Population Health Program Coordinator

Position Summary 

The Population Health Program Coordinator is an integral team member of the Health Improvement Partnership of Santa Cruz (HIP) that fills various roles key to HIP's programs' success and progress.  As a HIP Population Health team member, the Program Coordinator supports programs and efforts related to HIP's strategic goals of Promoting Collaboration, Strengthening the Safety Net, and Building Systems of Care. The Program Assistant provides support and attends HIP convenings including, but not limited to, HIP Council, Safety Net Clinic Coalition (SNCC), and SNCC Medical Directors meetings, as well as the HIP Annual Community Forum, Annual Board Meeting.               

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Co-coordinate project life cycle ownership: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment for complex projects (sometimes simultaneously) in close partnership with senior-level leaders, stakeholders, and individual contributors.  

  • Work closely with the Population Health team and support HIP’s COVID-19 response

  • Coordinating in-person and virtual learning sessions, webinars, and retreats.

  • Outcomes Measurement including collection and analysis of Safety Net Clinic Health Care Data, Care Based Incentive data, efficiency dashboard data, and clinic utilization data

  • Expansion of SNCC Data Collection through implementation of Health Equity metrics to track.

  • Supervising a Program Assistant and Student Interns as appropriate.

  • Grant coordination including developing proposals in area of expertise and reporting outcomes

  • Program Planning and Development, both short- and long-term, and managing programs along with timelines toward successful completion

  • Provide co-coordination towards Population Health programs, but not limited to COVID-19 Response, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Aware grant initiatives, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Quality Improvement, Safety Net Clinic Coalition (SNCC), and Workforce work.

  • Design, prepare and revise documents/materials for ongoing programming, grants, or projects.

  • Work closely with the Senior Program Coordinator to ensure timely completion of all projects and project inquiries. 

  • Generate work plans and reports detailing the status of programs or projects. 

  • Conduct research and compile results as requested.

  • Attend HIP events such as HIP Council, Community Forum(s), National Health Center Week, and provide logistical support as needed.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with program partners and consultants.


Desired Qualifications

  • Local to Santa Cruz County.

  • Collaborative and independent, self-starter. 

  • Demonstrates a passion for equity and social justice. 

  • The ability to think holistically can see both the big picture and the detail level. 

  • Committed to identifying the needs of others, and 

  • Willingness to adapt to meet competing priorities. 

  • Responsive to the experiences of others and are committed to ongoing learning/unlearning and self-growth.

  • Demonstrated value of listening to and responding to different perspectives.

  • Committed to bringing their own experience working and/or identifying with historically marginalized and underserved communities.

Desired Skills

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, including advanced skills in Excel, Word, Outlook specifically calendaring)

  • Proficient use of virtual meeting platforms such as zoom, go to meeting, Microsoft teams.

  • Mastery of Google tools 

  • Excellent communication and writing skills. 

  • Proficient Time management 

  • Bilingual and Bicultural (preferred)

Working Conditions 

  • Hybrid. Due to COVID-19, our staff are working remotely the majority of the week. Our office space is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5300 Soquel Ave. Suite 103, Santa Cruz CA 95062.


  • $60,000 -$70,000/year + comprehensive benefits.

How to Apply

  • Please submit a resume and a cover letter detailing your interest and fit with the desired qualifications to admin@hipscc.orby Tuesday, September 14th