Created 06/11/2021
Reference 434108
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State California
City Long Beach
Salary $28.60 - $38.88 Hourly

The City of Long Beach, Department of Health and Human Services is recruiting for a permanent, full-time, unclassified, at-will Public Health Professional I Black Health Equity Program Coordinator in the Collective Impact and Operations Bureau. Reporting to the Health Equity Manager this new position will lead the Long Beach Health and Human Services Department efforts to improve health and wellness in the Black community. This position will focus on closing the gap in health outcomes in the Black community when compared to other communities across the City of Long Beach.


  • Drive collaborative approaches to Black health equity within the Health Department and across the city;
  • Build and maintain strong connections with and among Black owned organizations, Black serving organizations, and other stakeholders in the Black community;
  • Strengthen capacity in the community to better address gaps in Black health;
  • Working closely with the Health Equity manager, implement a city-wide Black health equity assessment, plan and dashboard; assist in providing annual impact reports for Department and City leaders;
  • Lead and co-create efforts with internal and external Black Health Advisory Groups, respectfully building on what has already been accomplished or planned.
  • Promote positive, culturally competent policies, programs, and services that narrow and close Black health disparities in the City;
  • Educate and train Department staff, non-profit organizations, medical providers, hospitals and others on issues related to Black health;
  • Working closely with the Health Equity Manager, use data to assess and identify gaps in services and systems where Department programs and services could expand or be redirected to reduce health inequities affecting the Black community in Long Beach;
  • Collaborate with the City's Office of Equity to ensure Black health equity efforts are aligned with the overall vision for the City;
  • Support Department leadership in responding effectively to emerging, evolving and time-sensitive issues through research, stakeholder engagement and participating in policy development;
  • With the Health Equity Manager, develop an evaluation plan and train Department staff in its utilization to track and highlight impacts of the Black health equity work.
  • Establish working relationships with mental health providers;
  • Develop new leaders in the community;
  • Assist Department programs to center community voice in Department planning, activities and decisions;
  • Participate in fund development opportunities to sustain Black health equity efforts;
  • Engage, collaborate and coordinate with other City and community stakeholders to ensure equitable opportunities for health and wellness in our City; and,
  • Perform other related duties as needed.


  • A Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Social Work, or a closely related field (*proof required, professional experience beyond the minimum qualifications may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis ). AND
  • One year of professional experience in public health or human services related programs providing services to vulnerable populations. AND
  • Valid motor vehicle operator license. (Required to obtain a California motor vehicle operator license within 6 months of employment if license is out of state. DMV K4 driver license information report printout required during onboarding if selected for position).

*Required documents, such as transcripts or degree, must be uploaded to the online application at the time of filing. Any proofs submitted must contain either the applicant's name or other identifying characteristic on the form. Candidates who possess degrees from colleges or universities from outside the United States must attach proof of educational equivalence at the time of filing.

  • A Master's Degree in Public Health, Social Work, Public Administration or closely related field.

  • A deep understanding of Black health and population-based strategies to address them
  • An ability to see, frame and communicate health issues as the result of structural and systemic racism, past injustices, and other social determinants of health.
  • Ability to facilitate process for inclusion and meaningful community engagement.
  • Ability to negotiate, navigate and reach consensus of differing views and interests towards building an equity lens for systems change.
  • Knowledge of and experience with equity frameworks, organizational assessments, and policies.
  • Experience with creating, interpreting, and implementing policy and systems change.
  • Strong ability to deliver, meet deadlines and honor commitments.
  • Ability to work across sectors, such as mental health, housing, education, criminal justice, school districts, government, philanthropy, non-profit and researchers.
  • An understanding of trust building and respectful engagement.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Ability to use and interpret data.
  • Grit, tenacity, tact and comfort taking strategic risks and dealing with conflict to advance equity goals.
  • Cultural humility and experience working in multi-cultural environments, including the ability to work with diverse staff and partners from community-based organizations, government staff and elected officials.
  • Experience working directly with the Black communities addressing inequities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.


Applications for this recruitment will be accepted starting at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. This recruitment will close at 4:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. To be considered, please apply online under "Current Openings" with your cover letter, resume, and proof of education (if qualifying with an academic degree) as attachments at:

Applications will be reviewed for depth and breadth of experience, and for level and relatedness of education (if applicable). The most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in further selection procedures. The selected candidate will be required to go through a background check, including a review of driver license information, and a physical examination prior to appointment. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements, including submission of all required attachments, will not be considered .

The City of Long Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value and encourage diversity in our workforce. The City of Long Beach intends to provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If a special accommodation is desired, or if you would like to request this information in an alternative format, please call (562) 570-4086.

In support of the City's Language Access Policy, bilingual skills (Spanish, Khmer and/or Tagalog) are desirable for positions interacting with the public.

This information is available in an alternative format by request at the agency contact on the bulletin. If a special accommodation is desired, please contact the agency two (2) business days prior to the test, if applicable.Closing Date/Time: 6/30/2021 4:30 PM Pacific
Employer City of Long Beach, CA

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