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The Institute for Population Health (IPH) is committed to improving equitable health outcomes for all people in the communities we serve. We do this through an innovative, collaborative and holistic approach that looks at all aspects of health, including mental, behavioral and physical health, medical care, and social and environmental influences. 

Do you want to be a key part of this collaborative team that is focused on improving the health of populations and reducing health disparities to make a broad impact in underserved communities in Omaha and surrounding areas? 

As a Senior Administrator for Community Engagement and Strategy, you will be responsible for oversight of the Institute’s operations and serving as the key liaison between the Institute and the community. In this role, you will prioritize trusted relationships with community leaders and stakeholders, community-based organizations (CBOs), health system partners, and local and regional partners. This role requires extensive skills in organizing, planning, coordinating, communicating, and leading a portfolio of work in partnership with others. To lead this portfolio, the person in this role will be familiar with factors that influence health outcomes and health equity, and have extensive experience collaborating with CBOs and convening and establishing sustained partnerships with a wide-range of stakeholders. 

This critical position will report to the Executive Director and will be responsible for the overall management of operations of the Institute and leading the oversight of efforts taking place at the interface between the university and the community.  

Key job responsibilities:

  • Serve as a liaison between the Institute and the community, resulting in the establishment of trusted and collaborative relationships across sectors, with specific focus on CBOs, community leaders, policy leaders, funders, and health partners including but not limited to CHI Health and CyncHealth. 
  • Together with the Executive Director and team, develop and lead pilots, programs, and strategies across Creighton and the community to improve the health of populations.  
  • Leverage partnerships with health systems and CyncHealth to use data to identify health disparities and inform the development of plans to address them. 
  • Develop a structure for collecting and reporting on community efforts, activities, and partnerships, establishing measures and assessing impact of Institute activities.  
  • Ensure effectiveness and alignment with Creighton community strategy and goals, and seek efficient and effective approaches for Creighton engagement in the community. 
  • Lead engagement with IPH Advisory Board, relevant Creighton community advisory groups, and Creighton programs and teams leading community engagement and service learning efforts. 
  • Provide operational and personnel management to the Institute, including budget oversight, developing and managing performance metrics for evaluating IPH team, supporting professional development of the team, and assisting with development and maintenance of IPH job descriptions and positions, including assistance with faculty recruitment. 
  • Provide fiscal management of the IPH funds to ensure compliance with university, federal and granting agency policies and guidelines.  
  • Provide leadership in all matters related to contracting and contract management with outside partners, agencies, University departments, and grant subcontract awards. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree such as MPH, MBA, MPA or similar degrees with management, planning and organization skills. 
  • 5-8 years of increasingly responsible experience preferably in a university health professional school, nonprofit, or community-based organization.
  • Experience with providing operational and strategic planning support and development.
  • Experience working with a diverse community and various stakeholders.
  • Expertise working with diverse populations experiencing racial/ethnic social economic and health disparities. 
  • Has a deep understanding of community needs and existing health disparities locally and nationally in order to partner in developing sustainable solutions. 

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