facilitating information sharing across these initiatives; and engaging patients and consumers.

The Senior Manager, Population Health and Health Equity is GDAHC’s subject matter expert on population health, heath disparities and chronic disease management, and represents GDAHC on a number of State and southeast Michigan boards/projects.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the development of population health and health equity programs that enable GDAHC to achieve its vision of “Healthy people. Health economy.”
    • Contribute expertise to health improvement goal setting, evaluation of community needs, identification of policy and action options, program development, and creation of monitoring and evaluation plans
    • Monitor decisions and projects to ensure they achieve intended results and that work products are consistent with GDAHC’s broader strategy
  • Manage various programs, projects, and clinical initiatives
    • Design and develop project plans for new programs; this will include identifying analyses needed, conducting such analyses and/or coordinating with others
    • Play lead role in driving assigned strategies
    • Work with internal and external customers to provide appropriate deliverables (this may include developing and negotiating contracts as needed)
    • As required, manage, in part or in full, relevant staff to aid in project implementation
  • Establish realistic and stretch goals for each project in advance of project launch for review and approval by leadership/stakeholders
    • Plan and schedule project goals, milestones and deliverables, and evaluation plans working with relevant committees and program staff
    • Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis to assure tasks are tracking with work plans and timelines
  • Meet project plan deadlines (these deadlines may require extended daily work hours)
    • Implement programs for maximum results
    • Regularly monitor, interpret, and summarize program progress and results using trackers, trends, metrics, etc.
  • Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements
    • Cultivate the development of best practices and tools for project execution and management
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion
    • Coordinate related activities across GDAHC to ensure that all aspects of each program are successful and that all impacted personnel are aware of progress/updates
  • Undertake strategies for contingency planning and risk mitigation
  • Staff relevant committee(s), including supporting agenda development, supporting documents, working closely with the committee chairperson
  • Some administrative responsibilities in facilitating meetings
  • Liaison with relevant, local, state and national stakeholders, grantees and other organizations

Required Job Qualifications

1. Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in health care administration, public health, or other field directly related to the duties of this position; a master’s degree is preferred

2. Experience

  • Four-to-five years professional experience in a role requiring writing, analytics, project management and making presentations
    • Demonstrated success in implementing and managing projects and a proven ability to deliver results
  • Working knowledge of the health care environment
    • Familiar with key health policy issues, particularly as related to community, public and population health; health inequities and disparities; and chronic disease management
  • Experience with multicultural health care environments and under-privileged populations
  • Experience in community health affairs, needs assessment and health program development
  • Experience in data analysis tools and techniques for program monitoring and evaluation

3. Leadership and supervisory experience

  • Two-to-three years in a leadership/managerial role requiring management of projects and accountabilities from inception to conclusion in an effective and comprehensive manner that appropriately evaluates implications and results in solid solutions, securing beneficial results that add value and contribute to strategic direction
  • At least two years supervisory experience

4. Planning, problem solving, decision making and flexibility

  • Outstanding planning and project management skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and work within tight project timelines
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, including demonstrated ability to manage/prioritize multiple activities and responsiveness to requests
  • Able to identify and solve project issues effectively
  • Experience working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential
  • Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problemsolving capabilities
    • React to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently
    • Flexible during times of change

5. Communication skills

  • Positive interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work not only within a collaborative team environment but also with multiple external stakeholder organizations
  • Excellent and highly effective verbal and written communication skills with the ability to read communication styles of team members and contractors who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines
    • Delivers targeted, culturally-appropriate information to help individuals and groups understand health promotion and disease prevention information
    • Uses appropriate methods for interacting effectively and professionally with persons of all ages and from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, and ethnic, sexual orientations, lifestyles and physical abilities
  • Positive interpersonal skills
    • Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating
    • Ability to get along with diverse personalities; tactful, mature
  • Comfortable and professional in high-stress situations
  • Participative management style—advocates team concept

6. Other competencies and skills

  • Ability to build alliances and lead: demonstrates honesty, integrity, and follow-through on commitments, anticipates internal/external customer needs and meets expectations, strives for collaboration, supports others and team results, ability to manage different perspectives and find win-win solutions
    • Ability to establish credibility and be decisive
    • Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies
  • Skilled consultant, able to appropriately recommend solutions that meet objectives, while offering deep insights and strategic implications
    • High level of creativity
  • Strong financial/analytical skills
  • Experience with foundations and fund development with a demonstrated ability to write grants and secure funding from external sources is preferred
    • Will be required to contribute to the development and preparation of proposals for funding from external resources for health promotion and disease prevention initiatives and programs
  • Experience using word processing, spreadsheet, database, internet and e-mail and scheduling applications

7. Background checks or licensing requirements

  • GDAHC may conduct the following: criminal background checks; reference checks; education, experience and salary verifications; and drug tests
  • Applicants must have a valid driver’s license
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United State on a full-time basis

8. Additional requirements

  • GDAHC works in an inclusive, team-based environment and all personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time

How to Apply

Required Application Documents: A resume or CV; a letter describing qualifications, accomplishments, and professional experiences related to this position; names, titles, postal and e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three references

Please e-mail your resume and other required materials to

No phone calls please

All materials are due by COB on Thursday, September 3, 2015