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Manager of Health Equity

Posted: 11/21/2021

Our Best. Your Community. Your Future!

Clay County Public Health Center, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, was established in 1953 to protect the health of Clay County residents by implementing population-based prevention programs and services.

Clay County Public Health Center - your nationally accredited health department - seeks candidates for the position of full-time Manager of Health Equity to serve as the lead/subject matter expert on health equity, community development and health policy related initiatives. The manager also supervises, and coordinates, activities of personnel engaged in carrying out program goals.

The position is eligible for a partial remote work schedule following a six-month training period.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the development, implementation, and oversight of community health equity programming
  • Responsible for defining public health policy and health equity issues and overseeing research, data analysis, gap and stakeholder identification, clarifying interests and potential impacts, devising alternative solutions, presenting recommendations, and developing strategies for intervention
  • Utilizes appropriate methods for interacting effectively and professionally with persons of all ages and from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, ethnic, sexual orientations, lifestyles, and physical abilities
  • Responsible for collaboration and/or facilitation of assessment of community health needs, implementation of evidenced based strategies to address those identified needs, securing and leveraging resources, and enable identified community health improvement initiatives to be successful within their assigned area
  • Develops and maintains cooperation between Local Public Health System (LPHS) partners to maintain and update Community Health Improvement Plans
  • Assists in planning activities related to community partnerships to ensure a comprehensive approach to Community Health Improvement Plans and programs
  • Develops, establishes, and maintains systematic processes to track community development activities and measure the community health outcomes associated with these activities
  • Maintains a program that meets agency strategy, goals, and regulatory requirements
  • Facilitates communication in program-related matters, maintaining strong collaborative relationships
  • Practices responsible stewardship of CCPHC resources/public funds, working collaboratively with the Section Chief to develop and manage the program budget
  • Maintains program SOPs and forms, works with Section Chief on development and revision
  • Monitors program performance and provides detailed reports, work plans and records to the Section Chief for action
  • Proactively provides feedback for improvements that improve quality, efficiency, cost savings, productivity, systems, and/or procedures
  • Ensures compliance with regulatory and CCPHC standards, and stays current on and advises Section Chief regarding program compliance changes
  • Recommends changes when warranted regarding goals, policy, procedure, and controls related to program initiatives
  • Utilizes data and continuous improvement processes to make evidence-based, forward-looking decisions and to improve efficiency, cost savings, and productivity
  • Maintains accurate and organized program files according to Record Retention Schedule
  • Maintains strict confidentiality; adheres to all HIPAA guidelines/regulations
  • Reports for special assigned duties during a public health emergency, if applicable
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Duties

Management responsibilities include but are not limited to: Interviewing, on-boarding and training employees, planning, assigning and directing work, ensuring compliance with applicable regulations and organizational policy and procedure, maintaining a healthy organizational culture, and identifying and managing issues or conflict as needed. The manager also ensures a competent workforce by coaching and developing staff, monitoring and evaluating employee development and performance, and providing positive reinforcement or appropriate discipline as referenced in the Personnel Policy Manual.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in public health, health equity, health policy, health planning, health education, community development, community planning or related field is required; a master’s degree in Public Health is preferred.
  • Two years of related experience is required; five years of experience is preferred
  • Two years supervisory experience leading teams is preferred · Excellent communication, computer, organizational, attention to detail and accuracy skills are required
  • The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with a strong capacity to prioritize and complete a variety of tasks in a timely, accurate manner
  • A current driver’s license and auto insurance are required

CCPHC offers a compensation package that includes an employer-paid retirement pension plan, vacation and sick leave, 12 paid holidays, and paid life insurance, as well as medical, dental & vision coverage, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement program, and a 457(b) retirement plan.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants are asked to complete a Clay County Public Health Center Employment Application online via or send completed application along with resume/cover letter where applicable, to Clay County Public Health Center, Attn: Human Resources, 800 Haines Dr., Liberty, MO 64068.

Job Type: Full Time