Director, Community Health Workers and Social Determinants

Director, Community Health Workers and Social Determinants

Center for Public Health (CPH)

The Center for Public Health (CPH) is a part of the Milken Institute, a non-profit, nonpartisan think tank determined to increase global prosperity by advancing collaborative solutions that widen access to capital, create jobs, and improve health. CPH focuses in four areas of public health:  (1) food, nutrition, and sustainability, (2) chronic disease prevention and treatment, (3) mental health and wellness, and (4) health emergencies and preparedness. CPH promotes understanding of leading public health issues such as the opioid epidemic, the changing food system, and rising rates of obesity and diabetes and develops innovative, market-based solutions. More specifically, we do this through independent, data-driven research, action-oriented meetings, and meaningful programs and policy work.

About the Position

The Milken Institute’s Center for Public Health is seeking a Director for Community Health and Social Determinants. The Center is seeking a candidate with strong intellectual and emotional curiosity, extraordinary work ethic and drive to improve health outcomes. This is an opportunity to become a key player in an entrepreneurial, growing and dynamic global organization involved in some of the most important global public and population health issues.

A globally focused, publicly supported, non-partisan and nonprofit think tank headquartered in Santa Monica, California, the Milken Institute’s mission is to increase global prosperity by advancing collaborative solutions that widen access to capital, create jobs and improve health.

Employing the tools of research, convening, programmatic work and collaborating with leaders from finance, industry, public policy, philanthropy and the social sector, the Institute works toward practical and actionable solutions to cure disease, create jobs, spread opportunity, spur economic development and implement energy and environmental practices that promote sustainability.

Position Summary

This position will report to the Executive Director, while working closely with colleagues in the Center and members from the Research, Events, Development and Communications/Government teams. The candidate will provide strategic direction and engagement with Community Health Workers, Caregivers, Mayors, Religious Leaders and related organizations to improve individual and community health.

In addition, the candidate will develop tactical plans and initiatives, collaborating with others, and executing those plans to solve local health issues and embrace healthy living. The candidate will build a pilot initiative to identify best practices, collect the data from these pilots and share this information with federal, state and local governments to support legislative and regulatory policy changes necessary to improve health outcomes.

Also, the candidate will be responsible for staffing panels and events which are part of the Global Conference, the Health Summit, and other conferences and briefings. The ongoing efforts with the development team will help grow the financial support for the work of the Institute and the Center for Public Health.

This role will play a key role in advancing the Center’s mission to deliver solutions that promote and invest in health instead of only “sick” care.” These efforts will create sustainable social and economic benefits, and enhance the lives of people everywhere.

We are looking for professionals who possess the following skills and characteristics:

  • A proactive, highly organized, detail oriented and enthusiastic professional with a passion to improve public and population health
  • Team-oriented individual who seeks to be a part of something bigger than their own success
  • Coachable, trusted and strong listening skills
  • A “can do attitude” with an attention to detail and pull through that ensures rewarding experiences and outcomes for supporters and other stakeholders
  • Ability to work with people and interact positively with all levels of an organization
  • Interacts and manages relationships with subject matter experts and advisors.
  • Grows the reputation of the Institute and the Center with Caregivers, Community Health Worker’s and other appropriate stakeholders
  • Works with global organizations to develop new ways to improve public and population health
  • Develops external and executive-level literature to communicate findings and specific recommendations for philanthropists, researchers, advisors, etc.
  • Understands the social and economic burden of disease and issues of importance to key stakeholders
  • Able to multitask and prioritize with a commitment to excellence, a demonstrated sense of urgency and embracing a high-performance culture
  • Innovative problem-solver who generates workable solutions to resolve both simple and complex issues

Position Requirements:

  • Ten or more years of experience working with health and economic policies impacting individuals and communities, caregivers, community health workers, women, employees/employers, and organizations/individuals considered health leaders and influential in solving local health issues 
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, MPH or advanced degree preferred
  • Technical proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint); Salesforce is a plus
  • Effective oral and written communication skills

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

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