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POSITION SUMMARY STATEMENT


The Health program area is one of the main focus areas of United Way of Central Maryland. UWCM’s Health area takes a holistic approach to health. We share the World Health Organization’s definition of health as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not just the absence of sickness or frailty. We share the viewpoint that health is a social phenomenon that is influenced by the social determinants of health, such as public policies, social systems, and the physical environments in which we find ourselves. Public policies affect our ability to access needed healthcare, social services, or other environmental factors that influence health. Racial and economic disparities inherent in our social systems create systemic discrimination that can lead to trauma and inequities. The places where we live, grow, work, age, and play all influence our health. We address the social determinants of health using a holistic, data-driven, multi-generational approach. We promote equity by engaging stakeholders and empowering communities to advance health and happiness. We mobilize resources in response to emergency needs while co-creating long-term solutions that build healthy communities.

The Assistant Director of Health will support the Associate Vice President of Health to develop the health program area. Responsibilities include data analysis, reporting, developing policies and procedures, creating and implementing strategic and tactical plans for program development, developing and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders as well as program management. This position will support budget management as well as fundraising for sustainability. This position may include managerial and other responsibilities as needed. The ideal candidate is able to engage in day-to-day direct program work as well as strategic planning and implementation.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The UWCM Assistant Director of Health’s key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage and implement UWCM’s vaccine education and health literacy work to include attending in-person events in the community, engaging with and educating community members about the COVID-19 vaccine, data collection and reporting
  • Stay current on relevant data and research to help guide the health program area and work with UWCM’s Social Impact Accelerator on data analysis
  • Spearhead implementation of health strategic plan
  • Develop tactical implementation plans for the health focus areas
  • Manage program budgets
  • Provide health data and information in response to ad hoc requests to include writing reports
  • Manage UWCM health collateral (e.g., presentations, marketing materials, legal agreements, etc.)
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for health area
  • Represent UWCM’s health program area on committees and in meetings as needed and provide updates to Health Program Officer
  • Engage with lawmakers, public agencies, health and human service providers, nonprofits, and the general public about UWCM’s health program area as needed

ACCOUNTABILITY

In order to be successful in this job, the Assistant Director of Health must consistently demonstrate competency in:

  • Organizational and administrative skills (e.g., develop policies and procedures; able to track and simplify complex information and processes)
  • Program implementation and management skills (strong in executing and completing tasks)
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders (e.g., public and private sector entities, community members, community organizations, etc.)
  • Current knowledge on relevant topics in health, locally and nationally, and ability to communicate that information effectively

 

INTERACTION

Internal:

  • AVP & Health Program Officer
  • Members of Executive Management Team (EMT)
  • Members of Organizational Management Team (OMT)
  • All United Way of Central Maryland Staff
  • UWCM volunteers

External:

  • Public and private sector agency leads and staff
  • Community leaders and residents
  • Government officials and staff
  • Health systems

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

A Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years of full-time human/social services experience or a Master’s degree with at least one year full-time human/social services experience. Spanish fluency a plus.

  • Knowledge of operations management
  • Knowledge of health and human service landscape
  • Track record in developing and executing strategies, policies, processes, programs, partnerships and collaborations to address community needs

Abilities/Skills

(i.e. ability to empathize, initiative, self-confidence, customer focus, drive to achieve, teamwork, and leadership)

  • A self-starter who is able to self-manage and takes initiative to identify and provide solutions to gaps/needs
  • Adapts easily to rapid changes, is responsive to requests, and is innovative and resourceful
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and proactively communicates
  • Well-organized and time-sensitive, able to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Administrative, project and budget management skills
  • Critical, strategic, and innovative thinking skills
  • Exhibit strong collaboration skills, able to work as part of a team and independently
  • Able to work in person and comfortable working in a virtual environment
  • Present a professional and positive image as a representative of UWCM
  • Computer literacy including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The following are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform them. Walking or standing is required. The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle/feel small controls & objects. The employee must frequently talk & hear, and occasionally lift weights of up ≤25 lbs. There is extensive computer use. Employee may be expected to work in a variety of diverse environments that could require sitting or standing while performing position's duties. The employee will need to be able to get to different locations across central Maryland to attend in-person events.

 

TO APPLY

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via email to:

United Way of Central Maryland 
Attention: Human Resources
1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 340 
Baltimore, MD 21230 
Email: hrrecruiting@uwcm.org