• Director of Community-Clinic Collaborations

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 7 days ago(11/7/2018 12:10 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Lurie Children’s Healthy Communities team is responsible for aligning the Medical Center’s clinical, research and education expertise with its community outreach initiatives. This team provides oversight for the development and implementation of Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Plans and partners with leaders across the Medical Center to work towards an overall goal of improving health equity for children in Chicago.


    The Director of Community-Clinic Collaborations within Healthy Communities is responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of innovative programs that connect the Lurie Children’s clinical expertise to growing health needs in the community. The Director will identify, evaluate and when appropriate, implement new and expanded partnerships with community health clinics, hospitals and other clinical partners to advance Community Health Needs Assessment priority areas and Lurie Children’s mission and strategy.



    1. Proactively conducts an annual assessment of potential partnership opportunities with federally-qualified health centers, safety net hospitals and other clinical partners that serve children who reside in neighborhoods that score low or very low on the Childhood Opportunity Index. Based on this assessment, works with Executive Director, Medical Director, and Senior VP of Community Health Transformation to develop and implement strategic partnerships to advance Community Health Needs Assessment Implementation Plan strategies and/or other organizational goals.
    2. Evaluates and responds to requests from potential community partners (e.g. schools, churches) to begin/expand clinical services on-site.  Partners with Corporate Outreach team to prioritize and implement when appropriate.
    3. Develops and implements community benefits grant and partnership strategy to strengthen alignment with key federally qualified health center partners. Leads the development of the learning collaborations among grantees and sites. Ensures responsive and timely reporting from grantees.
    4. Identifies opportunities and seek, steward and manage existing and new funding for the growth and enhancement of Lurie Children’s Healthy Communities, Community-Clinic Collaborations.
    5. Leads the development of opportunities to involve medical students, clinical trainees, physicians, and advanced practice nurses in community clinical settings.
    6. Oversees and monitors existing Community-Clinic collaborations and any community-clinic related issues with potential impact on Lurie Children’s.
    7. Accounts for the financial management of Lurie Children’s Healthy Communities, Community-Clinic initiatives:  plans and monitors all budgets/contracts/funds.   Reports financial status to Lurie Children’s Healthy Communities Executive Director, Medical Director and Executive Sponsors.
    8. Develops, implements, and monitors business plans for new Community-Clinic Collaborations
    9. Manages staff and daily operations of Lurie Children’s Healthy Communities Community-Clinic Collaborations.
    10. Provides leadership on hospital-wide initiatives that focus on public and community health, such as the development of a Social Determinants of Health Screening tool and patient-facing resources.
    11. Cultivates collaborative internal and external relationships to enhance the presence and growth of Lurie Children’s Healthy Communities, Community-Clinic Collaborations.
    12. Acts as the key liaison with Department of Community Health Transformation and Department of Pediatrics Leadership to provide timely strategic, programmatic and financial updates.
    13. Assumes other responsibilities as assigned.


    1. Bachelor’s degree in business, Public Health, Health Administration or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
    2. Minimum 5 years of related experience required.
    3. Prior health care experience required. Prior experience in an academic setting preferred.
    4. Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate with individuals from different backgrounds and disciplines.
    5. Proven ability to analyze issues and formulate and implement action plans.
    6. Must be self-directed, with in-depth understanding of the organizational goals.
    7. Demonstrated strong leadership skills; ability to lead in a collaborative and facilitative style.
    8. Must possess discretion and sound judgment.
    9. Demonstrated ability to juggle multiple projects and work with a sense of urgency when necessary.
    10. Commitment to health equity, diversity and inclusion, evidence-based policy, data-driven advocacy and community-driven processes.


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