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CSHA Job Opportunities

The California School-Based Health Alliance (CSHA) is seeking to hire for the following positions for our statewide work promoting health and educational equity by increasing access to health services in schools. Click the link to view the full job description. 

Executive Assistant

Communications Manager

Development Director

Director of Programs

Project Coordinator (Central Valley)

Despite expanded access to health coverage, too many children and youth still suffer from high rates of preventable conditions such as obesity, asthma, and mental health issues, many of which are exacerbated by poverty. Founded in a commitment to health and educational equity, school-based health centers (SBHCs) are clinics on school campuses designed to interface with school staff to identify student health issues and create seamless access to care, and are focused on serving children who live in neighborhoods where families experience more health issues and have less access to health care. There is a growing understanding that childhood trauma impacts the academic, mental health and general well-being of our students, and school-based health initiatives are important vehicles for improving the well-being of our children. School-based health providers offer a safe space for children to access mental health care services. SBHCs have been gaining popularity in California. There are now 246 SBHCs throughout the state providing health, mental health, and/or dental care along with other public health and prevention programs.

CSHA is the leading voice in California for the movement to put health care where kids are—in school. We are advancing school-based health by:

  1. Advocating for public policies that enable SBHCs to become a sustainable part of the health care and education systems.
  2. Expanding and improving programs and practices among SBHCs and other school health service models.
  3. Raising support and awareness of SBHCs through strategic communications.

We have 12 staff members in our downtown Oakland office and 2 staff members in Fresno. We work closely with partners in Los Angeles and Alameda Counties and with our national organization in Washington, D.C. We have an inclusive office culture and a work environment dedicated to continual learning and improvement. You can learn more on our website: www.schoolhealthcenters.org.

California School-Based Health Alliance is an equal opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability (mental or physical), gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion or creed, sex, sexual orientation, or any other factor that is not related to the job.

 

Communications Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION

As the Communications Manager, you will be responsible for setting communication outcome goals, developing key messages, and identifying key target audiences. You will also manage all communications distributed through media releases, social media, website, e-communications, and print materials.

The key responsibilities are:

  1. Communications and Outreach Planning
  • Coordinate implementation of strategic communications plan to increase awareness and support of organization’s work among key targeted audiences.
  • Develop and implement strategies for marketing events and expanding the reach of our communications.
  • Coordinate implementation of our social media strategy and strategies for expanding website traffic. Develop new web content as needed to build case for our work.
  • Manage media outreach and facilitate inquiries. Track relevant media stories and share with network. Equip staff with key talking points, stories, and stats to use in their work.
  • Participate in communications strategy planning and message development with key partners.
  • Participate in communications strategy planning and message development with key partners.
  • Lead communication strategy for educational and development events, including our annual conference.
  1. Create Communications Content and Develop Outreach Tools
  • Create and design printed and digital content and produce regular eblasts.
  • Gather content including stories from stakeholders to demonstrate need for and impact of school-based health and compelling statistics.
  • Collaborate with staff on development of targeted fact sheets, presentations, and exhibits.
  • Lead communications activities in concert with program staff on key projects.
  • Produce reports, presentations, and collateral to communicate messages to key audiences.
  1. Provide Communications Assistance with Development Fundraising Goals
  • Support Development Lead’s strategies to raise funding support from key audiences.
  • Help craft donor solicitation and donor appreciation messages.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, public relations, communications, or related field and 3-5 years related experience.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and interest in building the health and educational equity of children in California.
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently under deadline, and maintain high professional standards.
  • Experience using desktop publishing software to produce print materials.
  • Experience with Salesforce, WordPress, and InDesign highly preferred.

Salary is dependent on experience. We offer a competitive benefit package. This is a full-time position based in Oakland.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to jobs@schoolhealthcenters.org. In your cover letter, please describe what skills or experience you believe would be important for this position and assess the extent to which you meet that description. We are very interested in honest, critical reflection that is specific to this position in this organization.

Please use subject line: Communications Manager 2017. We will review applications on a rolling basis, and the position will be open until filled.

 

Development Director

JOB DESCRIPTION

Working closely with the Executive Director and Resource Development Committee of the Board of Directors, you will be responsible for shaping and implementing the organization’s fundraising strategies. This is an opportunity for an experienced and creative fundraising professional to step into a fiscally stable organization that is ready to grow in a number of strategic areas. The Development Director will directly supervise a shared administrative/development assistant (currently a 50% FTE position). S/he will also work in partnership with a Communications Manager and talented program staff who are savvy fundraisers and ambassadors.

CSHA strongly values both creative and critical thinking and we are always looking for ways to increase our impact through new programs or strategies. As Development Director, you will play a role in helping to advance this type of thinking as we secure funding to move our work forward.

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Grants

The Development Director is responsible for managing a large portfolio of current and prospective grant funders from the foundation, corporation and government sectors. Successful candidates will have experience with all aspects of grant seeking and management: research, partnership building, proposal writing, budget development, and reporting.

Annual Giving & Membership

The Development Director will be charged with sustaining a modest annual giving program as well as an emerging membership program, and developing strategies to take them both to the next level.

Special Events

CSHA hosts an annual statewide conference for the school-based health field. The Development Director leads all revenue generating strategies, including outreach to sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees. In addition, we expect receptions, tours and other small cultivation events to play a part in expanding the organization’s major donors.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • At least 5 years of experience in non-profit fundraising, including direct experience with grant writing and an overall understanding of foundation philanthropy is essential; BA required, relevant graduate level work desired.
  • Experience with special events, individual giving, corporate partnerships, and/or cause marketing is desirable.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and experience making presentations to potential donors or partners.
  • Detail oriented and highly organized approach to work.
  • Ability to travel regularly within California, including overnight, to work occasional weekend or evening hours, and take an average of one out-of-state trip each year.
  • Approach work with a positive attitude and excitement about being part of a vibrant nonprofit team.
  • Salesforce experience preferred.

Salary is dependent on experience. We offer a competitive benefit package. This is a full-time position based in Oakland, but we would also consider an 80% FTE under the right circumstances.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to jobs@schoolhealthcenters.org. In your cover letter, please describe what skills or experience you believe would be important for this position and assess the extent to which you meet that description. We are very interested in honest, critical reflection that is specific to this position in this organization. Please use subject line: Development Director 2017. We will begin reviewing applications on February 6th.

 

Executive Assistant

JOB DESCRIPTION

As an Executive Assistant, you will work closely with the Executive Director and engage with the Board of Directors and other program and administrative staff.

Executive Assistant Duties

  • Provide administrative support for Board meetings and committee calls
  • Manage calendar of Executive Director, expense reimbursements, and other tasks as assigned
  • Assist with scheduling and administrative tasks for other staff
  • Handle process and logistics for internal meetings and activities
  • Enter contact data and run reports from organization’s contact database (Salesforce)

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Excellent organizational skills, follow through, efficiency, and attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate with external audiences in a professional manner
  • Strong writing skills including correct grammar, spelling, and ability to compose emails free of typos
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Ability to learn new information and processes quickly
  • Strong work ethic, team player, and commitment to the mission of the organization
  • The ability to quickly learn and self-start with databases is essential. Experience with
  • Salesforce is preferred.
  • 1-3 years prior office experience required

This is a part-time, hourly position for 16-20 hours a week, based in Oakland. Competitive nonprofit wage depending on experience. We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@schoolhealthcenters.org. In your cover letter, please describe what skills or experience you believe would be important for this position and assess the extent to which you meet that description. We are very interested in an honest, critical reflection that is specific to this position in this organization.

Please use subject line: Executive Assistant 2017. We will be reviewing materials on a rolling basis and the position will be open until filled.

 

Director of Programs

JOB DESCRIPTION

The California School-Based Health Alliance (CSHA) is seeking an innovative Director of Programs to help build our statewide work promoting health and educational equity by increasing access to health services in schools.

The Director of Programs (DP) is a member of CSHA’s management team, along with the Executive Director (ED) and Development Director. The DP leads the project and technical assistance team and serves as a senior level thought-partner to the ED in planning and realizing creative growth of the organization in expanding school-based health care in California and ensuring a well-functioning organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Advancing School Health

The DP manages and leads CSHA’s efforts to expand school health services across California. Key strategies include developing and delivering tools and resources related to SBHC start-up, programs and services, and sustainability; coordinating technical assistance to school districts, health care providers, or community agencies; linking school health with the communities they serve; and facilitating partnerships that strengthen the role of SBHCs in the health care delivery system. Specifically, the DP:

  • Serves as CSHA’s expert on school health center operations and school health service models, and provides expert assistance to sites.
  • Supervises, supports, and coordinates project staff engaged in providing technical assistance related to starting or running a school health center or expanding school health services.
  • Acts as a thought partner together with the Executive Director and other stakeholders to develop innovative strategies for expanding the field of school based health services.
  • Works with staff to build their understanding of school health center operational issues to increase their capacity to deliver technical assistance.
  • Partners with the Policy Director in advancing CSHA’s policy agenda.
  • Serves as CSHA’s representative to the field, including networking, and regional meetings.

Program and Priorities Oversight

The DP ensures that CSHA’s program objectives and strategic plan priorities are successfully achieved. Additionally, the DP, in partnership with the ED and project staff, identifies opportunities to expand CSHA’s programs in alignment with the strategic plan. Specifically, the DP:

  • Supervises and supports project staff in completing grant deliverables related to respective workplans.
  • Supports project staff to ensure non-grant related work aligns with CSHA’s strategic plan priorities.
  • Works with project staff and CSHA’s Director of Operations to ensure project budgets are appropriately managed.
  • Coordinates reporting on program deliverables to funders.
  • Oversees and approves project activities such as reports or publications.
  • Facilitates effective communication between the project staff.
  • Identifies funding opportunities to support CSHA’s projects or priorities and works with CSHA’s ED to develop funding proposal concepts

Education and Outreach

The DP supports CSHA’s efforts to conduct outreach to key stakeholders to advance school-based health. Specifically, the DP:

  • Acts as an ambassador for school-based health by representing CSHA at meetings, events and conferences to cultivate interest in school-based health.
  • Builds relationships with key stakeholders including health care professionals, school district staff, nonprofit and community partners and policymakers.
  • Collaborates with CSHA’s ED and Communications Director to develop communications (webinars, email updates, etc.) to key stakeholders.
  • Partners with the national School-Based Health Alliance and CSHA’s local affiliate partners to advance school-based health.
  • Coordinates development of technical assistance materials such as toolkits, webinars, and other resources that advance school health.

Operations

The DP works with CSHA’s ED to create a healthy and effective work environment. Specifically, the DP:

  • Assists with the planning of staff meetings and retreats.
  • Supports effective communication between all staff.
  • Identifies opportunities for staff professional development.
  • Assists with the planning and coordination of Board meetings.
  • Provides support to the ED in other areas as needed.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • A minimum of four years experience working in school-based health centers or school health services in a management position.
  • Thorough understanding of funding for school-based health centers or school health services. An understanding of federally qualified health center is preferred.
  • Experience supervising a diverse team of multidisciplinary professionals.
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically as part of a collaborative team.
  • Experience developing foundation and government grant proposals.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and experience making presentations to partners and potential donors.
  • Detail oriented and highly organized approach to work.
  • Ability to travel regularly within California, including overnight, to work occasional weekend or evening hours, and take an average of one out-of-state trip each year.
  • Approach work with a positive attitude and excitement about being part of a vibrant nonprofit team.

Salary is dependent on experience. We offer a competitive benefit package. This is a full-time position based in Oakland.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@schoolhealthcenters.org.  In your cover letter, please describe what skills or experience you believe would be important for this position and assess the extent to which you meet that description. We are very interested in honest, critical reflection that is specific to this position in this organization.

 

Project Coordinator, Central Valley

JOB DESCRIPTION

Outreach:

The Project Coordinator builds a relationship with school health centers, start-up sites, and other supporters in the Central Valley. Specific duties include:

  • Conducting outreach to school health centers to build relationship with CSHA and solicit participation in CSHA activities.
  • Collecting data and information from school health centers in geographic area to maintain CSHA database and to inform TA and policy activities.
  • Facilitating networking and information sharing across school health centers through regular communication and coordination of the quarterly Central Valley Coalition meeting.
  • Identifying and engaging additional partners and school health center supporters through meetings and presentations.

Technical Assistance and Expansion:

The Project Coordinator provides or arranges for technical assistance to existing health centers and start-up sites. Specific duties include:

  • Providing technical assistance related to school health center start-up, operations, and sustainability.
  • Facilitating partnerships between schools and health care providers.
  • Sharing CSHA’s tools and resources with start-up sites.
  • Furthering CSHA’s work on advancing best practices in early childhood development with school-based health centers.
  • Working with the other CSHA staff and partners to develop strategies for deepening our impact on expanding school-based health in the Central Valley.
  • Act as primary staff person in collaboration with our West Ed partners to strengthen elementary SBHCs services (medical, dental, mental health) and interventions to improve school academic outcomes such as attendance.
  • Participate in WestEd REL Alliance planning meetings, contribute as thought partner including regularly scheduled conference calls and scheduled in-person meetings.
  • With WestEd staff, assist in carrying out REL Alliance tasks and activities.

Organization:

The Project Coordinator supports CSHA’s organizational development by helping achieve grant funded deliverables and extending our membership network. Specific duties include:

  • Supporting health and wellness initiatives and grants CSHA is engaged in the Central Valley.
  • Providing information and written narrative for grant reports.
  • Promoting CSHA membership benefits to partners.
  • Updating contact information and other relevant data for schools/districts and school based health centers into our database systems (Salesforce).
  • Supporting any additional tasks as needed.

 

Salary is dependent on experience. We offer a competitive benefit package. This is a full-time exempt position that must be based in Fresno or the surrounding area.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume, cover letter and one sample of your work product (writing sample, promotional material, meeting minutes, or anything else that you feel represents your work) to jobs@schoolhealthcenters.org. In your cover letter, please describe what skills or experience you believe would be important for this position and assess the extent to which you meet that description. We are very interested in honest, critical reflection that is specific to this position in this organization.

Please use subject line: Project Coordinator, Central Valley 2017. We will begin reviewing applications on February 15, 2017. The position will be open until filled.

California School-Based Health Alliance is an equal opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability (mental or physical), gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion or creed, sex, sexual orientation, or any other factor that is not related to the job.

 

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For California School-Based Health Alliance Members

Take advantage of another organizational member benefit and advertise your job openings here and in our bi-monthly eNews. Please contact us with your current job opening and provide us with: a brief job description; the full job description (either a PDF or website link); job location; and contact information for questions and resume submission. Job postings will stay up for one month unless we are notified that a position is still available or has been filled.