COVID-19 Housing Support Coordinator - Temporary - Grays Harbor County

CLOSING DATE: August 27, 2020


JOB #: 16142

POSTED: July 27, 2020




This position is primarily responsible for leading systemic county-wide planning and strategic collaborations and communication for COVID-specific housing support programs. Special attention is on implementing efforts that address the environmental, economic and social determinants of health and health inequalities. Work assignments are broad in nature and require independence in the selection of courses of action and resolution of complex or unique programs within the framework of the COVID-19 TaskForce/Incident Command or Department policies and procedures under limited direction. Work may involve designing and implementing a communication plan regarding housing assistance for Department of Commerce’s Eviction Prevention Rental Assistance funding (via CARES Act), which will include coordination with many local individuals, community agencies and resources. Duties may also include coordination of COVID-19 specific isolation and quarantine housing supports, which may include planning, implementing, managing contracts to provide support activities, and communication with critical partners (ie. Tribal partners, hospitals, agencies who provide support, etc.).
Candidates must pass a criminal background check. Strict adherence to confidentiality rules is required.


Examples of Duties



  • Lead community efforts and engage stakeholders as appropriate to support program planning and the development of policies or initiatives.
  • Design and implement program plans, communication plans, and/or program evaluations that support population based public health and prevention efforts, and strategies that promote health equity and address the social determinants of health.
  • Ensure strategies or program activities are compliant with local, state, and federal requirements (grant requirements, RCWs, etc.).
  • Manage all aspects of contract management, including ensuring community, stakeholder and advisory board, and leadership engagement as appropriate. Negotiate and establish contracts with grantees or sub-awardees; monitor contracts for compliance and approve disbursement of grant funds.
  • Oversee community or program data collection and or provide technical assistance to grantees, sub-awardees, or partners as needed to ensure high quality data.
  • Conduct and/or oversee reporting processes, including reporting on outcomes and progress to a variety of diverse key stakeholders.
  • Liaise with local leaders to encourage coordination and strengthen partnerships among agencies and organizations that are addressing health and wellness related issues; facilitate effective, culturally responsive, and equitable planning and delivery of services across the county.
  • Organize, convene, facilitate and present at community meetings, events, or other methods of public engagement as directed by manager (or their designee).
  • Review research, case studies, and examples from other counties, both in Washington and across the country, to bring information about evidence-based approaches or programs and innovative strategies to Grays Harbor, or to design new programs.
  • Advocate for population based prevention and health promotion policy, systems and environment changes.


  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public health, community health, or a closely related field. Master’s degree in Public Health preferred.
  • Three (3) years of progressively responsible professional experience in public health or closely related field and that is directly applicable or comparable to the duties and responsibilities of the position.
    OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the necessary skills, knowledge and abilities to perform the duties as listed.
  • Experience working with, or connection to ‘By and For’ organizations serving marginalized populations.
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License.


Supplemental Information


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of
  • Communicable disease principals.
  • Social marketing, behavior change theory, asset based community development principles and practices, trauma-informed/responsive practices, and health equity.
  • Maintains knowledge of current best practices for public health and the advances in the field within the focus area of work.
  • Local, state and national agencies and organizations that provide community and social services and other governmental assistance programs.
  • Principles and procedures for grant applications, administration, accounting, and records management.

Skilled in
  • Verbal and written communications (ie. Presentations, reports, deliverable documentation, grant proposals or request for qualifications, infographics, etc.).
  • The use of Microsoft Office Suite for electronic communications and scheduling, creating professional documents, spreadsheets and charts using formulas, references, linking, and other advanced functions.
  • Understanding, interpreting and applying grant program policies, procedures, and reporting standards for all sources of funding.
  • Evaluating strengths and weaknesses of different strategies, and course-correcting as needed.
  • Maintains strong interpersonal skills to nurture lasting relationships with community partners.

Ability to
  • Manage multiple priorities and prioritize tasks in order to ensure timeliness, quality and quantity of work.
  • Design new projects or programs, work/communication plans, goals, objectives with measurable performance and financial impacts; track program effectiveness and make recommendations to management.
  • Use data, analytical skills, and systems-thinking to assess and identify problems, develop effective, creative, and resourceful solutions.
  • Receive, process, and provide complex visual, verbal, and written information. Ability to present complex ideas in understandable and approachable ways that result in high quality effective communication with all audiences.
  • Effectively respond to and reconcile competing interests of government entities, community organizations, service providers, contractors, public representatives, and consumers as they affect the planning and operation of programs.
  • Exercise skill and judgment in engaging effectively and respectfully with members of the public, community groups, co-workers, etc.; maintains excellent public relations in all situations, including unusual, complex, difficult or high-tension situations.
  • Work effectively with diverse individuals and community organizations. Possess commitment to and demonstrate expertise in understanding root causes of health inequalities; advocate

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