Health Equity Clinic Organizer (Spokane)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Spokane, WASHINGTON
Job Type: FullTime

Available Title(s):

1325-YN_ADMINPRO - Extension Coordinator Specialist

Business Title:

Health Equity Clinic Organizer (Spokane)

Employee Type:

Admin. Professional

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

The Health Equity Clinic Organizer will provide specialized leadership to local clinics through ongoing development of clinic organizing programs. The clinic organizer leads the clinic-based community organizing initiative that seeks to identify common health and social issues impacting patients, develop patient and staff leaders capable of leading change, and create patient-clinic-community collaborations (or communities of solution) to address patient-identified issues. Rather than focusing solely on the individual patient as the unit of intervention, the program extends towards the community as the unit of change, diagnosing community-wide barriers/issues (e.g., racism, sexism, trans-/homo-phobia, housing instability, food insecurity) rather than illness alone, and addressing them with community-powered solutions and leadership development for civic engagement.

The Health Equity Clinic Organizer will be a staff member of the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine directly supervised by the Director of Community Health Equity. IAF-NW and Spokane Alliance will provide professional development and program leadership for the Health Equity Clinic Organizer.

Key responsibilities will include: developing systems and services that encourage patient engagement; relational leadership, and community organizing on health equity to build patient/community capacity for upstream change; establishing a strong network of engaged patients and community partners; and regularly convening clinic staff, patients, and community partners to identify potential solutions to patients’ identified health and social needs.

Essential Job Functions:

50% Patient Engagement

25% Staff and Care Team Development

20% Community Engagement

5% Other

Required Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant extension program discipline and three (3) years of related experience in the program specialty. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. Prefer a Masters Degree with three (3) years related experience. Demonstrated teaching experience and evaluating community projects and experience in preparing educational materials for low literacy and diverse populations.

Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated commitment to health equity, as well as racial, gender, and economic justice and mission.

  • Demonstrated understanding of the social determinants of health and structural determinants of equity across the lifespan.

  • Demonstrated experience developing, facilitating and/or coordinating training or educational activities or other experiences in the area of clinical organization or related field.

  • Must have valid drivers license and ability to drive/travel for work purposes.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Healthcare related training or experience.

  • Lived experience(s) of the impacts of the social determinants of health and equity.

  • Experience developing and delivering leadership trainings, ideally in an organizing setting.

  • Experience with facilitating small and large group meetings, ideally with an equity and trauma-informed lens.

  • Experience with mentoring and/or coaching others.

  • Project management experience.

  • Public health experience.

  • Healthcare experience, particularly working in or with a community/rural health center.

Additional Information:

Area/College: Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Department Name: Office of Land Grant Mission and Leadership
City, State, Zip: Spokane, WA 99202
Department Link:  

Monthly Salary: Minimum: $4,508.70, Midpoint: $5,635.88, Maximum: $6,763.06; commensurate with qualifications and experience.
In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate’s current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position. Successful candidates typically begin up to mid-point of the salary range. For more information regarding Administrative Professional (AP) Compensation at Washington State University (WSU), please visit the following website:  
WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.
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Overtime Eligibility: Eligible
FTE: 100%
This is a Permanent position.

Screening & Posting Close Date: The screening of applications begins September 13, 2023. Applicants must submit their completed application by September 26, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need.  A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must upload the following documents to their online application. 

  • Resume (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)

External candidates, please upload all documents in the “Resume/CV” section of your application.  Internal candidates, please upload all documents in the “Resume/Cover Letter” section of your application.

Documents may be submitted in one file or separate files. Applicants are encouraged to upload as a PDF if possible. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

Applicants will be requested to provide contact information for professional references within the online application.

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or .

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