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Population Health Program Coordinator

Position Summary 

The Population Health Program Coordinator is responsible for planning and implementing programs and services that improve health systems in Merced, Monterey, and Santa Cruz Counties. Responsibilities include coordinating learning sessions, webinars, and electronic newsletters on topics related to quality improvement, adverse childhood experiences, immunization network, etc.  As a member of the HIP staff team the Program Coordinator will participate in a variety of activities in support of HIP’s strategic goals of Promoting Collaboration, Strengthening the Safety Net and Building Systems of Care program areas. The Program Coordinator will support and attend HIP convenings including SafeRx Santa Cruz County Steering Committee, Integrating Behavioral Health Action Coalition, Safety Net Clinic Coalition (SNCC) and SNCC Medical Directors meetings, as well as the HIP Annual Community Forum and Annual Board Meeting.                

Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Coordinating learning sessions and webinars for programs such as the Immunization Network, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Safety Net Clinic Coalition

  • Writing electronic newsletters

  • Outcomes Measurement including collection and analysis of safety net clinic health care data, Care Based Incentive data, efficiency dashboard data, and clinic utilization data

  • Supervising a Program Assistant and Student Interns as appropriate

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

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

  • Develop and maintain subcontractor relationships and contracts

  • Provide facilitative leadership for community and educational meetings, including curriculum development, identifying and coordinating speakers, preparation of materials and CME/CEU applications

  • Monitor health policy reports and best practices from local, state, and national resources, and prepare written and verbal presentations and training materials from them.


Minimum Qualifications

  • At least five (5) years of related experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field

  • Professional non-profit experience in addition to management experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a related field

  • Ability to identify and analyze organizational needs to guide and direct staff to meet program and administrative requirements

  • Understanding of the emerging impacts of COVID-19 on health care systems and how COVID-19 is currently affecting different regions throughout California, and specific vulnerable populations and under-resourced communities

  • Ability to work with a variety of constituencies, including community-based organizations, local health departments, consultants

  • Experience with Community Health Centers work

  • Experience or interest in quality improvement and workforce development topics

  • Discernment and empathy for internal stakeholders’ pain points and needs, and an ability to translate those needs into concrete steps forward

  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative data analysis

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.


  • $70,000 - $75,000/year and comprehensive benefits.

How to Apply

  • Please submit a resume and a cover letter detailing your interest and fit with the desired qualifications to by Monday, November 29th.

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