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Community Health Specialist

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Job ID: 42371
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a Community Health Specialist for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Variable position.  Hourly compensation starts at $25.78, more depending on experience.

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.


Responsible for overall day to day coordination and support of projects as assigned. Supports the planning, implementation and tracking of community health activities, outreach efforts, funded programs and local partner relationships. Develops project plans and communications for a variety of internal and external audiences. Develops and delivers program related learning activities and compelling course content related to community health strategies. This role requires advanced skills in coordinating multiple tasks and timelines, facilitation, and organizational collaboration skills.


  1. Facilitates and coordinates activities associated with projects in collaboration with other project members.
  2. Tracks project activities to ensure coordination and sequencing and to ensure issues are escalated and resolved in a timely manner. Supports internal and external customers during their projects.
  3. Supports the need assessment, design, development, implementation, delivery, and evaluation of community health programs.
  4. Supports the planning, development, production, and evaluation of community health strategic goals including communications plans and materials, for internal and external audiences.
  5. Coordinates project logistics (communication, funding, partner participation, timeframes, etc.) in collaboration with other members of the team and operational managers. Supports and coordinates large-scale implementations by promoting and providing coordination of resources.
  6. Applies project management best-practices to design, develop, and maintain appropriate project structure, contracts, funding and grant tracking, process improvement, and support of community health supported operational programs.
  7. Performs data analysis and research assistance for designated special projects and departmental initiatives.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Business Administration, Health Administration or related field; or equivalent knowledge and skills obtained through a combination of education, training, and experience required.


  • Minimum of three years project coordination, including coordinating multiple, parallel, high visibility projects experience required.
  • Program, design, facilitation or communications experience required.
  • Healthcare industry experience preferred.
  • Health justice experience preferred.


  • Excellent skills in building relationships with diverse stakeholders, patients, leaders, non-profit leaders and grassroots community organizations.
  • Ability to understand the lived experience of underserved communities, including BIPOC and immigrant community members.
  • Ability to advocate for and support new relationships and programs to advance health equity for BIPOC and immigrant community members.
  • Intermediate to advanced level skill in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint and SharePoint).
  • Must be skilled in and willing to work in a collaborative team setting with multidisciplinary stakeholders.
  • Must be self-motivated and demonstrate analysis, design and independent thinking skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks of varying importance.
  • Excellent written, interpersonal communication and presentation skills including the ability to present complex concepts in a clear, concise manner to audiences with varying levels of understanding.
  • Exceptional political awareness and meeting facilitation skills.


Network Community Health Specialist:

  • Plans and executes community outreach and educational events primarily within assigned network.
  • Responsible for maintaining calendar of community engagement opportunities and coordination with internal stakeholders for communication.
  • Provides facilitation and administrative support for Network Community Collaboration Committee’s.
  • Coordinates and gathers data to track impact of community health initiatives.
  • Attends community-hosted workshops and meetings to as a representative of PeaceHealth.
  • Serves as a liaison connecting network community health collaboratives and organizations with PeaceHealth local leadership.
  • Makes recommendations to local leadership on the community strategies that will benefit from PeaceHealth engagement.
  • Coordinates with local communities of color on specific plans that involve PeaceHealth (e.g. Native American/Alaskan Native communities, Latinx communities, and other communities as assigned).
  • Maintains positive relationship with community, caregivers, and leadership.


Work requires fairly light physical exertion from 34 to 65% of the time.

Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.

Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.

Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.  EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.  

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