Health Equity Coordinator

Open Position: Health Equity Coordinator

Job Status: 1.0 FTE Exempt

Job Site: Corvallis Office

Temporarily Working from home until at least 6/30/21 due to COVID, must live no further than 20 miles away from the Corvallis DevNW office, 257 SW Madison Ave.

Job Salary: Salary commensurate with experience ($44,468- $57,662 per year plus benefits)

Supervisor: Thriving Communities Manager

Bilingual English/Spanish Preferred; 5% pay differential

TO APPLY, please submit a resume and cover letter to with subject line ‘Health Equity Coordinator. Position open until filled, with preference given for materials received by October 22nd, 2020.

Purpose of Position: The Linn Benton Health Equity Alliance is a Regional Health Equity Coalition and a program of DevNW; it pursues policy, systems, and environmental changes that support the needs of communities of color and other underserved communities in our region, with the goal of ensuring that these vulnerable populations can lead healthy lives. The coalition has a strong focus on racial justice and racial equity work, and works to ensure that structural and institutional racism does not permeate policy development and implementation in our region.

The Health Equity Coordinator works on leadership development, policy advocacy, and community engagement. The Coordinator provides strategic direction to the coalition; plans and organizes meetings, events, and trainings; oversees relationships with coalition sub-grantees; maintains relationships with and meets requirements of funders; acts as a liaison with state and regional agencies; works in close collaboration with community partners to promote health equity in community-led and meaningful ways; and plans for sustainability of the coalition.

Essential Duties:

  • Provide strategic direction and leadership to the Linn Benton Health Equity Alliance
  • Convene the Alliance and Leadership Team; plan and facilitate events, trainings, meetings
  • Participate on state/regional committees and advisory boards that address health equity
  • Advocate at the city, county, and state level for policy and administrative changes identified as priorities by the Alliance
  • Pursue and secure ongoing funding for the Alliance
  • Develop and monitor contracts with coalition sub-grantees
  • Ensure successful completion of all activities and deliverables required by funders
  • Participate in trainings and evaluations with funders
  • Other duties as assigned

COVID – 19 Emergency Response:

  • Due to the pandemic the nature of the Coalition’s work has moved from in-person direct meetings to virtual meetings. Our offices are closed until June 2021. All staff are required to maintain a safe work environment from home, until our office opens again. The Health Equity Coordinator connects with partners, funders, and community agencies weekly or monthly, therefore familiarity with virtual tools such as YouTube, FaceBook, Google Drive, and Zoom is essential. The pandemic and the wildfires, this year alone, have affected our community in unpredictable ways, and the ability to adapt to new and changing crisis response is critical.

Qualifications:

  • Understanding of and belief in the organization’s mission, vision and values
  • Mission and values driven with strong commitment to social justice
  • Knowledge of and experience working with diverse populations, community organizing, and/or program development, with a preference for experience related to issues of health equity, public health, racial justice, leadership development, and/or community engagement.
  • Ability to develop and maintain a cooperative and team-oriented working relationship with a wide range of people, including other DevNW employees, coalition members, community partners, regional stakeholders, the general public, local government officials, state agencies, funders, volunteers, and others.
  • Ability to work independently and make critical decisions in the field. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to speak in public before groups of people and experience with facilitating small and large meetings.
  • Bilingual in Spanish is preferred; if not bilingual, must be able to work closely with interpreters/translators to ensure outreach to the local Latino community.
  • DevNW has a deep organizational commitment to equity and requires staff trainings about, thinking about, discussing, and incorporating race, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, disabilities and other identities into our daily work lives. DevNW recognizes how central oppression and inequality are to our fields of work and our clients’ and residents’ experiences and therefore, expects staff to commit to showing up with their identities and engage in equity topics as a core part of their individual jobs and our collective work at DevNW.

Other requirements include

  • Must have a valid and current Driver’s license and be fully insurable by our insurance provider to operate company vehicle for business purposes. Those who are not fully insurable, may be able to use own personal vehicle with current auto insurance coverage while on company business on a case by case basis.
  • Ability to use a computer, keyboard and associated software for accounting, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email and calendar/scheduling programs.
  • Completing a criminal background check prior to being hired, the results of which are satisfactory to the employer.
  • Ability to work some evening and weekend hours; travel to other locations in Oregon (once a month or less); and travel out of state for training and/or conferences for periods up to a week (once a year or less).

DevNW is committed to creating a diverse workforce to strengthen our organization and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. The individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, and talent that our employees invest in their work helps shape the culture here at DevNW.

We strive to hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve. Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed. In recruiting for our team, we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job and welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

If you meet key qualifications for the job, and believe you would be the best fit, we would encourage you to apply; please use your cover letter or introduction email to explain how you will accomplish parts of the job for which you have less experience. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us.

TO APPLY, please submit a resume and cover letter to with subject line ‘Health Equity Coordinator’. Position open until filled, with preference given for materials received by October 22nd, 2020.