Job Description

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966.  Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities.  Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary

The Community Involvement Program Manager is responsible for identifying community partnership opportunities that support Harris Health's needs. The Program Manager will collaborate with leadership to identify and implement innovative strategies for developing strong public partnerships that promote the organization, improve community and donor support and heighten the community's knowledge of Harris Health's role as the public healthcare provider for Harris County. In addition, the Program Manager may be responsible for identifying and coordinating attendance at community events, employee volunteer opportunities and other activities related to promoting Harris Health to Harris County residents. This role will work closely with community partners, donors and Harris Health leadership to improve relations with external partners and key stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications

Degrees / Work Experience / School Education:
a) Bachelor's Degree required in marketing, business and/or healthcare (And) Five (5) Years Work Experience health care, non-profits and/or community relations

Management Experience:
a) Two (2) Years of Management Experience: project management experience

Communication Skills:
a) Above average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact)
b) Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking)
c) Writing/ Correspondence
d) Writing/ Reports

Proficiencies:
a) MS Word
b) PC

Job Attributes

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities:
a) Analytical Abilities
b) Other Knowledge Skills or Abilities: WORD PROCESSING

Work Schedule:
a) Flexible
b) Travel

Other Special Requirements

Equipment Operated: Computer, Xerox, Printer
Other Requirements:
a) Experience utilizing Microsoft 2000 Office software
b) Experience in community relations

Application Instructions

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