Illinois Public Health Institute: Program Manager

Overview:

The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) is seeking an experienced and well‐organized team member to develop and implement general program strategies, direct program operations, and design and coordinate partner activities and events for Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) and other programs of IPHI’s Center for Health Information and Technology. The position is full‐time exempt and reports to the Center Director. IPHI’s standard workweek is 37.5 hours.

Summary:

The Illinois Public Health Institute, the Center for Health and Information Technology and its programs. IPHI mobilizes stakeholders, catalyzes partnerships, and leads action to promote prevention and improve public health systems to maximize health, health equity and quality of life for the people of Illinois. IPHI leads initiatives through the Center for Community Capacity Development, the Center for Health Information Technology (CHIT), and the Center for Policy and Partnership Initiatives. IPHI’s CHIT works to ensure that public health data and information are used to strengthen policy, planning and program development by working for improved public and private data collection, integration and dissemination. More information is available on IPHI’s website at www.iphionline.org.

IPHI works in partnership with the Michigan Public Health Institute to operate Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH), a national program supporting local health data initiatives across the country funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The DASH Program Office identifies barriers, opportunities, promising practices and indicators of progress for multi‐sector collaborations to connect information systems and share data for community health improvement, policy and systems change, equity, and alignment. DASH is the coordinating partner for All In: Data for Community Health, a dynamic and continually evolving partnership of national and regional programs that have joined forces to form a learning collaborative and coordinate technical assistance and peer‐to‐peer learning activities for those tackling common challenges. The CHIT runs additional programs, including a technology and engagement process for a health and housing project in Chicago.

Responsibilities:

Project Management

  • Provide and coordinate oversight of day‐to‐day program and project execution across various stakeholder groups to achieve program goals.
  • Monitor and manage program priorities and deliverables as outlined in workplans for multi‐sector stakeholder initiatives that may include staff, network partners, various national, state and local stakeholders, Mentors, Mentees, grantees and awardees, and other community collaboration participants.
  • Work closely with the Center Director and Senior Manager to ensure progress on program workplans
    and strategy implementation.
  • Develop working knowledge of grantees’ program proposals that guide the work include narrative, budget, workplan, deliverables, reporting requirements, and associated timelines.
  • Create and maintain information related to project domains, and tag and enter information into the program knowledgebase to track projects, resources, and publications relevant to the work of DASH and All In.
  • Develop content and lead program activities such as online meetings, webinars, conference calls, and in‐person engagement events to accomplish project goals. Administrative tasks may be included as part of the execution of project activities.

Relationship Management and Communication

  • Foster and maintain relationships with various local and national groups including government  gencies, health care, policymakers, and grantee community‐based organizations. At the national level, these organizations may be partners, DASH awardees, or partners engaging with DASH/All In in various capacities.
  • Lead, support and monitor calls with community collaboration leaders, including DASH grantees, to document project progress and impact, identify technical assistance needs, facilitate connections tother communities, identify opportunities to support and advance and communicate their progress, lessons and spread/scale opportunities.
  • Participate in the All In online community by contributing to discussions, sharing resources, and  maintaining vibrant engagement on the platform.
  • Represent IPHI, the DASH Program Office and/or All In at external events including regional and  national meetings and conferences.
  • Draft, contribute to and review publications including reports, white papers, background documents,
    presentations, fact sheets, and content for newsletters.

Strategy, Planning and Program Development

  • Identify opportunities for program development and recommend program goals, policies, budget and funding modifications.
  • Identify opportunities and implement strategies to partner with and advance collaborative initiatives with other IPHI programs and stakeholders.
  • Promote and support capacity development among partners by providing insights, information, and solutions.
  • Support and nurture relationships with program funders and lead proposal development for future/related programs.

Continuous Improvement and Evaluation

  • Identify and recommend program improvement opportunities to deepen program impact, increase programmatic capacity, promote operational efficiencies and/or improve budget management.
  • Support program analysis, dissemination of results, and prepare reports, including visual and narrative summaries of qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Identify and recommend opportunities to improve the execution of tasks, including but not limited to
    improving administrative and operational systems related to the program
  • Work with the Center Director to identify and solve problems, address barriers, advance a health equity approach, and conduct improvement activities.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Required: 

  • Education and/or experience equivalent to a master’s degree in a field related to public health, healthcare administration, public administration, public policy, social work, or information management with at least 3 years of work experience in project management. IPHI values multiple
    pathways towards attaining professional experience and education.
  • Understanding of and experience with one or more of the following is highly desired: multi‐sector collaboration and community‐based data‐sharing; policy development and systems change; or health and health care information technology, data analytics, and informatics.
  • Strong commitment to health equity, diversity, inclusion, and addressing the systemic factors that produce health inequities and health disparities.
  • Strong critical thinking skills, a systems perspective, and the ability to anticipate and solve problems in a timely and professional manner.
  • The successful candidate will be able to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, be comfortable in a fast‐paced environment, and able to adapt to change and growth.
  • Candidates should have the ability to work independently and as part of project teams.
  • Excellent organizational, communications and interpersonal skills are required; the successful candidate will be thorough and detail‐oriented with strong and versatile writing skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google docs, project management tools, and ability to use CRM software.
  • Ability to assess and incorporate feedback.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in project management, program evaluation, community engagement, or budget and financial reporting.
  • Exposure to or knowledge of any of the following: social determinants of health indicators, health equity, community‐based social services, community collaboration, multi‐sector data sharing, and systems thinking.
  • Experience with GoToWebinar, Google Drive, Monday.com, Salesforce, and other online content management systems.

Additional Information:

IPHI has a collegial, team‐oriented culture where a sense of humor and a passion for work is highly valued.

Compensation: $50,000 ‐ $60,000 annual salary depending on experience and qualifications; competitive
benefits

Location: The position is located in Chicago at IPHI’s West Loop office.

Starting Date: February 2020

To Apply:

Please submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample to be considered for this position; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The cover letter should compare your qualifications and experiences to the duties and responsibilities of the position. Please submit your application materials to jobsearch@iphionline.org; put the job title (“Program Manager”) in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please. Visit www.iphionline.org for more information about IPHI’s mission and work.

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