COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MANAGER
About Empire Health Foundation
Empire Health Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation,
was founded in 2008 through the sale of Deaconess Hospital and
Valley Medical Center. We believe health is a fundamental human
right and boldly advance health equity in eastern Washington.
Through a collaborative approach to philanthropy, we center
community voice, knowledge, and experience in our actions. We
prioritize deep relationships with our communities, confronting
systems of poverty and racism, while pursuing innovative solutions
to improve health and quality of
Our core values of community, integrity, trust, compassion,
and unconditional love guide our work. We address equity by
investing in sustainable systems change that results in healthier,
more vibrant communities for all.
Empire Health Foundation now invites applications for a
Community Engagement Manager to join its team.
We are looking for an individual to join our team who has a
passion for community engagement and organizing. This is a
Full Time, temporary position, lasting approximately 18
months. This role will work in Adams County, WA.
The person in this role must live in Washington
The Community Engagement Manager will be an active participant
within an Empire Health Foundation (EHF) team who is committed to a
holistic understanding that true health comes from within
communities, from thriving families, strong social networks, and
from a deeper kind of healing. This healing must address historical
injustices and persistent inequities that lead to substantial and
sustainable change that draws from cultural strengths of the
communities we serve.
As members of the Program Team, we engage in centering our work
around the needs of the unique communities within EHF’s service
area of seven counties and three Tribal Nations in eastern
Washington. We are committed to holding space for communities to
imagine the lives they want together, connect to see and be seen in
ways that change us, reflect communities’ strength as they do their
work, hold power responsible as communities rise up, and link
moments of possibility with community action. As team members of
EHF, we listen deeply, build connections, work to transform
barriers, lift up opportunities, and work to increase momentum in
communities towards true healing.
The Community Engagement Manager will be focused on developing
and supporting relationships with communities in Empire Health
Foundation’s impact region. The Community Engagement Manager will
build a sustainable organizing program by increasing, diversifying,
and activating EHF community engagement to promote
community-determined initiatives in targeted communities. The
Community Engagement Manager will be focused on outreach and
relationship-building with the Latinx community in Adams County,
WA, as well as with other communities being centered with the
Equity Healing Framework.
This position will work closely with EHF’s Program team to
achieve objectives in alignment with the Foundation’s current
Equity Healing Framework. This position is part of a team that
provides support for equitable community participation strategies
to build effective relationships with the community and other
stakeholders. These responsibilities include community organizing,
identifying engagement and outreach opportunities, and conducting
outreach to engage community groups and members with EHF’s work.
The position requires frequent work and travel in/to Adams County,
Essential Job Functions
- Coordinate and conduct
community outreach efforts with community members and groups in
target communities, specifically the Latinx community in Adams
County, WA and the other communities being centered with the Equity
- Plan, coordinate, and
facilitate individualized engagement in communities in order to
understand community concerns, strengths, and
- Develop and carry out
targeted community outreach strategy.
- Engage with allied
community groups to identify opportunities for collaboration and
seek out meaningful ways for individuals to engage at all levels in
community-based work and issues.
- Provide community
members with information, guidance, and assistance and coordinate
efforts to familiarize communities with EHF’s mission and
- Organize and maintain
network of community organizations partnering with
- Facilitate community
forums in order to develop informed and collaborative
- Manage and maintain
database of all current and active community interest and
engagement efforts, and track and maintain data on community
- Maintain ongoing
communication with participants of our community engagement efforts
to ensure deliverables are met, to track progress and to gather
- Other duties as
- At least three years of
experience conducting outreach with diverse populations.
- At least 3 years of
experience with community organizing.
Skills & Abilities
- Deep commitment to
equity and social justice, and strong alignment with the
Foundation’s organizational mission and values.
- Demonstrated ability
to cultivate relationships and work effectively and respectfully
with politically, ideologically, culturally, and geographically
diverse people and communities.
- Demonstrated success
working in partnership with community organizations.
- Strong interpersonal
skills with proven ability to engage diverse audiences –
individually and in groups.
- Fluency in
- Possess understanding of
the foundational role that racism, ableism, sexism and other forms
of bias and oppression play in perpetuating inequity.
- Strong verbal,
non-verbal and written communication skills combined with the
ability to listen deeply and authentically.
- Excellent project
management and organizational skills with demonstrated success
managing multiple projects and priorities in a team-based
- Humility and curiosity,
and an understanding of how these qualities are connected to
success in this role.
- Demonstrated capacity
- Ability to participate
in meetings and events outside of core business hours.
- Ability to travel often
between EHF office and Adams County, WA with reliable means of