Public Health Equity Manager

City of Burlington Vermont
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

General Purpose

Department: Racial, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (REIB)

Reports to: REIB Director

The Public Health Equity Manager will coordinate and lead public health functions in the City of Burlington, which will include:

  • Examining, expanding, and centralizing existing public health functions in the City to bring a sustained focus on racism as a public health emergency.
  • Leading and supporting the work of the City and partners who have declared racism a public health emergency, including holding regular meetings using the CommunityStat model.
  • Research and coordinate data-driven interventions and services to address public health disparities through policy and systems. Collaborate with the City Departments and Racism as a Public Health Emergency signatories to implement and evaluate changes.
  • Continuing to support the City’s work to fight the opioid epidemic and other drug abuses in the community with focus on identifying challenges faced by BIPOC and marginalized communities.

The Public Health Equity Manager will develop a plan to centralize public health functions throughout the City and examine the intersection of public safety, racism, and public health. The person hired will be responsible for the City’s coordination of all aspects of the City’s campaign to address racism as a public health emergency and work on related public health issues in the City, including opioid addiction, substance abuse, mental health, and homelessness.

The position will work with community members, non-profits, municipalities, and State partners to visualize all risk behaviors and social determinants of health caused by systems, racism, and economic inequality to bring about a data-driven coordination to make progress in population health issues and public health issues on race. The Public Health Equity Manager will be responsible for coordinating and leading regular meetings of the Racism as a Public Health Emergency signatories using the CommunityStat model.

Essential Job Functions

  • Develop a plan to create a public health function in the City of Burlington that strengthens and centralizes existing public health functions and data in the City and brings sustained focus on racism as a public health emergency.
  • Plan, coordinate, and lead meetings using the STAT model organizations together to make progress on public health issues and public health issues related to race.
  • Work with a wide range of stakeholders to collect data related to public health and race.
  • Strengthen trust and relationship with BIPOC communities by centering and creating space and avenues to have access to participate in population health work and policy making.
  • Annually write a report on the state of the collective racism as a public health work signatories with community level indicator to measure barrier, inequities and outcomes.
  • Collaborate with other REIB team members to contribute health equity perspective to policy proposals, projects, and programs related to social determine of health.
  • Able to work as a team alongside a data analyst, with minimal supervision, to carry out the constant assessment of the city’s response to the public health and to follow up on instructions and recommendations issued to partners.
  • Secure funding opportunities and write policy proposals for evidence based interventions and programming the REIB Department.
  • Must be self-motivated and self-directed.

Non-Essential Job Functions:

  • Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements

  • Ability to actively support City diversity, equity, and cultural competency efforts within stated job responsibilities and work effectively across diverse cultures and constituencies.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as evidenced by ongoing training and professional development.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required, reasonable accommodations will be considered.
  • A Master’s degree in public health, public policy or public administration plus one year of appropriate experience in this field is highly preferred, but a bachelor’s degree in public health, public policy or public administration and five years of relevant experience will be considered. Relevant experience can be substituted for education on a 2 to 1 ratio.
  • Champion of racial equity, inclusion and belonging and deep understanding of systemic racism in public health.
  • Dedication to and understanding of racial equity and the intersection of racism and public health.
  • Demonstrated expertise in developing and implementing successful public health policies, preferably with experience related to drug abuse reduction.
  • Demonstrated expertise in eliciting and managing the collaborative participation of various stakeholders in a data-driven environment.
  • Regular attendance is necessary and is essential to meeting the expectations of the job functions.
  • Ability to understand and comply with City standards, safety rules and personnel policies.

In addition to being an equal opportunity employer we actively encourage applicants who can contribute to our growing diversity to apply.

Applications for our employment opportunities are only accepted online through our Government Jobs website.

For accessibility information or alternative formats, please contact Human Resources Department at 802-540-3057 or

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Promoting a culture that reveres diversity and equity. 

The City of Burlington is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are strongly committed to creating a dynamic and equitable work-force that mirrors the population and world that we serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, crime victim status, veteran status, disability, HIV positive status, or genetic information in employment or the provision of services.

Wage or Salary
$80,111.87 - $89,417.57 Annually