Program Director, Vaccine Equity And Access Program (VEAP)

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Community Catalyst is a leading 501(c)(3) non-profit national health advocacy organization dedicated to advancing a movement for health equity and justice. We partner with local, state, and national advocates to leverage and build community power so all people can influence the decisions that impact their health. Health systems will not be accountable to people without a fully engaged and organized community voice. That’s why we work every day to ensure people’s interests are represented wherever important decisions about health and health care are made: in communities, state houses and on Capitol Hill. Follow us on Twitter @CommCatHealth.

 

THE PROGRAM

 

The Vaccine Equity and Access Program (VEAP) is a national program that supports community-based organizations led by and working with people of color in facilitating information about and equitable access to vaccines in a diverse range of communities of color by:

The program will pair funding resources for community organizations with technical assistance and cohort learning environments where community organizations can share with and learn from one another. The program will also equip funded community organizations with the resources, strategies and partnerships needed to foster stronger, more respectful and inclusive relationships between consumers and local health systems, rooted in cultural competency and the goal of addressing community identified needs. We approach all of this work with the goal of partnering with community leaders on their efforts to grow engagement with community members, with particular attention paid to communities that have  historically excluded from health care decision making and experience disproportionate health inequities as a result of systemic racism and other forms of discrimination.

 

This effort is part of a major national initiative conducted in collaboration with other national organizations and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The program will seek to proactively gather community insights and share these with the national collaborative as part of an effort to improve the health of Black and brown communities.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

 

The Program Director will have overall responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Vaccine Equity and Access Program (VEAP). This will include: managing a team of 7 staff focused on successful execution of the program; overseeing the team’s engagement with partner organizations and consultants; driving strategic execution of the program; engaging other senior leaders in programmatic updates and decision-making; representing the program to and building relationship with other national organizations working on the broader CDC initiative; and managing relationship with and providing timely progress reports to the CDC.  

 

SUPERVISION


The Program Director is supervised by the Senior Director of Equity and Engagement.  

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 Required

Preferred

 

BENEFITS & SALARY

 

Applicants should submit a resume with a one page cover letter briefly summarizing their interest in and qualifications for the position to: jobs@communitycatalyst.org. Please put “Program Director, Vaccine Equity and Access” in the subject line.

 

Community Catalyst is strongly committed to building a work environment that recognizes, respects, and encourages the unique contributions of a broad spectrum of qualified employees. We strive to make employment decisions that support inclusion to maintain a work atmosphere that is diverse, equitable and promotes family-friendly practices and work-life benefits so that people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally.

 

We do not discriminate in hiring based on age, color, ethnicity, race, national origin, primary language, religion, socio-economic status, family status, mental and physical disabilities, veteran status, gender identity characteristics and/or expression, sex, medical condition, sexual orientation or any other classification that is protected by federal, state, or local law.

 

Through all of our programs, Community Catalyst works to build a better future for all individuals by advancing health equity, focusing on people of color, immigrants, as well as disability, gender, sexual identity and socio-economic status.   It is important for our staff to reflect the diverse communities with which we work. People of color, LGBTQ identified people, gender-nonconforming people, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people who speak a language in addition to English are encouraged to apply.

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