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Job Summary
Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance (MiCHWA)

Note – This is a one-year limited-term grant funded position.

This position provides daily direction, coordination and management of the activities for the Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance (MiCHWA), a collaborative, statewide initiative that works to promote and sustain the integration of community health workers (CHWs) into Michigan’s health and human service systems through coordinated changes in policy and workforce development. The person in this position represents MiCHWA, statewide and nationally.

This grant and contract-funded position is currently housed at the University of Michigan, School of Social Work (UM-SSW). The position requires regular travel to Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids and other Michigan locations, and occasional national travel. This position is supervised by a UM-SSW faculty member who serves as principal investigator on MiCHWA grants and contracts. Learn more about MiCHWA at www.michwa.org.

Duties include:

With Partners

    · Oversee MiCHWA’s current and future project activities, including grants and contracts with external partners related to CHW evaluation, CHW program technical assistance and policy and systems change
    · Develop and maintain relationships with CHW stakeholders including national, state and local governmental, health and human service and community-based organizations and groups and individuals to impact policy on behalf of the CHW profession
    · Participate and/or lead policy development and other efforts at the local and state levels on behalf of MiCHWA that support the promotion, financing and integration of CHWs into health and human service systems
    · Review current and proposed legislative and non-legislative policies relevant to CHW sustainability
    · Collaborate with partners and the MiCHWA Steering Committee, working groups and ad hoc groups to develop new initiatives, address challenges to the CHW workforce, and build and implement strategies
    · Represent MiCHWA at local, state and national events, activities and conferences
    · Present on MiCHWA and/or CHWs at local, state and national events, including conferences

Organizational Efforts
· Seek and maintain funding opportunities to support MiCHWA staff and activities, including grants, contracts and fundraising efforts

    · Manage MiCHWA’s current and future coalition activities, including support for MiCHWA’a Steering Committee, working groups, management team, Evaluation Advisory board and several ad-hoc groups
    · Collaborate with MiCHWA principal investigator(s) by participating in, and providing oversight of, MiCHWA’s evaluation activities that include instrument design, implementation, data collection, data analysis and report writing and editing
    · Provide oversight to MiCHWA’s CHW Registry, an online registry tracking CHW training and education statewide
    · Recruit and maintain MiCHWA organizational and individual partners
    · Orient new organizational and individual partners, including Steering Committee members, to MiCHWA’s activities and processes
    · Stay abreast with social networks, agencies, and stakeholders to assure statewide coverage of key health and human service organizations and individuals
    · Conduct reviews and prepare summaries of relevant literature, reports and legislation at the state and national levels related to CHWs

· Manage grants and contracts, including day-to-day budget preparation, monitoring and accounting

    · Work with UM-SSW on budget management, contracting, ordering and reimbursement
    · Assist in, or lead, grant and contract proposal writing and development to sustain MiCHWA activities
    · Identify, manage and supervise MiCHWA support staff, regular employees, temporary/work-study, and field students
    · Write and disseminate reports and other materials as part of grant and contract management, evaluation activities and other efforts
    · Maintain and oversee MiCHWA’s written and electronic products including organizational documentation, meeting minutes and Web-based tools including a website, bi-monthly newsletter, registry and social media pages
    · Oversee planning and execution of large-scale meetings, events, and conferences uniting stakeholders in Michigan, including MiCHWA’s Annual Meeting in Lansing

This position also participates in national initiatives focused on CHWs. This includes activity with the American Public Health Association’s CHW Section, the C3 Project, and topic-specific ad-hoc groups, as appropriate.

Required Qualifications
· Master’s Degree in: Social Work, Public Health, Public Policy, or a related field

    · Knowledge of, and commitment to, promotion and sustainability of the community health worker profession
    · Excellent writing skills, including experience developing grant proposals and reports
    · Excellent verbal communication skills, including oral presentation and facilitation
    · Skills in networking and relationship building; ability to establish and maintain rapport with diverse stakeholders
    · Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    · Experience and confidence in managing multiple, simultaneous projects
    · Willingness and ability to travel in and out-of-state, as needed

Desired Qualities
· Familiarity with health care policy and financing in Michigan

    · Commitment to promotion of social justice and public health through policy and systems change
    · Ability to facilitate and navigate complex issues, including managing diverse opinions
    · Experience and skill in supervising staff and students
    · LMSW not required, but preferred to facilitate social work student field supervision
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