Job Opportunities

HealthConnect One is committed to collaborating with Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities to ensure safe and healthy pregnancies and births, thriving babies and families, and successful early parenting and nutrition. Since 1986, HC One has worked with maternal-child health (MCH) organizations, hospitals, and grassroots organizers to co-design community-based, peer-to-peer support programs for birthing families. We approach our work through an equity lens, collaborating with communities across the county to ensure reproductive justice and birth equity for historically excluded communities.

We welcome driven and passionate individuals committed to our mission. Apply to join our team today! View our current job opportunities below.

Current Job Opportunities

Intake Coordinator – National Doula Network (NDN)

About National Doula Network (NDN):
We are a network of doulas committed to expanding access to personalized, high-quality, insurance-covered doula services to support and center people in their communities throughout pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. We are a licensed Medicaid provider with the goal of reducing cost as a barrier for people seeking doula care.

About the role:
The NDN Intake Coordinator will process admissions for new client referrals for birth doula services. This is a new position and will be hired at grant funding. The ideal candidate for this position is a New Jersey based birth doula with experience in case management, intake coordination and/or direct client referrals.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct initial intake interviews to verify personal demographic and health-related information and provide support with connecting clients to local doulas in their area.
  • Enter client information data into electronic health record software, send and review admission paperwork.
  • Verify insurance coverage and benefits for each patient, which may include searching electronic provider portals or calling insurance companies to inquire about coverage.
  • Answer incoming phone calls, respond to client questions, explain the admissions process and provide an overview of what doula services include.
  • Support client choices with identifying local doulas in their area and outreach to confirm doula availability.
  • Perform various clerical work that includes electronic filing, copying, and faxing.
  • Prepare and maintain client charts and electronic health records
  • Work within the NDN team with limited supervision. Travel is not required for this job.

This position will work business hours Monday – Friday. The position is entirely remote with some travel to program sites a possibility. This position receives 2 weeks PTO, medical, and dental health insurance.

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Communication – excellent verbal communication skills and active listening skills in English and Spanish, to evaluate patients and assess their care needs
  • Customer Service – skills to answer questions and guide patients through the process
  • Data Entry – enter information into digital systems and create patient files, data entry skills, spreadsheet management and attention to detail, are a must-have for this job
  • Computer Skills – experience with Apple / Mac computer programs to verify insurance coverage, access and fill out digital forms, and maintain digital patient files, all of which require proficient computer skills
  • Time Management – excellent time management skills and ability manage multiple clients at once
  • Trauma-informed

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in behavioral science, psychology, counseling, social work, health administration or a related field of study.

Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity

HealthConnect One (HC One) is committed to diversity and provides equal opportunities in a respectful environment for all individuals and partnerships. HC One does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, height, weight, pregnancy, physical or mental ability (including HIV/AIDS status), veteran status, military obligations, marital status, domestic partnership status or any other status that may or may not be protected by law or local policies. This policy applies to hiring, internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, and terminations and applies to all HC One employees, volunteers, clients, and contractors.

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to jobs@healthconnectone.org. Please include the position title in the subject line.

Salary Range: $38,000 – $ 45,000
The annual salary range is based on experience and qualifications. Offers employees benefits, including: 
Health Insurance | Dental and Vision Plan | 403 (B)  | Life Insurance and Disability | FSA (Flexible Spending Account) | Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays 

Mentorship & Doula Support Coordinator – National Doula Network (NDN)

About National Doula Network (NDN):
We are a network of doulas committed to expanding access to personalized, high-quality, insurance-covered doula services to support and center people in their communities throughout pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. We are a licensed Medicaid provider with the goal of reducing cost as a barrier for people seeking doula care.

About the role:
We are seeking an innovative, organized, and dependable Mentorship and Doula Support Coordinator to join our growing team. This position will oversee guidance and mentoring for community-based doulas in New Jersey.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervise mentors and support development of mentorship program for community doulas in New Jersey.
  • Develop an effective plan of action for determining goals and needs of doulas
  • Manage daily operations that support and implement current program objectives
  • Record and report progress to Program Manager and other staff as needed
  • Identify and support mentor / mentee relationships.
  • Suggest innovative plans and processes to improve program functions
  • Suggest and help create marketing initiatives to increase awareness of the program
  • Seek out new and creative program ideas to implement
  • Provide leadership, guidance and support for doula programs
  • Support and provide technical assistance and to community doulas enrolled in NJ FamilyCare.
  • Support outreach to grow community doula workforce and enhance workforce development opportunities for doulas.
  • Coordinate regularly scheduled convenings of doulas enrolled in NJ FamilyCare to provide opportunities for networking, engagement, support and skill development.

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

  • Collaborative self-starter, who takes initiative and thrives in a fast paced environment
  • 2+ years of experience as a community doula in New Jersey
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Experience with community leadership, organizing or other mentorship opportunities
  • Trauma informed, with exceptional communication skills, both oral and written
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, human services, or related field.

Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity

HealthConnect One (HC One) is committed to diversity and provides equal opportunities in a respectful environment for all individuals and partnerships. HC One does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, height, weight, pregnancy, physical or mental ability (including HIV/AIDS status), veteran status, military obligations, marital status, domestic partnership status or any other status that may or may not be protected by law or local policies. This policy applies to hiring, internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, and terminations and applies to all HC One employees, volunteers, clients, and contractors.

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to jobs@healthconnectone.org. Please include the position title in the subject line.

Benefits

The salary for each position is listed, plus benefits which include but are not limited to paid vacation, sick, collective rest, and personal days; health, vision, and dental insurance plans life/disability insurance, a Flexible Spending Account, professional development stipend, and a laptop (property of HealthConnect One), and a one-time work-from-home stipend. All salaries are subject to increase in line with HealthConnect One’s employee compensation policies.

HealthConnect One is a non-profit organization whose headquarters is based in Chicago, IL, D.C. Members of the HealthConnect One team work remotely as our staff are based in different states across the country. The positions will be virtual and with expectations of travel for training. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, there will be no in-person training.  We continue to monitor public health guidance and keep safety, science, and flexibility top of mind

How To Apply

Interested in one of our job opportunities and joining the HC One team? Submit all of the required documents stated in the job or internship description to jobs@healthconnectone.org listed. Please include the position title in the subject line. Applications are accepted until the stated application deadline, or until the position has been filled.

Current Internship and Fellowship Opportunities

Communications and Advocacy Fellow

About the Role: The fellow will work closely with the Director of Communications and Advocacy to plan and carry out communications and advocacy strategies, supporting a wide range of reproductive justice and birth equity programs and advocacy initiatives. This is a 10-month fellowship ideal for a current graduate student or individual who graduated within the past 6 months, with an academic focus in public health; health equity; health policy; or other social sciences (with experiences or demonstrated interest in Maternal and Child Health).  

The ideal candidate for this position is based in the D.C/Maryland/Virginia metropolitan area, passionate about reproductive justice/birth equity/and maternal and child health and has experience with policy/advocacy initiatives and communication strategies. 

Qualifications and Experiences:

  • Current graduate student or recent graduate within the past 6 months, with an academic focus in public health; health equity; health policy; or social sciences (experiences or demonstrated interest in maternal and Child Health)
  • Knowledge of maternal child health practices and public health field 
  • Knowledge of health equity; birth equity; reproductive justice advocacy; and issues confronting Black, Latinx and Indigenous communities and families. 
  • At least 1-2 years of experiences working or volunteering within health equity or reproductive justice spaces.

 Competencies: 

  • Applicants should be flexible, self-motivated, detail-oriented, and enjoy performing highly varied tasks. 
  • Ability to make public presentations and to work successfully with local and national partners. 
  • Strong analytical abilities, computation, negotiation and problem-solving skills 
  • Technology Knowledge (Use virtual tools, including video, for maximum engagement  

Proficiency in social media, Microsoft Office suite, Canva, Notion, EveryAction, and other software, or the ability to learn software fast.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Collaborative self-starter and ability to take initiative
  • Strong leadership and ability to take initiative
  • An exceptional work ethic

This is a part-time role, and the hours of work are 24 per week, the work pattern is to be agreed with your direct report. The role is for a fixed term, commencing in November 2021 and ending in September 2022.

Essential Functions: 

  • Support public communication about HealthConnect One’s advocacy initiatives and programming work by drafting updates for HC One’s website, compiling photos, and drafting social media posts and advocacy toolkits.
  • Support the development of talking points, briefing materials, and draft op-eds for the leadership team, as requested.
  • Drafting impactful e-newsletters, concise memos, and aesthetically pleasing materials (in Canva) on issues relevant to maternal and child health for Congress, partners, and for internal use.
  • Tracking hearings, legislation, and Congressional updates in project management software
  • Performs research and analysis using a variety of resources, working closely with Program and Communications staff to craft appropriate media messages, draft press releases, opinion editorials and other materials.
  • Support the planning of HealthConnect One Planning and executing webinars and events.
  • Maintains and strengthens existing media lists, pulls targeted media lists as needed and builds media lists to support team and campaign needs. 
  • Researches, writes and designs materials for internal communications needs, including internal reports; and
  • Performs special projects, and miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Virtual Demands: 

The virtual demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this profession. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this profession, the employee is able to stay on task and multitask, in a work remote environment. 

Compensation: $20 per hour. 
Other benefits include but are not limited to paid vacation, sick, collective rest, and personal days, a laptop (property of HealthConnect One), a housing stipend, and a work-from-home stipend.
 

To apply, please submit your resume, 2-3 paragraphs on why you are interested in this position and how your academic/professional experience will complement the responsibilities listed above, and a writing sample to zsulaiman@healthconnectone.org.

The writing sample should be no more than 2 pages and should be relevant to either health equity, maternal and child health, reproductive justice, or racial justice. Please include your name and the position in the subject line.

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