Health Equity Research Community Liaison

Job Description:

About us: The vision for the Center for Diversity and Health Equity (CDHE) is to be a world leader in identifying, implementing, and evaluating solutions which empower children and families at-risk for health inequities while improving health outcomes for all children. We do this from our work in three areas: 1) Clinical; 2) Community; and 3) Research and Operations. This role will focus on leadership and management of the Community Advisory Council and contribution to the broader work of the Health Equity Research Program (HERP). HERP is a new core within CDHE that focuses on 1) advancing health equity research at Seattle Children's and 2) ensuring that a health equity lens is applied to all research at Seattle Children's. The Community Advisory Council is a new entity that is critical to HERP and includes representation from key community-based organizations that will inform, guide, and partner on CDHE's research efforts focused on health equity. Job duties will include primary management and leadership of the CAC (under the direction of the CDHE Research Director), and collaboration with the HERP research director and project coordinator to advance CDHE research-related projects and programs.

What you will do: There are multiple elements to the CDHE Research Program and community-engaged research initiatives that will be managed as part of this role. These include:

  • CAC Liaison: The CAC liaison will work under the direction of the CHDE Research Director and be responsible for the primary management, leadership, and day-to-day coordination and support of the CAC and its work. Additional duties under the CAC Liaison role include: coordination of projects between Seattle Children's and community agencies or entities; support of ongoing engagement with key community leaders and family members to continuously get feedback and make improvements in access, experience, and quality of care for Seattle Children's, particularly as it relates to research; and initiate ideas for and coordinate projects between Seattle Children's and communities agencies and entities in support of community-engaged and health equity research.
  • Health Equity Research Program Community Support: In this role, the duties are primarily to support HERP programs and projects, ensuring that the CAC voice is reflected broadly in HERP. The HERP Community Liaison will work under the leadership of the CDHE Research Director and CDHE HERP Coordinator. Duties may include day-to-day operations and support of the CDHE Health Equity Research Committee and the HERP Career Development, Health Equity, and Language Support Grant Programs; and development of new efforts and potential programs for advancing health equity research at Seattle Children's (e.g., demographic data collection for research studies, a multi-lingual and cultural research staff workforce support program, and health equity research pipeline programs).


Required Education/Experience: - Five (5) years experience in community organizing or supporting a governing body. - Experience organizing multiple projects through to completion. - Successful track record convening and facilitating dialogue with multiple and diverse stakeholders. - Per the driver's license requirement noted below, must have a driving record acceptable to Risk Management. - Proposal writing experience with at least one successfully awarded proposal. Required Credentials: - Current Washington State Driver's license. Preferred: - Bachelor's Degree in a health related field. - Demonstrated skills in facilitation, training and consultation. - Bilingual

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