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Sr. Manager, Health Strategies

Department: Program-Cooking Matters-N
Location: Washington, DC

Since 1984, Share Our Strength® has led the fight against hunger and poverty by inspiring and organizing individuals and businesses to share their strengths. Today, through the No Kid Hungry and Cooking Matters campaigns, Share Our Strength is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need. No child should go hungry in America – we’re on our way to making that a reality and we want you to join us. We’re bold, creative, always open to new ideas, and 100% dedicated to our mission. If that sounds like you, we’d like you to consider becoming part of our team.

Share Our Strength’s Health Strategies work primarily pursues opportunities to leverage health care systems and partners to increase access to federal nutrition programs and food access for children and families. Reporting to the Director, Health Strategies, the Senior Manager will be responsible for implementing the goals of related strategic partnerships, including oversight for the planning, implementation and evaluation and reporting critical to advancing our strategic partnerships with managed care organizations, including our Nutrition in Housing partnerships. The Senior Manager will also be responsible for the analysis and production of position papers and presentations of our Health Strategies demonstration projects to further strategic partner engagement and health sector pipeline. The Senior Manager, Health Strategies will also serve in an internal liaison capacity to effectively collaborate on advancing health strategies with multiple departments.

The role is preferably based in Washington, DC, but could be fully remote for the right candidate. This position offers a range $80,000-$86,000. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead the implementation of our Nutrition in Housing model, including working with a broader team, including Family Economic Opportunity, to identify location and build on-the-ground plans, evaluation processes and partners.  Also develop planning for the Projects to be replicable and scalable as part of social determinants of health investments in housing.
  • Contribute research, outreach, and partnership development to the planning for a multi-market partnerships with Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) that builds on current preventative care pilot in Louisiana. Manage implementation of expanded strategic partnership with current and other MCOS, including partner facilitation, monitoring and coaching to capture learning, metrics, and stated objectives and impacts.
  • Evaluate and measure process, data collection, and outcomes across multiple and concurrent health strategies demonstration projects.
  • Analyze process and results across Health Strategies’ demonstration projects. Work with Health Associate to produce position papers and conference presentations for the purpose of strengthening internal and core external partner engagement, while also providing materials for developing partner pipeline.
  • Advance the development of health strategies goals by contributing to research and knowledge base, partner identification, and by developing process and models to replicate programmatic successes.
  • Research, develop and maintain a sound understanding of the health care systems most utilized by our priority audiences, anticipating issues and trends that can affect our health strategies, and recommending adjustments and tactics for health strategies goals as needed. Serve as team expert in affordable housing.  Utilize research to contribute recommendations to Health Strategies’ plans for replication and scale of demonstration projects.
  • Contribute to cross-team communication related to health strategies efforts, leverage organizational assets and build strong working relationships internally to maximize impact of health strategies, including  Early Childhood, Family Economic Opportunity, Center for Best Practices, Field, Innovation, Communications, Advocacy, Shared Support, and Cooking Matters teams.
  • Cultivate and manage productive relationships with key external stakeholders in the health care, wellness and nutrition, housing, evaluation and DEI fields.
  • Partner with colleagues to support Share Our Strength's work to be a diverse and inclusive organization, and ensuring this value is embedded in the organization and throughout our work.
  • Travel 15%
  • Other duties as required and assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in public health or related field preferred with 5-8 years’ work experience in the field of community health benefits, health care, public health, health equity, with a record of increasingly responsible positions.
  • Experience with Medicaid and health systems, and experience collaborating with or working with affordable housing communities status.
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain positive, mutually beneficial relationships, internally and externally.
  • Knowledge of and relationships with health care systems and affordable housing communities serving those with low socioeconomic status, and their funding mechanisms, as well as deep understanding of social determinants of health and health equity. Knowledge of food insecurity and its contributing factors, as well as federal nutrition programs and promising practices to end childhood hunger.
  • Experience developing evaluation processes using validated tools, data collection methods, and data analysis and reporting. 
  • Successful record of accomplishment managing multiple complex projects simultaneously and demonstrated ability to initiate, organize, prioritize and work independently.
  • Accustomed to and skilled in working in a team culture focused on accountability, achieving goals, collaboration, and innovation. 
  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship-building skills, including the ability to identify and work through challenges, underscored by strong judgment and emotional intelligence. 
  • Experience working with state and local government officials, state agency staff, businesses and community-based organizations and engaging low-income communities. 
  • Outstanding communications skills in presenting, speaking, and writing. 
  • Successful record of accomplishment of achieving results through persuasion and collaboration.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently and proactively in a fluid, dynamic environment.
  • Must be flexible and highly organized, accustomed to deadlines.
  • Demonstrated passion for our work.

COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT:

Share Our Strength is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for our staff. In order to maintain this safety, we have implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for all staff. This position is subject to the policy (on the website). If selected for the role you will be required to present proof of full vaccination prior to your start date.

DIVERSITY:

At Share Our Strength, we value an individual’s diversity of backgrounds, experiences, ideas and perspectives. A hallmark of our history, culture and values has been the organization’s desire to bring together motivated, intelligent, and talented people to work together to find and implement solutions to end hunger and poverty in the U.S. and abroad. We each come to Share Our Strength with a unique background, but together we form a team that yields amazing results. This shared value of encouraging and embracing diversity in our organization fosters a workplace and culture that is highlighted for its innovation, open expression of ideas, and collaboration. With a strong shared commitment to the organization’s mission, and a unique blend of individual strengths, we are all working toward ensuring that every individual can live a healthy and productive life.

 

 

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COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 

Purpose 

Share Our Strength is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for our staff. In order to maintain this safe workplace, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families; our partners and visitors; and the community at large. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, as applicable. 

Scope 

Except as set forth below in the section titled “Exemptions,” all Employees (which, only for purposes of this policy, include full and part-time regular staff, AmeriCorps, temporary employees, and interns) must be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. An individual is considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after receipt of the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (e.g., Pfizer, Moderna) or two weeks after receipt of a one-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson). Share Our Strength may also require that employees receive any booster shots ultimately recommended by health authorities. 

Procedures 

Employees will be notified by HR as to the timeframe(s) for having the vaccine(s) administered. Only vaccines that have received an Emergency Use Authorization or have been fully approved by the FDA or World Health Organization shall qualify. 

COVID-19 vaccinations are generally available free of charge, regardless of whether an individual has health insurance or not. Share Our Strength can provide informational resources where Employees without insurance may receive the vaccine at no charge. 

All Employees will be paid for time taken to receive vaccinations. Employees are to work with their managers to schedule appropriate time to comply with this policy. 

Before the stated deadlines to be vaccinated, Employees must provide proof of vaccination or have been approved for an exemption pursuant to the section below. For virtually all Employees, documentation will consist of the Employee's vaccination card. If other documentation is used, it should only include proof of vaccination and not other medical or genetic information (e.g., family medical history). 

If an Employee is unable to provide proof of vaccination or a reasonable accommodation cannot be provided, the Employee may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination. 

Exemptions 

Employees in need of an exemption from this policy due to a medical reason or because of a sincerely held religious belief, or as otherwise required by law, must submit a completed Request for Accommodation form to HR. 

Employees who plan to request an exemption as a reasonable accommodation should submit the Request for Accommodation form at least ten days before the stated deadline to be vaccinated in order to avoid becoming non-complaint with this policy. Share Our Strength will assess whether such Employees are eligible for a reasonable accommodation in accordance with the Organization’s policy as well as federal, state, and local law. Share Our Strength will also keep any medical information obtained in connection with a request for a reasonable accommodation confidential in accordance with, and to the extent required by, applicable law, regulations and guidance. 

Additional Information 

This policy is an essential component of Share Our Strength’s overall strategy and commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. This policy is designed for use together with, and not as a substitute for, other measures to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace. Additional information regarding the Organization’s COVID-19-related health and safety policies and procedures can be found on StrengthNet (an internal resource).

This policy will remain in effect until further notice. The Organization reserves the right to modify this policy at any time in its sole discretion. Please direct any questions regarding this policy to HR. 

Last revised October 15, 2021

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