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GFHC currently has one open position (application deadline 3/1/15):

POSITION TITLE:  Project Director, Genesee County Children’s Healthcare Access Program (CHAP)

OVERVIEW:
Greater Flint Health Coalition is seeking an experienced Project Director to lead the implementation and operation of a new program, the Genesee County Children’s Healthcare Access Program (CHAP).

Genesee CHAP is an innovative and collaborative approach to improve the health outcomes for Genesee County’s children with Medicaid while reducing costs. Through Genesee CHAP, a multi-disciplinary, community and clinically-based team will link families with a medical home, health behavior and asthma education, transportation to medical home visits, interpreting services, and community resources to address social determinants of health. Genesee CHAP is a partner in the eight county Michigan CHAP network that will develop a statewide expansion of the CHAP model.

Operated via the Greater Flint Health Coalition, the Genesee CHAP Project Director will join our team based in Flint, Michigan, working in a fast-paced, demanding, but rewarding collaborative environment. You will have the opportunity to use your project management experience, as well as clinical and community knowledge to improve health outcomes and healthcare access for children.

Greater Flint Health Coalition serves as the neutral convener and backbone organization for public health and healthcare collaboration between Flint & Genesee County hospitals, physicians, insurers, businesses, government, public health, education, nonprofits, and citizens. We work to improve the health status of area residents, and improve the quality and cost effectiveness of the healthcare systems in our community.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide project management to Genesee CHAP to achieve the outcomes of the Genesee CHAP grants and project work plans.
  • Work closely with private pediatric and family practice managers to orient, train and support them as they learn to utilize the support services CHAP provides for them.  Monitor their satisfaction and problems encountered and provide solutions (with the support of the Vice President of Programs as needed). 
  • Oversee the day-to-day budget, working with the Vice President of Programs to look ahead and predict the long-range budget.
  • Directly supervise all CHAP staff, including community health workers, social workers, and nurses. Promote teamwork and good communication among all staff/team members within the workflow of the Greater Flint Health Coalition.
  • Oversee the CHAP intake system and the CHAP caseload, delegating referrals, determining intervention strategies, and assigning to staff as appropriate.
  • Manage project timelines, documentation, database, and deliverables while maintaining alignment with multi-sector partner objectives and grant / project work plan requirements.
  • Oversee the maintenance of up-to-date information in the CHAP Toolkit and the development and maintenance of a CHAP practice training and support manual.
  • Oversee the development and production of a Genesee CHAP newsletter. 
  • Maintain good communication and teamwork among the practice managers; organize and manage the CHAP practice manager’s network meetings, determining issues to be discussed, overseeing all preparations and running the meetings.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate CHAP practice quality improvement projects.
  • Work with the Vice President of Programs, external evaluator(s), and other staff and program stakeholders to design and oversee ongoing program evaluation.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with key people at selected state, county and community organizations and agencies.
  • Work with the Vice President of Programs in writing and managing program grants.
  • Work with Vice President of Programs and Medical Director to plan provider and advisory committee meetings.
  • Provide committee staffing, ensuring responsiveness to partner requirements, inputs, and concerns. Collaborative process includes timely material preparation, agenda development, minutes, program/grant development, work plan execution, and the completion of required committee follow up resulting from consensus decision making.
  • Participate in advocacy for improved access and quality of healthcare for low-income and uninsured (or underinsured) children, by attending selected governmental agency meetings, legislative sessions/meetings, and community organization meetings.
  • Represent Genesee County as a member of Michigan CHAP (MI-CHAP) and connect with other statewide and national pediatric medical home initiatives as assigned.
  • Report to Vice President of Programs and participate in required Greater Flint Health Coalition staff meetings as a member of the Health Care Access Focus Area of the Greater Flint Health Coalition.
  • Support the mission, vision, values and key strategies of the Greater Flint Health Coalition and development of collaborative relationships with the organizations that interface with the program.
  • Other job duties and responsibilities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Successful candidate profile:

  • Bachelor’s required/Master’s preferred degree in healthcare, public health, education, social work, early childhood, or related field.
  • Two or more years relevant community health improvement experience. 
  • Program/project management experience.
  • Motivated self-starter that is career-oriented, not seeking “just a job”.
  • Current unrestricted Michigan Driver’s License, automobile insurance, and available automobile.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, budgets, and legal documents. 
  • Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the community. 
  • Ability to write well, speak well, present well, and use communication and communication methods appropriate to the situation. 
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and relational database software.
  • Ability to establish positive interpersonal relationships with staff, colleagues, and external community.
  • Ability to network and build partnerships within the community. 
  • Ability to analyze complex or diverse information. 
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, and develop alternative solutions.
  • Ability to develop project plans, coordinate project work, and complete projects on time and within budget.
  • Ability to solve conflict. Ability to listen to others and maintain confidentiality. Ability to cope with stressful situations, work effectively and efficiently under tight deadlines, high volumes, multiple interruptions, and maintain a calm and professional demeanor.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong time management and organizational skills.
  • High level of independent thinking and judgment.
  • High level of decision-making.
  • High level of skill in working in a variety of complex systems and with high-level management.
  • High skill in professional development and program development

COMPENSATION:
Greater Flint Health Coalition’s collaborative work environment emphasizes teamwork, personal commitment, integrity, and success. In addition to the meaningful and groundbreaking work to improve health on a community-wide level, GFHC offers a competitive annual salary and exceptional benefit package. Benefit package includes paid time off, medical, vision, and dental benefits plus life & disability coverage paid 100% by employer for employee, 403b, and more.

To apply:
Send a resume, cover letter (addressing how you meet the required qualifications), and salary history by email to the Vice President of Programs, Greater Flint Health Coalition at jobs@flint.org by March 1, 2015.

In the subject line of your email, please write “Genesee CHAP Project Director”.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.