Population Health Program Assistant

Position Summary 

The Population Health Program Assistant 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 Assistant 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:

  • Provide logistical support 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.

  • Curate, document, and distribute online resources as it pertains to specific population health programming.

  • Manage the Program Coordinator’s calendar and/or coordinate team availability to schedule team and programmatic meetings, workshops, and events (often using the Doodle Poll platform) 

  • Work closely with the 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.

  • Process payments for vendors and suppliers.

  • Attend programmatic meetings and take minutes.

  • Support planning of Population Health check-ins and operational management.

  • Support other HIP Staff with multiple program schedules and/or deliverables as needed.

  • 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.


  • $45,000 -$50,000/year + comprehensive benefits.

How to Apply

  • Please submit a resume and a cover letter detailing your interest and fit with the desired qualifications to amy@hipscc.org by Friday, November 12th.