Heluna Health invites applications for the position of Program Associate.

In partnership with the California Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi-CA) at UC San Francisco (UCSF), the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) has initiated a multi-year Collective Impact program to reduce racial disparities in preterm births among San Francisco residents. Prematurity is a leading cause of infant mortality and childhood disability. Addressing the social, economic, and environmental determinants of preterm birth requires the engagement of institutions across sectors in partnership with communities affected by preterm birth. Collective Impact (CI) is the commitment of a group of actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific social problem, using a structured form of collaboration. This position will serve as the “Program Associate” (PA) who will support the Program Manager in leading this multi-sector initiative.

This is a grant-funded, full time, temporary and benefitted position. Employee is provided by Heluna Health.

Pay rate: $28.84-32.69


This position will mainly provide overall project coordination and support for the Collective Impact effort to reduce racial disparities in preterm birth in San Francisco. Specifically, the PA will:
• Build strong collaborative relationships with professional and community leaders.
• Provide administrative support to the Collective Impact Program Manager and overall Collective Impact effort.
• Assist with meeting planning and facilitation.
• Develop content for a variety of communication materials for partners, steering committee members, and the community at large including but not limited to infographics, media handouts, and social media postings.
• Maintain internal program website.
• Assist in the development and administration of a community mini-grants program in partnership with UCSF PTBi.
• Employ a racial equity lens when performing all job duties.

The PA will also occasionally:
• Assist in data collection efforts and creation of reports to track progress and maintain baseline performance measures for specific program activities.
• Participate and collaborate with SFDPH staff in other public health activities supported by Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health and the Center for Learning and Innovation.
• Other duties as may be assigned.


• Requires completion of a four-year college or university with a baccalaureate degree with major course work in public health, public administration, public policy, social welfare, health or mental health sciences, or a closely related field
• Substitutions:
o Additional experience as described above may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis. Thirty (30) semester or forty-five (45) quarter units equal one year.
• Experience working with communities most impacted by preterm birth, (African Americans, Pacific Islanders, Medi-Cal patient populations, low-income populations).

Other Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
• Strong Interest, Experience, Knowledge, and/or Expertise in:
o Addressing the social determinants of health and health disparities
o Social Justice
o Maternal, child and adolescent health
o Project coordination
o Communications tools and platforms
o Community organizations and organizing
• Outstanding written, oral and listening skills.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Online Survey Platforms, Website Builders.
• Ability to work effectively with a variety of people including, but not limited to Department of Public Health staff, clinics, hospitals, community-based agencies, and social services.
• Ability and willingness to be mobile and travel throughout the city.

• Stand Occasionally
• Walk Occasionally
• Sit Constantly
• Handling / Fingering Occasionally
• Reach Outward Occasionally
• Reach Above Shoulder Occasionally
• Climb, Crawl, Kneel, Bend Occasionally
• Lift / Carry Occasionally
• Push/Pull Occasionally
• See Constantly
• Taste/ Smell Occasionally

Not Applicable: Not required for essential functions
Occasionally : (0 - 2 hrs/day)
Frequently: (2 - 5 hrs/day)
Constantly: (5+ hrs/day)

General Office Setting, Indoors Temperature Controlled

Interested individuals must submit a resume and cover letter for consideration.

All qualified applicants will be considered for this position in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Heluna Health is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages minorities, women, veterans, and disabled to apply.

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