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Community Health Program Supervisor

OPENING DATE: 11/13/20
CLOSING DATE: 11/23/20 11:59 PM Central Time

JOB TYPE: Full-time

LOCATION: Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota
DEPARTMENT: Human Services and Public Health
The Public Health department is seeking a Community Health Supervisor in our ImmuTrack program. This position supervises programs to assist in improving vaccination rates among Hennepin County residents. An unfortunate impact of the COVID pandemic has been a significant drop in well-child preventive care resulting in an alarming decline in immunizations. The position oversees the Baby Tracks team.

Location and hours:
Currently, this position is working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Normally, work may require some travel to locations in Hennepin County, including Human Service Centers and locations that facilitate community outreach (e.g. health fairs). Work hours will be Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

About the position type:
This is a full-time, benefit earning position.

In these positions, you will: 
  • Provide direct supervision to the ImmuLink and Baby Tracks teams to ensure that goals and objectives are met.
  • Interview, select, train, coach and evaluate staff in ImmuLink and Baby Tracks teams.
  • Plan, review, manage, and monitor the ImmuLink and Baby Tracks programs.
  • Develop and monitor grant work plans and budgets for projects.
  • Represent the department on immunization county/metro/state committees and task forces and collaborate with other public health and county programs.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in public health and other county programs on immunization-related planning, partnership, and strategic planning.
  • Prepare and analyze monthly and year-end reports to monitor trends and report to management and MDH.
Need to have:
  • One of the following:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in public health, public administration, community health, environmental health, nursing, behavioral/social science or other field appropriate to the position and two years or more of professional work experience in public health or a related program area.
  • Six years or more of professional work experience in public health or a related program area.
  • Access to reliable transportation to travel within the Twin Cities metro area.

Nice to have:  
  • Experience:
  • Supervising staff in a health or community-services setting.
  • Using databases including reporting and assuring data quality. 
  • Developing project plans and budgets.
  • Knowledge of:
  • Immunization and well-child preventive care guidelines and clinical well-child resources.
  • Federal, state, and county public health functions, regulations, policies, procedures, and programs related to immunizations.
  • Skill in:
  • Communicating well including using medical terminology.
  • Addressing vaccine hesitancy and assisting families in problem-solving to address barriers to immunization.
  • Ability to:
  • Lead a team to develop and achieve goals.
  • Work tactfully and effectively with the general public, staff, and other health professionals.

About the department:
Public Health works to improve and protect the health of children, adolescents and adults who live, learn, work or play in Hennepin County. Our ultimate purpose is to promote physical and mental health, prevent illness and injury associated with communicable diseases and environmental conditions, reduce chronic diseases, and enhance the well-being of individuals affected by mental illnesses and serious emotional disturbances.

About Hennepin County:
Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.
Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at
Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.
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This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.
This position is internally classified as a Community Health Program Supervisor.
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Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience.
Final candidates may be required to complete a drug test and/or background check.