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Project Director

The California School-Based Health Alliance (CSHA) is seeking a Project Director for our statewide work providing support and training to school-based health centers (SBHCs) to enhance their sustainability and improve the scope and quality of their services.

CSHA is the leading voice in California for the movement to put health care where kids are—in school. We are committed to school-based health as a strategy for increasing health equity and reducing educational disparities. We are also committed to developing school-based health practices that go beyond traditional medical care and incorporate public health approaches to changing the social determinants of health. 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.

Please review our website to learn more about our work: www.schoolhealthcenters.org.

We have 11 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 and open work environment dedicated to continual learning and improvement. We will seek opportunities for the Project Director to gain new skills based on his/her capabilities and interests. 

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Project Director will be responsible for supporting CSHA’s work to ensure that a growing number of California students, particularly those in our most disadvantaged communities, have access to the primary care and mental health services they need to succeed in school and in life. CSHA is a growing organization, and we are continually developing new areas of work. As such, the Project Director should expect to work on different issues or projects over time and can play a role in shaping those projects. Current focus areas for this position include the following:

  • Supporting implementation of the Young Men’s Empowerment Collaborative (YMEC) in West Contra Costa Unified School District. YMEC aims to promote justice and healing among young men of color ages 12-18 who have been victims of violence by 1) creating a supportive school climate, 2) increasing the proportion of young male survivors of violence who are identified and served, and 3) creating an effective response to violence through evidence-based group interventions.  Responsibilities include:
    • Maintaining a collaborative of partners committed to the project goals;
    • Planning or providing training and technical assistance for project partners;
    • Handling meeting preparation and logistics; o Adhering to federal grant reporting guidelines and preparing progress reports;o Monitoring project budgets, expenditures, and subcontract implementation plans;
    • Monitoring program evaluation in collaboration with external evaluators.
  • Supporting implementation of the About Us Teen Pregnancy Prevention Study which aims to evaluate an innovative healthy relationships curriculum in SBHCs across California. Responsibilities include:
    • Recruiting SBHCs to participate in the study;
    • Providing training and technical assistance to study sites on school-wide screening and program implementation.
  • Educating school districts and community health/mental health providers about options for expanding school health programs through consultation, trainings, and the development of written materials and tools.
  • Representing CSHA in meetings with other organizations working in children’s health, education, youth development, or social justice.
  • Participating in the development of CSHA’s annual conference.
  • Assisting with conceptualization, planning, fundraising and launch of new programs as opportunities arise.

QUALIFICATIONS

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities needed for this position:

  • A minimum of four years of experience in the school-based health field.
  • Familiarity with youth-oriented mental health practices (especially trauma-informed approaches and restorative justice), youth empowerment, and leadership development models.
  • Experience managing multi-stage projects involving multiple staff and partner agencies.
  • Experience working with multiple cross-sector partners, including school-districts, city and county government, community health centers, mental health agencies, and other community organizations.
  • Experience providing trainings and developing curricula or educational materials.
  • Excellent written, interpersonal, and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to travel, including overnights, and to work evening or weekend hours as needed.
  • Master’s degree preferred; equivalent job experience will be considered.
  • Knowledge of financing of school health and mental health services a plus.

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. Please use subject line: Project Director 2017. We will begin reviewing applications on September 8th, and 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.

 

Office Manager

The California School-Based Health Alliance (CSHA) is seeking an Office Manager to work in our Oakland office. The Office Manager ensures a smooth running office so that all staff have the equipment, supplies, and support needed to perform their jobs. This position maintains office equipment and space, orders supplies, performs a variety of bookkeeping and human resource tasks, and assists with a range of administrative support activities.

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 school health services to become a sustainable part of the health care and education systems.
  2. Expanding and improving programs and practices among school-based health centers and other school health service models.
  3. Raising support and awareness of school health through strategic communications.

We have a rigorous work environment and high standards. We are committed to being a learning organization, always open to new strategies and better ways of working. We also strive to support all of our staff in their own growth and development.

You can learn more about our organization at: www.schoolhealthcenters.org.

JOB OVERVIEW

1) Office Management

  • Maintain office network, equipment, computers, and telephone system.
  • Serve as liaison between building management and CSHA, and coordinate needed repairs and maintenance. 
  • Order office supplies and maintain supply inventory.
  • Answer main phone line and respond to general inquiries.
  • Serve as main staff point person for general office and space issues, and prepare workspace for new staff and volunteers.
  • Coordinate and maintain kitchen and office cleaning schedule.
  • Manage occasional special projects as needed.
  • Other office management tasks as assigned.

2) Bookkeeping

  • Process receivables and make bank deposits.
  • Review expense claims, process bills for payment, and write checks in QuickBooks.
  • Reconcile credit card statements.
  • Other bookkeeping tasks as assigned.

3) Administrative Support

  • Create and maintain up-to-date contact and organization records in Salesforce.
  • Assist with mailings and Word/Excel mail merges.
  • Assist with human resource activities such as processing paperwork and filing.
  • Schedule and calendar meetings for senior staff and make travel arrangements.
  • Process contracts, sub-contracts, and grants paperwork.
  • Assist with annual membership and donation drive.
  • Maintain website content related to board and staff listings and conference details.
  • Provide back-up support for grant proofreading and grant submission.

4) Conference and meeting support

  • Assist with planning and logistics for conference, meetings, and other events.
  • Manage conference registration process including processing online and print registration forms and organizing on-site check-in.
  • Serve as primary point person for questions about conference from prospective or registered attendees.

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
  • Strong computer skills, proficiency with QuickBooks, Google Docs, and Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel.
  • Experience with Salesforce and WordPress a plus, but not required
  • Bachelor’s Degree or minimum three years experience as an office manager, executive assistant, or administrative assistant 

This is a full-time nonexempt position. Salary range $40,000-50,000 dependent on experience. We offer a competitive benefit package.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@schoolhealthcenters.org. Please use subject line: Office Manager Sept 2017. In your cover letter, please cover the following: 1) your skills or attributes that make you well-suited to this position, 2) your professional goals and how this position fits in with them.

We will begin reviewing applications on September 20, and the position will be open until filled. We regret that we are unable to personally acknowledge receipt of employment inquiries due to the large number of submissions that we receive.

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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