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COVID-19 Project Manager (Clinical Team)

One-Year Temp Position


Job Title:             Covid-19 Project Manager

FLSA Status:       Non-Exempt -Full time

Reports To:          Clinical Director

Location:             Nashville, TN


Organizational Description:

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is the premier national organization working at the nexus of homelessness and health care. Since 1986, the Council has brought together thousands of health care professionals, medical respite care providers, people with lived experience of homelessness, and advocates. The Council’s 200+ Organizational Members include Health Care for the Homeless programs, respite programs, housing, and social service organizations across the country.

Mission Statement:

Grounded in human rights and social justice, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council mission is to build an equitable, high-quality health care system through training, research, and advocacy in the movement to end homelessness.

Job Summary:

The Project Manager works to support the Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) field by assisting in the Covid-19 response. This will be a dynamic role that will lead telehealth initiatives, developing recommendations for health centers who will expect an influx in patients due to evictions, and conduct focus groups to understand key needs in response to Covid-19. We would expect this role to use a racial equity lens in developing a population health response to Covid-19 for people experiencing homelessness.

Job Responsibilities: 

Programmatic (90%)

  1. Conduct focus groups, interviews, attend committee meetings to understand key needs of HCH and MR community.
  2. Develop recommendations/guidelines on how health centers may prepare for the economic, housing, and/or health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on their health centers
  3. Serve as project lead and main point of contact for Kaiser Permanente initiative on telehealth, which includes helping to plan and staff a learning collaborative.
  4. Collaborate with the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) in their California Health Care and Homelessness Learning Community Initiative.

Administrative (10%)

  1. Serve as a liaison between external collaborators and the work of the clinical team (partnering organizations, other national cooperative agreements, primary care associations, etc)
    1. Engage external partners for dissemination of recommendations beyond the Health Care for the Homeless field.
  2. Performs other duties as required.

Education & Experience: 

  • Minimum Master’s Degree in health-related field: public health, nursing, etc.
  • Preferred but not required: field experience or work experience in community-based clinical setting preferred.


  • Strong interpersonal and social skills with demonstrated ability to collaborate with a variety of organizations and individuals from a wide range of professional and personal backgrounds
  • Strong writing skills with a research background
  • Strong meeting planning and facilitation skills, including use of web-conferencing technologies
  • Ability to conduct thorough literature searches and summarize findings
  • Comfortability in using large datasets and databases
  • Clear understanding and working/intermediate knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data collection, management and analysis including use of statistical software such as SPSS
  • Capacity and willingness to learn new software, research methods, and work routines quickly; flexibility in responding to new research opportunities as they arise.
  • Intermediate knowledge of program evaluation and outcomes measurement
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Able to operate a variety of office equipment, including photocopier, fax and personal computer
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and database software, Outlook, Teams, Excel, Access, etc.
  • Proficient in data collections tools, REDCap, survey monkey, Google forms
  • Proficient with web-based learning platform(s) such as Adobe Connect, Webex, Zoom, Google docs, Google sheets, Google Drive, etc.

Physical Requirements: 

  • Ability to operate small office equipment, such as computers and telephones

Personal Characteristics:

  • Enthusiasm for social justice and population health
  • Commitment to the organizational mission
  • High degree of personal organization
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Commitment to a collaborative team approach to organizational tasks
  • Multi-task oriented with the ability to adapt to a changing work environment
  • Understanding of inclusivity among social issues related to justice; familiarity with issues of homelessness and poverty
  • Comfort and ability to work effectively with people from different cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Ability to convey a strong presence, professional image, and deal confidently with complex technical and workflow situations.
  • Availability for limited national travel

Additional Information: 

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package

How to apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Melanie Harper, at Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or country of origin. The Council is committed to focusing on equity in all of our work, including ensuring our staff is inclusive and representative of the people we serve.

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