Website Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center

Starting Annual Salary: $58,240/yr + DOE
Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm
At Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, we welcome diversity; we encourage, uplift, and are honored to serve people who have been historically underrepresented and underserved. Our mission is to provide high-quality, culturally appropriate healthcare to low-income residents of Washington and Yamhill Counties, with a special emphasis on seasonal and migrant farm workers and others with barriers to receiving healthcare. We strive to provide an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we employ and serve.
If you are unsure whether you meet all the required qualifications for this role but are interested and passionate about this potential position, we encourage you to apply.
Job Summary: The Advocacy Engagement Program Manager (AEPM) works with the Director of Communications, Advocacy & Government Relations (DCAGR) to design and implement an organization-wide strategic plan for community organizing, leadership development, policy and advocacy efforts, and partnership development that supports the mission and values of Virginia Garcia and specifically addresses the areas in which VG is most engaged.

The AEPM identifies advocacy opportunities that support the organizational strategic plan, including, but not limited to: grassroots advocacy, community partnerships, and working with the DCAGR and executive leadership to identify and support legislative initiatives that move the mission of Virginia Garcia forward.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage internal communications, providing “Advocacy Opportunities” for staff to engage in advocacy within the communities we serve.
Manage cross-department relationships, identifying issues and challenges and escalating them to the DCAGR.
Manage partnerships with community-based organizations serving our communities of color to ensure a collective voice on issues impacting our patients.
Represent Virginia Garcia’s approach with advocacy to other health systems, business organizations, government advisory boards and trade associations.
Act as a member of the Patient Advisory Committee, informing members on the work being done at Virginia Garcia and integrating feedback into the work Virginia Garcia does.
Monitor the external environment to evaluate current climate in health care policy. Provide clear analysis and strategic recommendations on policy and advocacy issues to Virginia Garcia to the DCAGR.
Manage the internal RISE (Reach Inspire Support Engage) program, including recruitment, content and sustainability of program that empowers staff in their advocacy journey.
Manage the Onboarding process for advocacy as well as the ongoing advocacy training of internal staff.
Manage your advocacy budget as well as any grants identified for advocacy
Handle protected health information (PHI) in a manner consistent with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
Perform other duties as assigned.

HIPAA Requirements:
The Advocacy Engagement Program Manager may have access to PHI in order to perform their job duties. Applying the minimum necessary standard of HIPAA, the designated record sets to which this employee will have access include: all sections of the medical record, patient demographic information in the practice management system, and incoming records, reports, results, consultations, etc. All employees are required to read the content of these records only to the extent needed to accomplish the assigned task.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Effective teaching/training skills to lead others in advocacy work.
Excellent interpersonal and client service skills.
Broad experience collaborating with community partners and project management efforts.
Strong understanding of the legislative process and rule-making. Established relationships with elected officials a plus.
Highly effective organization skills and ability to lead, manage and coordinate numerous outreach systems, processes, tools, efforts and projects.
Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to capture and share meeting content.
Ability to engage and influence stakeholders at all levels and drive action on strategic plans.
Experience examining data and recommending meaningful and actionable reports.
An understanding of systemic racism and inequity and how it intersects with health care systems.
Ability to incorporate complex ideas into clear and concise written products.
Highly proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
Commitment and alignment to Virginia Garcia’s mission, vision, and values.
Bilingual in Spanish strongly desired.
Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, safe driving record and insurance coverage.
Education and Experience Required:
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and two or more years of experience facilitating work related to advocacy and community relations or four years working in a coordination/project management role for a community-based organization.
Experience supporting, working in and engaging racially diverse communities.
Experience working with community organizations and coalitions.
Behavioral Competencies:
Role model VG’s mission, vision, and shared values
Listen to the voice of the customer and strive to delight them by exceeding their expectations
If someone needs help, help them

Be innovative, apply fresh ideas, and continuously improve how you do your work
Maintain strict confidentiality and respect the privacy of others
Demonstrate integrity, honesty, and stewardship in all encounters at work
Demonstrate consideration and appreciation for co-workers and patients
Demonstrate the ability to convey thoughts and ideas as well as understand perspective of others

Physical Requirements:
Standing: 10%
Walking: 10%
Sitting: up to 75%
Bend, Reach, Stoop: 5%
Use of computer: up to 80%
Must be able to lift/carry up to 25 lbs. on occasion
Must be able to work evenings and weekends on occasion.

Equipment Used:
Office Equipment
Computer, telephone, fax, copier, scanner
Staff members must meet immunization requirements as stated in VGMHC’s immunization policy and state and federal guidelines.
Job description represent a general outline of the essential and major job duties, functions and qualifications required. They cannot be all-inclusive and comprehensive due to the dynamic nature of work performed to accomplish VGMHC’s Mission.
VGMHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from consideration for employment because of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, veteran status, marital status or physical challenges. The policy applies not only to recruitment and hiring practices, but also includes affirmative action in the area of placement, promotion, transfer, rate of pay and termination.

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