SALARY: $78,059.00 - $95,622.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 07/11/22
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
Effective December 1, 2021, the King County Housing Authority has instituted a COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Policy that requires all regular, part-time, and temporary employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the health and safety of its workplace and community. Newly hired employees must provide proof to KCHA Human Resources after an offer of employment has been made and before their first day of employment that they are fully vaccinated. Individuals with a qualifying medical or religious reason may submit a request for exemption and reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualifying individuals if the accommodations do not present an undue hardship.
Please note this position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration applications should be received by August 1, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.
Are you interested in applying your behavioral and primary health expertise in a housing environment? Are you passionate about improving life outcomes for people living in poverty in King County? Can you envision yourself innovating new health services program models? Do you want to work side by side with colleagues who are leading the national conversation on the intersection of housing and healthcare? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining the Resident Services team at King County Housing Authority (KCHA), a high performing nationally recognized leader in affordable housing.
The Health Initiatives Program Manager will play a lead role in developing new programs and services to support the behavioral and physical health of residents utilizing housing subsidies with KCHA. In this position the Program Manager will manage a portfolio of partners and oversee the successful activation and implementation of partnership activities and communications. The Program Manager reports to the Director of Resident Services and works with other staff and leadership to successfully build programs in a timely and cost effective manner. The Program Manager will be an effective collaborator, partnership manager, project manager, and have strong knowledge of the health and medical fields, including national associations spanning public health, mental health, medical, nursing, and health care. They should be knowledgeable and passionate about health, anti-poverty, and social equity work.
We transform lives through housing.
The Health Initiatives Program Manager is based out of Tukwila, Washington and will oversee the development of strategies, policies, and programs in support of KCHA’s Health Initiatives.
The Health Initiatives Program Manager will:
- In partnership with the Social Impact department, establish a Health Initiatives strategy with an emphasis on improving health outcomes and reducing health disparities for KCHA participants;
- Establish programming and best practices in serving residents with needs related to health; with an initial emphasis on behavioral health and aging in place needs;
- Negotiate and manage health-related program contracts;
- Lead KCHA in establishing working relationships and partnerships with key health providers serving KCHA participants, including federally qualified health centers and community behavioral health agencies to increase coordination and access to services;
- Partner closely with KCHA’s Social Impact department to develop evaluation plans and monitor metrics measuring the success of KCHA’s health initiatives;
- Act as KCHA’s internal expert on the intersection of health and housing as a resource for KCHA staff; provide education and technical assistance to departments and KCHA work teams in interdepartmental problem-solving, planning, and policy development regarding health program challenges and opportunities;
- Supervise the Health and Housing Stability AmeriCorps VISTA member in their last year of service; may supervise other program staff as assigned by Director.
- Attend and participate in regular department and division meetings;
- Engage in ongoing professional development as a process of continuous improvement.
QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:
- Associate's/Technical Degree; advanced degree preferred AND
- Considerable experience in health, mental health, and/or behavioral health fields OR
- An equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Relevant knowledge and understanding of the health sector (local, state, national), leaders, organizations, and structures.
- Experience in leading the development and implementation of complex multiyear, multifaceted partnerships for multi-stakeholder initiatives with emphasis on energizing key players and facilitating strategic collaboration.
- Excellent problem solving, communication skills, and the ability to work with multiple teams with various needs.
- Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, and implements recommendations; demonstrates critical, creative, and reflective thinking.
- Applies effective written and verbal communication techniques to convey clear and timely messages to internal and external stakeholders; solicits feedback and actively listens for ideas and concerns.
- Organizes and adjusts to rapidly changing priorities within projects; ability to collaborate and work effectively on multiple projects with limited supervision.
- Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.
- Proficiency with MS Office to include Word, Excel, Outlook, and database software.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ability to blend strategic thinking with creation and management of real tactics and implementation.
- Extensive knowledge of best and emerging practices in the field of health services, particularly in behavioral health.
- Knowledgeable about the health services landscape in areas such as Accountable Communities of Health; the King County Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy; King County’s Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD), etc.
- Understanding of the problems people in poverty often face, including alcohol and drug abuse, mental illness, domestic violence, and long-term homelessness.
- Knowledge of housing programs and policies, including housing barriers related to health.
- Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by the first day of employment or have an approved medical or religious exemption and reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualifying individuals if the accommodations do not present an undue hardship.
- Consent to and pass a driver's and criminal records background check.
- Must possess a valid driver's license and own or have access to a vehicle to regularly travel between work sites. Must have an acceptable driving record at time of appointment and throughout employment.
POSITION INFORMATION AND APPLICATION PROCESS:
To be considered for this opportunity, you must:
- Complete the online application profile in its entirety.
- Upload a cover letter that addresses how your experience and education qualifies you to perform the essential functions listed in the job announcement. (Cover Letter)
- Upload a detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience. (Résumé)
Salary & Benefits:
The salary range of this position is $78,059-$95,622 annually. Performance based merit increase opportunities and COLAs are reviewed on an annual basis. A comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance, life and long-term disability insurance plans, vacation, sick and personal leave, reduced tuition, and retirement benefits are also available.
Incumbent(s) must be able to meet the physical requirements of the classification and have mobility, balance, coordination, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the functions performed. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is performed in an office environment and at KCHA sites. While the primary work location will be in Tukwila, the Health Initiatives Program Manager may engage with residents and staff at KCHA properties and sites; travel will be required (as needed). Site visits require driving a vehicle and may be conducted in a variety of weather conditions.
Physical Work Environment:
This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work frequently sitting, speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel and occasionally requires standing, walking, reaching with hands and arms and pushing or pulling; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data and observing general surroundings and activities; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a quiet location (e.g. library, private offices).
King County Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.