Health Equity Planning and Implementation Consultant, Full-time

Bureau: Administration / Office of Health Equity and Racial Justice

Full-time Consultant
Open to all qualified candidates.
Date Posted: 12/16/22 | Date Closing: Open until filled
Location: Remote with availability for in-person meetings at 3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401 and other county locations, as needed.
Hours: 40 hours per week; term not to exceed 6/30/2023
Salary: $54.00 – $63.00 per hour
Benefits: None

Job Description

Nature of Work:

Working in tandem with the Program Manager for the Health Equity and Racial Justice (HERJ) Office, the consultant will research, advise on and harness health equity strategies for development and implementation of a three-year health equity and racial justice plan that catalyzes policy, system and environmental changes. Discovering local health priorities and emerging health issues through external meetings with county and city agencies, community partners and key stakeholders, will glean recommended policies, programs and strategies to address health equity and racial justice in Anne Arundel County. Leverage a health equity planning process that centers the voices and experiences of Anne Arundel County’s marginalized, under-resourced and vulnerable populations. Prepare compelling presentations and reports on the health equity and racial justice plan for segmented departmental and public audiences. Track, communicate and provide progress in monthly written updates.

Develop a plan that satisfies the following, but not limited to, criteria:

  1. Integrates racial justice principles and health equity tools
  2. Utilizes a health in all policies approach
  3. Synthesizes existing departmental plans (strategic plan, language access plan, etc.)
  4. Considers departmental aspirations for future public health accreditation
  5. Integrates qualitative and/or quantitative feedback from county and city agencies, community partners, and key stakeholders
  6. Centers tackling institutional racism, reducing poverty to unlock opportunity for all, and advancing health equity among those who live, work, play, learn and worship in Anne Arundel County
  7. Reflects evaluative findings on the impact of public health and social determinant of health programs, policies and practices on marginalized, under-resourced, and vulnerable populations in Anne Arundel County
  8. Reports on areas of improvement and a direction forward
  9. Provides implementation methods and evaluation measures

NOTE: Position description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Consultant may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the evolving needs of the organization.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Master’s degree in public health or related field from an accredited college or university.
Experience:

At least five years of addressing county, state and/or national health disparities and social determinants of health. A minimum of three years of health and/or public policy experience. Demonstrated capacity to think strategically, work within diverse teams and multicultural settings and perform with a high degree of independence. Strong interpersonal, communicational, organizational, analytical and leadership skills. Advanced skills in Google Workspace, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat.

Desired or Preferred Qualifications:

Training and/or certification in project management. Experience in leading a jurisdictional community health assessment and planning process. Excellent technical skills in writing, editing, formatting, researching, developing and measuring plans. Professional and tactful in dealing with senior leadership, co-workers, partners, and general public. Dependable, adaptable and cooperative in setting and meeting goals. Demonstrates initiative and possesses extensive subject matter expertise in health equity.

How to Apply

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications can apply.

Send a completed County application or resume to:

Human Resources
3 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401

Fax to 410-222-4392 or email hdrecruiter@aacounty.org.

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