July 29, 2020
WithinReach is Hiring a HMG Network Manager!
Job Title: Help Me Grow Network Manager
Date of Description: July 21, 2020
WithinReach makes it easier for Washington families to navigate complex health and social service systems and connect with the resources they need to be healthy and safe. We work one-on-one with people – in person, over the phone and online – to identify their goals and provide them with immediate support that is close to home. WithinReach also works with partners, providers and policymakers in a variety of ways to prioritize families and children. We are focused on improving access to resources and support because we believe all families and children benefit from holistic and comprehensive information to navigate health, food, and early childhood systems with success.
Our team is a mix of smart and purpose-driven professionals. We are change makers, working to build healthy, equitable, vibrant communities. We believe that we can only do our jobs well by learning about and reflecting the people we serve through workforce and leadership development and by addressing and seeking to identify and reduce the system and access barriers that contribute to structural inequities. By doing so, we are able to create meaningful change for families and communities.
High Level Position Summary:
Help Me Grow is a national model focused on facilitating optimal growth and development for children to thrive to their full potential. The framework recognizes the benefit of existing programs, and emphasizes ongoing assessment and evaluation to improve coordination, collaboration, and linkage across early childhood systems. WithinReach is the state affiliate of Help Me Grow and works with a growing network of community partners across the state to connect and maintain a resource grid of information and supports. The resource grid design is rooted in addressing the social determinants of health, and embeds racial equity principles and strategies throughout its development to improve overall health and well-being for Washington families.
We are seeking a Help Me Grow Network Manager who will be responsive to the holistic needs of partners at varying stages of exploration and implementation of the model. Pillars of the Help Me Grow model include: community engagement with families and community partners, child health provider partnership, data and evaluation, and coordinated access point(s).
The team convenes a network of cross-sector partners with shared commitment to improving early childhood services and family support with a focus on identifying gaps and opportunities to reach families furthest from opportunity. Existing and potential partners include: early learning coalitions, community-based organizations, public health, government agencies, tribal entities, families and caregivers, policy and advocacy groups, social work, and researchers. We seek to engage providers and professionals from multiple disciplines through shared learning opportunities and support to ensure the successful design and implementation of Help Me Grow.
The team actively promotes systems change at the practice and policy level. Current systems change efforts include: embedding racial equity principles and strategies in the design process, creation of a care coordination model locally that will support families accessing the resource grid with customized support, and data and evaluation planning.
The optimal candidate will have some combination of lived experience and/or demonstrated experience in successfully building strong relationships with communities of diverse cultures and identities including, but not limited to: racial, economic, ethnic, language, gender, sexual orientation, and/or immigration status. This team interfaces with health, social service, and early learning providers. While this position does not provide direct service to families, the HMG Network manager will facilitate integration of family and caregiver voice in the expansion, implementation, and quality improvement of Help Me Grow and early childhood efforts.
- Provide support to regional partners in planning and implementation of Help Me Grow in their communities.
- Identify Training and Technical Assistance interests (T/TA) and opportunities for shared learning.
- Develop learning events, resources, and other opportunities for Help Me Grow partners.
- Manage communications with partners via coaching support and participation in local and regional workgroups.
- Organize webinars and trainings to facilitate peer learning; identify and coordinate expert speakers and/or panelists.
- Implement continuous quality improvement strategies.
- Manage the annual sub-affiliate renewal process and communications with the sub-affiliate network.
- Project Management and strong facilitation skills to support internal and external teams and workgroups.
This position will be supervised by the Senior Manager of Strategic Initiatives.
- Strong group facilitation and one-on-one coaching skills; experience leading and/or participating in coalitions, workgroups, or task forces with members of diverse and intersectional identity groups.
- Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds or lived experience.
- Experience working in a culturally responsive manner, adjusting to the unique strengths and needs of communities when implementing programs or planning processes. Examples may include lived experience, translation, approaches to technical assistance, assessing for cultural relevance of content.
- Ability to consistently apply an equity lens; possesses the skills needed to analyze and address the disproportionate impacts of programs and policies on communities due to structural racism, classism, and other forms of systemic oppression.
- Strong knowledge of evaluation methods, measures, and planning processes.
- Excellent team-building and collaboration skills; experience working on a diverse team.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with people of diverse cultures and identities and in different cultural environments.
- Demonstrated ability to foster collaborative, productive and respectful relationships with internal and external partners.
- Excellent written/oral communications skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to work independently while part of a team; flexibility and tolerance for ambiguity.
- Demonstrated experience with successful prioritization including the ability to produce, track and manage multiple deliverables and deadlines.
- A Master’s degree in Public Health or Public Administration or Social Work or related field, OR any equivalent combination of training and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position.
- Familiarity and/or previous applied experience with providing support to broad implementation of a national model.
- Knowledge of maternal/child health and early learning and social service systems desired.
- Knowledge and experience with web-based communication platforms.
- Strong commitment to applying an equity lens to partnership and systems building.
- Knowledge of adult learning principles and/or curriculum development.
- Ability to speak a second language
This position requires access to reliable internet connection, a car, and a valid driver’s license and may require day/overnight travel. Due to COVID-19 all activities will be virtual, and modifications will follow CDC and state health official recommendations.
Wages & Benefits:
$65,000 – $72,000 annually DOE. Excellent benefits include fully paid medical coverage, vision and dental for employees and generous coverage for spouses, partners and dependents. Paid time off and employer matched retirement plan.
Position Rating: Exempt
All positions are remote at this time due to COVID-19. WithinReach office location is: 155 NE 100th Street, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98125. Applicants can reside anywhere in the state of Washington. We are taking the utmost precautions to protect our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Once it is deemed safe, this position may include up to 10% travel within Washington State and National Conference.
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