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Job openings are listed in order of close date.

Updated 11/7/2022

Healthy Homes and Communities Manager

Agency:
Multnomah County

Location:
Portland Oregon

Position Description:
Working to create safe and healthy homes and communities OVERVIEW The mission of Environmental Health Services is to enhance the quality of life, and protect and empower the community of Multnomah County through sustainable strategies that promote positive health outcomes. We work in every part of the County, from apartments to schools, from streets to floodplains, to improve community health. The Healthy Homes and Communities Manager provides the leadership of the multifaceted and highly political Environmental Health Services' (EHS) Healthy Homes and Communities (HHC) Unit. This position supervises a subordinate manager and senior level staff who provide information and resources to the public on a range of environmental health topics, influence local, county and state public policy on environmental health issues, and strive to address environmental justice concerns and reduce health disparities for vulnerable populations. The position is accountable for managing multiple grants, contracts and projects within the Healthy Homes and Communities (HHC) unit. The incumbent 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. This position works in a hybrid environment, working from the office, teleworking from home and spending time in the field. This position is part of the Environmental Health Leadership Team (EHLT) and is responsible for collaborating on EHS systems and budget decisions, in congruence with the Public Health Strategic Plan.

Duties & Responsibilities:
As the Healthy Homes and Communities Manager, you’re:Responsible for recruiting and hiring new professionals, approving the planning, prioritizing, assigning, supervising, training, and review of the work of a diverse workforce in the Health Homes Program. Experienced in developing internships and fellowships to recruit and train a diversity of future environmental public health experts. Able to consult with staff regarding program or client issues, provide direction and advice or refer to appropriate sources. Experienced in budgeting and reporting processes, including approving, tracking and controlling expenditure and revenue by prioritizing resource allocations to ensure program revenue targets are met.Knowledgeable at developing plans for achieving program objectives and operational goals including developing program offers; support identification of priority grant and contract proposals, modify procedures and guidelines.Accomplished at developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating team goals and objectives to create a comprehensive and effective unit. Able to collaboratively work with internal and external stakeholders to reduce environmental health disparities. Adept at communicating about programs, analysis, and policies to internal and external audiences, policymakers, community members, and advocates.Adept at navigating a highly political environment.Adept at supporting teams in a changing environment.Willing to create an environment that supports courageous conversations on racism and other systemic and institutional oppressions. Maintaining up-to-date advisory protocols on environmental health concerns such as heat, wildfire, air quality, and harmful algal blooms.Continuously learn about environmental health issues.

Link to position description:
https://multco.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Multco_Jobs/details/Healthy-Homes-and-Communities-Manager_R-9588

Closing Date:
11/22/2022

 

Healthy Homes and Communities Program Supervisor

 

Agency:
Multnomah County

 

Location:
Portland Oregon

 

Position Description:
Working to create safe and healthy homes and communities OVERVIEW The mission of Environmental Health Services is to enhance the quality of life, and protect and empower the community of Multnomah County through sustainable strategies that promote positive health outcomes. We work in every part of the County, from apartments to schools, from streets to floodplains, to improve community health. Healthy Homes and Communities Program Supervisor provides day to day supervision of staff who provide information and resources to the public on a range of environmental health topics and strives to address environmental justice concerns and reduce health disparities for vulnerable populations. This position oversees services which includes regulatory authority, assessment, surveillance, intervention, information/ referral, evaluation, policy and rules development, community organizing and education/ outreach, and oversight of a mobile lead screening laboratory. You will provide technical guidance to County operations and other public agencies. Healthy Homes and Communities Program Supervisor’s areas of focus include healthy home issues such as air quality, mold, household toxics, vectors, hazards, safety, lead poisoning; environmental pollutants and toxics; land use and transportation planning; the public health impacts of climate change; and emerging issues. This position 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.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:
As the Healthy Homes and Communities Program Supervisor, you:Provide day to day supervision of staff’s performance including planning, prioritizing, assigning, providing guidance, supporting, identifying development needs, and training to a diverse workforce group. Conduct program staff meetings and monthly one on one meetings. Perform as back up for other EHS Management Team Members.Review and approve monthly budget reports, adjust staffing and costs to remain in budget. Track and control expenditures and revenue, assuring that they are posting correctly and resource allocations are prioritized.Develop plans for achieving program objectives and operational goals, including developing program offers; support identification of priority grant and contract proposals, modify procedures and guidelines. Lead team in the annual planning process, including evaluation of outcomes and processes. Implement agreed-upon standards for use of data, report writing, and community engagement. Create an environment that supports courageous conversations on racism and other systemic and institutional oppressions. Maintain open communication with County and State Preparedness teams. Build trusted relationships, interact and influence across all levels within the County. Adept at communicating about programs, analysis, and policies to internal and external audiences, policymakers, community members, and advocates.Maintain up-to-date advisory protocols on environmental health concerns such as heat, wildfire, air quality, and harmful algal blooms.Continuously learn about environmental health issues.

 

Link to position description:
https://multco.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Multco_Jobs/details/Healthy-Homes-and-Communities-Program-Supervisor_R-9590

 

Closing Date:
11/22/2022

Vice President of Operations

Agency:
Project Access Now

Location:
Portland, OR

Position Description:
The Vice President of Operations (VPO), reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for providing the day-to-day leadership, oversight and decision-making for all internal operations, policies, and structures. This includes oversight and management of Human Resources, facilities/infrastructure, and organizational culture. The VPO is a key member of the Executive team along with the CEO, CFO and VP of Communications and Development. As an Executive Team Member, the VP of Operations will supervise two (2) Director Level staff and an administrative staff member, participate in Leadership Team meetings with program managers, directs and executive staff to guide programmatic work in alignment in with the strategic plan, and participate in board meetings.This position partners with the CEO to share responsibility for the overall development, internal health, and structure of the organization. This position will build a track record of success by working to deepen the organization's impact, ensure a pipeline of talented and diverse staff, and exhibit strong and proactive leadership skills. With PANOW growing quickly, and undergoing a multi-year strategic plan, this role will be a crucial steward of the organization's social justice culture and values, integral to balancing culture and guiding internal expansion at the organization.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Organizational Culture & Employee Engagement •Lead with a social justice orientation in alignment with the organizational mission and values, fostering a sense of belonging and commitment to a diverse staff.•Effectively communicate organization's vision, key initiatives, updates and priorities across all levels of employees to support a culture of transparency between staff and executive team.•Motivate and lead teams to invoke passion about PANOW and its mission, creating an environment of continuous improvement in a hybrid office environment.•Sponsor and support internal racial equity and organizational culture workgroups ensuring staff have the resources and training needed to execute their duties.Human Resources & Talent Development•Assess organizational needs and drive comprehensive solutions in areas such as hiring, retention, performance management, and staff development.•Coach and counsel managers and all staff on organizational matters, performance issues, and conflict management.•Create and execute regular processes (surveys, 1:1s, focus group sessions, etc.) to actively listen to employees at all levels and to support positive employee engagement and trust.•Work closely with a contracted HR firm and Director of Programs and People to:•Provide guidance and assistance in managing administrative duties•Ensure oversight and legal compliance with human resource laws and regulations•Assist with disciplinary processes and the termination of employeesInfrastructure & Operational Leadership•Provide oversight and decision making for all internal operations, policies, and structures.•In partnership with the VP of Finance, co-develop agency and programmatic budgets to ensure programs have adequate operational resources, staffing and reporting structures to function effectively and meet changing healthcare landscape and funding opportunities.•Supervise key senior staff and administrative teams ensuring optimal performance, professional development, and evaluation processes.•Responsible for the measurement and effectiveness of all internal and crisis management policies and processes. Provides timely, accurate and complete reports on the operating condition of the agency.•Oversee all building and equipment maintenance, provide counsel to the CEO on strategic changes to either.

Link to position description:
https://npprofessionals.hiringthing.com/job/517068/vice-president-of-operations-project-access-now-panow

Closing Date:
12/02/2022


Internship Opportunities - Oregon Health Authority

The Oregon Public Health Division periodically offers internships in public health, epidemiology, education, project management, policy, communications, and related areas. Internships for academic credit are posted through partnerships with schools, colleges and universities. For more information about internship opportunities at the Public Health Division: