Equity Manager – Community Engagement and Grants – Limited Service

Employer:
State of Vermont - Department of Health
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Location: Washington County,
About the Job

The Vermont Department of Health is currently seeking candidates for an Equity Manager – Community Engagement and Grants. This full-time position will coordinate and oversee a federal grant to address health disparities and grants administered to community partners. The Equity Manager will be part of the Office of Health Equity Integration (OHEI) in the Office of the Health Commissioner. The individual will be responsible for grant planning, submission, tracking, and reporting to federal partners. The individual will also be responsible for supporting grants management and relationships with community partners, many of which serve marginalized populations across the state. This position will serve as a liaison to populations, which include but are not exclusive to, people who are Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color, multilingual communities, individuals who are LGBTQIA+, and individuals with disabilities. This position will be responsible for building and sustaining trusted relationships, ensuring community voices are elevated across the department, and identifying internal and external system-level enhancements to serve communities more equitably. The position will work closely with the Grant Principal Investigator, the Director of Health Equity Integration, program staff, community partners and the Business Office to achieve accurate and efficient management of grant activities.

 

The ideal candidate will have prior experience successfully managing grants and building relationships with community partners. The work accomplished by this position is directly linked to the Office of Health Equity Integration’s mission to collectively reimagine and rebuild public health systems that have historically prevented individuals and communities in Vermont from living their healthiest lives. The Vermont Department of Health is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the department’s commitment to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity. The position will also support the role government holds in addressing structural barriers and increasing meaningful inclusion across all areas of our work. We are seeking people of all backgrounds who are dedicated to improving economic, social, health and environmental conditions for all Vermonters.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

The Health Department's Office of Health Equity Integration envisions a transformed public health system that is just and equitable. To get there we must collectively reimagine and rebuild public health systems that have historically prevented individuals and communities in Vermont from living thier healthiest lives. Through our work, we collaborate within our Department to deepen our understanding of health equity and create the infrastructure to support the work. Outside of the department, we partner with community organizations and leaders to think about our work differently and help us do our work better.

Wage or Salary
$30.39/hour