Job Announcement – Health Equity Coordinator, Portland, OR

Health Equity Coordinator



Close date: 9/26/2019

Salary: $5,283 – $7,426 monthly

Location: Portland, OR

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Office of the State Public Health Director (OSPHD), Public Health Policy and Partnerships Unit  in Portland, OR is recruiting for a Health Equity Coordinator to coordinate and execute division-wide strategies to improve health equity and cultural responsiveness across all public health sections and programs.  PHD works with governmental public health authorities, federally-recognized tribes, communities, community-based organizations and other state agencies to improve the health of every person in Oregon. The Public Health Division has the responsibility to correct historical and contemporary injustices that undermine health by co-creating policies and programs that seek to improve health within the community.

The Office of the State Public Health Director provides leadership and coordination on public health policy and strategic public health initiatives, including Oregon’s State Health Assessment, the State Health Improvement Plan, the Public Health Division Strategic Plan, and public health modernization. The Office of the State Public Health Director collaborates with sections and programs within the division to create an effective state public health authority.


What will you do?
As the Health Equity Coordinator, you will collaboratively develop and support the execution of the division-wide strategic health equity plan, convene and facilitate meetings with internal and external partners in order to develop and implement changes to state public health practice that improve health equity, and build health equity capacity in the governmental public health system. You will facilitate the Public Health Division Health Equity Work Group, provide support to the subcommittees of the Health Equity Work Group, lead the development and implementation of a strategic health equity work plan, and partner across the public health workforce to identify, execute and evaluate learning strategies to build capacity for health equity.

The Health Equity Coordinator will develop and implement policies and programs that promote equity and reduce disparities. This work has a direct impact on the lives of people in Oregon who experience health inequities, which includes communities of color, people with disabilities and other historically marginalized communities.


What’s in it for you?
You will work with a team of public health professionals who are motivated by the work they do to serve all Oregonians. Are you passionate about promoting health equity and leading change in public health practice? Do you have experience working with diverse communities? If so, we want to connect with you!

What are we looking for?

Requested Skills

  • A bachelor’s degree in public health, human services, social work, behavioral or social sciences, organizational development, law, education, ethnic studies, disability studies, public policy or public administration or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills; and four years of professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work related to health equity OR any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years of experience in health equity.
  • Community engagement and partnership development:
    • Experience engaging stakeholders to achieve common goals and accomplish objectives with health equity initiatives.
    • Experience building and stewarding positive relationships with diverse communities.
    • Experience delivering culturally responsive and inclusive services.
  • Strategic planning and program management:
    • Strong informal leadership and project management skills.
    • Experience converting vision, strategy, and long and medium range administrative direction to establish equitable agency policies, goals and functional requirements.
  • Data interpretation and policy analysis:
    • Experience identifying, interpreting and using data to develop policies and best practices to improve health equity.
    • Experience presenting complex data to different audiences.
    • Experience analyzing legislative policy for impact on health equity.
  • Communication:
    • Oral and written cross-cultural communication skills and experience.
    • Strong facilitation, problem solving and coaching skills with the ability to provide consultation regarding health equity.
  • Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, follow the link below and complete the online application and all supplemental questions:–Oregon-Street—OHA/Health-Equity-Coordinator_REQ-17969


Contact Information

Cyndi Phipps-Roman