July 29, 2020

WithinReach is Hiring a HMG Network Manager!

Job Title:  Help Me Grow Network Manager

Organization:  WithinReach

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:

The Help Me Grow Network Manager is a project-based position that is accountable for leading structured support for the planning and implementation of projects and initiatives that advance the spread and successful replication of the Help Me Grow model in communities across Washington. Previous experience with Help Me Grow is not required.

Program 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 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; it does not work directly with families.

Essential Duties:

  • Apply existing onboarding and planning tools from Help Me Grow National and the Help Me Grow Washington network with local Help Me Grow leads.
  • Identify training and Technical Assistance interests (T/TA) and shared learning opportunities with and for community partners.
  • Ensure training and guidance adhere to fidelity indicators of the Help Me Grow model.
  • Develop training modules and curriculum informed by stakeholder input. Topics may include Help Me Grow core components, Help Me Grow fidelity measures, Child Development, Developmental Promotion, Developmental Surveillance, Early Childhood Systems, Racial and Health Equity.
  • Design and implement coaching support through in-person, video and/or phone with regional HMG leads and/or core teams (all activities are currently virtual due to COVID-19).
  • Organize webinars and trainings to facilitate peer learning; identify and coordinate expert speakers and/or panelists.
  • Utilize continuous evaluation to assess effectiveness of information provided, and identify strengths and opportunities for improvement in content or process.
  • Manage the annual sub-affiliate renewal process and communications with the sub-affiliate network.
  • Manage TA contracts and ensure timely completion of activities, deliverables, and narrative and quantitative reporting.

This position will be supervised by the Senior Manager of Strategic Initiatives.


  • Strong facilitation and 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.
  • Experience working with community partners in a culturally responsive manner, adjusting to the unique strengths and needs of communities when implementing programs or planning processes. Examples may include translation, approaches to technical assistance, assessing for cultural relevance of content.
  • Strong commitment to applying an equity lens to partnership and systems building. Possesses a strong equity analysis and has experience applying that analysis to consider the impacts of the work on communities served, particularly communities facing structural inequities.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of maternal/child health and early learning and social service systems desired.
  • 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 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 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 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 annually.  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

Job Location:
155 NE 100th St, Suite 500, Seattle 98125

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Closing Date:
August 4, 2020