Project Lead, Community Health Worker Employer Alliance

Rhode Island Parent Information Network
Knowledge of RI and CHWs
Bachelors & Experience Preferred

Job Summary:

The Community Health Worker (CHW) Employer Alliance Project Lead supports the development of a nascent learning community for organizations employing Community Health Workers (CHWs).  The Project Lead will help to build a new network of organizations operating in the CHW sector, discover what they need to thrive, and coordinate and facilitate capacity-building activities of a statewide employer network.  The Project Lead will work in close collaboration with various stakeholders both internally and externally.

Essential Functions:
•    In partnership with Consultant(s), lead the strategic development and implementation of a learning community to help organizations in the CHW sector build the capacity they need to build out effective CHW programming.
•    Develop and maintain strong working relationships with various stakeholders, including community-based organizations in the CHW sector, healthcare providers, healthcare payers, the RI Department of Health, and others 
•    Build consensus, define objectives, and establish protocols, and mechanisms for tracking and monitoring performance measures
•    Organize regular convenings of CHW employer members for training, technical assistance, and network building.
•    Build an online resource library of trainings and reference materials for CHW employers on topics such recruiting and retaining CHWs, supporting CHW certification and recertification, integrating CHWs into clinical settings, CHW sustainability opportunities, CHW billing, CHW supervision, and other topics of interest to the target community of organizations.
•    Research best practice that leads to an innovative and sustainable CHW workforce. Develop work products to inform future cohorts of employers.  
•    Manage a set of core funded partners, including other employers with CHW expertise and outside technical assistance consultants.
•    Develop Objectives and Strategies — Establish long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them 
•    Coordinate activities to support the training and development of organizations identified 
•    Monitoring Alliance partners to ensure they are in alignment with programmatic goals and deliverables and in compliance with state and federal laws
•    Provide contract oversight and management with supporting partners
•    Accept other duties and responsibilities as assigned 


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

•    Detailed knowledge of RI and national Community Health Worker history and ecosystem 
•    Previous experience with project management
•    Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
•    Ability to take initiative and follow through on projects
•    Personal experience navigating social, healthcare and /or education systems and services for self or family member preferred.
•    Excellent organizational skills to manage multiple priorities and tasks 
•    A deep understanding of, commitment to, and ability to carry out the mission, vision, philosophy, and values of RIPIN 
•    Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office/computer skills to enter data, prepare reports and correspondence 

Education and Experience:
•     Bachelor’s degree in public health, human services or business management or a related field strongly preferred
•    At least 5 years’ experience in project management and or capacity building setting
•    Applicants with direct experience with CHWs are encouraged to apply

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