The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) is seeking an energetic and well-organized Program Associate to join our Alliance for Health Equity team. The Program Associate will work with staff and partners to provide planning and administration support for projects led by the Center for Community Capacity Development (CCCD) with a primary focus on supporting the Alliance for Health Equity, including the work on social and structural determinants of health, mental health, and community health needs assessment. Project work may include coordinating workgroups; writing and editing reports; qualitative data analysis; supporting stakeholder-engaged assessments and work plans; training content development; meeting and event coordination; database management; grant writing; and communications initiatives. The Program Associate position is full-time exempt and reports to the Program Director for the Alliance for Health Equity. IPHI’s standard work week is 37.5 hours.
Application Instructions: please visit our website, link here, to apply. Complete applications must include a resume, cover letter, writing sample and completion of an online questionnaire. Unfortunately, incomplete applications cannot be reviewed. The cover letter should compare your qualifications, experiences and interests to the duties, responsibilities and qualifications for the position. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls please.
About IPHI and the Alliance for Health Equity
The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) mobilizes stakeholders, catalyzes partnerships, and leads action to improve public health systems to maximize health, health equity, and quality of life for people and communities. IPHI has three program centers: the Center for Community Capacity Development (CCCD), the Center for Health Information Sharing and Innovation (CHISI), and the Center for Policy and Partnership Initiatives (CPPI).
The Center for Community Capacity Development provides training, consultation, and strategic planning services to public health systems partners that support activities including assessment, action planning, strategic planning, performance management, quality improvement, and implementation and evaluation of evidence-based strategies, policies and systems change.
The Alliance for Health Equity is a collaboration across hospitals, government, and community partners working to improve health equity, wellness, and quality of life across Cook County from the neighborhoods of Chicago to the municipalities of the suburbs. In 2015, IPHI partnered with non-profit hospitals and the Chicago and Cook County Departments of Public Health to launch this collaboration of 30+ hospitals collaborating with community partners. Since then, the Alliance has produced two collaborative community health needs assessments (CHNAs) and fostered partnerships and policy and systems change initiatives related to social and structural determinants of health and mental health and substance use disorders.
Duties and Responsibilities
Project Management and Program Development
Relationship Management and Communication
Continuous Improvement and Evaluation
Compensation: $48,000 – $53,000 annual salary. IPHI offers competitive benefits that include health, dental and disability insurance; sick and vacation time; a paid parental leave benefit and a retirement plan with employer matching contributions.
Location: The position is located in Chicago. IPHI operates a hybrid office work model where staff work in the office two days per week, and individuals may work in the office or remotely the other three days per week. Ongoing COVID safety protocols are in place, including wearing of KN95 masks in common spaces/when working with others.
Travel: The position requires travel in Chicago and suburban Cook County. While business travel is currently suspended at IPHI, there may be occasional travel within Illinois and out of state for trainings and meetings.
Starting Date: Immediate.
IPHI is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and is actively seeking and encouraging applications from women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and/or people who are LGBTQ+.
The Illinois Public Health Institute is dedicated to the principles of equal opportunity. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other personal characteristic not relevant to the posted position.
A Note to Potential Candidates:
Studies have shown that women, BIPOC, and other people from marginalized groups are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet all the qualifications described in the job description. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization and to considering a broad array of candidates, including those with diverse work experiences and backgrounds. Please use your cover letter to tell us about your interest in this position and what you hope to bring to this role.
Visit www.iphionline.org for more information about IPHI
Visit www.allhealthequity.org for more information about the Alliance for Health Equity
The ideal candidate will have:
IPHI is a collegial workplace whose mission is to partner to improve health more effectively. Staff must be able to work well in a team and collaboratively with external partners.