Director, Community Health Improvement

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-14
Req: R100042062
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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The Director of Community Health Improvement oversees the community health improvement and benefit programs including policies, community health needs assessments, program planning, development, and evaluation, management of certain outreach programs, and adherence to regulatory requirements and reporting. The Director will work in collaboration with the UM Miller School of Medicine Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement to ensure alignment of community engagement activities in the enterprise.


  • Plans promotional, educational, and other events to increase awareness of community health activities.

  • Researches and prepares reports, records, and other documentation to coordinate and implement community health and community benefit activities, working closely with the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement.

  • Documents outreach activities and the impact of community-based outreach initiatives.

  • Maintains effective lines of communications with key stakeholders. Promotes community health efforts both internally and externally.

  • Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.



Bachelor's degree in public health, health care administration or relevant field required.


  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience, preferably in a health system.

  • Knowledge and experience in conducting community-based health planning and programming with community health needs assessment experience.

  • Knowledge of state and federal requirements for community benefit reporting.

Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes:


  • Knowledge and experience in community-based health program planning and evaluation.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop effective and collaborative working relationships with individuals representing a broad range of constituencies.

  • Skilled in leading community engagement activities, including the development of outreach materials, through various promotional platforms.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Knowledge of coordination with community partners in the execution of programs that enhance the diversity, equity and inclusion mission.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
    Grant writing, program management skills.

  • Experience working with health services and academic staff preferred.

  • Working knowledge and experience with various community partners and agencies in South Florida preferred.

  • Experience with working with multi-lingual communities preferred

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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Job No:
Posted: 10/16/2020
Application Due: 12/22/2020
Work Type: Full Time