Founded in 1974, Common Ground Health is one of the nation’s oldest and most effective regional health planning organizations located in Rochester, NY.

OUR WORK

We bring together health care providers, insurers, consumers and other partners to find common ground on our area’s most pressing health challenges. Using the region's most comprehensive health data, together we hammer out strategies for better care, smarter spending and healthier people. Through all of these activities, Common Ground Health seeks to promote population health improvement and reduce health care disparities in the Finger Lakes region. 

OUR CULTURE

Our Common Ground Health foundation is built on relationships with one another. We are fact-gatherers, conveners, engagers, advocates, coaches, mentors and much more. Our staff is the most valuable resource the organization has for advancing that mission.

We approach our relationships at Common Ground Health with integrity, transparency and objectivity. We assume good intent and recognize that we are each individuals and unique parts of this team.

We strive to create and maintain a physically, emotionally, and socially, healthy work environment. We want our colleagues to look forward to coming to work each day to deliver the highest quality of work possible. We will strive to act as a healthy and collaborative workplace as we bring that message to others.

Everyone brings a story to work. We each have a perspective that is different than the others’ and can enhance our work together. We will embrace these differences as part of the process to high quality outcomes. We celebrate “teachable moments,” even and especially when they may be uncomfortable. Our organization and our stories are ever changing, growing, and improving.

JOIN US!

Common Ground Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer competitive salaries and a wide range of benefits that include:

  • A flexible benefits plan that includes comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance, a flexible spending account, and AFLAC Short-Term disability
  • Generous paid time off that includes vacation, sick time and paid holidays
  • Company Paid Life Insurance, and Short & Long-Term Disability
  • 403(b) retirement plan with an employer contribution
  • Employee Assistance Program & discounts through my Better Benefits (mBB).

Independent analysts at Great Place to Work® certified Common Ground Health as a great workplace in 2016 and 2017 based on anonymous surveys of staff. In survey responses, 95 percent of employees said they feel good about the ways they contribute to the community, and 99 percent said they feel a sense of pride when reviewing their accomplishments. Read the independent company review here and learn more about the certification here.

APPLICATIONS

Common Ground Health is an equal opportunity employer. To apply for positions, please submit a cover letter and your resume to employment@commongroundhealth.org.

AVAILABLE POSITIONS

Program Manager, Community Health & Well-Being 

Department: Community Health & Engagement

Reports To: Director of Community Health & Engagement

Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Manages Others: yes

Posting date: 6/1/20

 

Organizational setting:

Founded in 1974, Common Ground Health is one of the nation’s oldest and most effective regional health planning organizations. Located in Rochester’s Neighborhood of the Arts, the agency serves the nine-county Finger Lakes region. We bring together health care providers, insurers, consumers and other partners to find common ground on our area’s most pressing health challenges. Using the region's most comprehensive health data, together we hammer out strategies for better care, smarter spending and healthier people. Through all of these activities, Common Ground Health seeks to promote population health improvement and reduce health care disparities in the Finger Lakes region.

 

General Purpose:  

The program manager will be primarily responsible for overseeing the organization’s Community Health & Well-being portfolio. They will supervise the community health & well-being team and will meet regularly with the department director to provide updates on progress. This position will provide leadership to develop and execute work plan deliverables based on research, data and best practices, and will ensure that the work remains connected to and responsive to community members’ priorities and vision. Additionally, the program manager will collaborate with other teams and departments at Common Ground Health to ensure that our overall work is community informed. This position reports to the Director of Community Health and Engagement and provides support across the agency as needed. He/she will demonstrate a commitment to the mission, vision and values of Common Ground Health.

 

Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

·        Provides supervision to the Community Wellness Project Manager and Community Wellness Project Coordinator, and others as assigned.

·        Co-creates and monitors work plans, and reports progress towards stated timelines and goals.

·        Regularly communicates and collaborates with members of project teams in order to meet deliverables and timelines.

·        Works with department director to identify new funding and partnership opportunities to sustain and evolve the community health & well-being work.

·        Maintains knowledge of best practices in community engagement and program development aimed at advancing health equity.

·        Expands Common Ground Health’s relationships with community-based organizations throughout the Finger Lakes region.

·        Serves as an advisor to internal teams and departments as needed.

·        Represents Common Ground Health at external tables and meetings and presents on behalf of Common Ground Health as requested.

·        Advises senior leadership team on strategic program work of the agency as needed.

 

Competencies:

·        Strategic thinker who can see the big picture, balance short and long-term objectives, and identify action plans for their successful implementation.

·        Must have a collaborative work style that is responsive to and supportive of the needs of others and be able to develop rapport and credibility across the organization and community.

·        Must have exceptional verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate to diverse populations.

·        Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to demonstrate initiative and integrity when working with senior leaders, partners, staff and stakeholders.

·        Demonstrated competence working with diverse communities and providing leadership on the elimination of health inequities.

·        The ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and demonstrated flexibility and adaptability during times of change.

·        Proficient with technology and adopting new systems.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

·        A bachelor’s degree in public health, healthcare administration or a related field. An equivalent amount of work experience that demonstrates a high level of expertise in the field will be considered.

·        At least five years of experience providing direct supervision and guidance to a high functioning team.

·        Proven ability to develop programmatic initiatives and track record of success moving a team toward successful execution against deliverables.

·        Experience communicating with and providing reports to funders.

·        Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships/partnerships with diverse stakeholder groups and superior networking skills to establish and maintain productive relationships in the community.

·        Strong written and oral communication skills with a history of presenting material to diverse audiences.

·        Experience in leading committees, coalitions, taskforces and workgroups.

·        Must be able to work flexible hours as needed for meetings and events, such as early mornings or evenings.

·        Proficiency in Microsoft office products (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint).  Experience in developing graphic presentations that include charts, tables and graphs preferred.

·        Holds an active New York State Driver’s License and has available transportation to travel locally as needed for agency business.

 

Physical Requirements:

·        Ability and willingness to travel locally, as needed. 

·        Sits for long periods. Works long hours on a computer. Uses a keyboard. Reads printed materials or from a computer monitor.

·        Occasionally required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

·        In support of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this job description lists only those requirements and qualifications deemed essential to the position.

 

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer competitive salaries and a wide range of benefits such as: medical, dental and vision insurance; a generous time off package along with paid holidays; a 403(b) retirement plan with an employer contribution, employer paid benefits such as life insurance, short and long-term disability and a flexible and friendly work environment.

 

Please send resume and cover letter to: employment@commongroundhealth.org