TITLE: RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
PROJECT: ACCESS AND QUALITY HEALTHCARE PROJECT
Community Health Councils, Inc. (CHC, Inc.), is a community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to and the quality of health care for uninsured, underinsured, and under-resourced communities in Los Angeles and California. Our work is founded upon coalition-building, community partnership, and collaboration across multiple sectors.
The Access to Quality Healthcare Project at CHC works through local coalitions to eliminate health disparities, increase the number and quality of healthcare resources, and achieve health equity in South Los Angeles and LA County. The project’s specific objectives aim to: (1) build a comprehensive and sustainable system of care for South Los Angeles; and (2) Increase the knowledge and participation, and leadership role of consumers in policy and local resource development to address health disparities.
Research Associate Summary
The Research Associate is responsible for providing critical research, planning, analysis and administrative support for the South LA Healthcare Leadership Roundtable. The Roundtable coalition is comprised of top-level executives and officers working to build an integrated delivery system of care in South LA. This position requires a high level of strategic thinking, communication, leadership, and the ability to work and connect with community members, community-based organizations, public administrators and elected officials, researchers, and more. An in-depth knowledge of the safety net healthcare system in South LA is preferred. The RA is responsible for conducting examinations and study into specific areas of healthcare delivery, i.e. public and private financing mechanisms, public policies and procedures, access to care, current regulations and legislation, infrastructure analysis, and more. Under the direction of the Policy Director and the Executive Director, the RA will also assist in developing the Roundtable’s annual policy and project priorities, goals and objectives, and outreaching to appropriate organizations regarding participation and/or membership. Overall, the RA is also responsible for meeting the annual agency objectives, contributing to the mission and goals of Access and Quality policy area and CHC as an organization.
- The Research Associate’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
- Data collection, management and analysis
- Retrieve, organize, synthesize, and produce information from a variety of mediums
- Assist with management of coalition tasks including, but not limited to: facilitating coalition meetings, outreach to new organizations to join coalitions and campaign activities, and serving as a liaison between the coalitions, elected officials and other decision-makers, and representatives of the major stakeholder organizations.
- Provide administrative support such as coordinating meeting logistics, including notices, minutes, photocopying and collating relevant materials, food, room reservations, informational updates, and more.
- Provide program and administrative support in the following areas: program planning and implementation; project deliverables development; project tracking to ensure deadlines are met and project deliverables are completed on time; and anticipate and problem-solve for unforeseen project issues.
- Coordinate monthly coalition meetings, workgroups, and any other project activities as needed.
- Effectively communicate with coalition members and decision-makers regarding coalition work including: any policy recommendations, advocacy efforts, community-based issues, and any other work that advances the mission and goals of CHC.
- Manage the coalition campaign and member databases.
- Research DHS and relevant policy implementation and impact by using on-line resources, attending meetings, contacting DHS staff, and providing summary reports to management and coalition members.
- Attend and represent the coalition and CHC at all relevant external meetings, conferences, trainings, etc.
- Assist with other tasks as requested by the Policy Director.
- Bachelor’s degree in health related field is required, Masters’ degree preferred.
- Minimum of 2-3 years of community-based experience including familiarity with coalition or meeting facilitation and health care issues and/or community-based organizations.
- Ability to interact with diverse communities, legislatures and government, etc.
- Experience working in underserved and minority communities, particularly the South LA region.
- Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
- Willingness to travel throughout the local area.
- Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Highly organized.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office and Internet.
- Bilingual – Spanish/English (preferred).
Salary is DOE. This position is classified as exempt.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter & resume to Annie Park at firstname.lastname@example.org.