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Health & Quality of Life Director

Location: Sacramento
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

The Greater Sacramento Urban League (GSUL) has been committed to empowering communities and changing lives in the Sacramento region since 1968. Over the years, we have assisted tens of thousands of Sacramentans to increase their educational opportunities, gain meaningful employment, strengthen their financial well-being, and work together to build communities where all children, youth, and families can live well, be well, and thrive.
GSUL's empowerment agenda has five pillars:

  • Civic Engagement and Leadership Empowerment: Empowering all people to take an active role in determining the quality of life, public policy, and leadership in their community service and leadership development.
  • Civil Rights and Racial Justice Empowerment: Promoting and safeguarding our civil rights by actively working to eradicate all barriers to equal participation in all aspects of American society, whether political, economic, social, educational, or cultural.
  • Economic Empowerment: Empowering all people in attaining economic self-sufficiency through job training, employment, homeownership, entrepreneurship, and wealth accumulation.
  • Education and Youth Empowerment: Ensuring that all of our children are well educated and prepared for economic self-reliance in the 21st Century.
  • Health and Quality of Life Empowerment: Working to build healthy and safe communities to eliminate health disparities through prevention, healthy eating, and fitness, as well as ensuring complete access to affordable healthcare for all people.

    The Health & Quality of Life Director is charged with serving as the inaugural center manager for allcove Sacramento. The allcove center will act as a front door for youth between the ages of 12 and 25 and their families, to access integrated behavioral health and physical health services with a focus on vulnerable, marginalized, underserved, and disproportionately served populations. GSUL seeks to address social determinants of health, improve the quality of life for Sacramento's marginalized communities, and reduce inequalities in healthcare by enhancing comprehension, training, deterrence coordination, and support access within minority communities. In addition to supporting the allcove center, this position will also work toward advancing health equity by coordinating grant and reporting activities focused on COVID-19, mental health, and other social determinants of health.
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  • Oversee the day-to-day operation of the allcove Sacramento center.
  • Lead, develop, oversee, and evaluate the implementation of mental health service delivery to young people and their families and friends.
  • Develop the allcove center strategic plan, business plan, and annual work plan in conjunction with the lead agency senior management, consortium partners, and the commission, ensuring deliverables and key performance indicators are achieved.
  • Obtain, apply for, administer, and monitor grants, budgets, and expenses, ensuring compliance with budgetary allocations and meeting regulatory reporting requirements
  • Assess and evaluate the quality of service delivery and the outcomes of programs and submit reporting

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  • Develop and implement outreach activities to inform our community about health disparities and culturally relevant approaches to optimal health
  • Seek out, apply for, administer, and monitor grants, budgets, and expenses, ensuring compliance with budgetary allocations and meeting regulatory reporting for compliance
  • Develop strategies for evaluating program outcomes
  • Develop and implement strategies to promote health education, disease prevention, and lifestyle improvement
  • Lead the development of campaigns to educate the public about health topics


    • Demonstrated dedication to youth-focused health initiatives
    • Advanced consulting, relationship-building, problem-solving, and strategic thinking skills
    • Tenacious and creative problem solver, motivated by challenges and a desire to have an impact and create lasting change
    • Ability to create relationships and network with community members, agencies, and potential partners
    • Ability to initiate and maintain positive and productive working relationships with youth and professional staff beyond the organizational unit
    • Disciplined, motivated, energetic self-starter with a positive attitude and the ability to work independently
    • Ability to be responsive to the needs of senior leadership
    • Demonstrates advanced strategic thinking and consulting skills in guiding the organization toward workable strategies and solutions
    • Strong collaboration skills and flexibility with different operational styles


      • Master's degree in public health, healthcare-related field, or life sciences
      • Demonstrated expertise in public health, population health, and health equity
      • Minimum of 3 years of work experience with grant writing/resource development
      • Collaboration and program development
      • Experience in primary care settings is a plus.
      • Minimum of 5 years of related work experience
      • Experience in healthcare data analysis and outcomes measurement is desired.
      • Knowledgeable about core health equity concepts- social determinants of health, solutions to address health disparities, etc.
      • Exceptional communication skills, including comfort with technical communication with healthcare/medical leadership, public health, and government leadership, and translation of technical communications to lay audience

Keywords: CARDINAL SERVICES LTD., Sacramento , Health & Quality of Life Director, Healthcare , Sacramento, California

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