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Health Equity Coordinator
CDC Foundation in Honolulu, Hawaii
Date Posted 08/03/2021
Admin-Health and Medical Services
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations, and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the go-to nonprofit authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has raised over $1 billion and launched more than 1,000 programs impacting a variety of health threats from chronic disease conditions including cardiovascular disease and cancer, to infectious diseases like rotavirus and HIV, to emergency responses, including COVID-19 and Ebola. The CDC Foundation managed hundreds of CDC-led programs in the United States and in more than 140 countries last year. Learn more at www.cdcfoundation.org.

The CDC Foundation is working with CDC and state and local authorities to provide surge staffing that are crucial to the nation’s COVID-19 vaccine response. We are seeking candidates for a Health Equity Project Manager role. This position will collaborate with teams and individuals at the Jurisdictional Level and with nonprofit organizations to advance health equity in communities. The candidate we are seeking will be a well-rounded health or social services professional with a passion for advocating for health equity and experience in applying health equity principles to all aspects of public health – planning, program development, data analysis and use, partnership with communities, etc. The ideal candidate would understand structural biases, including systemic racism, that creates and perpetuates health disparities and experience working at a systems level to address root causes of these health inequities. An essential element to this work is the ability to work with partners internal and external to health departments and to build or maintain strong relationships with all stakeholders to respond to COVID-19 vaccine implementation and to increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake, particularly among those populations who have experienced disproportionate adverse effects.

  • Support development and implementation of policies, strategies, or programs to advance racial equity. Integrate strategies to advance health equity and racial justice throughout public health efforts.
  • Work with Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and other organizations to identify barriers to vaccination among populations and identify and implement strategies to mitigate the barriers.
  • Provide input on the cultural aspects of communications products and materials. Work collaboratively with internal and external partners to develop products that meet target audience needs.
  • Foster stronger partnerships with other departments in government, among community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, and community partners and stakeholders.
  • Serve as the focal point for equity work and work with CBOs within the Vaccine Program.
  • Prepare qualitative and quantitative reports for leadership and for continuous improvement.
  • Develop and implement strategies for information sharing on CBO (Community Based Organization) and equity work across jurisdictions.


  • Graduate degree in a related field (e.g. social work, public health, behavioral health, public policy)


  • Minimum of 5-10 years professional experience
  • Minimum of 5-10 years management experience
  • State or local health department experience
  • Experience working on addressing health and/or social disparities and advancing health equity This experience could include work in promoting health equity through data analysis and application, planning, program development, community partnerships, organizational policies and practices
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses on social media, news media, or other information sources to inform programmatic efforts
  • Demonstrated ability to create strategies that are evidence-informed to reach priority populations
  • Ability to explain scientific and medical content in plain, easy to understand language
  • Previous work with community or faith-based organizations with outreach to priority audiences and an understanding of power dynamics, historic mistrust and other barriers to authentic community engagement
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and engage partners and stakeholders, and foster new or current partnerships (e.g. with CBOs, national organizations and state and federal agencies), and conduct advocacy, outreach and community engagement activities
  • Manage projects with CBOs and nonprofit organizations
  • Experience working in a fast-paced work environment with tight deadlines
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

Preferred Skills

  • CBO or nonprofit experience is preferred
  • Behavioral science, social science, or public health training or experience in vaccines or immunization programs.
  • Verbal and written communication skills in both English and Spanish or other languages of priority audiences
  • Previous work with COVID-19 mitigation or vaccination efforts
  • Previous experience working in multicultural workplaces and settings
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Monitoring and evaluation experience

Job Highlights

  • Salary Range: $70, 000 - $80, 000 Annually
  • Duration of Opportunity: 12 Months
  • Position Type: Contract, Grant Funded
  • Onsite

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law.

We comply with all applicable laws including E.O. 11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria in accordance with 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-300.5(a)(12) and 60-741.5(a)(7). As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.
The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment.

Relocation expenses are not included.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Pay: $70,000.00 - $80,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday


  • Master's (Required)


  • relevant: 5 years (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No
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