Director, Community Health

Company: Health Share of Oregon

Health Share of Oregon serves Oregon Health Plan members in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties. We bring together health plans, providers, and community health resources so our members can access the care they need to be well.

In addition to coordinating care and resources for members, we work with community partners in health care, education, housing, transportation, and social services to broaden health access and opportunity. Together with our partners, we are creating community based solutions that lower everyday barriers to health, like providing rides to health care appointments, offering opportunities for peer support, and more.

General Statement of Duties

The Director of Community Health is responsible for the leading the promotion of member health.  The focus is aimed at the prevention of diseases that affect vulnerable populations with an emphasis on lowering disease burden and morbidity of chronic disease through health equity. This position recommends and leads community health initiatives, policy implications and best practices based on health equity-based literature and analytics that improve health equity for our diverse membership including but not limited to communities of color, LGBTQ+, Persons with Disabilities and Veterans. This role engages with a broad range of partner organizations, including social services, community-based organizations, health systems, clinics, counties, and mental health providers. Additionally, this position manages community health programs from planning and design through implementation and evaluation of health plan and community-based partners.

Essential Position Functions

Community Health

  • Lead Community Health initiatives:

Oversee community health partnerships and activities in alignment with strategic initiatives; identify the level of need for programs through input from staff and leadership, health plan partners, providers, and community-based organizations. Contributes to proposals to attain funding for expansion for new partnerships and to continue funding for existing services.

Assure quality and compliance with Health Share of Oregon policies and procedures and with contract/grants’ rules, regulations, and standards.

Lead in the development, oversight, and review of Community Health policies and procedures. Establish and maintain standards of program operations.

Regularly monitor, analyze, and report on the status of program success measures and overall health equity strategy.

  • Partner with internal and external partners:

Lead partnership work, ensuring health equity as a priority in the transformation of health within the communities we serve.

Co-develop a community health strategy with our network and community partners.

Lead in the development, implementation and management of the Community Health Needs Assessment, resulting Community Health Improvement Plan and annual progress reports.

Develop reports and updates with collaborative partners

  • Report to and partner with executive staff to resolve complex issues and identify strategic adjustments.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory and organizational policies.

Measures of Success

  • On quarterly basis, review programs’ outcomes and staffing assignments; report and advise on required changes to CCO 2.0.
  • Direct the preparation of reports, project materials, and other departments’ documentation.
  • Gather and interpret statistical data on program goals and outcomes. Identify gaps in program performance and addresses those on timely basis.
  • Report project and initiative outcomes, service gaps, and community health trends. Interact with community partners, funders, and agencies searching for collaborative relations and resource leveraging.
  • Assist the Chief Equity and Engagement Officer with department planning and budgeting.

Management and Leadership

  • Train, supervise and evaluate performance of assigned staff.
  • Provide staff with the training, mentoring and resources necessary to carry out their work.
  • Ensure adherence to department and organizational standards, policies and procedures.
  • Ensure performance goals, expectations and standards are clearly understood by supervised staff.
  • Evaluate employee performance on an ongoing basis; take appropriate corrective action if needed.
  • Lead staff in team building and plans strategies to facilitate integration of department services into other operational areas.
  • Perform human resource functions in collaboration with Human Resources.

Essential Department and Organizational Functions

  • Propose and implement process improvements.
  • Meet deadlines for completion of workload.
  • Maintain agreed upon work schedule.
  • Demonstrate cooperation and teamwork.
  • Provide cross-training on specific job responsibilities.
  • Meet identified business goals that contribute to departmental goals.
  • Actively participate as a member of the Senior Management Team and contribute to organizational planning.
  • Perform other duties as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Advanced knowledge of public/healthcare administration, including finance, budget and grant management, personnel, contracts, local, state and federal rules, requirements and best practices
  • Understanding of the organization’s structure and current trends of community health initiatives
  • Ability to apply principles of public health to primary care and behavioral health and to communities, families, and individuals
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with Health Share of Oregon and Care Oregon staff, representative of health plan, members, and the general public
  • Ability to partner with local communities to address health inequity among all members including vulnerable populations
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Culturally responsive; able to work with a diverse workforce and member population including knowledge, skills and confidence working with communities of color, undocumented communities, LGBTQ+ communities, communities with disabilities and Veterans
  • Open to change and willing to lead change within the organization
  • Professional integrity; excellent work ethic and team player
  • Effective computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Able to work with confidential materials related to Medicaid members and health plan partners
  • Able to manage competing priorities, excellent organizational skills and good time management

Education and/or Experience


  • Minimum 8 years’ related experience required, including 4 years’ experience in public health or community program developed, as well as 4 years of supervisory experience. Valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record, and automobile liability coverage or access to an insured vehicle also required.


  • MPH or related master’s degree preferred.

Working Conditions

  • Travel:  This position requires frequent travel outside of the workplace, in which the employee’s personal vehicle may be used.  Driving infractions will be monitored in accordance with organizational policy.

Equal opportunity employer. This company considers all candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Veterans welcome to apply

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