Health Equity Policy Director
Are you looking for a rewarding career fueled by purpose? Do you want our region to be the best it can possibly be? Place and purpose drive our mission, so Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) may be the place for you. As the region’s leading community foundation and one of the most prominent in the nation, we serve an eight-county region of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
We bring together:
- Donors – Supporting causes and organizations that improve our community.
- Nonprofits – Delivering experiences that improve people and place.
- Changemakers – Working to solve our region’s greatest challenges.
Greater Cincinnati Foundation recruits, employs, trains, compensates, promotes and celebrates employees of all races, religions, colors, national origins, sexes, sexual orientations, disabilities, ages, veteran status and all the other characteristics that make individuals unique and extraordinary. At GCF, we have a clear vision: to be an employer of choice where a diverse mix of talented people want to be and can do their best work. GCF exists exclusively to support our community, and we know our organization runs on the hard work and dedication of our passionate and mission-driven employees.
GCF's values are generosity, greater good, equity, trailblazing and growth. Generosity fuels our work. We exist for the greater good in the region with equity being our North Star. We embrace our role as a leadership organization that requires vision and trailblazing. Maintaining a growth mind allows us to think big and stay driven.
Our dedication to promote racial and gender equity, diversity, multiculturalism and inclusion is clearly reflected in our values, behaviors and strategic initiatives. We are fully focused on racial equity as an organization – it is more than a commitment for us, it is the foundation of what we do. Here are a couple of examples of our leadership in this area:
A message from our Governing Board - http://www.gcfdn.org/news/5-million-committed-to-racial-justice/
A message from our CEO, Ellen Katz - http://www.gcfdn.org/news/join-us-in-solidarity/
The purpose of the All-In Cincinnati Equity Coalition is to co-create an equitable community in which Black women can live in healthy, safe, opportunity-rich neighborhoods reflecting our culture; connect to economic opportunities; and have influence in decisions shaping our neighborhoods. The Coalition’s mission is to dismantle racial inequities in health, housing, education, economic mobility, and justice by elevating Black women in Hamilton County.
The Health Equity Policy Director leads the public health policy efforts of All-In Cincinnati including creating and implementing a multi-dimensional advocacy agenda and strategies, creating collaborative partnerships for impact, educating policymakers about our core issues, and mobilizing our coalition members to advance our public health policy efforts. The goal of this position is to increase life expectancy and improve quality of life for Black women living in Hamilton County.
The Health Equity Policy Director must maintain current knowledge base in areas of focus, emerging social trends, community concerns, and political issues.
This position is full-time (37.5 hours a week) and is located at Greater Cincinnati Foundation. Some evening and weekend hours are required.
The Healthy Equity Policy Director reports to the Executive Director of All-In Cincinnati and collaborates with the All-In Cincinnati Core Team, Coalition and other Greater Cincinnati Foundation personnel.
The Health Equity Policy Director manages the Community Health Worker.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Shape advocacy agenda
- Work with community members and internal and external stakeholders to establish short and long-term policy/advocacy agenda for health, including issue identification, alignment with our strategic plan. key focus areas, and pillars (Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation) and development of accountability measures.
- Discern with partners where there is energy, base and capacity in the community to support and lift a policy opportunity.
- Write op-eds advancing public health for Black women
Collaborate and amplify voice with other organizations
- Increase partnerships amongst public health entities in Hamilton County to support Black women.
- Increase opportunities for Black women to champion and implement public health policy.
- Proactively identify, build and nurture effective multi-organizational coalitions and alliances on shared priority issues and campaigns.
- Partner with organizations focusing on mental health and wellness to improve mental health outcomes for Black women.
Lead advocacy efforts
- Actively manage internal and external work that promotes achievement of public policy wins.
- Lead the development and management of effective working relationships with key public officials at the federal, state and local levels.
- Lead the All-In Cincinnati Health Subcommittee. Train and mobilize volunteers to support strategy.
- Establish partnerships with statewide policy and advocacy organizations such as Health Policy Institute of Ohio and Groundwork Ohio.
- Provide written and verbal testimony on relevant legislation, advocate and educate elected officials on policy issues and legislation. Work as a lobbyist when action on specific legislation warrants that intervention.
- Create and implement methods to engage supporters of All-In Cincinnati in public policy.
- Have ultimate responsibility for the Community Health Worker program to build individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy. Manage Community Health Worker who executes day to day operations of this program and oversees our efforts to improve health outcomes.
Requirements and Qualifications
- Minimum 3 - 5 years of experience in public health, health education, nursing, public policy and/or government relations. Preferred Bachelor’s degree in nursing, public health, public policy/administration, political science, or related field.
- Previous experience in monitoring and analyzing public policy and an ability to utilize this knowledge to anticipate policy conflicts, unintended consequences, and future implications of a policy stance or change.
- Prior experience working on successful policy or advocacy campaigns and experience working with coalitions preferred.
- Political experience and demonstrated relationships with decision makers at the city, county, and state level.
- Excellent interpersonal skills; comfort in connecting to all types of constituents and ability to build authentic, long-term relationships.
- Polished and compelling oral and written communication skills; ability to synthesize large amounts of data and translate it for multiple audiences.
- Ability to find common ground on policy issues and build cases that appeal to multiple political points of view.
- Impeccable follow-through and strong attention to detail; ability to connect all facets of advocacy work to our strategy.
- Strong interest in and understanding of racial equity issues and the All-In Cincinnati Strategic Plan.
- Ability to complete assignments independently, professionally, and in a timely manner.
Pay Range: $70,000-$76,000
Wages are negotiable within the competitive salary range set by GCF. The ranges have been established based on organization, industry and national standards. Desired salary expectations will be discussed during the interview process.
This position summary is not to be considered an exhaustive description of the responsibilities which may be required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform key responsibilities. Please note that duties and qualification of this and all jobs will change as we evolve our services to our community.
Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) recruits, employs, trains, compensates, promotes and celebrates employees of all races, religions, colors, national origins, sexes, sexual orientations, disabilities, ages, veteran status and all the other characteristics that make individuals unique and extraordinary. At GCF, we have a clear vision: to be an employer of choice where a diverse mix of talented peopled want to be and can do their best work. GCF exists exclusively to support our community, and we know our organization runs on the hard work and dedication of our passionate and mission-driven employees.
GCF is a Gold Level certified with Ellequate (Formerly Queen City Certified), which is the first data-informed employer certification and cohort-based leadership program for gender equity in the U.S. workplace.
If interested, please apply on our website at www.gcfdn.org/careers