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Medical Respite Coordinator

Job Title:                     Medical Respite Coordinator

FLSA Status:              Non-Exempt

Reports To:                Director of Medical Respite

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.

Grounded in human rights and social justice, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s 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 Medical Respite Coordinator will work with the Director of Medical Respite on the Council’s Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) grant and projects of the National Institute for Medical Respite Care (NIMRC). The job responsibilities of the Medical Respite Coordinator will involve coordination of all activities related to the PCORI grant and a range of administrative services for NIMRC and other medical respite activities. The Medical Respite Coordinator works in concert with all teams of the Council. Duties may vary depending on team assignment, therefore a certain degree of flexibility and latitude is required.

Job Responsibilities:

NIMRC Project Coordination & Administrative Support (55%)

  1. Maintain database of medical respite technical assistance requests and follow-up needs.
  2. Maintain database and directory of medical respite program information and key contacts for grants and grantmaking projects.
  3. Coordinate and track grant applications, awards, sub-contracts, and agreements
  4. Coordinate grant-related information and reporting.
  5. Maintain database of Affiliate Consultant applications, areas of specialization, and open projects.
  6. Coordinate and track Affiliate Consultant reimbursements.
  7. Coordinate calendar, meetings, agendas, and communications with the NIMRC Advisory Panel.
  8. Performs other duties as required.

PCORI Grant Coordination & Administrative Support (40%):

  1. Track and maintain PCORI participation applications.
  2. Schedule and organize all PCORI related meetings and events.
  3. Coordinate communications with participants and PCORI staff team.
  4. Assist in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of virtual and in-person convenings with participants and PCORI staff team.
  5. Coordinate development and distribution of agendas, meeting minutes, and resources.
  6. Coordinate grant-related information and reporting.
  7. Performs other duties as required.

General Agency Duties (5%):

  1. Participate in staff planning and development of activities, including all-staff meetings, organizational retreats, and other meetings as necessary.
  2. Collaborate with other Council staff on activities that may overlap with assigned responsibilities.

Education, Experience, Skills:

  • Bachelors degree, preferred
  • Knowledge of medical respite care and patient-centered care, preferred
  • Grant management and administration experience, 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 organizational skills.
  • Strong meeting planning and facilitation skills, including use of web-conferencing technologies.
  • Capacity and willingness to learn new software, research methods, and work routines quickly; flexibility in responding to information and reporting requests as they arise.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.

 Physical Requirements:

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

Personal Characteristics:

  • Personally supportive of the state mission and values of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council.
  • Enthusiasm for the work of medical respite care and ending homelessness.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Commitment to a collaborative team approach to organizational tasks.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing working environment.
  • Comfort and ability to work effectively with people from different cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Availability for occasional national travel.

Additional Information:

Salary range: $40,000 – $45,000

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package

How to apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to Julia Dobbins, Director of Medical Respite Care, at jdobbins@nhchc.org. Applications without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

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. People of marginalized identities and/or lived experience of homelessness are especially encouraged to apply.

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