Community Engagement Program Director

Sheboygan County
Job Description
Community Engagement Program Director
Class Title: Human Services Manager
 
Department: Health & Human Services
Salary Range: $62,238/yr. to 97,369/yr.
Status: Full time (40 hours/week)
 
Purpose and Summary:
Responsible for the administrative and supervisory work related to Community Services and Community Engagement. Work involves responsibility for planning, developing and coordinating health programing, grants and coalitions for the Division of Public Health. Work also involves supervising staff involved in these activities. Ensures the provision of quality services to consumers served, assigns work, develops employees, and monitors compliance with Federal and State mandates, statutes and administrative rules through the supervision of staff at the unit level.
 
Essential Duties:
Public Health Sciences:
Assures that the delivery of public health services is evidence-based and/or best practice, and builds the scientific basis of public health to improve quality of life across the lifespan. Ensures adherence and compliance to the policies and procedures of the Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 in regard to protected health information. Maintains familiarity with and assures the effective and efficient delivery of services within the framework of consumer needs, applicable laws, policies, procedures, evidence based practices, and available resources.
 
Community Dimensions of Practice:
Serves on community workgroups, committees and coalitions related to community health needs assessment, prioritization and action planning and implementation. Serves on various local and state advisory committees. Identify, initiate and deepen relationships with various community stakeholders. Administers reviews and evaluates health education programs; promotes and publicizes activities. Formulates press releases and conducts media interviews as directed by the Public Health Officer.
 
Analysis and Assessment:
Works closely with Public Health Officer to ensure gaps in community programming are being addressed and that data-driven public health priorities and services are adequately represented. Assists in the development, delivery and outcome measurements for programing within Sheboygan County Division of Public Health and Health and Human Services.
 
Leadership and Systems Level Thinking:
Supervises the staff and operation of the Community Service activities; Sets priorities, plans, organizes, assigns, approves, coaches, reviews, and controls the work of unit staff.
Assesses employee needs, oversees professional development, provides mentoring and training in service strategies, delivery techniques, and practices, assists with interviewing and hiring or personnel. Prepares programmatic statistical reports and maintains records; analyzes the data and provides recommendations for programming or operational improvements.
 
Policy Development and Program Planning:
Assists with strategic planning, using quality improvement and performance management processes and/or techniques to improve the effectiveness of the respective public health program.  This includes, but is not limited to creating, implementing, and evaluating performance standards and identifying, implementing, and assessing program quality improvement processes. Develops and implements policies and procedures for unit programs; ensures compliance with all applicable standards, regulations and laws. Participates in planning, developing coordinating, implementing and responding to Emergency Preparedness events. Is available as a first responder for public health and/or emergency government public health outbreak or disaster response.
 
Communication and Cultural Competency:
Provides public health expertise and leadership to the Division of Public Health, Community Services and maintains appropriate levels of communication with the health officer and other division supervisors. Implement meeting, surveys and other ways for communication with, and receiving feedback from the community about identified initiatives. Creates public health messaging from data into key messages that the public can easily understand. Utilizes appropriate methods for interacting effectively and professionally with persons of all ages and from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, lifestyles and physical abilities. Supervises social media and web site content.
 
Financial Planning and Management:
Assists in developing department budget; provides input and oversees/monitors expenditures for some portions of the budget. Drafts grant proposals, contracts and grant budgets; oversees implementation, reporting and all respective contractual obligations.
 
Supervisory Functions:
Supervises, develops, implements and coordinates workshops, training programs and seminars for health department personnel or other interested groups. Evaluates performance, schedules work hours, recommends corrective action, and participates in the selection of subordinates. Provides on-call and back-up supervision as required. May assume the duties of division manager as required. Performs other duties as assigned.
 
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school or university in Public/Community Health Education, Nursing (BSN), Masters in Public Health or other related field. Master’s degree preferred. Three years minimum relevant professional experience in public health, health services or community based health improvement and an advanced degree preferred. An equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered. Ability to communicate effectively with others both verbally and in writing. Must demonstrate high integrity and ethics. Must have unlimited access to a car, a valid driver's license, automobile insurance, and the ability to efficiently travel in and out of county, as needed.
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