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Health Planning Coordinator

Recruitment #181129-UNCX-420



The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. Our mission is to protect and promote health, to prevent disease and injury, and to cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can be healthy.

OSDH is seeking a full time Program Coordinator providing support to Health Policy, Planning, and Partnerships. This is an unclassified position in state government, located in Oklahoma City.  
OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packetincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance [click here].
The annual salary for this position is up to $56,755.00 based on education and experience.

This position has preferred qualifications:
Specialized training in strategic planning and previous experience working with state or county governments.

Applicants who demonstrate they possess the minimum qualifications (education and experience requirements) and the preferred qualifications will be given additional consideration during the interview process.

Position Description:  
This position is responsible for strategic performance initiatives related to agency and statewide priorities.  Assigned responsibilities involve planning of complex initiatives, developing and coordinating state health improvement plan, systems and policy actions for the agency.  This position will interact with agency leadership as well as external key stakeholders, including executive level stakeholders, from both the public and private sectors in Oklahoma.
This position ensures key projects align with agency strategic plans and statewide goals. The overall mission of plans, goals, and projects/programs is to improve population health in the state and to improve agency efficiency.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Coordinates the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of the strategic plan for the Oklahoma State Department of Health. 
• Develops goals, objectives, and outcomes for performance management policies, practices, and systems. 
• Coordinates the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of local, regional, and state health improvement plans, systems, and initiatives in Oklahoma. Participates in efforts to identify tools and strategies aimed at improving health outcomes in the Oklahoma.
• Coordinates activities and efforts by conducting research, maintaining a statewide repository of tools and products, and consulting key stakeholders and agency leadership to ensure that strategic goals and health outcomes are developed, implemented, and monitored within prescribed period and resource parameters.
• Identifies and communicates needed areas of change and alternative solutions as necessary to advance the strategic performance initiatives related to agency and statewide priorities. Leads and develops teams as needed.
• Advises and assists leadership in identifying priorities, establishing goals, objectives, and outcomes, and providing feedback to guide decision-making and resource allocation.
• Serves as a consultant and subject matter expert concerning the strategic planning and performance management.
• Interacts with and provides technical assistance to internal customers (such as state and county health department leadership and staff) as well as external stakeholders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors in Oklahoma.
• Facilitates meeting and reporting schedules for the development, implementation, and evaluation of health improvement plans, systems, and initiatives.
• Develops strategic partnerships to leverage resources.
• Ensures alignment of initiatives with state and federal entities as necessary.
• Coordinates and participates in data gathering and analysis for the purposes of health improve.

Education and Experience
Master’s degree in any of the following fields: public administration, public health, business, social work, finance, or a closely related field and at least three years of professional experience in strategic planning, performance management, public policy, management of complex projects for public, private, or nonprofit organizations, and state and federal policies and regulations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge and experience in strategic planning, performance management, policy development, stakeholder engagement, and public health. Ability to think critically is required.  Must possess analytical and problem-solving skills.  Ability to define planning-related needs and problems and to formulate appropriate recommendations; to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; to prepare and review complex planning reports; to interpret laws, rules and regulations; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others is required.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Office environment. Computer based.


If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.



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