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

GAINS Grant Training Project Coordinator

About the role:
The HealthConnect One GAINS Project Coordinator will work with the HC One-NJ DLC project team to coordinate the implementation of a statewide training initiative for perinatal community health workers (PCHW). The coordinator will be responsible for assisting in recruitment into the program as well as facilitation of the training. This is a new position and will be hired at grant funding. The ideal candidate for this position is a New Jersey-based public health professional with experience in project management, training and facilitation and curriculum planning. COVID-19 Vaccination: Required  

Job Responsibilities:

  • Co-develop and manage strategic training workplan and associated training schedule 
  • Coordinate schedules around office hours, direct support, and internal team meetings 
  • Monitor progress toward project objectives and adjust as needed  
  • Training implementation and facilitation 
  • Maintain/establish trusting working relationships with trainers, trainees, and trainings sites 
  • Support and mentorship of trainees 
  • Prepare detailed monthly project/progress status report for funder 
  • Interfacing with trainers, trainees, and training sites to monitor progress and on the job training hours  
  • Attend and participate in various stakeholder and collaborative meetings   
  • Tracking and coordinating stipend distribution 
  • Develop content for recruitment materials, including but not limited to social media toolkit and flyers 
  • Assist in the development and implementation of training evaluations for all trainings 
  • Continuous quality improvement – review training evaluations to assess areas for improvement, additional training needs, and interests 
  • Assist in the selection and management of resources, including but not limited to trainers, training consultants, internal/external training vendors 
  • Manage the technologies and technical personnel required to develop, manage, and deliver/implement effective training plans 
  • Perform other duties as necessary to support effective functioning of NJDLC and HealthConnect One, and the advancement of equitable birth outcomes for birthing families in New Jersey  
  • Keep abreast of training trends, developments, and best practices 

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of experience within public health OR 4-5 years experience in project coordination, community health work, public health, or a related field of study 
  • Experience facilitating/implementation of a pre-designed curriculum  
  • Knowledge of public health, maternal and child health practices, and community-based programming 
  • Excellent customer service skills  
  • Training as a doula preferred, but not required 
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with challenges/barriers facing Black, Latinx and Indigenous communities and families 
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, exercise mature professional judgment, and use discretion 
  • Comfortable in a team-oriented environment that supports open, transparent, continual communication, information sharing, and inclusive decision-making 
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required 
  • Must be open to feedback and professional development  

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:  

  • Flexible Work Style: Ability to work independently in a virtual environment and in-person within the community   
  • Ability to coordinate several tasks at one time and perform well under pressure; ability to fill in for and perform the duties of designated staff, as needed 
  • Strong Communication Skills: ability to exercise diplomacy, gather information from others, make inquiries and synthesize information; ability to convey information and explain or discuss organizational policy and procedure with others in person or by telephone  
  • Skill in the application of complex instructions, written and verbal; ability to accurately relay such instructions in full or part to other staff 
  • Computer Skills: Well-versed in Microsoft Office Suite, databases, project management software, online collaboration software, ability to learn new tools quickly  
  • Strong analytical abilities, computation, negotiation, and problem-solving skills   
  • Collaborative: Open to working with a diverse team of thought leaders to complete a project or task or develop ideas or processes 
  • Social Media: Comfortable utilizing various social media platforms for purposes of program promotion  
  • Group Facilitation: Experienced group facilitator/educator who excels in an environment with diverse stakeholders 
  • Ability to adapt to various learning styles  
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and active listening skills  
  • Adaptable 
  • Trauma-informed 
  • Team-player
  • Non-judgmental 
  • Open to learning  
  • Self-Awareness  

Desired Qualifications:  

  • Knowledge of, or experience with issues facing Black, Latinx and Indigenous communities and families.   

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. 

Benefits: 

The salary for this position is $45,000 – $55,000, 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,403(B), 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. 

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. 

Note: Only applicants based in New Jersey will be considered. 

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

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 the email 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

Birth Equity and Advocacy Intern

$8,000 Stipend | Remote | 10 week paid internship

Approximately 24 hours/week

Flexible hours within Monday – Friday 9 AM – 5 PM schedule.

About HealthConnect One

HealthConnect One is a nationally recognized nonprofit training and technical assistance agency that uses innovative, community-centered approaches to support direct-service providers in promoting the health of mothers, infants, and birthing families. Operating with the awareness that birth equity is fundamental to racial equity, HealthConnect One collaborates with community-based organizations and advocates, to train community health workers, connect community-based initiatives, and mobilize diverse stakeholders to build policies and programs that improve birth equity. Learn more about our work here: https://www.healthconnectone.org/our-work/.

About the Birth Equity Advocacy Internship

The Birth Equity Advocacy Intern will provide programmatic, research and evaluation support to HealthConnect One’s Impact and Advocacy Team, and gain a valuable educational experience around community-based doula’s as a mitigating factor for maternal mortality, and for many other risks to birthing families, particularly in low-income communities and communities of color. The intern will be responsible for 2-3 centerpiece projects, from beginning to end, and will also be involved with and provide support for other activities within the Impact & Advocacy Team.

The intern will also have opportunities to learn about the policy implications of a broad range of issues affecting maternal and child health. Project opportunities may range from curating HealthConnect One impact stories; in depth research on the history of doula work; and assisting in HealthConnect One’s birth equity advocacy training.

Should applicants wish to receive academic credit for their service they must consult with their academic institution to determine expectations and requirements.

Internship Responsibilities:

  • Support mobilization of diverse stakeholders to build for policies and programs that improve maternal and child health
  • Duties may include but are not limited to research, participating in coalition, meetings and events, preparing notes and materials ahead of workgroup meetings, and drafting public- facing material such as blogs, factsheets, and taking points.
  • Support outreach, logistics, activity facilitation, and resource collection, and other related activities.
  • 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.
  • Assist in generating ideas and content for materials such as toolkits, community posts, resources, blogs, emails, and newsletters.
  • Performs special projects, and miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills

  • 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).
  • Knowledge and/or interest in issues relating to health policy research, racial justice, reproductive justice, advancement of birth equity, nonprofits, and/or politics.
  • Able to manage multiple tasks/projects, possess good written and verbal communication skills, and show strong attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, project management software such as Notion, Google and Microsoft Suite, or the ability to learn software fast.
  • Demonstrated experience and judgment working both collaboratively and independently;
  • Self-motivated and extremely organized, comfortable with developing and building relationships.
  • Ability to work respectfully with people of all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Supportive of the HealthConnect One mission.

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, fill out this application form on by June 7th, 2022

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