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Resource and Network Development Manager - Department of Public Health - Community Health Services

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Location: Seattle, WA
Full-time position
Closing Date: October 20, 2017
Job #11877
Posted: October 9, 2017

Public Health – Seattle & King County is searching for a Resource and Network Development Manager (Project/Program Manager IV) to provide leadership for developing the Health Care the Homeless (HCH) Program’s funding proposals and community partnerships.  The position is an essential part of the program’s efforts to maintain, increase, and align resources to address the highest community needs for all homeless sub-populations: Single Adults, Families, and Youth/Young Adults.  It entails working in close collaboration with HCH Program leadership as well as contract managers, data and evaluation manager, clinical quality lead, and budget staff.   It is responsible for the program’s grant and other funding application development, writing, and editing. It also provides project management leadership in the following areas:  (a) preparing and submitting grant applications and supporting materials and (b) procurement processes (such as RFPs and RFQs) that the program uses in determining the community agencies with which the program will partner.  These responsibilities require cultivating and maintaining good relationships with program partners and other community stakeholders to maximize the impact of program investments, develop new initiatives, and support existing services.

Both the resource development and the procurement aspects of this position will entail close collaboration with:

  • The HCH Program Manager and other program staff, including the Operations Manager, the Data and Evaluation Manager, and the contract monitors
  • HCH Program contractors and other homeless service providers and other stakeholders
  • Other program managers and staff within Public Health – Seattle and King County, the King County Department of Community and Human Services, the City of Seattle, and other government agencies
  • Public Health – Seattle and King County Procurement staff

Such collaboration will require:

  • Extensive knowledge and expertise about the current array of HCHN programs and services
  • Relationship building with current and potential contractors for the provision of HCHN services as well as funders and other stakeholders
  • Ongoing awareness of (1) community needs and the services landscape related to the provision of health care services to King County’s homeless population and (2) guidance provided to HCHN by community advisory and oversight bodies
  • Ability to coordinate closely with a wide variety of managers both internal and external to the program

Work Location: The 10th floor of the Chinook Building, located at 401 5th Ave in Seattle.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.- 40 hours per week. This position is Exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and ineligible for overtime pay.

Examples of Duties

1. In collaboration with the HCH Program Manager, manage resource development planning. This will include:

  • Tracking HRSA grant opportunities and other federal, state, and local grant opportunities (and other funding models such as Accountable Communities of Health)
  • Identifying the intersection between funding opportunities and program development priorities
  • Cultivate relationships with current and potential funders and work to understand their interests and ensure they are met

2. Function as the principal writer and editor for grant applications and other funding proposals and lead project management for organizing the program team’s production of complete and high quality applications

3. For new grants or other funding received, take a lead role in convening partners to support them in implement new projects.  Collaborate with the data and evaluation manager, the program’s clinical quality lead, and contract monitors in establishing output and outcome goals for new programs and partnerships and assuring that new projects are successful in meeting these goals

4. In collaboration with the HCH Program Operations Manager, provide project management for all procurement processes and participate in annual and ad hoc contract negotiations with community partners

5. Collaborate with other HCH Program staff to analyze community needs and the landscape of homeless services provision in King County in order to inform resource and network development. For example:

  • Identify strategies for creating or expanding programs and building or strengthening partnerships to improve access to needed health services for certain homeless subpopulations, such as youth and young adults, and certain services, such as dental or substance use treatment
  • Analyze the likely competitiveness of proposed concepts for grant applications based on the overlap between concept details and grant requirements/scoring criteria

6. Represent HCHN leadership at various community planning tables related to health and housing needs for people experiencing homelessness

7. Support the HCH Program Manager in developing and disseminating messages to stakeholders and the general public about the role and successes of HCHN and responding to specific requests for information For example:

  • Assist with annual report and website content development, lead tours of program sites with stakeholders
  • Write and/or edit ad hoc reports




  1. 3 years experience in grant or other funding proposal writing, especially with Federal agencies and in the areas of community health and/or homelessness or other vulnerable populations
  2. 3 years experience in complex project management
  3. Experience managing procurement and/or contracts in a health or human services environment
  4. Knowledge of effective strategies and best practices for improving access to and engagement in care for chronic health and related social problems for high needs, vulnerable populations such as people experiencing homelessness
  5. Ability to analyze complex data and draw conclusions needed to effectuate public policy; write persuasive policy papers and proposals
  6. Demonstrated ability to communicate and maintain working relationships with diverse populations; facilitate discussion and consensus; make public presentations
  7. Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing cross-agency, cross sector projects
  8. Knowledge of King County’s systems for providing health care to low-income populations
  9. Knowledge of research and data gathering methods
  10. Knowledge of program evaluation methods
  11. Knowledge of the causes and dynamics of homelessness
  12. Knowledge of negotiation principles
  13. Ability to balance advocacy with listening and other essential  aspects of effective interpersonal communication
  14. Skills in analysis and problem solving, budget analysis and policy analysis
  15. Skill in managing multiple tasks simultaneously
  16. Quantitative skills and skills in applying quantitative and qualitative analytical methods; may include skills in applying statistical analysis

Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Administration, Public Administration, or Public Policy required. 5 years of relevant professional work experience may substitute for a Master’s Degree


How to Apply:


The following items are required to be considered for this vacancy:
1. NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line or paper application
2. Supplemental questionnaire responses

3. Resume
4. A Letter of Interest, detailing how you meet or exceed the qualifications listed in this announcement
5. Two writing samples, at least one of which should be a grant or other funding proposal that includes a narrative section for which you were the author or an excerpted narrative section of a proposal that provides an example of your personal proposal writing ability.

You may attach multiple documents if you wish:
• Copy and paste one or more documents into the text resume section of the application.
• Attach multiple documents/files in the resume attachment section.

Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the standard information in the application. Providing information only in a resume or a cover letter will not be considered a complete application. Responses such as "see my resume" or "see my cover letter" will not be considered a complete application.
Contact: For questions about the position, contact John Gilvar at For questions about the application process, contact Catherine Fitzpatrick at

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