The Senior Director of Community Initiatives and Program Development is responsible for providing leadership, strategic and operational guidance, oversight and support to all community health programs housed within the Patrick M. Magoon Institute for Healthy Communities. This individual will work with the team to ensure these programs are impactful, aligned with one another and responsive to community need. This individual will also provide leadership in the Magoon Institute’s development of new community health initiatives and provide support to ensure success of Magoon Institute’s annual goals and Lurie Children’s community health strategy and organizational mission.
The Patrick M. Magoon Institute for Healthy Communities serves as the hub for all community-focused initiatives at Lurie Children’s. The Magoon Institute is responsible for aligning the Medical Center’s clinical, research, education and advocacy expertise with community engagement, supporting people, programs and partnerships that advance community health. This team provides engagement opportunities for employees, physicians and trainees and leads the development and execution of Lurie Children’s Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy. The Magoon Institute partners with clinical, public health and community outreach leaders and experts across the Medical Center to work towards the goal of advancing health equity and racial justice, and improving health and wellness for children, adolescents and their families across Chicago.
We are committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and multiculturalism. Our mission to advance health equity starts with our commitment to build a diverse team representative of the communities we serve. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability status, age, socioeconomic status and all the other facets of our humanity.